Avid unleashes upgrades with Avid | Stream IO to boost broadcast production

Avid enhances Avid | Stream IO for subscription-based broadcast production Ingest & Playout

Avid has revealed the latest upgrades to its Avid | Stream IO™ software subscription platform tailored for broadcast production ingest and playout. The enhancements includes additional channel capabilities, playlist construction, closed captioning, and extended codec support.

In a bid to elevate performance, Avid | Stream IO’s channel count has now doubled, allowing support for up to eight channels within a single system. This enhancement provides content producers with the flexibility to configure inputs and outputs freely, building on the initial four channel configuration available since launch. The expansion to eight channels in one solution enhances functionality and also brings added value, according to the company.

Accompanying the augmented channel count is the ability for content teams to construct media playlists directly from the Avid | Stream IO web remote console, facilitating seamless playback during production. This feature is a solution for manual operation and acts as backup for business continuity.

Avid | Stream IO now supports closed captioning during playout and this release also introduces increased codec support with the addition of AVC-LongG12 and 25 formats. Operating on Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware, Avid | Stream IO is available through subscription and, in conjunction with the Avid FastServe® family of video server solutions, offers a wider range of options.

Featuring a flexible architecture that supports SDI streams today and enables future integration with various IP-based formats, new Avid optimized platform allows production teams to transition from legacy workflows and on-premises deployment to cloud and IP workflows at their own pace, as company says. Tailored for live entertainment and multi-camera productions, Avid | Stream IO supports all common production formats, including SDI, with upcoming support for compressed IP streams SRT / RTMP, followed by NDI and SMPTE 2110 later next year.

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