Bridge Technologies enhances its production-focused monitoring probe VB440

Bridge Technologies have recently expanded the capabilities of their monitoring probe for production VB440. The enhancements include Closed Caption support and Packet Capture functionality, as well as the implementation of the JPEG XS compression standard. This new version is available online and it will shipped with all future versions of the VB440.

The VB440 represents a solution for both IP and SDI-encapsulated production environments across ST2110 and ST2022-6.

The new Packet Capture functionality (PCAP) is a solution designed to help those who are moving from SDI to IP-based 2110 uncompressed data streams. Its capability allows users to capture individual or collective components of the ST2110 stream, based on either time or packet limits, on a fixed or rolling basis. This ability could help to identify data and packet loss, network behaviors, congestion issues and security threats.

The Closed Caption will allow the display of Closed Captions (CEA-608/CEA-708) and Subtitles (OP-47), giving visualization of the incoming ancillary data on the output reference video, and further allowing the user to review, control and correct caption placement and characters.

“The constant expansion of the VB440’s functionalities, including Closed Caption review, PCAP and improved audio visualization tools – and its capabilities, supporting data rates of up to 100 Gbit/s, 4K and above, and both uncompressed or compressed data types, including new compression standards such as JPEG XS –  all represent our endeavor to create the ultimate, indispensable production tool.” Simen Frostad, Chairman of Bridge Technologies, commented. “The expanded VB440 carries particular value for those operating in the field of remote, outside and distributed production, granting production professionals the tools and insight they need to carry out both creative functions and technical review of production quality from anywhere in the world, all through an HTML-5 browser.”

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