Telestream releases Lightspeed Live C2+

Telestream has recently announced Lightspeed Live C2+, the latest member of the Lightspeed Live server family.

Lightspeed Live C2+ has 4 channels of 3G HD-SDI inputs. This capacity makes this solution 30% less expensive per channel than previous generation configurations. The new server also supports UHD ingest for many formats.

“We continue to make advancements in the Lightspeed Live server family to support the enhancements being made to the Capture and Stream software,” says Scott Matics, Senior Director Product Management at Telestream. “As remote productions become more sophisticated, state-of-the-art live capture and streaming hardware servers ensure performance and reliability for the most demanding productions.”

Lightspeed Live Capture is an application that runs on a Lightspeed Live server for ingesting high resolution and proxy files for use in production, post-production, and broadcast workflows. It includes RS422 VTR control for automated tape ingest. It can operate as a standalone capture device, a multiple server capture farm or be integrated directly into a Vantage domain of any size.

To expand a system and increase the channel count, users can add additional Lightspeed Live Capture servers and add their services through a common database and control them via common user interfaces. “The integration of Lightspeed Live Capture servers with Vantage allows for unlimited workflow possibilities which makes the solution the most scalable, flexible and powerful media processing platform available today,” says Matics.

It can ingest multiple baseband SDI or IP video sources (MPTS, SPTS, RTMP), encode multiple variants or ABR packages, and deploy multiple sources to multiple destinations or host the origin. Lightspeed Live Stream will detect SCTE 35/104 and place an IDR (Instantaneous Decoder Refresh) frame at the boundary so that downstream equipment or server-side content replacement and ad insertion can take place seamlessly and cleanly without requiring re-encoding of the existing stream, improving quality and efficiency.

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