Following extensive market research and live tests of the latest video contribution solutions, DMA/DVIDS has selected VITEC’s HEVC Video Multi- Site Contribution Solution powered by MGW Ace Encoders, MGW Ace Decoders, and VITEC’s Playout
Server to improve its ability to deliver broadcast-quality video and audio content from anywhere in the world. Designed for bandwidth-efficient, network resilient video contribution applications, the MGW Ace Encoder features the world’s most advanced real-time HEVC video codec, VITEC’s HEVC GEN2, capable of 4:2:2, 10 bit encoding.
In addition to VITEC’s high performance HEVC / H.265 codec, VITEC’s Solution uses Zixi™ technology to provide best-in-class content protection ensuring
error-free delivery of video on any network including the Internet. Using VITEC’s solution – DMA/DVIDS was able to dramatically reduce the bandwidth allocation for its HD services from 3Mbps to 1Mbps while maintaining same video quality generated by the previous system.
DMA/DVIDS customers around the world use the VITEC encoder, often housed in the DVIDS HD Encoder kit, to enable transport of video signals via satellite or internet to its satellite hub. Encoder operation in the field is highly simplified thanks to preset configurations that save all encoder parameters and statuses. The MGW Ace Encoder can be preconfigured so when deployed in the field, it is ready to deliver live video content back to the DMA/DVIDS facility without any manual configuration or human interaction.
When a signal reaches the DMA/DVIDS facility, it hits the VITEC Playout Server. An unlimited number of encoders spread across the globe can be set to target the single IP address associated with this server.
Tailored to streamline IP video contribution for broadcasters, the VITEC Playout Server gives staff a straightforward interface for visually managing all incoming feeds in from around the world. When a feed comes in, it is automatically detected and appears on the intuitive web-based management interface. Actionable information and statistics such as quality of the network link, packet loss rate and other metadata creates a one-stop-shop for aggregating content and monitoring incoming feeds. Control room staff can drag and drop that input to the appropriate MGW Ace Decoder on the output side, which in turn distributes the content to its target destination; either for rebroadcast, video-on-demand, recording or other applications.