A big NAB show for Cobalt

FastStream
Neal Romanek
Post Production
April 11th 2017 at 6:43PM : By Neal Romanek

Cobalt's new FAST-Stream is a solution for providing HLS streams with frame-accurate boundary points

Cobalt will be introducing several new products at NAB, including FAST-Stream, which combines FAST (frame-accurate SCTE 104 trigger) insertion with enhanced HLS SCTE 35 streaming on a single platform. According to the company, the system is a comprehensive solution for providing HLS streams with frame-accurate boundary points complete with the SCTE 35 metadata contained in the associated manifest file.

Also on show will be Cobalt’s new 9223-A8 H.264 3G/HD/SD-SDI/CVBS video and eight-channel audio encoder. The enhanced audio encoding capacity supports four audio PIDs – up to four stereo or eight mono channels. This capability is designed to make the 9223-A8 a cost-effective solution for broadcast-contribution scenarios.

Another brand debut will be the 9971-MV-4K-SH UHD Hybrid HDMI 2.0 and 12G-SDI input and output multiviewer. The multiviewer’s UHD output is available via 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 concurrently. The input stage accepts six 3G-SDI signals, with an option to upgrade to 12G-SDI and/or add four HDMI 2.0 inputs to the mix. The multiviewer modules are cascadable, which means users can expand the system as 4K production and broadcast becomes widely adopted.