Osprey encoder works for big broadcasters and primary schools

Osprey Video, Galon G1H
Neal Romanek
Post Production
May 2nd 2017 at 11:20AM : By Neal Romanek

The new encoders, based on the Talon G1 streaming encoder released in 2016, are aimed at a range of applications, from high-end broadcast to education.

Osprey Video has expanded its Talon line of stand-alone hardware encoders. The company introduced three new Talon models, two encoders and one decoder at NAB last month, designed to be easy to use in all environments.

The new Osprey Talon hardware encoder models are the Talon G1H (pictured), an easy to use and cheaper HDMI or CVBS version of the Osprey's Talon G1 encoder, and the Talon G2  which has all features of the G1, but with a touch-screen LCD display and simple start/stop features.

The encoders are aimed at a range of applications, from high-end broadcast to primary-secondary education. Thety are controlled through a web interface and require minimal network resources. The company says they are especially useful for organisations using a single encoder in narrowcasting scenarios, such as corporate communications departments or houses of worship. 

The new products can stream live, broadcast-quality video with embedded closed captions, which aids in meeting captioning and subtitling mandates, especially for streaming and OTT content.

All Talon models include integration with popular streaming platforms, including Wowza Streaming Cloud, YouTube, Facebook Live, and the Zixi Platform.

“Video capture is our foundation, but given the market demand, hardware encoding and decoding have become a close second,"  said Scott Whitcomb, business development manager at Osprey Video. "That’s why we’re expanding this product line and incorporating quality and ease of use that are second to none. Although it’s very young, our Talon product line checks all the boxes for a broad spectrum of users, and its possibilities are endless. We’re giving our customers encoding and decoding done right, with proven technology from a proven company that’s been around since the inception of streaming.”