Osprey releases new converters, decoder

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Neal Romanek
Post Production
June 1st 2016 at 10:21AM : By Neal Romanek

Osprey Video is offering a two new SDI-to-HDMI converters and a new decoder

Osprey Video is releasing a new hardware decoder and two new SDI-to-HDMI converters.

The new Talon G1 H.264 hardware decoder can work with any encoder, but is optimised to work in tandem with Osprey's Talon G1 encoder. The Talon G1 decoder can take in a combination of up to four simultaneous streams - RTP or UDP streams from network servers and/or .TS files from an external drive. The unit then decodes the streams and displays them via HDMI output at resolutions up to 1080p60.

Users can arrange inputs and outputs in multiple configurations, making the Talon G1 ideal for multistream monitoring, point-to-point source monitoring, and digital signage applications. The decoder will cost 1,390 USD.

Osprey's new SHCA-1 nonscaling 3G SDI-to-HDMI converter with automatic input detection will accept any single-link SDI input up to 3G and pass it to an HDMI 1.4 output while preserving four channels of embedded audio. It can also de-embed one stereo pair of unbalanced or S/PDIF audio. Like all devices in the Osprey BLACK line of converters and peripherals, power comes via a locking USB connector. The SHCA-3 converter offers all the features of the SHCA-1, plus two reclocking SDI outputs. 

"Thousands of our capture cards are deployed around the world in vital video operations, with more deployments added almost daily. As video formats, technology, and delivery schemes rapidly evolve, we're making sure Osprey Video grows and evolves with them," said Roger Bieri, CEO of Osprey Video. "Our customers want to take advantage of efficiencies wherever possible. We're responding with tools that build on our popular technology and together create a live-streaming operation from beginning to end."