coolux will present their powerful new 3G Broadcast QUAD Server system at this year’s NAB Show, as well as a great number of new hardware accessories.
The new Pandoras Box Broadcast Server offers broadcast professionals a QUAD 3G HD-SDI output solution. The server features 2x low latency 3G HD-SDI inputs.
On the software side, one of the most impressive new Pandoras Box features at this year’s NAB is without doubt the so called “Venue Sites”.
The “Venue Sites” feature is part of an upcoming Pandoras Box Manager Version 5.7 software release. “Venue Sites” is used for visualising complete stage-, installation- and show-setups in realtime, using 3D models.
Media content can be pre-programmed per output and can then be routed to different 3d models this way.
What is special about “Venue Sites” is that instead of just offering a standard 3d mapping approach for pre-visualisation, one can now use a realtime compositing environment as a complete whole to simulate video projectors virtually, using a light projection approach.
Media content and content compositing can be used completely independent from the visualised 3d scenes.
The ability to seamlessly switch from one Venue Site to another, makes comparing different design scenarios very easy and helps to save valuable time and costs.
Another important aspect of “Venue Sites” relates to being able to test and play around with the simulations of complex media installations. This way, one can for example train oneself to set up a spherical projection or a softedge projection without having to use real projectors in the process.
Advanced ASIO and HD-SDI Audio Routing
The latest Pandoras Box audio feature development makes it possible to input ASIO sound as well as HD-SDI embedded audio, opening up a whole new world of real-time media compositing.
Users can route, delay and record ASIO inputs. Sound data can be used on ASIO tracks and programmed to the timeline, including different delays for different output signal chains. Audio inputs can now be arranged on any Pandoras Box timeline, or can alternatively be triggered via external commands.