AJA: Bridge Live 12G
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Multi-Channel Live Video Contribution, Backhaul, Streaming and Delivery.
BRIDGE LIVE is a turnkey solution built for critical live video applications with high performance SDI and stream-based encoding/decoding/ transcoding, flexible multi-channel 12G-SDI I/O, comprehensive metadata and closed caption support, and all within a compact 1RU form factor with redundant power supplies.
Designed with the ability to support both low-latency and high-quality workflows across a range of codecs, containers, and protocols, BRIDGE LIVE enables numerous use cases including; backhauling remote live SDI video sources to the media production facility and returning a program feed, high quality reference video for remote collaboration in production and post, multi-input direct-to-audience streaming via platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, or Twitch, through to encoding for content distribution with ABR ladder profiles or hand-off for OTT packaging, and all supported via public internet.
AJA and Comprimato
BRIDGE LIVE represents an exciting partnership between AJA and Comprimato, both long standing industry innovators. The merging of AJA’s hardware development and video I/O expertise with Comprimato’s transcoding and internet transport know-how means customers can expect the versatility, speed and quality needed for that competitive edge. The unique fusion of company talent between AJA and Comprimato ensures that BRIDGE LIVE delivers the performance and reliability needed for live H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC, MPEG-4), H.262 (MPEG-2) and JPEG 2000* encode, decode, or transcode needs.
Simultaneous Bi-Directional Encoding and Decoding
BRIDGE LIVE also supports simultaneous bi-directional encoding and decoding with HD and SD sources.
Using a broadcast facility as an example, you are able to receive up to three remote SDI sources using the public Internet and return one program feed to a remote location.
The broadcast facility receives the three incoming encoded stream sources from the remote location and decodes them into SDI for editing and production, while simultaneously returning to the remote location an encoded program feed.
The remote facility in turn receives and decodes the returned program feed for program monitoring over SDI, while continuing to encode and transmit three SDI sources to the broadcast facility.
In this use case, one BRIDGE LIVE device would be installed at the broadcast facility and a second BRIDGE LIVE device would be installed at the remote location.
BRIDGE LIVE supports up to 4x 3G-SDI simultaneously for multi-channel HD, or 1x 12G-SDI for UltraHD connections for I/O in 1RU. Dual 10GigE Ethernet ports provide network connectivity and dual power supplies provide peace of mind.
Administration, monitoring and access to BRIDGE LIVE is supported via either network browser or local Display Port. Indirect agnostic monitoring and automation is supported via both REST API and SNMP.
SRT is an open source video transport protocol and technology stack, developed and pioneered by Haivision, that optimizes streaming performance across unpredictable networks with secure streams and easy firewall traversal, bringing the best quality live video over the worst networks. The SRT Open Source Project, supported by the SRT Alliance, is a collaborative community of industry leaders and developers striving to achieve lower latency internet video transport by continuously improving open-source SRT.
BRIDGE LIVE includes SRT (plus encryption) to ensure that end users are well positioned to deliver their streaming video content securely, with low latency and secure reliability.
Metadata and Closed Caption Support
BRIDGE LIVE fully supports both closed captioning and additional metadata which is often a neglected feature set with lower cost encoding devices.
BRIDGE LIVE supports:
- SCTE-35/SCTE-104 Ad insertion markers
- CEA-608/CEA-708 Closed Captioning
- Embedding Closed Captioning/Subtitles into H.264 SEI messages
- Metadata pass through
- MPEG-2 ancillary packet support, SMPTE 2038
- Electronic Program Guide (EPG) on input
Transport, Containers and Protocols
BRIDGE LIVE can be configured for low latency or high quality tasks. Depending on configuration, latency can be sub-150ms. BRIDGE LIVE gives you the tools to move content and deliver according to your workflow needs.
BRIDGE LIVE supported Containers and Protocols:
- ABR Ladder Profiles
- Hand-off for OTT packaging
- HLS (input)
- AVC TS Segments
- Fragmented MP4
- MPTS (input)
- RTMP/RTMPS (output)
- RTP, UDP
- SRT (including encryption)