Recognising the increased usage of HTTL Live Streaming (HLS) as a streaming protocol in the broadcast and media industry, AJA has introduced new functionalities to its BRIDGE LIVE encoding, transcoding, decoding and contribution solution.
Developed in partnership with Comprimato, BRIDGE LIVE is a turnkey 1RU solution that makes it easy to move 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) or multi-channel HD video between uncompressed baseband SDI to/from a wide range of contribution, delivery and streaming codecs.
With BRIDGE LIVE v1.11, users are offered new features such as HLS input functionality for receiving HLS streams and bringing them into SDI baseband productions. HLS input supports both AVC TS segments for H.264 and the newly emerging fragmented MP4 standard for H.265/H.264.
New VBR implementation allows for lower latency presets with algorithmic intelligence, and a new E-AC3 input supports Dolby Digital workflows. Additionally, pipeline upgrades include co-existence of different time bases, more efficient tools for managing presets, and REST API enhancements allowing calls for individually starting and stopping pipelines.
Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems, explained, “Introducing new HLS input capabilities to BRIDGE LIVE is a highly sought-after feature, enabling users to integrate high-quality HLS contributions into SDI ecosystems. BRIDGE LIVE v1.11 delivers new features that build on its robust, enterprise-level video processing power to further empower and simplify contribution and streaming workflows.”
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