The systems integrator has installed over 250 logging channels based on MediaProxy for logging off-air video and audio signal monitoring with Bluefish444 hardware across Asia
Systems integrator (SI) Ideal Systems has been integrating Bluefish444 supported workflows since an initial deployment of MediaProxy systems for logging off-air video and audio signal monitoring for regulators requiring advertisement verification. With Bluefish444 having a direct OEM agreement with MediaProxy to supply Epoch video cardsas baseband SDI inputs to MediaProxy servers, Ideal Systems has since deployed over 250 logging channels based on MediaProxy with Bluefish444 hardware throughout Asia.
When the move from Final Cut Pro 7 was underway, Ideal Systems also decided to move their clients to a “more robust and flexible” cross-platform non-linear editing (NLE) environment, such as Adobe Premiere Pro. And as Bluefish444’s Adobe cross-platform supports SDI/HDMI NLE workflows, Ideal Systems was able to repurpose many of their customers’ existing Apple hardware for the switch.
After several testings, Ideal Systems had positive experiences with Bluefish444 Epoch video cards, and decided to evaluate the Bluefish444 Synapse mini converter range for signal conversion. The SI also tested the Synapse HDMI120 for off-air signal monitoring, and the Synapse SDI110 – converting from SDI to HDMI – to feed multiple large screen monitors for network operations centre (NOC), master control and production control rooms.
Updesh Singh, director of technology at Ideal Systems, explained: “Synapse has helped to provide a much-needed reduction in complexity for ease of operations. A large South-east Asian broadcaster has utilised hundreds of Bluefish444 converters due to some of its professional features, as well as its reliability for 24/7 critical operation.”
Over the past few years, Ideal Systems has been focusing on building knowledge and integration technologies for the future of broadcast studio and media industry, including 4K/Ultra HD (UHD), high dynamic range (HDR), video-over-IP, and augment and virtual reality (AR/VR). Bluefish444’s Kronosa, a PCIe video, audio and data capture playout card, is able to cover all the aforementioned technologies and more. One benefit Ideal can see with Kronos, is the ability for one solution to meet many varied workflows, including SDI, HDMI and video-over-IP standards such as SMPTE ST 2022 and ST 2110.