4K preview, monitoring and playback in one
The newest player from Etere allows previewing and monitoring, as well as playback, of file based content in 4K. The manufacturer states that this ‘professional-grade and multifunctional tool’ will support ‘mission critical operations in broadcast, production and content distribution’ while providing ‘seamless browsing’. A part of Etere’s Media Enterprise Resource Planning software suite and based on the proprietary technology of the ETX, this new product has been named after its reported picture quality: the Broadcast Quality Player.
The player’s dual-monitor capabilities allow users to switch to a second monitor for audio and video from a single interface. Audio monitoring abilities include the simple selection of up to 16 embedded tracks, a VU meter that displays multichannel level information, volume control and support for a variety of codecs, PCM, AAC, MP2, MP3, WMA and FLAC.
The solution is designed for flexibility with customisable Active Directory settings and permission configurations. It has also been developed for a ‘robust performance’ with a distributed architecture. Access is simultaneously and securely provided for content stored in the cloud from all MERP modules.
Broadcast Quality Player also allows users to monitor and trim files immediately following ingest, to fully preview the on-air file, analyse QC reports for real-time monitoring, check audio content and verify video aspect ratios. SDI outputs are supported, as are video codes including H264, AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DNxHD, ProRes, FLV, DnxHD, DV, DVCpro and HEVC and container formats such as MOV, MP4, MPEG-PS, MPEG-TS, AVI, WMV, MXF, LXF, GXF and raw files.