4K and IP multiview solutions

Video and audio monitoring has never been more challenging due to the need to deliver increasingly large quantities of content in multiple formats, on multiple devices, at any time. From standalone to modular to integrated multiviewer solutions, our monitoring systems are well-suited to any baseband, IP video monitoring environment — including small-scale installations, large enterprises, truck-based broadcasting, master control rooms, production centers and cable head-ends.

When it comes to speed and flexibility, there is nothing on the market to compare with our SynView, a powerful, modular multiviewer that can handle both 4K and any IP video format. SynView is the industry’s only single field latency (20ms@50Hz and 16,7ms@59.94Hz) multiviewer system to offer external looping for an unlimited amount of input channels. SynView’s unequaled low processing delay and start up time makes it ideal for a wide range of applications, from the smallest to the largest, including fast response production monitor walls; high resolution, high source count monitor walls and OB van preview monitoring and shading. Learn more >>
Whilst our future lies in Ethernet, what is becoming increasingly clear is that every application needs its own specific technology – one standard does not fit all – and this is leading to confusion amongst broadcasters and manufacturers alike.

Axon’s strategy remains both customer-focused and pragmatic. We are committed to delivering products and hybrid solutions that the industry needs as it moves from SDI to IP, providing control for these products with our latest NMOS-ready Cerebrum software platform. In addition, Axon remains agnostic, working on the next generation of products where Ethernet is the default interface and SDI is finally put to rest with the respect it deserves.

UHD has already brought us more pixels. The next logical step is not any additional pixels but better pixels that give a picture with more definition and, most important of all, improved colour reproduction and a higher dynamic range. Which is why the initials HDR (high dynamic range) and WCG (wide colour gamut) have been challenging those of UHD for prominence on booths at trade shows and in new TV sets advertisements.

By extending the dynamic range, more information can be accommodated in an image, bringing with it more dynamics in luminance to an image. In a similar way WCG allows more vibrant colours to be displayed because it can store a wider range of colour values than established RGB (Red Green Blue) colour spaces. 

To further explain the challenges of HDR-WCG we have released a guide, developed from our successful webinar series on the subject, in which Peter Schut, our CTO amd VP of R&D, provides a comprehensive explanation of the colour and imaging issues involved and how the broadcast sector might address these changes in the coming years.  “Unlike other emerging technologies, HDR is a real game-changer, Schut claims. “It will provide a transformative viewing experience to the mass market and one that requires minimum effort from the viewer. As an industry, we need to provide better pixels and do it right first time. We have one chance and if we get it wrong audiences will switch off.” Read more on our technical guide here.

You can review Peter Schut’s webinar on HDR and WCG.

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Peter Schut | CTO