Medialooks to Unveil Upgrades to Video Transport and Software Development

Medialooks, provider of low-latency video transport streaming solutions has announced plans to launch additions and significant upgrades to both business units at IBC 2019. Extending its remote video production solution, Medialooks will introduce the European market to VT Server, technology that facilitates management of a distributed video production workflow over the public Internet via a single interface. On the SDK side, Medialooks will extend the platform with additional support for emerging and advanced formats. Visitors can see demonstrations of both developments at IBC on Stand 3.B39.

VT Server

VT Server, an extension of Medialooks’ Video Transport product range, is setting a standard for high-quality, dependable and cost-effective transmission of video streams by offering a solution that runs on off-the-shelf hardware, on both CPU and GPU codecs, and allows 4K video to be transported over the public Internet with an average latency of 100ms. The solution, suitable for live production, features the industry’s quickest setup time and easiest scaling with multiple locations and transport links managed from any location and configured via a cloud-based web interface.

The software-only solution is installed on both the receiver and sender sides, offering a true fix-and-forget solution to any organisations with the need to link remote locations on a regular basis – such as TV stations, video production companies, event venues, stadiums, houses of worship and esports studios. It features broadcast quality transmission with up to 4K 60p video with multichannel 512 kbps audio. VT Server is configured and operates in either Medialooks’ Cloud or the customer’s own Cloud.

VT Server is offered as a subscription with a predictable pricing plan that allows operators to prepare properly and remain within budget.

MFormats and MPlatform Software Development – 8K and HDR updates

Medialooks’ software development kits will be shown at IBC with 8K and HDR updates. With new devices emerging such as the DeckLink 8K Pro and broadcasters pushing for producing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 8K, Medialooks is integrating support for relevant formats in its software development kits. This, along with the HDR10 update, is based on the introduction of the GPU pipeline earlier this year, which was the foundation for processing 10-bit video.

Other updates include support for industry-compliant DVB streaming and finalising our implementation of the EBU R 128 (ITU-R BS.1770) audio normalisation standard.