Village Island Encodes/Decodes 4K XS with New VICO Converter

VILLAGE island has announced a new addition to its flagship VICO converter series: the JPEG-XS enabled VICO-4L-XS. The new converter allows 4K XS encoding/decoding at various compression rates (from 8:1 to 60:1), enabling a 12G-SDI 4K conversion to IP, and streaming in compliance to the SMPTE ST-2110 standards.

Thanks to this upgrade, users can now transport 4K/UHD (4:2:2 10bit 3840×2160 59.94p/50p) broadcast video over a standard GigE link according to the ST-2110 standards while keeping the “visually loss-less” quality and the “near-to-zero” conversion delay performance well known for intoPIX wavelet codecs. By “visually loss-less” quality, it is meant that human eye cannot perceive visual deterioration in standard viewing professional environments. By “near-to-zero” overall delay, it is meant sub frame delay, which is down to several tens of video lines.

“By combining the ST2110 standard and the JPEG-XS standard, VICO-4L-XS enables the construction of new high-speed, high-quality remote broadcast workflows, accelerating the transition from SDI to IP in our customer studios and OB vans,” says Michael Van Dorpe, CEO of Village Island.

Key features include:

  • flexible compression rate (8:1 to 60:1)    
  • 4K/UHD video I/O as 12G-SDI or 4x 3G-SDI
  • IP streams according to SMPTE ST-2110
  • NMOS IS-04/05 support
  • switchable enc/dec mode for on-field operation
  • decoder sync through PTP, or physical Genlock
  • front panel, or WebGUI control     
  • up to two 4K channels within 1RU

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