Wohler To Debut New Media Automation Platform at CCW

Wohler Technologies will have a number of products on display at the upcoming 2012 Content & Communications World (CCW), including the Wohler RadiantGrid New Media Automation Platform. The new platform offers a more efficient solution for file-based creation, standards conversion, quality control (QC), and distribution of media, while augmenting and integrating with trafficking, rights management, linear automation, and business-process management systems. At the heart of the platform is RadiantGrid’s TrueGrid — an enhanced, robust media-transformation, and parallel-processing engine — coupled with an underlying content management fabric that leverages intelligent media-processing functions to generate outstanding results at unrivaled speeds. Powered by this engine, RadiantGrid can manage everything from faster-than-real-time transcoding and standards conversion, to more complex processing such as mixed cadence correction, video optimization, audio-loudness conformance, and more.

“Our new RadiantGrid solution for content transformation supports the growing need for multiplatform delivery,” says Don Bird, chief marketing officer, Wohler. ” Offering an intelligent file-based workflow with faster-than-real-time transcoding, conversion, and QC, the RadiantGrid automation platform simplifies the task of creating and delivering digital media. No other product on the market provides RadiantGrid’s agility, speed, and scalability.”

WohlerLoudness File-Based Loudness Correction With AERO.file Technology
Making its debut at 2012 CCW will be WohlerLoudness, Wohler’s newest turnkey solution powered by RadiantGrid and leveraging Linear Acoustic’s industry-leading AERO.file technology. This platform provides a proven solution for file-based loudness correction with built-in upmix and downmix capabilities. Utilizing file-based inspection/correction software, this new solution allows operators to identify and correct loudness issues at ingest, and before they become a problem. The platform performs multipass scaling, loudness range control, and upmixing and downmixing with support for Dolby Digital (AC-3) and Dolby E decoding and encoding, plus a host of codecs for other audio formats. WohlerLoudness also manages ancillary data and advanced audio processing for channel remapping and insertion of new channels into the video/audio process, and is fully compliant with ITU-R BS.1770 and EBU R128.

WohlerCoder File-Based Transcoding Tool
First introduced at IBC2012, WohlerCoder is an intelligent file-based solution that performs grid-enabled transcoding with faster-than-real-time results. The solution delivers an optimal balance of performance and speed to support multiplatform transcoding and transwrapping for high-volume workflows while maintaining the highest quality standards.

WohlerConverter File-Based Frame-Rate and Standards Conversion Tool
The new WohlerConverter is the industry’s most robust transformation engine for file-based standards conversion and frame-rate conversion while transcoding. Built on advanced RadiantGrid technology and Tachyon technology from partner Cinnafilm, the solution enables quality management and advanced algorithmic processing within video and audio streams during content preparation or transcoding. The system is offered as a turnkey file-based solution for accelerated media transformation that can run multiple concurrent frame-rate conversions and/or transcodes to transform high volumes of content with excellent efficiency and quality results.

The WohlerConverter manages even the most difficult standards conversions with ease and excels at difficult tasks such as automatic cadence correction, mixed and/or broken pulldown repair, and conversion of subHD content to 2K and 4K resolutions.

The Wohler AMP1-MADIe is a new in-rack portable MADI unit with Ethernet control and configuration. The new system, which is ideal for sports productions and other live broadcasts, can be connected in series with a 56- or 64-channel MADI stream for individual volume adjustment and audible monitoring of any eight selected MADI channels at once. Designed specifically for customers requiring unique functionality equivalent to a MADI audio hot mic mixer, Wohler’s new AMP1-MADIe simplifies rapid selection and monitoring of MADI signals in fast-paced live-to-air production environments.

RMQ-230 Quad-Split Monitor
The RMQ-230 quad-split video monitor allows users to watch video and monitor data in up to four display windows on a single 23-inch, 1920×1080, LED-backlight screen. RMQ-230 series monitors accept 3G/HD/SD-SDI, analog composite, and HDMI inputs in varying configurations tailored for different monitoring applications. In addition to allowing broadcasters to mix and match video input formats on a single screen, RMQ-230 monitors can display waveform and vectorscope while also providing audio de-embedding metering of up to eight channels, UMD, timecode, and various markers. While the new Wohler LCD monitor can display video and monitoring features in four uniform areas, broadcasters also can configure the system as a single full screen, or with one large and three smaller windows. The latter configuration is ideal when using a PC workstation screen and A/V confidence-monitoring simultaneously.

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