Osprey Video’s award-winning Talon G1 line of hardware encoders — launched last
year with the award-winning Talon G1 three-channel streaming contribution encoder
— continues to mature with the addition of new models, new features, and new and
tighter integrations with some of the industry’s leading streaming platforms. Such
integrations, a key focus for Osprey Video this year, reduce complexity for the user
by creating streaming solutions for multiple applications in numerous industries.
One of Osprey Video’s encoders is the new Talon G2, which will be on display at
InfoComm 2017. Designed for organizations that use a single encoder in
narrowcasting scenarios, such as corporate communications departments and
houses of worship, the Talon G2 offers professional-level features in a device that’s
easy enough for volunteers or other novice users to run. For example, like its Talon
G1 predecessor, the Talon G2 includes an SDI input that allows it to connect to
broadcast-grade cameras, but with a touch-screen LCD display and a simple
start/stop feature that require little to no broadcast knowledge to use. Also like its
predecessor, the Talon G2 integrates with the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service
and YouTube, in addition to new integrations with the Zixi Platform and others.
As part of Osprey Video’s line-up of end-to-end live-streaming workflow products
that complement its flagship capture cards, the company is continually building
upon its family of converters. In addition to SDI-to-HDMI and HDMI-to-SDI
converters and miniconverters that are already available, Osprey Video’s converter
roadmap includes scaling converters for 3G-SDI to HDMI and vice versa, along with
2G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 fibre extenders.
One converter product that will be on display at InfoComm 2017 is the Osprey Video
SDI multiviewer, which has four 3G-SDI inputs, two 3G-SDI outputs, and one HDMI
output. The multiviewer is capable of up/downscaling, frame rate conversion, colour
space conversion, and de-interlacing, while information overlays depict resolution,
frame rate, channel identification, and audio meters. Users can operate the unit via
DIP switch or Ethernet controls.
Built on the trusted technology behind its popular capture cards, Osprey Video’s
external capture devices connect directly to a user’s computer via USB 3.0 to
capture video from either 3G-SDI or HDMI inputs. Both the 3G-SDI and HDMI
versions offer hardware scaling, status display, and a push-button user interface.
Compatible with Windows®, Mac®, and Linux operating systems, the devices are
ideally suited for laptop-streaming applications using the standard UVC and UAC
drivers. Both versions of the USB capture device will be on hand at InfoComm 2017.