IBC 2015: Glookast has introduced UHD/4K capabilities to its family of ingest solutions with the launch of Capturer 4K for baseband ingest and a new version of Ingester HR for file-based ingest.
Both solutions feature Avid’s DNxHR and Sony’s XAVC codecs.
Capturer 4K can ingest both Quad 3G (four interleaved 3G-SDI signals) and 12G-SDI signals.
It encodes in high-resolution and proxy versions, writing those files to either generic storage or into Avid’s MediaCentral UX.
It is capable of encoding into Avid’s DNxHR codec or Sony’s XAVC codec, as well as downscaling the UHD/4K signal into HD for encoding into any of Glookast’s existing HD codecs.
The new version of Ingester HR can ingest UHD/4K files including DNxHR, H.264 or XAVC to either Avid’s MediaCentral UX or to generic storage.
The new Ingester HR is also capable of downscaling and transcoding UHD/4K files to HD.
“The downscaling option available in both Capturer 4K and Ingester HR keeps UHD/4K workflow-friendly in post,” said Glookast executive vice president of sales and marketing Edel Garcia.
“Editors can continue to use their current HD post production systems using an HD proxy and later conform to the higher resolution UHD/4K version as needed.”