Aveco releases game changing Redwood BLACK multi-purpose video engine for PCR & MCR systems at IBC 2018 Amsterdam

Aveco is proud to announce a new innovation that re-defines PCR and MCR integrated operations: Redwood BLACK. It’s a high-end multi-purpose video engine along with the industry’s most advanced PCR-and-MCR automation, integrated into one space-efficient, cost-efficient system. 

A new member of the Aveco product line, Redwood Black, the software-based integrated channel playout device and multipurpose video engine, with IP and SDI I/O, supporting UHD, seamlessly integrated with Aveco’s automation, can really streamline your playout and studio operations.

Redwood BLACK video engine capabilities, powered by Harmonic, include 4K UHD, SDI-and-SMPTE 2110 plus 2022-6, Dolby E encoding/decoding, a flexible storage architecture, 4 channels in/out SD/HD or 1 channel i/o of 4K UHD-per-box, up to 2-channel DVE and advanced graphics for sophisticated production presentation and MCR branding.  This guarantees end-to-end ingest-to-playout UHD HDR video delivery as a hybrid SDI-IP design or as a complete IP workflow.  

Aveco’s Redwood BLACK PCR Automation component includes interface to six major Newsroom Computer Systems (ENPS, iNews, Octopus, Annova etc.), the ability to edit-and-playout during ingest (growing file operations) and integrated MAM. 

Redwood BLACK’s MCR automation includes the industry’s first BXF 5.0 traffic integration, the award-winning Ad Juggler for sports networks and the award-winning Aveco facility management, among a long list of market-leading exclusive features. Aveco’s integration of PCR and MCR operations includes automated cue exchange so there’s never an up-cut or a blip of black in switching on-air control between PCRs and MCRs. 

Aveco, the TV industry's largest independent automation provider, continues to innovate in all parts of master control and production automation, video servers, workflow automation, MAM and facility management. Aveco's Redwood BLACK is a game-changer for any broadcaster or studio production facility. It’s cost-efficient for budget-constrained applications and easily scales to serve the largest and most complex TV networks of the world.