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Aveco's Redwood WHITE video engine is designed for effective playout and integrated channel origination emphasizing the best price-performance ratio as well as studio and MCR-oriented graphics engines.

Integrated Channel Workflow

Providing a platform for clip playout, multi-layer graphics insertion including DVE, and many other broadcast features. 

Redwood WHITE is designed for running on COTS hardware. Deliverable as Aveco turnkey or as software-only with hardware locally provided.

Redwood WHITE is fully integrated with Aveco's ASTRA automation products including ASTRA Studio, ASTRA MCR and ASTRA MAM, providing cost efficiency and a high performance solution.

Best of Both Worlds

By combining the value of Aveco's robust, industry-standard automation system with the open-sourced CasparCG platform, you can take advantage of the best broadcast technologies, even with limited financial resources.

Video Engine

CasparCG is a Windows open source software platform used to play out graphics, audio, and video to multiple outputs. It has been proven on-air by premium broadcasters since 2006 in 24/7 operations.

Automation Platform

The ASTRA Suite of Tools can automate your facility’s workflows. By automating ingest, media asset management, master control playout, and studio operations, your costs are lower and your workflows are simpler. Built around powerful media asset management, ASTRA provides tools to manage all of your content locally from your desktop or from remote locations.

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 CONNECTIVITY
 SDI Inputs/Outputs
 SD-SDI (SMPTE-259M)/HD-SDI (SMPTE-292M)/3G-SDI (SMPTE 424M)
 BNC, 75 Ω
 4 bidirectional
 Others  Black burst reference input
 Network  Two 1GbE ports
 Access: FTP, CIFS
  VIDEO
 SD Output Video Definitions
 720 x 486i @ 29.97 fps 
 720 x 576i @ 25 fps
 HD Output Video Definitions  1280 x 720p @ 50 & 59.94 fps
 1920 x 1080i @ 25 & 29.97 fps
 1920 x 1080p @ 50 & 59.94 fps
 Media File Wrappers  QT MOV (self-contained), MXF OP1a, AVI, MPG, MP4
 Codecs  MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DV, XDCAM HD, DNxHD, ProRes
Aspect Ratio Conversion  Up - configurable pillarbox, crop, anamorphic
 Down - Configurable letterbox, crop, anamorphic
 Cross - 720p to 1080i, 1080i to 720p
  AUDIO
 Channels  SMPTE 299M/272M
 Up to 8 embedded per video channel
 Formats Uncompressed  16, 24, 32-bit PCM @ 48 kHz
 CHANNEL ORIGINATION
 Integrated Channel Playout  Up to 3 live inputs, 2 independent program outputs
 Master Control Switching  Frame-accurate transitions between live and recorded clips
 Clip Playout
 2 HD Channels
 Branding & Graphics
 Adobe Creative Suite authoring
 8 keyers (graphics layers)
 Background layer (clip or live)
 Single layers from clip or live inputs
 Dual DVE for playout of two clips or live inputs
 Independent branding for simulcast channels
 External key, fill inputs
 3-point animations
 Dynamic text substitution from Astra or external source 
 Typefaces
 All standard font formats are supported
  PLAYOUT
 Media Ports  2 playout ports (decoder)
  INTEGRATION
 Dedication  Videoserver for playout, Integrated Channel Playout
 Automation  ASTRA Studio, ASTRA MCR and ASTRA MAM
 NRCS  ActiveX component for all major NRCS systems (iNEWS, ENPS, Octopus)
 MAM  Thumbnail generator, Watch folder file ingest
  STORAGE
 Capacity  Up to four 6 TB hot-swappable SATA drives, 12 TB usable (450 hours at 50 Mbps)
 Redundacy  RAID 10
  POWER
 Power Supply  Dual redundant, hot-swappable
 Input Voltage Range  100-240 V, 50-60 Hz
 Power Consumption  Max 200 W
  PHYSICAL
 Dimensions  1U, depth 65 cm / 25.6 in
 Weight  16,33 kg / 36 lbs
  ENVIRONMENTAL
 Operating Temperature
 +5º to +35º  C
 Operating Humidity  8% to 90% non-condensing

 

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Key Features

  • Provides clip playout, multi-layer graphics insertion including DVE and many other broadcast features.
  • High performance with unlimited channel branding capabilities.
  • Usable as graphics engine suitable for upstream/downstream keying in studios and MCRs.
  • Video processing core is powered by CasparCG open source platform proven by premium broadcasters since 2006 in 24/7 operations.
  • Designed for running on COTS hardware, available for turnkey or software-only delivery.
  • Redwood WHITE is fully integrated with the following ASTRA automation products: