Blackmagic Design integral at Interra Systems

  • 24 August, 2021


USA: Blackmagic Design has announced that Interra Systems, a leading global provider of software products and solutions to the digital media industry, has integrated Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture and playback card models and Video Assist recorder/monitors to support up to 8K playback into the company’s BATON Media Player (BMP).

BMP from Interra Systems is one of the most comprehensive media players in the market. The combined solution is being used by many of the world’s top broadcasters and post production houses.

Broadcasters and other media companies working with video need to deliver reliable, error free video that meet specifications and regulatory compliance requirements across the globe. To meet this challenge, Interra Systems’ BATON offers an AI enabled automated QC platform that provides comprehensive quality and compliance checks for VOD content for linear and streaming workflows. BATON's cloud supported scalable architecture allows users to expand their BATON set up as their QC requirements grow, and its high availability feature guarantees business continuity even if some hardware components break down.

Working in sync with BATON’s fast and frame accurate manual review of media content, BMP is a powerful, feature rich media player that enables media professionals to play, inspect, and verify audio/video from various content locations, while collaborating across multiple teams and projects. BMP also allows end users to implement a true hybrid QC environment bringing greater efficiency to the process of content readiness throughout the various media workflow stages, from ingest to distribution, while ensuring that content looks and plays exactly the way it was intended.

Through Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink line of PCIe capture and playback cards, Interra Systems can offer its customers high quality control and monitoring by allowing them to view up to 8K video. Customers can monitor content using the DeckLink to playback in any video format and resolution needed, allowing them to monitor for macro blocking, freeze frames, black frames, and other problems.

Interra Systems uses a wide variety of DeckLink cards along with the DeckLink Media Express media player, including the DeckLink Studio, DeckLink SDI 4K and DeckLink 8K Pro. The newest card used by Interra Systems is the DeckLink 8K Pro, which is an advanced Generation 3, eight lane PCI Express capture and playback card designed for high resolution 8K workflows that includes four 12G SDI connections and support for all SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K DCI, 8K and 8K DCI formats.

“We have been using DeckLink cards with BATON Media Player for a number of years, and our customers enjoy the power and ability to view high resolution video, including 4K, from any broadcast quality monitor before going on air. The DeckLink's powerful SDK has made it easy to integrate and build new services with. We are pleased that our partnership allows media companies to view and manage 4K playback in realtime, and provide high quality video,” said Saurabh Jain, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Interra Systems.

Interra Systems also uses a number of DeckLink 8K Pros and a Blackmagic Video Assist 7” 12G HDR pictured in their own research and development facilities as well as with customer workflows. The output from a DeckLink 8K Pro is fed directly into a Blackmagic Video Assist 7” 12G HDR, which includes a fully adjustable 2500 nit screen a higher resolution 1920 x 1200 screen that allows you to see 16:9 video clearly.

“It is exciting to see Interra Systems’ BATON Media Player fully support the entire DeckLink family, and it will surely benefit our customers with BATON supporting all color space monitoring and inspection up to 4K DCI at 60p 12 Bit RGB. The combination of our Desktop Video and Video Assist 12G HDR gives high quality HDR QC at an affordable price,” said Dan May, President, Blackmagic Design.

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Blackmagic Design integral at Interra Systems