Government Video Expo 2017 Product Preview
Osprey Video at Government Video Expo 2017
Hardware Encoders and Decoders
At Government Video Expo 2017, Osprey Video will demonstrate its hardware encoder line, which features the Talon G2 encoder. Designed for A/V professionals and broadcasters looking for end-to-end video-streaming tools for professional workflows, the Talon G2 ingests video from multiple formats, encodes it to H.264, and delivers it over IP. One of the Talon G2's most distinctive characteristics is its front-facing LCD touchscreen, which offers one-touch streaming control. Once the streaming profiles are set up on the back end, a process that can be done remotely if needed; any user can start or stop encoding operations at the touch of a button. Furthermore, the screen displays continuous feedback on the status of all encoders, so users always know which ones are active versus idle.
The encoders continue 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. Both the Talon G2 and Talon G1 integrate with the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ service, Facebook Live, and YouTube Live.
Also on display will be the Talon G2 decoder, which includes features such as multiple picture-in-picture options, SDI and HDMI outputs, touch display for easy configuration, and closed-caption support. The Talon G2 decoder's rich feature set makes it the perfect point-to-point solution for multisite streaming applications.
USB Capture Devices
Built on the trusted technology behind Osprey Video's popular capture cards, the company'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.
Osprey Video's capture cards are the company's bedrock, and the proven technology behind those cards serves as the basis for every other Osprey product. As such, Osprey capture cards continue to evolve based on customer input and industry trends. This year Osprey Video will launch its new 900 Series capture cards with several features its customers have been requesting, such as bidirectional ports and support for 4K, UHD, 12G, HDMI 2.0, IP, and quad-channel HDMI up to 4K.
Osprey Video's lineup of end-to-end live-streaming workflow products complement its flagship capture cards, and the company is continually building upon its family of converters. In addition to SDI-to-HDMI and HDMI-to-SDI converters and miniconverters, Osprey Video offers scaling converters for 3G-SDI to HDMI and vice versa, along with 3G-SDI fiber extenders.
One converter product that will be on display at Government Video Expo 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, color-space conversion, and deinterlacing, and its information overlays depict resolution, frame rate, channel identification, and audio meters. Users can operate the unit via DIP switch or Ethernet controls.
Osprey Video's premium video-capture technology has long driven mission-critical video delivery in industries ranging from broadcast, internet TV, and surveillance to enterprise, government, and aerospace. Now the technology in its flagship capture cards and drivers is the foundation for its end-to-end line of live-streaming and encoding products, which allow customers to satisfy increasingly higher expectations for online video in all environments, including more traditional A/V environments, such as education, corporate communications, and houses of worship. The company is continually expanding its product portfolio to meet customer demand for high-quality, reliable tools in ever-evolving video applications — from video over IP to closed captioning, mobile streaming to 4K capture and distribution … and beyond. More information is available at
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Image Caption: Osprey Talon G2 encoder for one-touch HD streaming to up to three destinations simultaneously.
Image Caption: Osprey Talon G2 Decoder
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