Cobalt Digital has announced its new 9905-MPx multi-channel processor, designed to answer the need for handling and processing multiple video feeds.
The 9905-MPx, an audio/video processor for baseband digital signals, is an advanced scaler/frame openGear synchronizer developed in response to customer needs for a single module that supports four independent signal paths, Cobalt says, providing all common broadcast processing functions without any quality compromises.
The 9905-MPx’s openGear form factor allows it to be integrated into existing broadcast frames. When used with Cobalt’s HPF-9000 20-slot chassis, customers can build a chassis with up to 24 channels (six cards) of processing in a single frame.
The card includes individual up/down/cross conversion scalers designed for broadcast video formats, with full ARC control suitable for conversions between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. It offers discrete AES and MADI audio embedding, routing, mixing, and de-embedding to any of the four processing paths.
Standard 3D LUT features and available color correction accommodate SDR and HDR processing for downstream HDR systems. The card also supports per-channel logo insertion, as well as ancillary data insertion/extraction.
It offers flexible audio routing and can serve as a full-featured audio router capable of cross-connecting any audio channel from any of the inputs to any of the outputs, as well as the MADI inputs and outputs.
“Sports and studios typically have multiple cameras that are switched/selected by the director for broadcasting,” said Suzana Brady, Cobalt’s senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing.
“All these signals have the same processing requirements: they may need to be color-corrected, frame-synchronized, and, if HDR is in use, they may need to be format converted by using one of many custom 3D-LUTs. In such situations, high density without compromising quality is key. This is especially true for broadcast trucks that go to sports venues, where space and power are at a premium.”
The 9905-MPx is ideal for such applications, Brady says: “It includes all the necessary functions without any quality compromises.”
The 9905-MPx comes with a five-year warranty.