(Amsterdam, The Netherlands--September 8, 2016) Teradek is proud to announce Sphere SDI, a 4-channel 4K HD-SDI encoder for live streaming and monitoring 360º content. The device will be on display at the IBC show, September 9 to 13, in booth 12.E65.
Sphere SDI is built on the same platform as the popular Sphere HDMI encoder, which was first displayed at NAB 2016. At its core, Sphere operates as a wireless monitoring solution for 360º camera rigs, which allows content creators to view their live footage on iPads from areas out of view of what is being shot. Since Sphere utilizes the processing power of iPads for live stitching several camera feeds together, production crews can be far more mobile than PC-based systems.
Like Sphere HDMI, the SDI model is also capable of streaming to any compatible 360º online video platform, such as YouTube or Wowza-based offerings. For rigs that consist of 5 to 8 cameras, a second Sphere can be attached via an Ethernet cable to expand connectivity.
The product’s free patent-pending iOS stitching software allows users to view their content at just 4 frames of latency in several different ways:
Rectilinear: Allows you to explore your live 360º content as if you were wearing a VR headset. Move the iPad around you to visualize the experience you are creating for your audience.
Panoramic: Display your live 360º footage as a single panoramic image.
Little Planet: Turn you 360º content into a stereographic projection, allowing you to view it as if it were a tiny planet.
Also included with Sphere’s unique iOS software is a re-streaming feature that allows several iPhone users on set to interact with the 360º content in real-time, providing a unique experience for clients that wish to see what the final product will look like.
Sphere SDI will begin shipping October 2016 for $3990. For an additional $1000, a live streaming license will be installed on the device.
Teradek manufactures wireless video devices for remote video capture, wireless camera control, real-time monitoring, color correction and webcasting. For complex IP video systems, Teradek's cloud-based workflow management platform allows users to remotely operate a fleet of Teradek encoders in real-time from anywhere in the world. All Teradek products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
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