ClipBox is our studio server for live and pre-production in professional broadcast environments. ClipBox supports all common file formats and resolutions in HD and UHD. Signal output is optionally via SDI, 2110, NDI or as MPEG-TS.
Each ClipBox server can operate as both a player or recording server, allowing up to 12 HD (1080p50/60) or 4 UHD channels in 10bit resolution.
ClipBox fully supports all established file formats and resolutions in HD and UHD. Depending on the configuration, ClipBox can receive and play out live signals via SDI, SMPTE 2110, NDI or in compressed format (MPEG-TS).
Captures or playouts can be automatically scheduled or triggered by command via the user’s own user interface, via control panel or control protocols such as VDCP or AMP. The service-oriented architecture of the product offers a location-independent mode of operation and at the same time provides the basis for decentralized productions.
All ClipBox systems are delivered with a 10Gbps interface and feature high-performance memory with up to 16TB storage capacity.
This guarantees fast transfer times to and from the studio server and allows parallel operation of up to 12 HD (1080p50/60) or 4 UHD channels in 10bit resolution. All playout channels can optionally be operated in key/fill mode. New files are automatically detected by ClipBox and displayed in the media overview, ClipBox supports “Growing Files” for MXF containers and thus enables fast turnaround operation.
In addition to classic A/B operation, real-time fades for clip transition can be selected in A/A mode. In addition to XDCAM-HD422, ClipBox supports numerous formats such as AVC-Ultra and XAVC from Panasonic and Sony, as well as AVID DNxHD and Apple ProRes.
ClipBox is based on a service-oriented architecture. Recording and playout channels are completely decoupled from the user interface by APIs. The open API concept makes it easy to integrate ClipBox into the existing infrastructure and control it from there.
In addition to its own REST API, classic broadcast protocols such as VDCP and AMP are also supported. For the distribution of playlists from e.g. newsroom systems, ClipBox supports the MOS protocol.
Parallel to the provided user interface of ClipBox, control can be done via dashboards (e.g. ROSS Dashboard) or hardware panels. The preview or real-time-capable preview of the broadcast signals is optionally carried out via NDI or WebRTC.