AJA has introduced BRIDGE LIVE, a new plug-and-play streaming gateway solution that makes it easy to move UltraHD or multi-channel HD baseband SDI video to/from a wide range of streaming and contribution codecs (H.265, H.264, MPEG-2, and optional JPEG 2000). Designed with the ability to support both low-latency and high-quality workflows across a range of codecs, containers, and protocols, BRIDGE LIVE enables numerous use cases; multi-input live streaming to platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, or Twitch, providing high quality reference video for remote collaboration in production and post, backhauling remote live SDI video sources to the media production facility, SDI to MPEG-TS conversions for Telcos/IPTV/Cable networks, through to encoding for content distribution with ABR ladder profiles or hand-off for OTT packaging, and all supported via public internet.
BRIDGE LIVE supports up to 4x 3G-SDI simultaneously, or 1x 12G-SDI connections yielding 4 HD channels or 1 UltraHD channel of SDI video I/O in 1RU. Dual 10GigE Ethernet ports provide network connectivity and dual power supplies provide peace of mind. Combining AJA’s I/O technology with Comprimato’s encoding/decoding/transcoding software, BRIDGE LIVE aims to provide high quality, cost effective video processing, with SDI encode or decode for one channel of UltraHD up to 60p, or up to four channels of 1080 60p HD simultaneously, via four 12G-SDI connections that are also backward compatible to 6G, 3G, and 1.5G SDI. Featuring deep metadata support, BRIDGE LIVE suits a range of professional and enterprise level video workflows with a 1RU profile that fits seamlessly into facility racks, production trucks, and flypacks. Bridge Live is available to order now with an MSRP of $14,995US.