AJA has released BRIDGE LIVE v1.13.2, a new update that expands NDI capabilities and introduces new performance enhancements for AJA’s multi-channel UltraHD and HD live video solution. BRIDGE LIVE is a broadcast quality, low latency turnkey system for REMI, Synchronous Multi-Channel Video Contribution, Remote Collaboration, Direct to Audience Streaming, and Multi Bit Rate/Format Delivery. Equipped with 12G-SDI I/O plus the power and flexibility to enable real time bidirectional encoding, decoding, and transcoding for critical UltraHD and HD workflows, BRIDGE LIVE is an important piece of a live video production toolkit. BRIDGE LIVE’s new features to simplify streaming workflows include support for NDI discovery servers and NDI groups, enabling 4K NDI output at 60fps, new MBAFF H.264 interlace detection capabilities, and expanded NDI input support for more than 100 sources.
A turnkey enterprise solution, BRIDGE LIVE simplifies the transport of multi-channel UHD and HD video between uncompressed 12G-SDI to and from a wide range of streaming and contribution codecs, including NDI, H.265, H.264, MPEG-2, and JPEG 2000. BRIDGE LIVE v1.13.2 introduces new support for NDI discovery servers, which streamline detection of NDI sources within a network and operate as a centralized registry of all NDI streams. As an alternative to automatic NDI discovery functions, discovery servers are ideal for production environments where significant multicast DNS (mDNS) traffic is restricted or prohibited, which is common for many cloud computing services. Discovery servers support all NDI functionality and when in use, NDI can operate entirely in unicast mode in nearly any installation.
BRIDGE LIVE v1.13.2 adds support for NDI groups, where sources can be organized and categorized for simplified management of NDI streams. For high raster workflows, BRIDGE LIVE v1.13.2 enables output of NDI streams at 4K 60fps, and for the most complex production demands, the update expands input support for more than 100 NDI sources. Additionally, BRIDGE LIVE v.13.2 adds detection for MBAFF H.264 interlace and a new ability to determine the correct field order. BRIDGE LIVE v1.13.2 is now available for existing users with an active maintenance agreement for download from AJA’s website. Customers without a maintenance agreement can access bug fixes within v1.13.2 but will not receive new feature access. BRIDGE LIVE is available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network starting at $15,999 US MSRP. For more information, visit: www.aja.com/products/bridge-live.