Prague, Czech Republic, March 29, 2019 — Aveco, the television industry’s largest independent automation provider, today announced that Redwood BLACK, its high-end multipurpose video engine designed for advanced production control and master control automation, is now available in the Americas, after a successful launch in Europe last year. This space-efficient and cost-efficient software-based integrated channel playout device and video engine comes with IP and SDI I/Os, with support for 4K UHD HDR, integrated graphics and multi-channel DVE for production-in-a-box and quality master control branding. Redwood BLACK seamlessly integrates with Aveco automation systems to streamline studio operations and playout.
“Redwood BLACK is a game-changer for news operations and master control,” said Pavel Potuzak, CEO of Aveco. “We continue to innovate in all parts of master control and production automation, video servers, workflow automation and MAM. Redwood BLACK easily scales to serve the largest and most complex TV networks, as well as the smaller media facilities across the globe.”
Redwood BLACK is powered by Harmonic Spectrum X and includes support for 4K UHD, HDR, SDI, SMPTE ST 2110, SMPTE ST 2022-6, Dolby E encoding/decoding, and a flexible storage architecture. Each unit is capable of 4-channels of SD/HD in/out or 1-channel I/O of 4K UHD. Also available are up to 2-channels of DVE and advanced graphics for sophisticated production presentation and MCR branding. This guarantees end-to-end ingest-to-playout 4K UHD HDR video delivery with a hybrid SDI-IP design or as part of a complete IP workflow.
Aveco’s studio production solution consisting of Redwood BLACK and automation integrates with major Newsroom Computer Systems (ENPS, iNews, Octopus, Annova etc.) It includes Media Asset Management and the ability to edit-and-playout during ingest (growing file operations).
Aveco’s master control playout solution consisting of Redwood BLACK and automation includes the industry’s first BXF 5.0 traffic integration and the award-winning Ad Juggler for sports networks, among a long list of market-leading exclusive features. Aveco’s integration of production control and master control includes automated cue exchange so there’s never an up-cut or a blip of black in on-air switching between production control and master control.