Press Release Summary:
Able to play out 4K (4,096 x 2,160) material at frame rate up to 120 fps while retaining full RGB 10-bit color depth, R&S PRIOS is suited for high-end presentations, quality checking, dome projections, and motion rides. For 4K at 60 fps, board can also output RGB 4:4:4 with 12 bits per color component, so even finer color graduations can be displayed. Supported formats require data rates of over 4 GBps. To transfer these to video card, R&S PRIOS has 2nd generation PCIe x16 interface.
Original Press Release:
IBC 2014: Video Board R&S PRIOS for High Frame Rate Applications up to 4K and UHD
At IBC 2014 in Amsterdam, Rohde & Schwarz DVS will present another new member to its video board family. R&S PRIOS can play out 4K material at a frame rate of up to 120 fps, allowing even the most demanding presentation applications to be realized.
Hanover, – In Amsterdam, Rohde & Schwarz DVS will present the latest addition to its renowned video board family. R&S PRIOS is a powerful board featuring the latest technology which will impress users. The main area of application is the playout of high resolution sequences with extremely high frame rates (HFR). The maximum resolution it can handle is a full 4K (4096 x 2160), with lower resolutions like UHD (3840 x 2160), 2K, and HD also supported.
R&S PRIOS delivers the best possible picture quality as it retains full RGB 10-bit color depth even for 4K at 120 fps. For 4K at 60 fps it can also output RGB 4:4:4 with 12 bits per color component, so even finer color graduations can be displayed.
R&S PRIOS was developed specifically for applications which take into consideration the need to raise the frame rate, and not only the resolution and pixel count, for sequences in order to increase accutance. Typical applications for R&S PRIOS include high-end presentations, quality checking, dome projections, and motion rides. In terms of connectivity, R&S PRIOS has four DisplayPort 1.1a outputs.
Its genlock input allows multiple R&S PRIOS boards to be synchronized together in pixel-perfect harmony, making extensive multi-screen applications a breeze to realize. And when it comes to motion rides the output of video sequences can be synchronized with other devices, resulting in an extremely immersive experience for the audience.
The supported formats require very high data rates of over 4 GB/s. To transfer these to the video card, R&S PRIOS has a 2nd generation PCIe x16 interface.
Rohde & Schwarz DVS will also offer various upgrades for R&S PRIOS in the near future. The pipeline includes SDI inputs and outputs for 4K, four independent HD channels, as well as stereoscopic 3D in 4K resolution.
As ever, users can integrate R&S PRIOS into their own applications thanks to a feature-rich software development kit for Windows and Linux.
Juergen Heger, Product Manager Boards at Rohde & Schwarz DVS: "Our R&S PRIOS video board lets our customers develop really demanding applications which were hitherto impossible to realize. With R&S PRIOS we are presenting a powerful board which really drives forward the latest trends of tomorrow like HFR and UHD."
Rohde & Schwarz DVS at the IBC: booth 7.E25
Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, secure communications, and radiomonitoring and radiolocation. Founded 80 years ago, this independent global company has an extensive sales network and is present in more than 70 countries. It has around 9300 employees and achieved a net revenue of EUR 1.9 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in fiscal year 2012/2013 (July 2012 through June 2013). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.
Rohde & Schwarz DVS
For more than 25 years, Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH has been very successful in the professional film, video post production and broadcast markets. The specially developed and manufactured hardware and software are applied to the production of popular TV series, Hollywood blockbusters and in Digital Cinema. R&S CLIPSTER was the first system in the world to make realtime 4K processing possible. The future-proof ingest and production server R&S VENICE offers a flexible solution for modern, file-based workflows in broadcast environments. At NAB 2013, R&S VENICE won the Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit Award and was also a winner of the Trophée SATIS in 2013. www.dvs.de