MARCH 13, 2024

More flexibility, function, and quality in Avid | Stream IO

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Something small, and something large, in fact ultra big. A good way of summing up the key new features added to Avid’s innovative ingest and playout software solution, Avid | Stream IO.

Since launching in August 2023, Avid | Stream IO’s capabilities have steadily increased, with the latest release adding important functionality to further enhance the value it delivers for customers. And because it is a subscription, existing customers get immediate access to all new capabilities now on offer.

Let’s start by talking about the small. When it launched, Avid | Stream IO supported four flexible, fully configurable channels of ingest and playout. In the 2023.11 release, this capacity was increased to eight channels – ideal for large-scale operations with a need to efficiently handle many channels as part of their operation. But there has also been demand at the other end of the spectrum, from organizations who want an application which is easy to use and integrate into any production workflow with two channels available. The flexibility and functionality remain the same, only the number of channels is different.

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If that is the small, then what is the large? Well, the large comes in the form of support for Ultra HD (UHD) formats. Avid | Stream IO already supports the most used broadcast formats – such as XDCAM HD 50, AVC-I 50 and 100, AVC LongG 12 and 25, and others – but with the new release, this expands to include the higher bandwidth and higher quality formats.

UHD options

XAVC class 300 support is added, along with a suite of DNxHR formats, meeting the requirements of those looking to record and deliver at a higher quality. It is also worth mentioning that Avid | Stream IO supports simultaneous proxy video recording, offering great flexibility when it comes to downstream production workflows and efficient use of storage and bandwidth.

These additional capabilities – along with updates to data on the On Screen Displays (OSD) on each channel, and the move to RaidZ1 storage for improved capacity and better redundancy, continue to build out the Avid | Stream IO story. And there is more to come, so stay tuned!

Avid | Stream IO can deliver: Greater flexibility over choice of codecs, flexibility around the choice of hardware to meet any production specifications, financial flexibility, and a lower cost of entry through subscription. Why not find out how its capabilities can enhance your production environment?


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    Craig Wilson is a newsroom specialist with over thirty years of experience in the broadcast industry. Craig has held various roles with Avid and is now the Global Media and Cloud Product Evangelist and host of the Making the Media podcast.

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