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JVC Brings SRT IP Transfer Support to CONNECTED CAM Series

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JVC has added support for the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) open streaming IP protocol to its CONNECTED CAM series of broadcast cameras. Incorporated into the GY-HC900, GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 professional cameras, this update extends the cameras’ level of IP connectivity.

Developed by Haivision, SRT is an open source video transport protocol and technology stack. It is optimized for video streaming across unpredictable networks, like the internet. The protocol, which helps to avoid the costs of satellite and private network contribution, relies on end-to-end 128/256-bit encryption to keep content secure. SRT support for JVC CONNECTED CAM cameras is available as a firmware upgrade from the JVC Professional Video website.

Jesús Carrillo, Director SRT Alliance at Haivision said, “SRT connects edge devices to the cloud in a reliable and secure way, whether it be for live news gathering or transferring files to the studio. With this implementation, JVC CONNECTED CAM ensures reliable cloud-based workflows in variable network conditions.”

The JVC CONNECTED CAM Series employs IP packet delivery techniques to enable bidirectional connectivity for transport of video, audio and control signals throughout the production workflow. It also supports IFB and return video to CONNECTED CAM cameras in the field. The series transforms the reach and scope of professional video production. They are equally well-suited to simple applications such as streaming to a social media site or to complex acquisition and transport of ENG and EFP content to a control room, either live or via FTP.

JVC CONNECTED CAM SRT GY HC500

JVC GY-HC500 CONNECTED CAM

The streaming capabilities of JVC’s CONNECTED CAM series enable a video workflow that is faster, lighter weight and more flexible than traditional configurations that rely on ENG microwave trucks and also IP backpack alternatives. Depending on the CONNECTED CAM model, cameras can connect wirelessly via built-in MIMO antennas to a wireless LAN, snap-on bonded LTE access point or integrated Ethernet port.

Bidirectional IP packet transport moves live video and audio between the camera and studio, among multiple CONNECTED CAM units and as streaming media to social media sites such as Facebook. CONNECTED CAM series cameras can also transport files via FTP transfer. Two channels of IFB communication via IP connection allow a studio producer to talk to the camera operator and talent in the field, while return video from the studio transported via the same connection makes it simple to frame shots accurately.

As well as the SRT protocol, JVC CONNECTED CAM cameras also support Zixi, effectively addressing challenges of transporting content via LTE, Wi-Fi and LAN networks – including latency, jitter and packet loss. Both protocols outfit the cameras with the reliable IP packet transport necessary to meet expectations for broadcast-quality video in a professional production environment and have gained support from vendors as well.  pro.jvc.com