Viz Connect Tetra simplifies remote, local and hybrid content creation with four 4K I/O channels integrating HTML 5, NDI, NDI Bridge and 12G SDI conversion in a portable workstation

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Vizrt Viz Connect Tetra is a compact live production workstation supporting multi-channel 4K video and audio connectivity with a regular internet or network connection, anywhere in the world.

"Live production has historically required multiple video converters and software platforms for differing workflow needs. Remote production requirements can add additional complexity and conversion, especially with cloud integration. Viz Connect Tetra puts a full set of tools for remote live contribution into one device, lending scalability and stability to live production workflows," Vizrt Product Manager Liam Hayter said.

Video and Audio Conversion, Anywhere

Viz Connect Tetra helps meet the demands of multi-camera, on-location, live productions as they change, with four flexible channels supporting up to 4K without compromising. Tetra's I/O channels can be used as up to 12G NDI to SDI, 12G SDI to NDI or just NDI to NDI – and can be set up in a server room rack, on a desk, on location or wherever connection is needed.

Tetra's built-in white balance and colour correction tools allow this type of image quality adjustment to be made directly at the point of conversion to save time.

Viz Connect Tetra includes audio functions via NDI, SDI, ASIO and WDM virtual SoundCards. Each of the four I/O channels support 16x16 audio routing for patching on-the-fly when responding to unexpected live production requirements.

Access to the Cloud

By connecting to TriCaster, Vizrt graphics systems and other NDI and SDI live production set-ups, Viz Connect Tetra can be used either on premises or in the cloud, from anywhere. NDI Bridge's built-in encoding capabilities allow the user to choose between NDI High Bandwidth or NDI HX with bandwidth control to match most connectivity constraints.

Featuring access to NDI Bridge network join-mode in the device's user interface, the converter can send and receive NDI for remote production anywhere in the world, securely linking to NDI Bridge hosts and enabling bi-directional sharing of content and contribution between any locations with internet or WAN access. Using NDI Bridge through Viz Connect Tetra, users can carry out production tasks for cloud-based and remote productions without extra hardware.

"Video productions rely on collaboration. Viz Connect Tetra helps remote content creators to securely connect, expand their sources, and create a private peer-to-peer content network. It integrates video and audio feeds from different locations into a single NDI or SDI live production environment via an NDI Bridge Host in the data center," said Liam.

HTML 5 Graphics Support

Viz Connect Tetra bridges the gap between HTML 5 Graphics tools, traditional SDI infrastructure and the world of NDI IP systems. Furthermore, Viz Connect Tetra is the first multi-channel conversion solution to support Viz Flowics and HTML 5 graphics independently of TriCaster, converting HTML5 outputs into not only NDI, but also up to two key and fill pairs for baseband SDI workflows.

Remote Post-Production Pipelines

With direct connectivity to a many post-production tools, Viz Connect Tetra enables access to flexible, cloud-based and remote production environments. This capability extends to postproduction, NDI enabled post-production systems, editors, even producers and directors no longer need to be in the same room.

Viz Connect Tetra's compact footprint with 12G 4K UHD output, and the inherent secure encryption workflow of NDI Bridge, while the data centre host controls connections, makes it a useful desktop device for post-production professionals to deliver program output to broadcast grade displays, wherever they are, even if operating via remote desktop systems at long distance.