Bridge Live is available through AJA’s reseller network starting at US $14,995.
AJA Video Systems has released Bridge Livev1.11 for its high-performance UltraHD or multi-channel HD encoding, transcoding, decoding and contribution solution. The update introduces new functionalities including HLS input, VBR low latency, E-AC3 input, and numerous user experience upgrades for efficiently managing pipelines.
Developed in partnership with Comprimato, Bridge Live is a turnkey 1RU solution that makes it easy to move UltraHD or multi-channel HD video between uncompressed baseband SDI to/from a wide range of contribution, delivery and streaming codecs (H.265, H.264, MPEG-2 and JPEG 2000).
Bridge Live v1.11 delivers a host of new features, including HLS input functionality for receiving HLS streams and bringing them into SDI baseband productions. HLS input supports both AVC TS segments for H.264 and the newly emerging fragmented MP4 standard for H.265/H.264. New VBR implementation allows for lower latency presets with algorithmic intelligence, and a new E-AC3 input supports Dolby Digital workflows. Additionally, pipeline upgrades include the co-existence of different time bases, more efficient tools for managing presets, and REST API enhancements allowing calls for individually starting and stopping pipelines.
Speaking about the new update, Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems, said: “HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) is one of the most widely used streaming protocols in the industry. Introducing new HLS input capabilities to Bridge Live is a highly sought after feature, enabling users to integrate high-quality HLS contributions into SDI ecosystems. Bridge Live v1.11 delivers new features that build on its robust, enterprise-level video processing power to further empower and simplify contribution and streaming workflows.”