XVD Corporation and B.H.A Corporation (BHA) will demonstrate during NAB next week the XVD CamCast Professional, a real-time mobile encoding system that enables cable-free flexibility for remote production broadcasting crews covering live news events. Each system consists of portable rugged transmitters that connect directly to cameras and stream broadcast picture quality video wirelessly to a CamCast Professional receiver that can be located in the outdoor broadcasting (OB) van or truck.
Up to four cameras can stream simultaneously full-D1 quality video to a receiver at a single site. This is made possible by utilizing the company's XVD technology, the most advanced real-time video compression (codec) available. XVD can deliver equivalent video quality at only one-tenth the bitrate of MPEG-2 compression.
The CamCast Professional system will be demonstrated for the first time publicly at the National Association of Broadcasters annual conference in Las Vegas from April 19-22 in the XVD/BHA booth (# SU9026). The event will also mark the launch of XVD Corporation, a new enterprise focused on delivering professional-grade, real-time video compression solutions for a wide range of industry applications. XVD CamCast Professional represents the first of such offerings.
The CamCast Professional streams compressed XVD video and audio over the 2.4GHz frequency band, which requires no license to operate. The system provides user-friendly feedback and controls to both the camera operator and the production crew to assure a smooth high-quality broadcast.
"We are pleased to release the first XVD CamCast product solution at this year's NAB, the professional broadcasting market plays a central role in BHA's and XVD Corporation's strategy and we are making rapid progress, "said Masaharu Yoshihara, chief executive officer and president of BHA and director of XVD Corporation. "Moreover, the planned release during the fourth quarter of this year of a high-vision XVD CamCast real-time hardware encoder will make HDTV content more readily available to TV viewers. This offering will contribute significantly to the development of the broadcast industry and the consumer market simultaneously."