Record, encode, reproduce and stream SD & HD-SDI video with embedded metadata
The TS 220 and the TuffServ 2221 are video systems designed to support simultaneous recording, reproduction, and streaming of both high definition and standard definition video. The two products differ only in the number of supported video channels.
Advanced stabilized imaging turrets embed metadata into the HD-SDI signal, using standards developed by SMPTE (“KLV”) and the Motion Imagery Standards Board; in operation, the approach is similar to that used for closed captioning. The TS 220 extracts this metadata from the uncompressed stream, formats it, and embeds it in the compressed video for recording, reproduction and streaming. With embedded KLV metadata, permanent fixed text overlays showing the position and orientation of the turret are eliminated, since that data can be displayed by the playback device as and when required; without “burned-in” text overlays, so more of the picture is visible for analysis. The TS 220 reproduces video with metadata, so supports applications where “live” and “playback” video are handled identically.
Intelligent Video Encoding
Each video channel is H.264-encoded, for compatibility and efficient use of network bandwidth and media usage. The encoder is user configurable, to support use cases for highquality recording for ground-based exploitation, low bandwidth streaming through a data link, or operator-in-the loop applications.
Flexible Media Server
While recording, the TS 220 can play back audio and video, both as a reproduction of the format it was recorded in (either an HD-SDI or an RS-170 signal) and as a network stream. The system can also be used as a rugged general purpose file server (limits apply). For example the RASP module can be used to transport planning data such as maps to the vehicle before the mission, and retrieve the video from it afterwards.
Media Fit For Purpose
The TS 220 records a removable, rugged advanced storage pack (RASP). Using USB 3.0 for universal connectivity, the RASP is designed for use on flight lines and where media dependability is of paramount importance. RASP storage is available with standard and extended endurance in various capacities up to 480GB and more.