TD Control

TD Control

Studio Display Control & Management

TD Control provides easy to use, multi display control from a single touch user interface. TD Control manages simultaneously different orientations, resolutions (up to 16k), sizes and aspect ratios. Using TD Control, the displays can be assigned rich media including 3D real time graphics, live videos, multiple video clips and images. The outcome can be monitored prior to playout with TD Control program/preview feature, which displays real-time replicas of all the monitors in the studio taking into account the actual aspect ratios, orientations and positions.

TD Control offers real-time 3D graphic capabilities which can be used for endless and diversified transitions between different video layouts. TD Control relies on Orad's HDVG4, providing six internal HD clip players, constant internal two frame delay on all processing, internal up/down convertor, etc, making it ideal for all live production environments and workflows.

Unmatched video wall solution
As large studio displays are increasingly used in the broadcast environment, there is a need for an efficient and easy to use solution for delivering and controlling compelling video and graphical content in multiple resolutions and display formats.TD Control provides an intuitive solution, based on Orad's HDVG4 render platform whose unique canvases mapping and pixel base router capabilities do not require external processing.

Simplified graphical Interface
TD Control is equipped with sleek, touch screen user interface which allows the operator to control and trigger presets for each video display easily. The tabs design allocates the working area according the production needs and allows different areas of production to be controlled separately, or if needed all together using its multi-tab control. The multi-tab control enables the operator to manage and trigger multiple devices simultaneously.

TD Control's user interface can operate on a Windows based tablet, enabling the Creative Director to be in the studio and oversee new graphics or rehearse with the talent without needing to tie up a full crew.

Seamless graphic integration
TD Control offers real-time 3D video and graphic processing, not previously attainable, which enables multi-box effects, 3D transitions, live tickers, and other graphical elements to be part of the video display or on-air presentation, without requiring external graphic systems. TD Control offers up to six internal HD clip player eliminating the need for external players. Since the clip players are built into the render engines, they do not tie up a video input, and can be layered as textures or backgrounds in the "canvases." Internal 4K clips can be displayed as 4K using four HD-SDI outputs to a video wall.

Vision mixer integration
TD Control enables bi-directional communication with production vision mixers including Grass Valley, Ross, Sony, Snell and Wilcox, and more. TD Control can recall presets on the vision mixers and vice versa. This enables a technical director to control a whole show through TD Control's dedicated touchscreen or the switcher panel, if desired.

In addition, TD Control can control routers thereby enabling the director to route all studio sources into the graphic scene. This provides the director with more flexibility to manage video sources and live feeds, freeing up vision mixer usage. Some of the supported routers include; Blackmagic VideoHub, Evertz Quartz andNVision NV9000.

Built-in program and preview confidence
TD Control is equipped with a built-in preview/program confidence feature which displays the actual layouts of the screens within the studio. This enables the operator to see ahead of time how the content and the studio will look like once the graphics are played.

If more than a single device is needed to be controlled and monitored, TD Control offers a dynamic program/preview feature which automatically toggles between different multi-viewer displays according to the operator workflow, allowing him to focus on a single display and save on equipment coasts.

16 Inputs and 16 outputs
A single HDVG4 video rendering platform provides TD Control with 16x HD-SDI video inputs and up to 16x HD-SDI video outputs. Inputs and outputs can be in different formats (simultaneously) including: SD/HD/3G/4K or other Ultra-HD formats. Internal up/down convertor saves the need for additional expensive devices. Constant internal two frame delay on all processing minimizes deferrals when interacting with live video sources. These can be used to bring in live video sources for multi-box effects or for studio displays, or to bring in external graphics sources to be layered or keyed with other videos.

Video server integration
TD Control allows the operator to easily browse through the server clips inventory from the designated server tab, assign it to a graphic template or studio display, preview it and play it to air. TD Control connects to Orad's video server and can be integrated with other video servers as well. This enables the operator to control the video servers from a single interface, eliminating the need for another operator to manage the video servers.

Newsroom interface
Newsroom systems (through MOS gateway) enable a show to be completely built in the newsroom rundown and triggered by the TD Control operator.
Producers and reporters have the ability to pre-populate graphic templates in the newsroom software to be automatically updated in the rundown.

Key Features

  • Controls video and graphics processing from a single interface
  • Up to 16 HD video insertions – combines live video with graphics
  • Assign easily any content to the displays – videos, images, clips or web content
  • Up to 8x 3G or 16x HD SDI outputs – ultra high resolutions
  • Unique canvases mapping and pixel base router – supports all studio displays
  • Seamless workflow – integration with all major vision mixers, routers, video servers, newsrooms and other studio devices.
  • Preview/program confidence via HD-SDI – exact replica of the studio monitors
  • Internal HD clips player (all major formats supported)
  • Constant 2 frames delay and internal up/down convertor
  • Simplified graphical user interface – support Windows based tablets

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