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IBC shows first JVC camcorders to feature advanced Zixi technology

Faster than expected by professionals, IP-based network video has become a major issue in today’s broadcast business. Many users hesitate to apply this technology, since they cannot imagine using the internet or private IP networks for secure broadcast signal transmission in HD quality. JVC Professional and Zixi, the leading IP broadcasting company for cloud-enabled networking, have formed a partnership to push forward this innovative solution.

Compared to conventional transmission methods, the advantages of IP broadcasting technology take full effect in the field and make live video data transfer easier. In particular, ENG and EFP applications benefit from minimised technical effort, large cost savings, easy handling and more efficient workflows. Furthermore, signal transmission is secure and lossless, with minimal latency.

The first result of the cooperation between JVC and Zixi is an integrated IP broadcasting solution included on the JVC GY-HM650, GY HM850 and GY-HM890 camcorders, meaning there’s no need for any additional equipment. JVC will exhibit cameras featuring Zixi technology at IBC this year, in their new hall 11 position (stand G30). On 12th September at 15:00, Gustav Emrich, JVC’s European Product Manager, and Israel Drori, President and Founder of Zixi, will give a joint presentation – this event will take place at IBC Content Everywhere Cloud Solutions (hall 3 stand A19), an area dedicated to cloud technology that is free to attend.

Zixi’s streaming technology applies advanced content-aware error correction to compensate packet loss, which may occur during data transmission via wireless internet connections. In this operating mode, the decoder dynamically analyses internet link performance (Link Monitoring) and ensures that the camera will make bandwidth adjustments. If necessary, data packets are transmitted again with resultant latency being kept within tight limits. This advanced forward error correction is able to reliably compensate jitter and packet loss, up to 30 percent. By doing this, stable data streaming under difficult conditions is ensured – even if signal detection of conventional systems fails. For safety reasons, LCD monitor and camera viewfinder display streaming status and signal quality. On the receiving side, only a Zixi-compatible decoder or server is required. Using Zixi services, additional features such as time shift streaming, cloud-based recording and playback from the data cloud are also available.

Zixi technology is already in use by Over-The-Top (OTT) content platforms, internet and mobile video service providers, broadcasters, satellite and fibre optic network providers, news agencies, live sports producers, video conferencing systems for business and many institutions from different sectors.

Error correction with Zixi