R&S have added the next generation of VENICE to their lineup of broadcast hardware, the VENICE 4K offers Native 4K UHD-1 single file recording using the well-established Venice interface, providing a 4K UHD-1 Ingest and playout platform.
The Multi-codec offering allows flexible workflows to be retained from the HD workflows when moved into the UHD world, the Venice 4K allows facilities to have a mixed infrastructure as a real-time HD down-conversion is provided allowing HD infrastructure to remain as the 4K infrastructure grows.
One of the key advantages of the Venice 4K is the direct access to the raw files & storage using standard SAN, NAS protocols, this reduces or eliminates transfer times which can be a bottle neck with the larger files and UHD workflows.
The Venice 4K has been had a summer of sporting action providing fast turnaround of UHD pictures, with more events still planned the Venice 4K is looking to be a one of leaders.
Full specification sheet can be found here: link