Telestream Announces Latest Version of PRISM Waveform Monitor Software

Telestream today announced the latest software for its PRISM family of hybrid IP/SDI waveform monitors. Version 3.3 adds significant new video format support for post-production applications beyond broadcast TV, faster switching of IP inputs, support for Dolby ED2 metadata, and more to a already extensive collection of IP and SDI measurement tools.

Designed for use in video engineering, operations, live capture, event production and post-production, PRISM is extremely flexible and includes specialized tools to maximize its usability with the wide color gamut, today’s high dynamic range and high resolution formats. With faster switching of IP inputs, at around ½ second, camera shading operators can make comparisons quickly and efficiently whether working in an IP, SDI or hybrid setup. Version 3.3 now supports DCI 4K post-production resolutions up to 4096×2160 and frame rates of 23.98 at 60p for everything from cinematic to broadcast workflows. The latest version also offers Dolby ED2 metadata decoding which is used for Dolby Atmos and guardband measurement for comprehensive audio monitoring.

Unlike competing products, PRISM is a family of software-defined instruments. This unique capability allows users to add new features and capabilities with a simple software upgrade. Typically, no special hardware is needed to enable new features, allowing PRISM units to be easily upgraded in the field.

“As the lines between film and television production blur, we are adding to the PRISM platform the ability to expand format capability in SDI and IP to meet the needs of a wide range of customers. performing high-end post-work,” says Charlie Dunn, Senior Vice President, Video Testing, Timing and Quality Assurance Business Unit. “Now that the ST-2110 can be considered mainstream, we are adding the expected capability to measure AV delay, Dolby E/ED2 and enable seamless switching so that the benefits of an IP infrastructure can be realized without any operational compromises .

New additional features:

  • AV Delay measurement for SDI, ST2022-6 and ST2110-20/30/31 using AV Delay test signal from Telestream Sync Pulse Generator products.
  • Safe Zone Display with AFD Crosshairs allows users to ensure that text, graphics and important information such as weather, headlines and school closing ramps are visible on consumer screens, regardless of aspect ratio and production aperture size.
  • Colorized display of waveform/RGB parade stop for easy use and fast operation.
  • A larger floating timecode display allows the timecode to be easily seen regardless of the tile configuration.

“We are pleased to announce that customers are now requiring PRISM for mission-critical deployments,” Dunn said. “It’s hugely rewarding for our development team after their tireless work to evolve the platform to where it is today.”

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