Vela Updates Decoder Features

Vela Research announced a feature update release for its ArgoNavis Decoder, a multi-format MPEG-2 and H.264 decoder solution designed to decode in SD and HD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 H.264, Apple ProRes and VC1 formats. The current major feature release includes: Clos...

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Vela Anupdate 300x180Vela Research announced a feature update release for its ArgoNavis Decoder, a multi-format MPEG-2 and H.264 decoder solution designed to decode in SD and HD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 H.264, Apple ProRes and VC1 formats. The current major feature release includes:



  • Closed captioning overlay (open captions)


  • Time code overlay


  • Frame count overlay


  • "Title Safe Area" and "Action Safe Area" overlay, to determine if captions will violate or overflow the title and action safe areas


  • Graphics overlay


  • Expanded file playback support (including MXF OP1a and MXF AS02 filters)


  • SDI and VANC monitoring (single channel)




Scheduled for release in early 2012 are file playback 24/7 scheduling, LKFS audio measurement values for CALM Act compliance, and Quad (four-channel) SDI and VANC monitoring.

The Quad SDI & VANC Monitor is designed to monitor up to 16 channels of SDI audio in real time, and operator alerts can be set to trigger if audio levels exceed user-defined thresholds. Individual channels can be selected for monitoring. It also enables users to decode and monitor 608 and 708 closed captioning from the VANC in real-time, and the closed captions can be viewed simultaneously without obstructing the video. Operators can also decode and view active format descriptor (AFD), and detect broadcast flag and Dolby audio metadata.
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