Based on proven 64-bit architecture, Stingray incorporates the unmatched flexibility of Pebble Beach Systems’ Marina enterprise automation, and the power and robustness of our Dolphin integrated channel device.
In addition to hosting your simple clip-based channels, Stingray is also capable of handling more complex, reactive channels which regularly feature late-breaking changes. Its exceptionally intuitive user interface, coupled with powerful graphics and DVE functionality, combine to deliver a ‘best of breed’ solution at an affordable price.
Comprehensive Ingest and Playout Solution
Stingray’s rich feature set incorporates encode and decode, up and down conversion, graphics, DVE, ARC, subtitling, voice-over and optional Dolby® encode and decode. For ingest, file format and compression ratios can be selected on a per job basis, and clips can be trimmed and segmented even while the ingest is in progress. Operators are able to view playout and ingest processes using an IP monitoring window directly within the Stingray UI.
Intelligent Playlist Manipulation
Stingray brings enterprise level playlist intelligence to the channel in a box environment. A single operator can control up to 6 channels if required, and Stingray enables edits even in the ‘on air’ list, provided that the operator has the appropriate user privileges. Lists can incorporate multiple event types and classifications, and all events are continuously validated to ensure that everything required for playout is available. Multiple formats can be included within the same playlist, with a wide range of formats supported up to a maximum video stream of 50Mbps.
Powerful Graphics and Effects
4 independent graphics layers deliver channel branding and ‘Now Next Later’ promos and captions. Stingray’s Auto Promo feature also allows you to dynamically source data from multiple playlists and then automatically populate graphics templates with the latest information, even when schedule changes are made close to air. The optional Marlin pre-render workflow tool enables more complex graphics to be automatically generated from playlist information using Adobe®AfterEffects®CC, with the resulting file being stored as a video clip for playout as required.