Dolphin delivers highly automated integrated audio, video and graphics functionality for ingest, channel branding and frame-accurate multi-channel playout. Its flexible pipeline design gives you the ability to customise the virtual output chain for each channel, specifying the order in which functions including graphics, effects, and aspect ratio conversion are handled within the system.
With SD/HD video server, master control switcher, subtitling, captioning and channel branding functionality, Dolphin’s target installations include regional commercial insertion, fast to market or short-term channels, disaster recovery centres and content ingest. Supporting an extensive range of compression and file formats, it incorporates full up- and down-conversion on ingest and playout, and the ability to mix legacy SD content with new HD material on the same timeline, to deliver the flexibility your programming demands.
Dolphin integrates seamlessly as a standalone device into a multichannel system which might also incorporate best-of-breed video server, graphics or captioning devices for prime channels. It can also act as a component of a hybrid channel, blending Dolphin’s functionality with discrete technology such as graphics devices. This means that you can choose the optimum technology for the budgetary and technical needs of each channel. Crucially, your operators will be presented with the same user interface whatever the underlying channel technology across the entire system, and a single system-wide database avoids creating operational silos and simplifies channel control.
In today’s highly commercial, multi-channel broadcast environment, audiences demand high quality HD transmission with error-free playout, and channel controllers expect good quality branding. Dolphin delivers exceptional SD and HD quality at an affordable price, safeguarding your on air production values, even for low revenue channels.