Marshall Going “All In” on NDI — AV.technology
Marshall Further Expands IP Workflow Capabilities with Additional Camera Choices; More NDI to come in 2021
Marshall Electronics continues to develop new cameras designed to improve IP workflows. Marshall released two levels of 4K PTZ cameras within the last year with 30x optical zoom and professional grade sensors: one with up to 4K30 (CV630) resolution and one with up to 4K60 (CV730) resolution. Marshall also recently offered two levels of fixed position cameras with 30x optical zoom and professional grade sensors: one with up to HD60 (CV355-30X) resolution and one with up to UHD60 (CV420-30X).
In looking forward to 2021, Marshall is scheduled to launch a High-Bandwidth NDI PTZ camera (CV730-BHN) late Q3 with up to 4K60 resolution and 30x optical zoom packed with High-Bandwidth NDI, NDI|HX and simultaneous 12GSDI/HDMI2.0 outputs. Also planned for later this year, Marshall has its CV620-BI with 20x optical zoom 3GSDI, HDMI and IP/HEVC/SRT, and the CV620-BN with 20x optical zoom 3GSDI, HDMI and NDI|HX on its product roadmap.
“Marshall was one of the first adopters of the NDI platform, building the technology into our PTZ cameras several years ago and watching the technology progress with greatly improved NDI Tools, lower latency, ease of discovery and the ability to mix different media types into the NDI workflow,” says Tod Musgrave, Director of Cameras for Marshall Electronics. “Marshall is completely behind the big push in IP cameras with PTZ and fixed position camera options, whether it’s standard IP (HEVC), Haivision SRT or Newtek NDI. We, as a company, have double-downed, triple-downed, even gone “all-in” on the future of IP in broadcast and proAV.”
The CV630 with 3GSDI/HDMI comes in two flavours: one with IP/HEVC/SRT (CV630-IP) and one with NDI|HX (CV630-NDI). The CV730 with larger 1/1.8” sensor with 12GSDI/HDMI comes in two versions as well: one with IP/HEVC/SRT (CV730-IP) and one with NDI|HX (CV730-NDI). In addition, the CV730 is equipped with the added convenience of a USB3.0 for video conference and PC/Mac workflows. The CV355-30X with 3GSDI/HDMI comes in two options: one with IP/HEVC/SRT (CV355-30X-IP) and one with NDI|HX (CV355-30X-NDI). The CV420-30X also comes in two variants: one with IP/HEVC/SRT (CV420-30X-IP) and one with NDI|HX (CV420-30X-NDI).
“Marshall’s PTZ cameras have exploded in popularity due to their flexibility to serve a wide range of broadcast and proAV applications,” adds Musgrave. “Marshall PTZ cameras now offer improved video quality with the release of professional grade 4K (UHD) sensors, simple one-cable to camera setup, smooth remote manoeuvrability, simultaneous outputs available and compatibility with a variety of IP workflows.”
In addition, Marshall has added additional tools that can be used to support setup and operation of the entire PTZ and Zoom camera lines. One ultra-convenient tool is the Home Run RS232/RS422 Splitter Extender Box (RS7-HR), available now, that splits control of one controller via CAT cable to up to seven cameras while extending usable length of cable runs by two (2x) fold for RS232 or RS422. For PTZ controllers, choose from two different models from the entry-level VS-PTC-200 or the advanced broadcast-style VS-PTC-IP model with individual dial control of Exposure, Iris, White Balance and Focus with a rocker seesaw for zoom and flexible IP/RS232/RS422 support. Finally, encasing every model in IP68 housings for outdoor use is also now possible with CV-H20-HF for fixed position models, CV6XX-HFH for CV600-series and CV7XX-HFH for the CV700-series, all with heaters and fans for environment control.
“Our customers are some of the top engineers in the field, so once you stop and listen, they almost design the next camera for you,” says Musgrave. “Then it’s a matter of working with our design engineers to ensure we refine video quality, collaborate with technology partners, and ensure we deliver what I consider as our Marshall heritage of broadcast quality and reliability. Stay tuned as we continue to refine and develop our next generation of IP cameras.”