Streaming high-resolution video is no longer a chore to set up, thanks to the latest Teradek connectivity offering, the all-in-one Serv 4K streaming solution, that inputs up to DCI 4K60 HDR video via HDMI or 12G-SDI and encodes high-resolution 4K video to the cloud.
The Serv 4K features a hard-wired Ethernet to provide the fastest, most stable connection to the Internet. It will encode video input up to DCI 4K60 to the high-resolution, low-latency HEVC/H.265 codec at blazingly fast speeds up to 85 Mb/s. It allows for 10-bit HDR encoding to maintain vivid color depth, secures your streams using 256-bit encryption, and supports the common H.264 codec for maximum compatibility.
Compatible with a wide range of cameras, switchers, and video gear, the Serv 4K can input up to DCI 4K60 video via its HDMI 2.0 and 12G-SDI interfaces. It can also output up to DCI 4K60 to a local monitor or switcher. You can record your program with its built-in SD card slot using either HEVC or H.264 codecs for very small file sizes, or you can utilize the two USB Type-C ports to record to an external hard drive. Additionally, the Serv 4K allows you to output microphone audio via a 3.5mm jack to embed into your stream, and you can de-embed the audio to a 3.5mm output for headphone or speaker playback, making the Serv 4K a truly well-rounded A/V streaming device.
The compact, portable unit can be powered using its 4-pin 12 VDC power input. However, it also supports optional battery pass-through plates, so you can utilize the unit while it is mounted on your mobile camera and power both using a single high-capacity battery. View the status on its device display, and configure the unit using a simple interface button. The Serv 4K can be mounted on any stand, cage, or rig using its standard 1/4"-20 thread.
Software and Services
In addition to being configured via its built-in status display, the Serv 4K can be monitored and configured using its built-in WebUI from your local LAN with any browser. It is designed to integrate with Teradek’s VUER live production monitoring app, as well as the Teradek Core streaming cloud platform, where it can stream, record, connect different sources, add graphics and overlays, view analytics, and direct video streams with a separate Core subscription. Teradek has also announced a partnership with the Frame.io team-based web video workflow platform for cloud streaming from Adobe.
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