Designed for the monitoring and analysis of ST 2110 and ST 2022-6 defined high-bitrate broadcast media traffic, the VB440 is a crucial component of core broadcasting networks, production studios, master control centres and outside broadcast vehicles and venues. Its ability to monitor both uncompressed and compressed data – including new functionality for monitoring JPEG XS and HDR signals – on an ultra-low latency basis making it particularly ideal for live production, especially on a remote or distributed basis.
The most recent additions focus on delivering a range of audio monitoring abilities which have been developed in collaboration with professional audio engineers - including a Gonio meter, Loudness radar and the ability to measure multichannel audio across 64 channels within one flow. Channel ordering can be signalled as part of AC-3 or E-AC-3 bitstreams or per-stream configured channel order . All are presented using an intuitive, easy-to-use GUI – including a ‘room meter’ visualisation that gives engineers the information they need in an accessible, visually-engaging format.
Most importantly though, these new audio metering capabilities can be applied to a range of surround and immersive audio standards; including 7.1 and 5.1. The new audio tools give the ability to specify customized mapping for these setups and, crucially, grant an ability to listen through a web browser in a stereo downmix – thereby allowing an audio editor to work anywhere, even in spaces that are not equipped with a comprehensive speaker setup.