NAB 2022: Hitomi showcases new latency feature for MatchBox

Hitomi Broadcast will showcase its new latency feature for MatchBox, the audio video alignment toolbox, at NAB 2022, delivering timing quality control assurance, end to end. This latest enhancement to MatchBox’s capabilities measures the actual time of flight of video signals from the front of multiple cameras or at various points through the broadcast chain with milli-second accuracy. With applications in remote and virtual production, this further strengthens Hitomi’s product offering.

Broadcast equipment adds delay, the amount of which can vary each time it is used. Delays need to be synchronised between different paths for a seamless viewer experience. Determining those offsets theoretically can take up a lot of engineering time but takes just seconds with MatchBox Latency.

A measurement is taken simply by holding an iPhone up in shot running the MatchBox Glass App which is free to download. A signal is then sent back to the MatchBox Analyser located in an OB truck or MCR. Fast, easy to use and accurate, this solution simplifies the task of measuring latency and gives a lip-sync reading as well.

For measuring latency within the broadcast chain, MatchBox Generator can be deployed as a test signal with the Analyser picking up the results downstream. It can be thought of as a multi-meter for signal timing with a probe at each end of the section of interest.

This product is designed to help broadcasters prepare for live transmissions as well as virtual studios and other applications where timing needs to be known, not guessed. It can form part of a toolset helping broadcasters move to more eco-friendly workflows whilst still retaining quality.

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