AV Stumpfl has launched the world’s first triple-stream 4K uncompressed media server, Wings Engine Raw, marking the company’s debut appearance at IBC.
“Images, screens and display walls are all getting bigger – but this also means that compression artefacts look terrible,” said AV Stumpfl technical director Fred Neulinger. For this reason, Wings Engine Raw has been developed to work with three streams of uncompressed 4K60 video.
Using a single custom-engineered RAID 10 system, Wings Engine Raw can deliver a constant data stream of three channels of 4K (4,096 x 2,304 pixels) uncompressed video content at 60fps, plus up to 16 text and picture layers, and up to 24 uncompressed audio streams. The server removes the need to convert content into any intermediate codec format. Content can include native picture sequences such as TGA or TIFF and even instant PNG image format processing.
Wings Engine Raw can process and deliver video content at full 4:4:4 colour sampling, ensuring perfect quality and colour accuracy for demanding installation environments. It uses the new WingsRX render core engine which has been developed and optimised especially for premium picture quality applications. The company claims that the 64-bit program architecture and clever usage of SSE CPU instructions ensures “unequalled decentralised processing power”.
The software has been designed for a wide range of applications such as themed attractions, digital signage, trade shows, live events and full dome systems. AV Stumpfl has begun shipping Wings Engine Raw to projects worldwide including major product launches, cinematic, theme park and visitor attraction sites in Europe and the Middle East.
Wings Engine Raw is complemented by AV Stumpfl’s proven embedded operating system, Backup-Manager. It also features dedicated EDID management as well as an automatic camera-based calibration system for soft-edge blending, warp and geometry mapping, all operable by time line control.
The system also features redundancy of storage and power supply. If one of the SSDs were to fail, the data rate and the system’s general functionality will not be impaired.