Grabyo introduces frame-accurate camera switching & ad replacement to live cloud production

Grabyo introduces frame-accurate camera switching & ad replacement to live cloud production

At IBC 2019, we will be demonstrating the latest in live cloud-production across public internet.

Our market-leading cloud video platform now supports frame-accurate camera switching from remote locations, and remote camera synchronization.

Grabyo Producer, our cloud-based live video production suite, now enables broadcasters and publishers to produce a seamless multi-camera, multi-source live broadcast from anywhere through a laptop, web browser and an internet connection.

As live production technology moves to the cloud, broadcasters and publishers need the ability to synchronize multiple camera angles in a live broadcast, to ensure transitions are smooth with no noticeable skip or delay in broadcast.

Multi-camera synchronization

Grabyo Producer is able to automatically sync multiple video sources using timestamps inserted in the encoding process. This allows you to create a sharp, broadcast-quality live stream with frame-accurate switching between multiple camera angles, locations or sources.

This provides a flexible way to produce live content with a mixed output over the internet from a remote location. Reducing the cost and complexity of live production, and removing the need for on-site broadcast equipment and technicians.

Earlier this year, we added support for WebRTC; which dramatically reduced delays in responses to user inputs. This enabled the user experience of Producer to match that of a local desktop application.

The addition of WebRTC now enables Grabyo Producer to support contribution from local camera and audio sources such as web cameras, USB cameras, microphones and external audio inputs directly from a laptop.

Remote guest commentary

This has led to the launch of ‘Producer Guest’, our new remote contribution app that allows external guests to appear in a live broadcast. Guests need to only run the Producer Guest app on a browser on their device to contribute their audio and video to a live broadcast.

Publishers can add remote guests for a multi-location broadcast, or tailor distribution with local commentary or voiceover, sent to multiple markets simultaneously without the need for additional hardware – providing users with greater flexibility when creating a show optimized for digital audiences.

In-stream ad replacement

Additionally, Grabyo Producer is now able to detect ‘ad markers’ such as onCue for RTMP or SCTE-35 for MPEG-TS streams. This allows users to remove in-stream advertisements from a live broadcast and replace with VOD content to create additional sponsor revenue or adhere to social platforms’ Advertising Policies.

Broadcasters can now replace advertisements on linear broadcasts pushed into the Grabyo platform.

For more information on any of our updates, or to arrange a trial, please get in touch today.