Teradek launches Serv 4K for 4K HDR streaming, collaboration and review

Teradek announces Serv 4K, a 4K HDR hardware/software production streaming solution that integrates cloud and LAN platforms into a flexible and streamlined workflow, simplifying real-time creative collaboration and decision making for stakeholders on and off set.

“Serv 4K unifies on-set and remote streaming setups with one 4K HDR-capable device that’s easy to set up, manage, and access,” said Greg Smokler, Vice President of Film Products at Creative Solutions. “It’s part of an end-to-end streaming solution that removes barriers to creative collaboration by delivering incredible image fidelity, simplified remote viewing and stream management, and doubling local streaming capacity. .”

Teradek is positioning Serv 4K as a next-generation production streaming solution that combines and extends the local streaming functionality of Serv Pro with the cloud streaming tools of the Teradek Cube to deliver a 4K HDR hardware/software ecosystem that meets post production -2020 realities.

Serv 4K benefits from higher bitrate encoding using H.264 or H.265 with 256-bit encryption and HDR bitrate (DCI-P3, PQ2084), allowing 4K60p 10bit 4:2:2 images to be broadcast securely live or as instant recordings on-set and to remote viewers. Setup is simple for camera crews, as the workflow, device and web UI, and mobile app management are all intuitively designed for the easiest experience. Serv 4K also supports HEVC, delivering high quality media in smaller file sizes.

Up to 20 devices can stream over a local network using Teradek’s Vuer app, with support for iOS, Android, PC, MacOS and AppleTV. An unlimited number of devices can access cloud-based live streaming and download instant recordings on Teradek Core and third-party platforms like Frame.io, an Adobe company. If the internet connection is lost, recordings are saved to an SD card for secure download once the connection is restored. Streams and recordings are compatible with macOS, iOS, Android, and web browsers.

“Serv 4K is more than a standalone hardware device – it’s part of an ecosystem that brings together cloud solutions like Teradek Core, Core TV, Vuer, and third-party integrations for a seamless streaming experience on and off set,” said declared Colin McDonald, Cinema Product Manager at Creative Solutions. “It’s an all-in-one solution, providing content visibility at every stage of production, for creative actors and decision makers, whether they’re on set, on location, in office or at home.”

Lance B. Holton