Equipped With 12G/6G-SDI and Quad 3G/HD-SDI Inputs, New 9992-ENC-4K-HEVC for openGear Represents Superset of New Encoding Platform’s Capabilities

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Cobalt Digital today announced the release of its new 9992-ENC series of HEVC/H.265/MPEG-5-ready encoders for openGear. These new encoders represent the state of the art both in 4K/HD baseband video processing and in compression technology — all in one highly upgradeable, future-proof platform.



As part of the Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference, Cobalt Digital Director of Technology Ciro Noronha will present a paper titled “A Study of Protocols for Low-Latency Video Transport Over the Internet.”


— In its new location in the South Lower Hall at the 2018 NAB Show, Cobalt Digital will make a splash with multiple new entries across its product range. Now available is the 9904-UDX-4K up/down/cross-converter for 4K production and broadcast applications, and for flypacks and compact system designs, there’s the OG-PC x86 computer on an openGear card. Cobalt’s compression products division will introduce the new 9992-ENC-4K-HEVC H.265 Streaming Encoder with quad 3G-SDI and 12G-SDI inputs.


— Read how Lucas Oil Production Studios is using Cobalt openGear® card-based products to reliably provide numerous live production assets in the toughest of mobile environments, with personal testimony to the trust in the long-term reliability of our products. See the link to the TV Technology article at


— Cobalt Digital today announced that its director of technology, Ciro Noronha, will present a technical paper at VidTrans18 titled “How SL-HDR1 Metadata Will Make Affordable (or Cost-Efficient) HDR Broadcasting a Reality Sooner Than Later.” The 30-minute presentation will begin at 3 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the Bayview Ballroom at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Marina del Rey, California.


Cobalt Digital Helps Make the Most of Monitoring Inside New High Rock Mobile Truck

by Barry H. Bennett, Owner and Chief Engineer, Bennett Systems Inc.

My company, Bennett Systems, specializes in large-scale mobile systems integration. Our staff has 40 years of combined experience in technology and integration. We’ve designed and built more large-scale mobile units than most other integrators combined. In fact, Bennett Systems has pioneered many of the systems in many of the largest trucks on the road today.


Embedded Technology From Technicolor® Enables Broadcasters to Remonetize SDR Content for HDR Distribution Using Existing Hardware

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Cobalt Digital today announced that it is the first U.S. manufacturer selected to license Technicolor’s High Dynamic Range (HDR) Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) technology for the broadcast television environment. Cobalt will make the Technicolor HDR ITM feature optionally available on its new series of 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD-SDI 4K cards for the openGear® platform. 


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Cobalt Digital’s Channel Integrator at IBC2017

by Jesse Foster, Director of Products and Business Development, Cobalt Digital

Cobalt Digital’s new 9902-UDX-DSP-CI Channel Integrator system represents a fusion of the wide range of broadcast-production features and benefits that Cobalt is known for — and that modern workflows require. The Cobalt team is encouraged by strong interest from the international broadcast community in the Channel Integrator system, and we’ve been looking forward to introducing it here at IBC2017.