AV-over-IP networking solution provider Audinate is launching a set of new tools within Dante Studio to help designers and end users simplify audiovisual workflows.
The Portland, Ore. company says new tools enhance Dante Studio, an application within the Dante AV ecosystem that integrates PC applications with AV-over-IP. The new tools are Dante Video TX, a virtual transmitter, and Dante Video Viewer, an application to view a video flow.
The tools will work with Dante Video RX and are designed to give system designers, integrators and end users a complete networkable AV workflow, the company says.
Audinate says Dante AV is a growing family of solutions that allow OEMs and users to deliver high-quality AV-over-IP over standard Gigabit networks. Dante Studio brings Dante AV Ultra, the family’s premium solution – and soon Dante AV-H – into AV production workflows, making them easy and reliable.
Dante Studio allows the use of high resolution, low latency Dante AV video directly in AV production applications, such as OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) or platforms such as Teams and Zoom, the company says. This allows IT and AV managers to monitor all Dante AV cameras and sources on the network for confidence, helping to simplify troubleshooting.
According to Audinate, Dante Video TX allows users to create a Dante video stream directly from the PC by capturing the Windows display output. Users can share their entire PC screen to the network as a Dante AV flow.
The company says the receiving channel, Dante Video RX, enables Windows PCs to receive video from any Dante AV-enabled source. Dante Video RX and TX supports 1080p resolution, 60 frames per second and system timing and synchronization along with separate routing of video and audio elements. The tools will soon support 4K video and fit easily into Dante-based environments operating on standard 1 Gb Ethernet infrastructures.
Meanwhile, Dante Video Viewer is a standalone application designed to monitor video signals coming from products on the Dante AV network. With this tool users can monitor Dante AV signals without the need for a dedicated video-related application. Additionally, Video Viewer can be used to display a video flow full screen on a PC computer, turning it into a Dante AV receiver.
Laurence Crew, senior product manager at Audinate, says Dante Studio provides interoperability between software and hardware products in the Dante AV ecosystem. The new offerings give end users and service providers professional-grade tools for better, specialized video networks, Crew says.
“Dante Studio was a natural progression of our vision to layer features and functionality onto connectivity and interoperability through software,” says Crew. “We saw that the PC was going to be playing an increasingly important role in corporate, worship, education and even production customer ecosystems, and we knew we needed to bridge the divide between AV and PC beyond simply connecting devices. The tools introduced today will facilitate frictionless workflow and provide advanced functionality to serve the emerging needs of our customers.”
Dante Studio is compatible with Dante Controller for consistency throughout the AV-over-IP system. It is available on a free trial to qualified professionals by going to Audinate.com/studio to sign up and download.