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The Ingest and Playout Platform (up to 4K)

Media Systems and Solutions

To achieve success in the digital intermediate between the camera and the cinema or television, you need to exercise both creativity and care in the handling of high-resolution film data. Our customized solutions are designed to provide precisely what you need for your workflow to be profitable. Both the design and development of the products are based on years of know-how and expertise in the field, granting you the confidence that only comes from proven experience.

The product portfolio ranges from turnkey systems to custom storage solutions and data management tools to video boards for integration into the A/V systems of other manufacturers. Implement the Rohde & Schwarz media products to effectively optimize your workflow with high-performance technology.


The Ingest and Playout Platform (up to 4K)


Key Facts

Features & Benefits


Brief Description

Key Facts
  • Native support for a variety of storage connections and file systems
  • Simple integration to existing system environment by FIMS, MOS and VDCP
  • Vast selection of broadcast and production codecs out of the box
  • R&S®VENICE Remote User Interface for control of up to 12 resolution independent channels
  • Dual-destination recording to MXF & QuickTime wrappers
Brief Description

R&S®VENICE 4K is a future-ready, versatile ingest and playout platform for highly efficient TV production workflows up to 4K UHD-1. R&S®VENICE 4K manages classic video server tasks such as HD-SDI ingest, studio and channel playout as well as file-based tasks such as file import, transcoding and media transfer operations. R&S®VENICE 4K was specifically designed to meet the demanding challenges posed by high-resolution live production, content creation and distribution applications.

R&S®VENICE 4K models
R&S®VENICE 4K base model R&S®VENICE 4K base model
plus transform option
Available channels 2 channels 2 channels
SDI playout
SDI ingest
Transfer via Spycer
R&S®VENICE 2U Play server license optional optional
4.8 Tbyte SSD optional optional
6.7 Tbyte SSD optional optional
9.6 Tbyte SSD optional optional
13.4 Tbyte SSD optional optional
AES/EBU in/out
LTC output
LTC input
Control interfaces
Specifications per video channel
SDI (serial digital interface) 4:2:2, 8/10 bit (single link)1 input 1/2 streams via 1 BNC
output 1/2 streams via 1 BNC
SDI (serial digital interface) 4:2:2 8/10 bit (3 Gbit/s) input 1/2 streams via 4 BNC
output 1/2 streams via 4 BNC
Analog reference (genlock) input 1 BNC
Embedded audio, 16 digital channels (mono) input, via video in 1 BNC per stream
output, via video out 1 BNC per stream
AES/EBU, 16 digital channels (mono) input, XLR via breakout cable 2 DB25 per channel
output, XLR via breakout cable 2 DB25 per channel
Longitudinal (LTC) input 1 XLR female
output 1 XLR male
Vertical (VITC) input, via video in 1 BNC per stream
output, via video out 1 BNC per stream
Data and control interface
Serial RS-422 pinout will be switched by the software 2 RJ-45 female
Data formats
Color mode YCbCr 4:2:2
Storage mode compressed YUV 4:2:2/10 bit
Internal processing • frame repetition
• realtime scaler
• input raster detection
Audio formats 48 kHz, 16/24/32 bit
Supported video rasters
Raster Total lines per frame x size y size Aspect ratio
2160p25 (UHD-1) 2160 3840 2160 16:09
2160p29.97 (UHD-1) 2160 3840 2160 16:09
2160p50 (UHD-1) 2160 3840 2160 16:09
2160p59.94 (UHD-1) 2160 3840 2160 16:09

Broadcast Systems

R&S®VENICE Channel Playout Excellence

  • UHD media server for 24/7 channel playout and studio production
  • 1 channel 2160p60 or 4 channels 1080p60


  • HD/SD video server with ingest, playout and transform functionalities
  • 2 or 4 channels in 2 rack units


  • 4K UHD-1 video server with ingest, playout and transform functionalities
  • 2 channels up to 2160p60

R&S®VENICE Control

  • Ingest software for controlling live multicamera recordings.
  • Available on Windows®, Mac OS®


  • Network-based multiviewer software for monitoring all R&S®VENICE channels
  • Available on Windows®, Mac OS® and Linux®


  • Studio playout software for managing complex studio playout situations
  • Available on Windows®, Mac OS® and Linux®

Post Production Systems


The Flagship Mastering solution

Storage Solutions

R&S®SpycerBox Cell

  • SSD: 14,4TB, 28,8TB
  • SAS: 27TB, 36TB, 54TB
  • SAS 7K: 60TB

R&S®SpycerBox Ultra TL

  • Half populated: 96TB, 144TB, 192TB
  • Fully loaded: 192TB, 288TB, 384TB


  • Gain an overview of your files and metadata
  • Effectively tidy up your SAN or NAS
  • Correct and edit the names of file sequences

Video Boards

R&S®Atomix HDMI

  • Video formats: SD/HD/2K, 4K HSDL, 4K
  • 3 Gbit/s SDI
  • HDMI output

R&S®Atomix LT

  • Video formats: SD/HD/2K
  • 3 Gbit/s SDI