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R&S®VENICE Control

Ingest. Simplified.

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.

R&S®VENICE Control

Ingest. Simplified.


Key Facts

Features & Benefits


Brief Description

Key Facts
  • Flexible multichannel ingest solution
  • Control over multiple R&S®VENICE 2U and R&S®VENICE 4K ingest channels
  • Gang records in multiple ingest groups
  • Automatic file naming and folder creation
  • Dual-destination recording
  • Edit-while functionality
  • Enhanced reliability thanks to R&S®VENICE 2U client-server functionality
  • Integrated R&S®Spycer file browser
  • Available for Windows®, Mac OS®
Brief Description

R&S®VENICE Control is the ingest software for controlling live multicamera recordings.

Rohde & Schwarz developed R&S®VENICE Control in close cooperation with leading studio operators to meet the high demands of multicamera recordings. R&S®VENICE Control makes it possible to record up to 16 independent SD, HD or UHD-1 channels in all professional production and broadcast formats. The software unites single and multichannel recordings in a flexible client-server ingest solution.

Features & Benefits
Easy control and administration of channelsThe user simultaneously controls up to 16 independent R&S®VENICE channels via the straightforward user interface. All R&S®VENICE channels in the network are automatically detected via multicast. Configuration via static IP addresses is also possible. All detected or configured R&S®VENICE channels can be added to the ingest application via drag and drop.
Using the group functionality, channels can be combined into groups. These groups can be easily expanded with further channels during operation, for example to add freed-up channels directly to an ongoing recording.
Presets and scenarios for simplified recordingAll settings required for recording are available as presets. The user simply assigns these to individual channels or groups. Presets are copied from one channel to another or to a channel group via drag and drop. An unlimited number of presets can be created and swapped with other users. Thanks to the integrated lock, presets are protected against unintentional changes. This ensures that all recordings are performed with identical parameters.
All settings, including the channels and presets used for a recording, can be saved as scenarios, which simplifies recurring recordings. R&S®VENICE Control administers any number of scenarios. Recordings are started as a crash record with all settings saved in the presets, simply by pressing the record button.
Automatic file administrationR&S®VENICE Control offers automatic file and directory naming plus a hierarchical structure on the file system using wildcards. For this purpose, the user merely creates parameters, such as date, channel name, channel number or recording name, which are then automatically filled with the respective values. This eliminates the time-consuming process of manually creating a structure.
Writing to two different storage locationsThe dual-destination functionality makes it possible to save all recordings simultaneously to two separate storage locations. This eliminates time-consuming copy processes. Users see the selected storage locations and the current storage utilization at a glance. With a single click on the particular file path, they directly access the data that is being recorded.
R&S®Spycer data managementThanks to the integrated R&S®Spycer data management tool, individual file operations can be executed directly from R&S®VENICE Control without having to switch between individual applications.
Edit-while functionality and Avid workflow optionEdit-while functionality enables editors to access data that is being recorded, immediately after recording has begun. In combination with the Avid workflow option, the data can be written directly to a connected Avid ISIS system and registered in Avid Interplay.
Access to all codecsR&S®VENICE Control allows all codecs offered by R&S®VENICE 2U and R&S®VENICE 4K to be used. This makes further transcoding unnecessary.
Communications via FIMSR&S®VENICE Control functions according to the serviceoriented architecture (SOA) principle and communicates with the R&S®VENICE 2U and R&S®VENICE 4K systems via the framework for interoperable media services (FIMS) standard.
Interruption-free controlR&S®VENICE Control can be installed on as many client systems as desired and allows redundant control of all ingest tasks. In the event of a failure, all ingest control processes are continued by another R&S®VENICE Control instance without interruption.

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