Audinate has announced the addition of new tools for Dante Studio, an application within the Dante AV ecosystem that integrates PC applications with AV-over-IP, including Dante Video TX, a virtual transmitter, and Dante Video Viewer, an application to view a video flow that combines with Dante Video RX to provide a complete, networkable AV workflow.
Dante Studio brings Dante AV Ultra – and soon Dante AV-H – into AV production workflows, designed to make them easier and more 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. It facilitates the monitoring of all Dante AV cameras and sources on their network to simplify troubleshooting and solve problems ahead of time.
“Dante Studio was a natural progression of our vision to layer features and functionality onto connectivity and interoperability through software,” says Laurence Crew, senior product manager, Audinate. “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 Video TX users can create a Dante video stream directly from the PC by capturing the Windows display output. With Video TX, users can share the entire PC screen to the network as a Dante AV flow.
The receiving channel, Dante Video RX, enables Windows PCs to receive video from any Dante AV-enabled source. Dante Video RX and TX are stated to support 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 into Dante-based environments operating on standard 1 Gb Ethernet infrastructures.
Separately, Dante Video Viewer is a standalone application 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.
“Dante Studio provides interoperability between software and hardware products in the Dante AV ecosystem,” adds Crew. “Today’s announcement equips integrators and end-users with professional-grade tools for better, specialized video networks.”
Dante Studio is compatible with Dante Controller for consistency throughout the AV-over-IP system. It is available on a free trial by going here to sign up and download.