SL NEO Client Software Suite - a Family of Applications Designed to Support the Workflow
SL NEO Client Software Suite - a Family of Applications Designed to Support the Workflow
SL NEO Client Software Suite - a Family of Applications Designed to Support the Workflow
SL NEO Client Software Suite - a Family of Applications Designed to Support the Workflow

Ingest and Playout Clients

Ingest Client



Ingest Client manages the recording channels for one or more SL NEO servers according to schedules (rec lists). The user interface contains a certain number of windows which execute rec lists by number of recording channels. There is a set source for each recording channel and each event in the recording management window; this source may be either an external line or a videotape recorder. When recording from tape, automatic VTR management mode is implemented in the presence of a digitization packet.

The SL NEO Recorder records materials on the server array in accordance with the event order indicated in the rec-list being executed. Various operational modes are possible: recording from a main server folder or recording with registration in the server database. Recording can take place simultaneously in one or two profiles, for example, Full Resolution + Proxy. A fragmented recording mode is possible, during recording in both main system and server database.

Recording lists are either loaded from the media planning system or are prepared on the recording list editor, which is a part of the software package. There are functions for the insertion of individual lines or a rec list file during the recording schedule being implemented, as well as for setting the exact time at which the materials will be deleted. Constant verification of the presented materials listed in the lines of the rec lists in the server archive is conducted during the whole recording process.

Each window of the rec list being implemented contains an indicator of the audio signal level and the regulator, which permits operators to change the level of sound during the recording process in real time; it may be extremely beneficial when working with Embedded in SDI. The number of windows is unlimited and is set by the user in the configuration process according to the number of recording channels.

Broadcast Client



Broadcast Client allows user to completely organize broadcast management of an on-air channel. In the broadcast management window there is a playlist that shows an assigned source for each broadcast event; either it is a server playout channel, videotape player, or external line.

In accordance with the order of events indicated in the playlist being implemented, the SL NEO Program Player module sets up file materials for broadcast and generates the corresponding commands for the servers and videotape recorders; it also gives all the necessary commands to the devices for program switching. Broadcast playlists are either loaded from the media planning system or are prepared on the built-in playlist editor. 

Broadcast Client implements several important functions: insertion of separate lines or playlist files in the schedule being implemented in the broadcasting process, constant verification of the presented materials listed in the playlists in the server archive. Broadcast Client also contains a wide selection of functions for editing of a list and events being played, including emergency transfer to any event on the list, Hold, Alarm Clip, and much more.

Each major event in the playlist may be assigned so-called “subsidiary” or “secondary” events. A subordinate event may be, for example, a graphic composition with broadcast start linked to the main event start time. Graphics and captions may be generated by the server itself or by a separate graphics station.

The number of Broadcast windows is unlimited and is set by the user in the configuration process according to the number of broadcasting channels.