B6 Series Software


The B6 Series Software is installed on every B6 Series Server. Dependent on the role of the server, different modules are installed and work together.

Role: Audio Server

B6 Software modules and their roles on an audio server

Playmaker

  • Playmaker is used to play uncompressed audio
  • Multiple instances of Playmaker represent groups of synchronous playing audio channels
  • Each Playmaker instance supports individual playlists with scripting and can be individually remote controlled
  • One Playmaker instance can chase timecode input
  • Each Playmaker instance can output specific timecode (occupies one audio output)

Conductor (Optional)

  • Conductor is used to edit and send out light shows, effects and commands, time accurate to audio playback
  • Conductor locks to Playmakers timecode and vice versa
  • Conductor can be detached from server and can run on a separate machine for "in theater" show editing

System Tools for Embedded OS

  • IP address and firewall configuration

Role: Video Server

B6 Software modules and their roles on a video server

Playmaker

  • Playmaker is used to play uncompressed audio and video
  • Playmaker supports individual playlists with scripting and can be remote controlled
  • Each playlist entry can be setup to chase a specific external timecode (requires timecode input)
  • Each playlist entry can be setup to output a specific timecode (occupies one audio output)

Media Manager

  • Media Manager is used to load and manage uncompressed media
  • Media Manager can assemble movies down to single frames

Conductor (optional)

  • Conductor is used to edit and send out light shows, effects and commands, time accurate to video playback
  • Conductor locks to Playmakers timecode and vice versa
  • Conductor can be detached from server and can run on a separate machine for "in theater" show editing

Calibrator (optional)

  • Calibrator does camera based auto calibration of multi channel projections
  • No need to have the camera at the audience position - multiple cameras are permanently installed "anywhere" to see the entire screen surface
  • Calibration process can be triggered by a playlist entry in Playmaker or through remote control

System Tools for Embedded OS

  • EDID Management and Emulation
  • IP address and firewall configuration
  • Set 4K output modes on startup (native, column or quadrant)

Role: Multi-Layer Video Server

B6 Software modules and their roles on video server with multiple video layers

Playmaker Video Layer

  • Playmaker is used to play uncompressed audio and video
  • Instead of rendering directly to the outputs, a layer renders to the GPU only
  • Multiple instances can run on one machine to generate multiple layers
  • Each instance supports individual playlists with scripting and can be remote controlled
  • One Playmaker instance can chase a specific external timecode (requires timecode input)
  • Each Playmaker instance can be setup to output a specific timecode (occupies one audio output)

Playmaker Video Mixer

  • Playmaker Video Mixer is used to mix all video layers from the other instances together and place them on the video outputs

Media Manager

  • Media Manager is used to load and manage uncompressed media
  • Media Manager can assemble movies down to single frames

Conductor (Optional)

  • Conductor is used to edit and send out light shows, effects and commands, time accurate to video playback
  • Conductor locks to Playmakers timecode and vice versa
  • Conductor can be detached from server and can run on a separate machine for "in theater" show editing

Calibrator  (Optional)

  • Calibrator does camera based auto calibration of multi channel projections
  • No need to have the camera at the audience position - multiple cameras are permanently installed "anywhere" to see the entire screen surface
  • Calibration process can be triggered by a playlist entry in Playmaker or through remote control

System Tools for Embedded OS

  • EDID Management and Emulation
  • IP address and firewall configuration
  • Set 4K output modes on startup (native, column or quadrant)

Role: Multi-Server Video Cluster

B6 Software modules and their roles on video servers in a cluster

Playmaker as Controller

  • Playmaker is used to play uncompressed audio and generates timecode for server cluster
  • Our A16 is used for timecode distribution and generates genlock signal to have audio and video perfectly synced
  • Playmaker supports individual playlists with scripting and can be remote controlled

Playmaker as Controlled TC-Player

  • Playmaker is used to play uncompressed video
  • Perfectly chases Controller's timecode and genlock signal

Media Manager on dedicated Align/Store server (Optional)

  • Media Manager is used to load and manage uncompressed media
  • Media Manager can assemble movies for the cluster down to single frames
  • Manages content for server cluster
  • Access calibration data from Calibrator to prepare content for every playback channel
  • Acts as overall content backup
  • Can be used to load and prepare content while playback system is in use (reduces occupation time during content loading)

Conductor (Optional)

  • Conductor is used to edit and send out light shows, effects and commands, time accurate to video playback
  • Conductor locks to Playmakers timecode and vice versa
  • Conductor can be detached from server and can run on a separate machine for "in theater" show editing

Calibrator (Optional)

  • Calibrator does camera based auto calibration of multi channel projections
  • No need to have the camera at the audience position - multiple cameras are permanently installed "anywhere" to see the entire screen surface
  • Calibration process can be triggered by a playlist entry in Playmaker or through remote control

System Tools for Embedded OS

  • EDID Management and Emulation
  • IP address and firewall configuration
  • Set 4K output modes on startup (native, column or quadrant)


All B6 Series Software Modules:

Description Optional
System Tools EDID Management and Emulation
Playmaker Video Playback Platform
Media Manager Audio and Video Manager
Conductor Effect and Show Programming
Calibrator Camera Based Calibration of Multi-Channel Projections