Source: PRO AV Magazine
Publication date: December 1, 2005
By Ronald Williams
Doremi Labs, Nugget HD video player, $5,250 MSRP
What I Like About It:
The Doremi Nugget HD video player is a basic MPEG player for HD and SD content in any format. It plays back any compression bit rate up to 80 Mb/s, 4:2:2, or 4:2:0 without restrictions. It also has a built-in video up/downconverter. It plays back video at computer resolutions, NTSC, PAL, or HD video with HD-SDI, SDI, DVI, and composite video outputs.
The unique feature is that it offers several playback modes in these formats, an auto-play function, and even plays a selected video or playlist on power-up. I use the last feature most often in demo video playback and for movies on-demand. For the broadcaster, it also includes a genlock input to air that playlist.
The great part about the system is that it doesn't include any controls on the unit itself. All of its settings and player functions can be controlled from an external controller, a LAN connection, or even over the Internet, which prevents accidental disruption of play or other unwanted changes from occurring.
I Would Change:
The only drawback is that you have to upload the data via the LAN to change programs. Adding a removable hard drive to change the program material would be a faster and more convenient solution.
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