Sohonet Introduces ClearView Pivot Lite to Make 4K Remote Collaboration A Reality From Home

LOS ANGELES, Sep. 10, 2020–Sohonet, the global experts in connectivity, media services and network security for the media and entertainment industry, is excited to announce the launch of ClearView Pivot Lite. This addition to Sohonet’s ClearView Pivot solution will provide a home-alternative for real-time remote editing, colour grading, live screening and finishing reviews at full cinema quality.  Pivot Lite will be available to all customers from the 17th September. 

Pivot offers 4K high dynamic range (HDR) with 12-bit colour depth and 4:4:4 chroma sampling for full-colour quality video streaming with ultra-low latency. Pivot Lite boxes can be installed as a receive-only alternative to a standard Pivotbox. Unlike Pivot, which is provided over Sohonet’s uncontended private media network, Pivot Lite is network agnostic and can be run over lower bandwidths to support review from home.

The Pivot Lite hardware runs successfully over a premium internet connection but at bandwidths that make it applicable for at home use.  With a lower bandwidth requirement enabling streaming at 2K with as little as 100 mbps and 150mbps for UHD  or 4K.

Sohonet has been working in concert with the leading studios and content creators throughout the pandemic to develop a solution which brings full-resolution HDR collaboration to remote post studios or teams working from home. 

“As our industry continues to adapt to new working conditions, we are dedicated to adapting and developing our services to match this new reality,” notes Chuck Parker, CEO of Sohonet. “Creative working practices are likely to be permanently altered.  Pivot Lite provides media teams with the means to collaborate securely and productively on high-quality content at times when journeying into the facility is unfeasible”. 

Pivot Lite has been put through its paces in real-world settings, with trials across multiple sectors of the industry and the colour technologies have been fully inspected and approved by experts across the industry.

Sohonet’s current 35% C19 discount is valid for both ClearView Pivot and Pivot Lite until September 30th, after which pricing will increase by 23%

C19 discount expires September 30th

  • ClearView Pivot C19 discounted pricing – $1300 per month (12 month term) 
  • ClearView Pivot Lite C19 discounted pricing – $975 per month (12 month term) 

Pricing from October 1st:

  • ClearView Pivot pricing $1600 per month (12 month term)
  • ClearView Pivot Lite Pricing $1200 per month (12 month term) 

ClearView Pivot and Pivot Lite are part of the ClearView product family, Sohonet’s real-time, remote collaboration toolkit for M&E teams which includes ClearView Flex and ClearView HD.

To learn more about Sohonet and ClearView Pivot, please visit: https://www.sohonet.com/clearview-pivot/

About Sohonet

Sohonet connects storytellers by innovating technologies and collaboration with world-class services. For more than 20 years, the fully independent Sohonet has been the leading global expert in connectivity and data management services for the media and entertainment industry. Sohonet offers a range of connectivity, data management, storage and compute solutions that enable clients to manage, store and transfer valuable and critical content quickly, securely and effectively. All backed up by unrivalled technical support. The Sohonet Media Network is the largest and most established private, high-performance network for the media and entertainment industry connecting the leading studios, production and post-production facilities across the globe and providing high-speed access to established and emerging cloud platforms. 

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