Below are highlights of just some of the optional codec and container format modules available for DRC-Stream, StreamZ, StreamZHD and Digital Rapids Transcode Manager. Note that some of these modules may be included as standard with select system configurations. Please see the Supported Formats chart for details of version compatibility and bundling. Select sets of modules may also be available in bundles for easy ordering; please ask your Digital Rapids representative for details.

Digital Rapids Studio AVC Encoder (>pricing)
The Digital Rapids Studio AVC Encoder options provide premium-quality AVC/H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) live streaming or file-based encoding meeting the stringent requirements of professional applications and distribution platforms including VOD, IPTV and Blu-ray. The Studio AVC Encoder supports Baseline, Main and High AVC/H.264 profiles, with full configurability of levels and parameters, and interlaced or progressive output. Closed Caption data can be embedded in H.264 Elementary Streams with support for EIA-608, EIA-708 and SCC. Stream FE software or Digital Rapids Transcode Manager is required.

The Studio AVC Encoder is available by itself or as a bundle:

DRC Studio AVC Encoder - AVC/H.264 video encoding to Elementary Streams (files or RTP streams)

DRC Studio AVC Encoder Bundle - AVC/H.264 video encoding to Elementary Streams (files or RTP streams) and output to .MP4 files, plus flexible multiplexing of H.264 video and audio streams into Transport Streams with muxing technology from Manzanita Systems

  • Flexible muxing architecture enables simultaneous output of multiple Elementary and Transport Streams in a single step while eliminating redundant encoding (e.g. multiple Transport Streams with the same video but differing audio such as languages)
  • Muxing architecture supports insertion of SCTE 35 Cueing Messages for Digital Program Insertion (e.g. ad insertion)
  • Dolby Pulse (AAC-LC, HE-AAC) and MPEG Layer 2 audio support included (Dolby Digital/AC-3 and Dolby Digital Plus audio support available as an additional option)

DRC AVC for Web (>pricing)
Two optional modules support the creation of premium-quality, progressive-scan H.264-based video for consumer electronics devices and the Web, including Adobe Flash Player (version 9 and higher), Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe AIR based applications. Both modules output progressive H.264 with Baseline or Main AVC/H.264 profiles, and include Dolby® Pulse (HE-AAC, AAC-LC) and Thomson MP3 audio support.

DRC AVC for Web, File Only - coding and transcoding to files for on-demand, progressive-scan applications from live, tape-based or media file inputs. Supports MPEG-4 (MP4, M4V for iTunes), Adobe Flash (F4V, FLV), 3GPP, Microsoft Silverlight (MP4, IIS Smooth Streaming) and QuickTime MOV

DRC AVC for Web - all of the features of the file-only version, plus live H.264 streaming over RTMP protocol to Adobe Flash Media Server, Wowza or equivalent; H.264 Microsoft IIS Smooth Streaming; and progressive H.264 streaming over RTP/RTSP. Supports simultaneous archive to file during live streaming

iPhone Encoder (AVC for Apple iPhone with integrated segmenting)(>pricing)
The iPhone Encoder option module provides adds enhanced capabilities for encoding content for live and on-demand viewing on iPhone mobile devices and iPod touch® personal media players. Includes Dolby® Pulse AAC audio support.

Encodes simultaneously to multiple output streams at varying bit rates and resolutions, automatically dividing the outputs into discrete TS segments ready for adaptive delivery by a server or CDN

Eliminates the need for an external stream segmenter, simplifying encoding workflows and reducing overall system costs

MXF Import (>pricing)

Import media packaged in the MXF (Material eXchange Format) file format

This option "extracts" the media essence stored within the MXF file; additional codecs may be required for decoding the compressed media itself

Powered by OpenCube technology
Compatible with Stream LE, Stream FE and Digital Rapids Transcode Manager

MXF Import / Export (>pricing)

Import and export media packaged in the MXF (Material eXchange Format) file format

This option "extracts" or "packages" the media essence stored within the MXF file; additional codecs may be required for encoding and decoding the compressed media itself

Powered by OpenCube technology
Requires Stream FE or Digital Rapids Transcode Manager

DNxHD Import/Export

Import Avid DNxHD compresed media files, and encode or transcode to the DNxHD format from live, tape or file-baesd inputs

Supports DNxHD compressed media in MXF container

Requires MXF Import/Export option (sold separately, or as a bundle with DNxHD codec)
Requires Stream FE or Digital Rapids Transcode Manager

3GPP/Mobile Encoder (>pricing)

Encoding to files and live streaming for 3GPP and other mobile devices

Includes H.263, H.264 and MPEG-4 Part 2 video with AAC-LC or AMR audio

Compatible with Stream LE, Stream FE and Digital Rapids Transcode Manager (please specify software level when ordering)

GXF Import (>pricing)

Import media packaged in the GXF file format (common with Grass Valley servers)

This optoin "extracts" the media essence stored within the GXF file; additional codecs may be required for decoding the compressed media itself

Compatible with Stream LE, Stream FE and DIgital Rapids Transcode Manager

GXF Import/Export(>pricing)

Import and export media packaged in the GXF file format (common with Grass Valley servers)

This optoin "extracts" or "packages" the media essence stored within the GXF file; additional codecs may be required for encoding and decoding the compressed media itself

Requires Stream FE or Digital Rapids Transcode Manager.

LXF Import

Import media packaged in the LXF file format (Leitch/Harris server)

This optoin "extracts" the media essence stored within the LXF file; additional codecs may be required for decoding the compressed media itself

Compatible with Stream LE, Stream FE and DIgital Rapids Transcode Manager

LXF Import/Export

Import and export media packaged in the LXF file format (Leitch/Harris server)

This optoin "extracts" or "packages" the media essence stored within the LXF file; additional codecs may be required for encoding and decoding the compressed media itself

Requires Stream FE or Digital Rapids Transcode Manager.

Omneon MOV Export

Output MOV-wrapped media files compatible with Omneon servers

This option packages the media essence into an Omneon-compatible MOV file; additional codecs may be required for encoding the compressed media itself

Compatible with Stream LE, Stream FE and Digital Rapids Transcode Manager.

DVCPro Import/Export

Import DV, DVCPro 25, DVCPro 50 and DVCPro HD (also known as DVCPro 100) compressed media files, and encode or transcode to DV and DVCPro 25/50/HD from live, tape or file-based inputs

Supports DVCPro in AVI, MOV and MXF containers, with 608 Closed Caption support

Support for DVCPro in MXF container requires MXF Import/Export option (sold separately) and Stream FE or Digital Rapids Transcode Manager
Export to DVCPro in MOV container requires Stream FE or Digital Rapids Transcode Manager

XDCAM Support
Format support for the Sony XDCAM system (up to XDCAM HD422 at 50Mb/s) does not require a specific XDCAM optional module, but does require MPEG-2 support (standard in Stream FE and Digital Rapids Transcode Manager; optional for Stream LE) and optional MXF support (import and export available for Stream FE and Digital Rapids Transcode Manager; import also available for Stream LE).

Advanced Muxer for Sony PS3
This multiplexing option tailored to Sony specifications provides enhanced encoding of media compliant with the conformance requirements of Sony® PlayStation® 3, PSP® and other Sony consumer devices.

Includes support for Sony BDN subtitling format and text-to-picture subtitling from RTF (Rich Text Files)

Requires DRC Studio AVC Encoder and Dolby® Pulse audio module, or DRC Studio AVC Encoder Bundle

Requires Stream FE or Digital Rapids Transcode Manager

JPEG2000
The JPEG2000 option features the Kakadu JPEG2000 codec, enabling file-based encoding and decoding of the Motion JPEG2000 compression format. Supports import of JPEG2000 in MXF container, and encoding or transcoding to JPEG2000 wrapped in MXF (OP1A or OP-Atom) or output as image sequences.

Full encoding support for the JPEG2000 format's ability to combine multiple layers at progressively higher quality -- from visually 'lossy' to mathematically lossless -- within a single output

Allows user to select which of the multiple embedded resolutions to decode when transcoding from JPEG2000 source content -- avoiding time-consuming processing of the full frame size when transcoding to a lower-resolution deliverable

Support for JPEG2000 in MXF container requires MXF Import/Export option (sold separately, or as a bundle with the JPEG2000 option)
Export to JPEG2000 in MXF container requires Stream FE or Digital Rapids Transcode Manager (import is also supported in Stream LE)

RED Import

Import and decode R3D media files from RED Digital Cinema cameras

Compatible with Stream LE, Stream FE and Digital Rapids Transcode Manager

On2 VP6 Encoder for Adobe Flash 8 (>pricing)

Availble in File (encoding to files from live, tape-based or media file inputs) or File+Live (adds Live Flash Video streaming with Flash Media Server or equivalent) models

Encode to FLV or SWF file formats

Supports MP3 audio with On2 VP6 video (standalone MP3 audio is a separate option)
Supports simultaneous archive to multiple formats during live On2 VP6 streaming

Dolby Digital (AC-3) and Dolby Digital Plus
Four optional modules support the encoding of audio in the Dolby Digital (AC-3) and Dolby Digital Plus formats.

Dolby Digital Plus Stereo, File-Only - supports file-based encoding and transcoding of Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus stereo audio

Dolby Digital Plus Stereo - supports live streaming (multiplexed into Transport Stream with Stream FE) and file-based encoding/transcoding of Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus stereo audio

Dolby Digital Plus Surround, File Only - supports file-based encoding and transcoding of Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus stereo or surround audio
Dolby Digital Plus Surround - supports live streaming (multiplexed into Transport Stream with Stream FE) and file-based encoding/transscoding of Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus stereo or surround audio

Dolby Pulse (AAC)
Two optional modules enable Dolby Pulse AAC, HE-AAC and HE-AAC v.2 audio encoding (to files, or multiplexed into live streams). Dolby Pulse is a robust AAC based technology designed for delivering high-quality multi-channel content to TVs, computers, mobile phones, and other entertainment platforms, with metadata capabilities similar to those in Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus.

Dolby Pulse AAC Stereo — supports live streaming (multiplexed with video) and file-based encoding/transcoding to Dolby Pulse stereo audio
Dolby Pulse AAC 5.1 — supports live streaming (multiplexed with video) and file-based encoding/transcoding to Dolby Pulse stereo or surround audio

Thomson MP3 Encoder (>pricing)

Stereo and multi-channel surround encoding to MP3 audio files

 

 













 

 
 
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