StreamZ versatile, standard-definition media encoding servers deliver high-performance, multi-format video capture and encoding from live sources or decks, transcoding between media formats and live streaming in comprehensive turnkey solutions that integrate easily into any professional environment.

Encoding for everything
Multi-screen content distribution and efficient multi-format workflows are necessities for content owners and producers striving to stay ahead in today's competitive media environment. Maximizing the value and reach of your content means dealing with an ever-increasing array of formats to support the network-enabled platforms and devices that have changed how audiences consume video. From encoding file-based deliverables to live streaming, Digital Rapids StreamZ and StreamZHD studio media encoding systems give you the power to efficiently repurpose your media at top quality in any format for any audience, anywhere.

Combining the performance and quality advantages of hardware based preprocessing with the flexibility of software codecs and a powerful yet easy-to-use user interface, StreamZ encoders are ideal for creating and transforming content for today's expanding array of network-based distribution platforms and file-based production workflows. From real-time encoding and streaming from live sources ord ecks to faster-than-real-time transcoding from existing media files, StreamZ can dramatically increse your productivity and output media quality easily and cost-effectively.

StreamZ encoding systems feature a comprehensive range of input options for standard definition video sources. For high definition applications, StreamZHD provides HD/SD format agility.

Multiple formats, one easy workflow
The StreamZ family supports standard and optional compression and container formats including AVC/H.264(including Adobe Flaxh, Microsoft Silverlight, Transport Streams and Elementary Streams), VC-1 (Windows Media), MPEG-2, XDCAM HD, Avid DNxHD, DVCPro, AVC-Intra (Panasonic P2), JPEG2000, H.264 for Apple iPhone and iPad with integrated segmenting, Dolby Digital and Digital Plus, QuickTime, MXF and many more, with a flexible architecture for easy future format expansion. Strict output compliance ensures broad compatibility with devices from PCs to set-top boxes. Dozens of file formats, including additional formats such as QuickTime-wrapped Apple ProRes, can be used as sources for transcoding.

Source video can be encoded to files or stramed in multiple formats, resolutions and bit rates simultaneously in real time, giving you exceptional productivity while targeting multiple distribution channels with individually optimzed outputs. The number of simultaneous real-time streams is limited only by the CPU horsepower needed for each chosed format. For complex combinations of output formats exceeding real-time performance, Batch Encoding mode can capture to an uncompressed media file in real time and automatically transcode it to multiple formats without user intervention.

With unparalleled quality, versatility, performance and reliability, StreamZ is the ultimate encoder for today's multi-format, multi-platform media opportunities.

Hardware powered quality...
To keep your audience engaged, looks really can be everything. StreamZ encoding systems are renowned for their exceptional output quality, powered by the advanced preprocessing capabilities of our purpose-built Flux hardware cards. Hardware-based preprocessing features (such as motion adaptive de-interlacing with pixel level analysis) groom the input signal to be more compression-friendly, resulting in superior visual quality and the most efficient use of bandwidth in the compressed output. Preprocessing in hardware also leaves greater CPU power available to encode more multi-format outputs simultaneously. Robust handling of irregularities or disruptions in incoming source signals ensures superior reliability. Additional hardware features such as graphic overlay and video controls let you brand and refine your video.

... driven by superior software
StreamZ includes the powerful and flexible Stream FE software, providing you with a simple, consistent interface with a streamlined workflow from ingest through delivery. The Stream FE software lets you adjust compression settings and hardware pre-processing options as precisely as you want, with production-tested presets and a robust set of manual controls. Video and audio processing plug-ins such as graphic overlay, adaptive inverse telecine, color space conversion and audio mix-down can be applied, and output can be directed to a variety of options including archive files and live streams.

The parameters associated with each encoding session can be saved in whole or in part, letting you recreate an entire project with a single click or reuse portions within other jobs. Productivity is increased, effort is reduced, and the cost of training is minimized.

Automation for broadcast, production, IPTV and the enterprise
Encoding is more than just compression. StreamZ includes a comprehensive set of tools for automation and easy integration into any environment. Features such as RS422 deck control, GPI triggers, standalone logging, e-mail notification, automated FTP delivery and DVD image creation (including support for Rimage and Primera disc publishing systems) help you automate and organize your workflow. Watch folder support can be combined with powerful template-based publishing to streamline your workflows, enabling automated encoding and publishing to websites, archives, FTP servers and more by simply dropping source content into a specified folder. Script commands and cue points can be inserted into ASF and Flash outputs to trigger downstream events such as advertising insertion or replacement. For ingest automation and live streaming management, the optional Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager software provides centralized control, scheduling, management and failover for multiple StreamZ systems.

Optional Nexguard forensic watermarking by Civolution provides advanced content protection, while the Civolution Teletrax option embeds watermarks for content tracking and monitoring. YouTube Content ID and Vobile VideoDNA support generates ‘fingerprints’ to enable automatic identification of clips on the Web, enabling content owners and publishers to more efficiently monitor, protect, manage and monetize their media online. Support for content access technologies such as Microsoft PlayReady ensures that high-value content is used only as specified by the content owner and only by authorized users. Closed Caption support bolsters content accessibility and enables regulatory compliance.

External scripting and XML-based project files let you extend StreamZ functionality and customize how it works in your environment. For more advanced requirements, multiple levels of SDK – including a robust Web Services API – are available for integrating the Stream FE software tightly into your custom applications.

A robust feature set, exceptional quality, flexibility and easy integration – StreamZ has it all.

high-quality, multi-format video/audio ingest, encoding, transcoding and streaming

Unmatched versatility - encode to files or live streams from live sources or decks; transcode from existing media files

Simultaneous output to multiple formats, resolutions and bitrates lets you optimize for each target audience or application
Hardware based video preprocessing for optimal quality and bandwidth usage
Broad, expandable compression and file format support including adaptive bit rate delivery technologies
Comprehensive analog and digital input options
Dual-channel models process two distinct sources simultaneously
Flexible software with extensive integration, automation and customization features
All features and benefits of Stream FE Software

Inputs and Encoding Channels
StreamZ-D
StreamZ-D Dual
StreamZ-AD
Video encoding channels (simultaneous inputs)
1
2
1
SDI inputs
2
2
2
Component analog video inputs (3 BNC)
a
1
Y/C (S-Video) analog video inputs (Mini-Din)
a
1
Composite analog video inputs (BNC)
a
1
SDI embedded audio (8 stereo pairs)
a
AES/EBU stereo audio inputs (BNC)
a
4
Balanced analog audio inputs (XLR)
a
2
Unbalanced analog audio inputs (RCA)
a
2
LTC input (XLR) a
DV via host system IEEE-1394 port
VBI capture with Closed Caption support
SDI ancillary data capture (608/708 Closed Captioning, time code)
AC-3 (Dolby Digital) audio pass-through (SDI inputs)
Video/audio connectivity

Digital-only (-D) models: direct SDI connectivity

Digital+analog (-AD) models: breakout cable standard; 1RU breakout box optional

Configurations
System Configuration  
1RU or 3RU rackmount chassis
Standard or Premium processing power
Physical dimensions (3RU models)
26"D x 16.9"W x 5.2"H
660mm x 430mm x 132mm
Physical dimensions (1RU models)
26"D x 16.9"W x 1.7"H
660mm x 430mm x 43.5mm
General Features
Capture/encode to files from live inputs
Capture/encode to files from deck with RS-422 control
Transcode from source media files
Live streaming
Archive to files during live streaming
Format Support
Supported input video resolutions and frame rates
480i (NTSC, 512-line capture) @ 29.97Fps,
576i (PAL, 608-line capture) @ 25Fps
Supported SDI video input standards
SMPTE-259M (SD)
Encoding formats (codecs and containers)

Standard: VC-1 (Microsoft
Silverlight incl. IIS Smooth Streaming; Windows Media WMV), MPEG-2, MPEG-1, QuickTime® (inc. MPEG-4, H.264 and AAC), AVI,
MP3 and more. (Apple ProRes
import available with third-party QuickTime filters).

Optional: Advanced H.264 (AVC, MPEG-4 Part 10), H.264 for Web (Adobe® Flash® incl. Dynamic Streaming; Microsoft IIS Smooth Streaming), On2 VP6, Dolby®
Digital and Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse (AAC), JPEG2000, iPhone®/iPad H.264 with integrated segmenting, XDCAM HD, Avid DNxHD®, MXF, GXF, LXF, Omneon, DVCPRO, RED (import only), 3GPP and more.

Hardware Video Processing (SDI and analog inputs)
Motion adaptive de-interlacing
Format conversion with cadence detection (including Inverse Telecine)  
Cropping, scaling
8-bit de-banding, dithering (random or ordered)
Proc amp controls, gamma correction
Graphic overlay
Stream FE software features
Easy-to-use interface with unlimited customizable, reusable encoding profiles
Simultaneous output to multiple codecs, resolutions and bitrates
Batch Encoding (real-time capture with auto transcode)
Video and audio processing plug-ins (adaptive inverse telecine, Closed-to-Open Captions, audio track mix-down and many more) with support for third-party plug-ins
E-mail notifications and automated FTP distribution
Watch Folder support and Batch Transcoding (clip lists) for automated meda file transcoding
Automated template-based publishing
Direct DVD publishing
Integration with Digital Rapids Transcode Manager and Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager (each separately)
Frame-compatible 3D encoding (H.264) - side-by-side, top/bottom
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Forensic watermarking for content protection (Nexguard by Civolution) and tracking/monitoring (Civolution Teletrax)
o
YouTube Content ID reference file (fingerprint) generation
o
Vobile VideoDNA fingerprint generation
Script command (ASF) and cue point (Adobe Flash) insertion into outputs for downstream triggering  
SCTE 35 insertion (Cueing Messages for ad insertion)
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1. System configurations may change as computer specifications evolve, and may vary internationally. Please contact us for the latest configurations.

Click here for a complete chart of formats for each level of software.
AVC/H.264
Microsoft Silverlight (H.264, VC-1, Windows Media WMV, live and on-demand IIS Smooth Streaming)
Adobe Flash (H.264, or On2 VP6, Dynamic Streaming)
H.264 for Apple iPhone/iPad with integrated segmenting
MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, 3GPP
XDCAM HD, DVCPro, Avid DNxHD
MXF, GXF, LXF, Omneon
JPEG2000
QuickTime (including Apple ProRes import)
AVI, Uncompressed
RED R3D (import)
Dolby Digital (AC-3) and Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse AAC, MP3, WAV
and more!


StreamZ-D 1RU.
StreamZ Digital-Input Encoder
Inputs supported: Single channel standard definition, SDI input only
Form Factor: 1RU chassis
Storage: 1TB
Digital Rapids software included: Stream FE
Connections included: BNC connector on rear of unit
PRICE: $13,200
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StreamZ-AD 1RU.
StreamZ Analaog/Digital-Input Encoder.
Inputs supported: single channel standard definition analog (YPbPr, CVBS, Y/C) AES, and SDI input
Form Factor: 1RU chassis
Storage: 1TB
Digital Rapids software included: Stream FE
Connections included: breakout cable standard, 10 BNC connectors (1xCVBS, 3xYPbPr, 2xSDI, 4xAES stereo pairs); 1 Y/C (S-video); 3 XLR (2xbalanced audio, LTC input); 2RCA (2xunbalanced audio)
PRICE: $14,200
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StreamZ-D 3RU.
StreamZ Digital-Input Encoder.
Inputs supported: single channel standard definition, SDI input only
Form Factor: 3RU chassis
Storage: 1TB (three unpopulatted drive bays available)
Digital Rapids software included: Stream FE
Connections included: BNC connector on rear of unit
PRICE: $14,700
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StreamZ-AD 3RU.
StreamZ Analog/Digital-Input Encoder.
Inputs supported: single channel standard definition, analog (YPbPr, CVBS, Y/C), AES, and SDI input
Form Factor: 3RU chassis
Storage: 1TB (three unpopulated drive bays available)
Digital Rapids software included: Stream FE
Connections included: breakout cable standard, 10 BNC connectors (1xCVBS, 3xYPbPr, 2xSDI, 4xAES stereo pairs); 1 Y/C (S-video); 3 XLR (2x balanced audio, LTC input); 2 RCA (2xunbalanced audio)
PRICE: $15,800
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StreamZ-Premium-D 1RU.
StreamZ Digital-Input Premium Encoder.
Inputs supported: single channel standard definition, SDI input only
Form Factor: 1RU chassis, premium processing power
Storage: 1TB
Digital Rapids software included: Stream FE
Connections included: BNC connector on rear of unit
PRICE: $18,400
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StreamZ-Premium-AD 1RU.
StreamZ Analog/Digital-Input Premium Encoder.
Inputs supported: single channel standard definition, analog (YPbPr, CVBS, Y/C), AES and SDI input
Form Factor: 1RU chassis, premium processing power
Storage: 1TB
Digital Rapids software included: Stream FE
Connections included: breakout cable standard, 10 BNC connectors (1xCVBS, 3xYPbPr, 2xSDI, 4xAES stereo pairs); 1 Y/C (S-video); 3 XLR (2x balanced audio, LTC input); 2 RCA (2xunbalanced audio)
PRICE: $19,500
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StreamZ-Premium-D 3RU.
StreamZ Digital-Input Premium Encoder.
Inputs supported: single channel standard definition, SDI input only
Form Factor: 3RU chassis, premium processing power
Storage: 1TB (three unpopulated drive bays available)
Digital Rapids software included: Stream FE
Connections included: BNC connector on rear of unit
PRICE: $20,000
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StreamZ-Premium-AD 3RU.
StreamZ Analog/Digital-Input Premium Encoder.
Inputs supported: single channel standard definition, analog (YPbPr, CVBS, Y/C), AES, and SDI input
Form Factor: 3RU chassis, premium processing power
Storage: 1TB (three unpopulated drive bays available)
Digital Rapids software included: Stream FE
Connections included: breakout cable standard, 10 BNC connectors (1xCVBS, 3xYPbPr, 2xSDI, 4xAES stereo pairs); 1 Y/C (S-video); 3 XLR (2x balanced audio, LTC input); 2 RCA (2xunbalanced audio)
PRICE: $21,000
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StreamZ-Premium-D Dual 1RU.
StreamZ Dual-channel Digital-input Premium Encoder.
Inputs supported: dual channel standard definition, SDI inputs only
Form Factor: 1RU chassis, premium processing power
Storage: 1TB
Digital Rapids software included: 2 x Stream FE. NOTE: this dual-channel system requires two licenses of optional codec upgrades. A single license cannot be purchased for this system.
Connections included: 2 BNC connectors on rear of unit
PRICE: $21,600
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StreamZ-Premium-D Dual 3RU.
StreamZ Dual-channel Digital-input Premium Encoder.
Inputs supported: dual channel standard definition, SDI inputs only
Form Factor: 3RU chassis, premium processing power
Storage: 1TB (three unpopulated drive bays available)
Digital Rapids software included: 2 x Stream FE. NOTE: this dual-channel system requires two licenses of optional codec upgrades. A single license cannot be purchased for this system.
Connections included: 2 BNC connectors on rear of unit
PRICE: $23,100
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