UHD-Decode Ultra HD HEVC, AVC TS Decoder for Live Broadcast / IPTV

High bit rate HEVC contribution decoder

Redundant TSoIP inputs with A/V monitoring 4:2:2 and up to 120 Mbps (GOP) - 160 Mbps (Intra) Low latency software decoding Professional quad 3G-SDI outputs, or HDMI 2.0b
General Details
UHD-Decode is an easy to operate and unconditionally stable Ultra HD HEVC decoder for professional Broadcast applications such as for satellite, terrestrial, cable, OTT operators and IPTV networks, plus any kind of lab and field test experimentation.

UHD-Decode supports HEVC Main and Main 10 encoded transport stream input over IP. The video and embedded audio channels are output over quad 3G-SDI links, or HDMI 2.0 with metadata.

This software based decoder can be used in any conditions either for Ultra HD migration validation, or long test runs, live events contribution and for various 24/7 broadcast monitoring applications. High bit rate contribution decoding is supported.

  • Multicast or Unicast TSoverIP on dual redundant GbE ports (with manual failover / failback)
  • SPTS or PID-filtered MPTS
  • UDP or RTP auto detection, with FEC CoP 3 support
  • Automatic input format detection
  • ETR 290 level 1 Transport Stream input error monitoring
  • Genlock (bi-level or tri-level support)

Video stream / Codec support

  • Up to Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) video resolution
  • HEVC / H.265, Main and Main 10 profiles, level 5.1
    – Bit rate up to 50 Mbps (GOP / Intra) as standard
    – Bit rate up to 120 Mbps (GOP) or 160 Mbps (Intra) [option]
    AVC / H.264, Main and High profiles, level 5.2
    – MPEG-2
  • Frame rates : 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 50, 59.94, 60 fps
  • 4:2:0 / 4:2:2 chroma sampling
  • 8-bit / 10-bit color depth
  • HDR10-PQ and HLG decoding with automatic metadata or manual signalization over output

Audio stream  / Codec support

  • AAC, HE-AAC (v1 and v2) decoding
  • MPEG-1 Layer II decoding
  • Dolby(TM) Digital / Digital+ / AC-4 audio bit stream pass-through on SDI or HDMI.
  • Dolby(TM) Digital / Digital+ decoding [option]

Output resolutions: 2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 1080psf, 720 (video up-scale & down-scale supported)

  • Quad 3G-SDI / QFHD (SMPTE 425-5) or 2-SI pixels, Level A and Level B,
    or [optional] 12G-SDI + HDMI 2.0b
  • Up to 16 embedded PCM 24-bit / 48 KHz audio channels
    or digital audio bit stream pass-through over SDI or HDMI
  • CC 608 into 708 and CC 708 pass-through or burnt into video
  • Channel monitoring with video thumbnail and audio (decoded or pass-through) bar graphs


  • Standard version: for HEVC transport stream up to 50 Mbps
  • Contribution version: for HEVC transport stream up to 120 Mbps (GOP) or up to 160 Mbps (Intra)

Software Options

  • Dolby(TM) Digital and Digital+ audio decoding
  • HDMI 2.0b output board; in replacement of quad 3G-SDI
  • ABR compatible IP input for OTT stream monitoring [ on request ]