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

High bit rate HEVC contribution decoder

Redundant TSoIP inputs or File decoding 4:2:2 and up to 120 Mbps (GOP) - 160 Mbps (Intra) HDR to SDR Tone Mapping and frame rate conversion Professional quad 3G/12G-SDI outputs, or consumer 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 2.0b with metadata.

This software-based decoder, with adjustable latency, can be used in any live conditions either for sport events contribution and for various 24-7 broadcast monitoring applications. High bit rate HEVC & AVC streams and Dolby(TM) AC-3, EAC-3, ATMOS, AC-4 audio streams are supported.

Features
Inputs: Live stream, local File or on-the-fly from NAS
  • Automatic input format detection (video resolution, fps, HDR)
  • 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, BISS-1 support
  • ETR 101-290 level 1 Transport Stream input error monitoring
  • Genlock (bi-level or tri-level support)

Video stream / Codec support

  • From HD up to Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) video resolution
  • HEVC / H.265, Main and Main 10 profiles, level 5.1
    – Bit rate up to 120 Mbps (GOP) or 160 Mbps (Intra)
    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, with possible frame rate conversion
  • 4:2:0 / 4:2:2 chroma sampling
  • 8-bit / 10-bit color depth
  • HDR10-PQ and HLG decoding with automatic metadata detection or manually forced HDR signalization
  • UHD HDR > HD SDR tone mapping for monitoring

Audio stream  / Codec support

  • AAC, HE-AAC (v1 and v2) decoding
  • MPEG-1 Layer II decoding
  • Up to 16 embedded PCM 24-bit / 48 KHz audio channels or Dolby(TM) Digital / Digital+ / ATMOS / AC-4 audio bit stream pass-through on SDI or HDMI.
  • Dolby(TM) Digital / Digital+ decode over SDI and HDMI [option]

Video 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,
    and/or 12G-SDI + HDMI 2.0b  [option]
  • CC 608, CC 608 into 708 and native CC 708 pass-through or burnt into video
  • DVB subtitles and Teletext burnt into video

Control

  • GUI: channel monitoring with video thumbnail, audio (decoded or pass-through) bar graphs and HDR / WCG / tiles / slices information
  • GUI: input stream’s PMT, PAT, TS sync Loss, Continuity Counter, PID, sync Byte and RTP sync loss error reporting
  • Available REST API

Options
Versions

  • Stream inputs and file decoding (from internal storage or NAS)
  • Standard version: quad 3G-SDI output board
  • Hardware option: 12G-SDI + HDMI 2.0b output board (can replace or complement the quad 3G-SDI output board)

Software Options

  • Dolby(TM) Digital and Digital+ audio decoding
  • Dolby(TM) AC-4 audio decoding (on roadmap)