UHD-Play Uncompressed Baseband Video Player for Labs and PoC

Uncompressed UHD playback over a quad 3G-SDI interface

Multiple file formats ingest (uncompressed, or from post-production) Quad 3G-SDI outputs (QFHD Level A & Level B / 2-SI pixel modes) / 10-bit 4:2:2 up to 60fps DOLBY pass-thru: Dolby E, AC-3, EAC-3, AC-4 SDR to HDR up-conversion / 1080p HFR (100/120/200/240 fps) support
General Details
UHD-Play is the market leading, easy to use and affordable Ultra HD video playback server for professional Broadcast applications such as for satellite, terrestrial, cable networks, telco operators, lab tests and various field experimentations.

UHD-Play supports the largest variety of video files formats and converts all ingested files to uncompressed baseband domain. High bit rate RAW data are played back through a professional video interface featuring four 3G-SDI outputs. Audio layout goes up to 64 channels.


Secured by multiple HDD and SSD drives in RAID configuration, redundant power supplies and carrier-grade built quality, the UHD-Play can be used in any conditions either for UHD migration validation, or long run tests and continuously looping field trial / channel.

BBright’s advanced technology and know-how enable the UHD-Play video server to deliver unmatched video and audio performance for the most demanding 4K / Ultra HD / Full-HD workflows including HDR and HFR.

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UHD-Play unit includes 1 year of: * server hardware warranty, * remote technical support by the BBright team,
* firmware updates.








Video Output

  • Ultra HD (3840 x 2160p) playback, with 4K cropping to UHD
  • Four 3G-SDI baseband outputs: QFHD Level A and Level B,
    and 2-Sample Interleaved pixel (SMPTE 425-5)
  • 1080p, 1080i, 1080psf, 720p playback on SDI link #1
  • Frame rates : 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
  • 1080p High Frame Rate (100, 119.88, 120, 200, 239.76, 240 fps) output on dual/quad 3G-SDI links
  • 4:2:2 chroma sampling, 10-bit color depth
  • Time code and CEA 608 into 708 Closed Caption support
  • Multiple playlists pre-loaded on SSD
  • Automatic playback after boot and playback loop
  • Built-in upscaler from 720p or 1080p file to UHD playback
  • HDR signalization including SMPTE-2108 custom data injection into 3G-SDI 
  • SDR file to HDR playback (HDR10/PQ and HLG) up-conversion [option]

Audio Output

  • 3G-SDI embedded audio, up to 64 channels 24-bit/48KHz, with individual level monitoring
  • Dolby[TM] AC-3, E-AC-3, AC-4 and DOLBY E audio bit stream pass-through

File Ingest through GbE port (FTP, NAS) or USB drive

  • Compressed video Codec support:
    – MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 AVC – H.264 / HEVC – H.265
    ProRes (up to 4:4:4:4) and other post-production / NLE Codec
  • Uncompressed video support:
    YUV/RAW files and DPX, .EXR or TIFF file sequences
  • Audio Codec support:
    – Decoded for AAC, HE-AAC (v1 & v2), AAC-LC / MPEG-1 Layer II
    – Unprocessed for PCM tracks
    – Dolby[TM] audio bit stream sent in pass-through
    – MPEG-H with metadata display in GUI
  • File containers: .mxf, .mov, .ts, .avi, .y4m, .v210, .yuv, .mkv, .m2v, .h.265, .h.264, .mp4

Control and Automation

  • Intuitive Web-based G.U.I.
    – Playlist creation and multiple playlists pre-loaded on SSD
    – Video thumbnails and audio tracks level monitoring
    – Automatic playback after boot and seamless playback loop
    – Comprehensive and easy to understand alarms and logs
    – On-the-field firmware and license updates
  • Documented REST API for tests automation


  • Please contact directly BBright support to obtain the product user manual
  • Option for SDR to HDR (HDR10/PQ or HLG) dynamic range up-conversion
  • MPEG-H support
  • Option for extended SSD storage (6 TB) and playback duration
  • Licence-limited HD only version (1080p, 1080i, 1080psf, 720p output modes)