Stream FE Software

StreamZ and StreamZHD include the advanced Stream FE (Facility Edition) software, offering all of the functionality of our core Stream LE software plus expanded workflow automation, integration tools, publishing capabilities and more.

For a list of standard and optional formats supported by Stream FE, click here.

standard o optional

General Functionality

Capture/encode to files from live inputs
Capture/encode to files from decks with RS-422 control
Transcode from source media files
Live streaming
Archive to files during live streaming

Input Functionality

Live video and multi-channel audio inputs
Media file inputs with watch folder support
RS-422 deck control
Batch Encoding (real-time capture with auto transcode)
Timecode (preserve with discontinuity support per SMPTE 328M, auto increment or time of day)
VBI capture (with Closed Caption support)1
CEA-608/708 Closed Caption capture from SD/HD SDI
Raw ancillary data capture2
Clip Lists (multiple input clips to multiple or concatenated output)

Video and Audio Processing

Interactive control of hardware-based pre-processing (motion adaptive de-interlacing, proc amp controls, graphic overlay, etc.)
Video processing plug-ins (software-based) – cropping, de-interlacing, graphic and video overlay, scaling, adaptive Inverse Telecine, 3:2 pulldown insertion, speed changes, Closed-to-Open Captions, burn-in Timecode/Time-of-Day and more
Audio processing plug-ins (software-based) – volume (level), track mix-down, audio mapping and more
Support for third-party DirectShow and DMO audio and video plug-ins
Forensic video watermarking (Nexguard by Civolution) o
Content tracking/monitoring watermarking (Civolution Teletrax) o
Vobile VideoDNA fingerprint generation

Publishing and Advanced Output

CEA-608 and 708 Closed Captioning support (including 608 to 708 translation from 608-only sources; select formats)
Active Format Description (AFD) insertion (MPEG-2)
Template-based publishing interface
Log publishing – per codec, per project or persistent (all projects and codecs)
E-mail notification
Automated FTP distribution
Insert SCTE 35 Cueing Messages for Digital Program Insertion (requires optional Manzanita TS Muxer) o
Frame-compatible 3D encoding – side-by-side, top/bottom (requires optional Digital Rapids Studio AVC Encoder) o
4K Ultra HD encoding (3840x2160, from files, requires optional Digital Rapids Studio AVC Encoder) o
Group codecs (including parallel file multiplexing from single encodes)
Media file encryption/decryption
Script command insertion into ASF (on-the-fly via Web Services API or from file)
Cue point insertion (onCuePoint) into Adobe Flash RTMP streams (on-the-fly via Web Services API or from file)
Advertising marker insertion into HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) outputs o
SCTE 35/104 support (Cueing Messages for ad insertion) o
Insert Closed Captions from live sources as timed text into MP4 files for Adobe Flash playback (requires optional DRC AVC for Web module)
Microsoft PlayReady protection for Smooth Streaming content (including PIFF-compliant H.264 media) with support for third-party providers (BuyDRM, CSG Systems, EZDRM, Irdeto, generic)
Motorola SecureMedia® Encryptonite ONE™ HLS+ content security support
Windows Media DRM protection with support for third-party providers (Entriq, Irdeto DayPort, SyncCast, thePlatform, generic)

Workflow and Application Integration

Triggered encoding (GPI, keystroke, LTC timecode, VITC3)
Controllable via Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager (sold separately) o
Integration with Digital Rapids Transcode Manager (sold eparately)
Web Services API o

Chart based on version 3.8 of Stream FE.

  1. Closed Caption from VBI capture with DRC-1000 boards and higher
  2. Raw ancillary data capture available on DRC-5600, DRC-5650 and Flux family of boards
  3. VITC timecode trigger from VBI available with Flux family of boards