StreamZ & StreamZHD: Features & Specifications
standard o optional

Inputs and Encoding Channels

  StreamZ-D StreamZ-D Dual StreamZ-AD StreamZHD-D StreamZHD-D Dual StreamZHD-AD
Video encoding channels (simultaneous inputs) 1 2 1 1 2 1
SDI inputs (3G/HD/SD; combine for dual-link HD-SDI)       2 2 2
SDI inputs (SD) 2 2 2      
Component analog video inputs (3 BNC)     1 (SD)     1 (HD/SD)
Y/C (S-Video) analog video inputs (Mini-Din)     1     1
Composite analog video inputs (BNC)     1     1
SDI embedded audio (8 stereo pairs)
AES/EBU stereo audio inputs (BNC)     4     4
Balanced analog audio inputs (XLR)     2     2
Unbalanced analog audio inputs (RCA)     2     2
LTC input (XLR)        
DV via host system IEEE-1394 port1
VBI capture with Closed Caption support
SDI ancillary data capture (608/708 Closed Captioning, time code, raw)
AC-3 (Dolby Digital) audio pass-through (SDI inputs)


  StreamZ StreamZHD
System configuration 1RU or 3RU rackmount chassis
Standard or Premium processing power
1RU or 3RU rackmount chassis
Premium processing power
High-performance video storage array
Video/audio input connectivity Digital-only (-D) models: direct SDI connectivity
Digital+analog (-AD) models: breakout cable standard; 1RU breakout box optional

Format Support

  StreamZ StreamZHD
Supported input video resolutions and frame rates 480i (NTSC, 512-line capture) @ 29.97 Fps,
576i (PAL, 608-line capture) @ 25 Fps
1080i @ 25, 29.97, 30 Fps,
1080p/1080PsF @ 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 Fps,
720p @ 23.98, 24, 25, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 Fps,
480i (NTSC, 512-line capture) @ 29.97 Fps,
576i (PAL, 608-line capture) @ 25 Fps
1080p @ 60, 59.94, 50 Fps2
Supported SDI video input standards SMPTE-259M (SD) SMPTE-259M (SD), SMPTE-292M (HD),
SMPTE-372M (dual-link)2, SMPTE-425M-A/B (3G)2
Encoding Formats
Click here for more details of standard and optional formats.
Standard: VC-1 (Microsoft Silverlight incl. IIS Smooth Streaming; Windows Media WMV), MPEG-2/1, QuickTime® (inc. MPEG-4, H.264, 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, AVC-Intra (Panasonic P2), XDCAM HD, Avid DNxHD®, MXF (inc. AS02), GXF, LXF, Omneon, DVCPRO, 3GPP, RED (import only) and more. and more.
Note: StreamZHD 3RU Studio configuration includes all optional formats.

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

Hardware Video Processing (SDI and analog inputs)

Motion adaptive de-interlacing
Format conversion with cadence detection (including Inverse Telecine)
601/709 color space conversion (StreamZHD)
8-bit de-banding, dithering (random or ordered)
Cropping, scaling
Proc amp controls, gamma correction
Graphic overlay

Stream FE Software Features

Powerful software interface with unlimited customizable, reusable encoding profiles
Simultaneous output to multiple formats, resolutions and bitrates
Closed Caption support3
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 for automated file transcoding
Automated template-based publishing
Integration with Digital Rapids Transcode Manager and Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager (each sold separately)
Frame-compatible 3D encoding (H.264) – side-by-side, top/bottom o
Forensic watermarking for content protection (Nexguard by Civolution) and tracking/monitoring (Teletrax) o
Script command (ASF) and cue point (Adobe Flash) insertion into outputs for downstream triggering
SCTE 35/104 support3 (Cueing Messages for ad insertion) o
Please see the Stream FE Software Features page for more software features and details.

  1. Hardware-based pre-processing not available on host-based inputs
  2. Future software release
  3. Supported in select encoding formats