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•  standard feature        o  optional feature

Inputs and Encoding Channels DRC-500
Video encoding channels (simultaneous inputs) 1
Audio processing channels 2 stereo
Composite inputs 1 (RCA)
Y/C (S-Video) inputs 1
Balanced audio (XLR) 4
Unbalanced audio (RCA) 2

Connections, Input Format Support  
Video/audio input connectivity Direct video and unbalanced audio connectivity; balanced audio through included breakout cable
Input video frame formats 480i @ 59.94Hz (NTSC),
576i @ 50Hz (PAL)
Audio support 48kHz/24-bit audio processing (16-bit capture)
General Features  
Capture/encode to files from live inputs or decks (w/o deck control)
Capture/encode to files from deck with RS-422 control o
Transcode from source media files
Live streaming
Archive to files during live streaming
Hardware Processing  
Video pre-processing (motion adaptive de-interlacing, 2D & 3D noise reduction, aspect ratio conversion, cropping, scaling, filtering, proc amp controls, gamma correction)
Audio pre-processing (7-band parametric EQ per channel, dynamic range compression/ expansion, bass/treble, sample rate conversion, volume)
Graphic overlay
Stream LE software features  
Easy-to-use interface with single-click encoding
Simultaneous output to multiple codecs, resolutions and bitrates
Encoding formats (codecs and containers)

Click here for more details of standard and optional formats.

Standard: VC-1 (Microsoft Silverlight incl. IIS Smooth Streaming; Windows Media WMV), QuickTime, AVI, RealVideo and more. (Apple ProRes import available with third-party QuickTime filters).

Optional: AVC (H.264, MPEG-4 Part 10), MPEG-2, MPEG-1, 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® H.264 with integrated segmenting, Avid DNxHD®, 3GPP, MXF, GXF, LXF, DVCPro, XDCAM HD, RED (import only) and more.

Interactive control of hardware preprocessing capabilities
Programmable event triggers (GPI , duration, custom keys)
Integration with Digital Rapids Transcode Manager (sold separately)
Optional Stream FE software upgrade  
RS-422 deck control for batch capture and logging o
Batch Encoding (real-time capture with auto transcode) o
Video and audio processing plug-ins (graphic and video overlay, adaptive inverse telecine, color space conversion, open captioning, audio track mix-down and more) with support for third-party DirectShow and DMO plug-ins o
E-mail notifications and automated FTP distribution o
Watch Folder support and batch Clip Lists for media file transcoding o
Batch Encoding (real-time capture with auto transcode) o
Direct DVD publishing o
Integration with Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager (sold separately) o

Additional Resources

Supported Formats (Standard and Optional)

Click here for a complete chart of formats for each level of software.

  • AVC/H.264
  • Microsoft Silverlight (H.264, VC-1, Windows Media WMV, live and on-demand IIS Smooth Streaming)
  • Adobe Flash (H.264 or On2 VP6, Dynamic Streaming)
  • H.264 for Apple iPhone with integrated segmenting
  • MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, 3GPP
  • XDCAM HD, DVCPro, Avid DNxHD
  • MXF, GXF, LXF, Omneon
  • JPEG2000
  • QuickTime (including Apple ProRes import)
  • AVI, Uncompressed
  • RED R3D (import)
  • Dolby Digital (AC-3) and Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse AAC, MP3, WAV
  • and more!