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StreamZ Specifications

•  standard feature        o  optional feature

Inputs and Encoding Channels StreamZ-D StreamZ-AD
Video encoding channels (simultaneous inputs) 1 1
SDI inputs (SD) 1 1
Component analog video inputs (3 BNC)   1
Y/C (S-Video) analog video inputs (Mini-Din)   1
Composite analog video inputs (BNC)   1
SDI embedded audio (8 stereo pairs)
AES/EBU stereo audio inputs (BNC)   4
Balanced analog audio inputs (XLR)   2
Unbalanced analog audio inputs (RCA)   2
LTC input (XLR)  
Video/audio connectivity

Flux Input Breakout Cable

Flux Input Breakout Box
Direct SDI connection to board Breakout cable standard

Rack-mountable breakout box optional
System Configuration1 1RU, 2RU or 3RU chassis
System drive
Hot-swappable drive bays
Multi-core Intel processor(s)
Physical dimensions (3RU models) 26" D x 16.9" W x 5.2" H
660mm x 430mm x 132mm
Physical dimensions (2RU models -
EMEA and Asia)
27.8" D x 16.9" W x 3.44" H
705mm x 430mm x 87.3mm
Physical dimensions (1RU models) 26" D x 16.9" W x 1.7" H
660mm x 430mm x 43.5mm
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
Format Support  
Input (live/deck) video resolutions and frame rates 486i @ 29.97 Fps (NTSC),
576i @ 25 Fps (PAL)
VBI capture with Closed Caption support
SDI ancillary data capture (608/708 Closed Captioning, timecode)
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), MPEG-2, MPEG-1, QuickTime® (inc. MPEG-4, H.264 and 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, XDCAM HD, Avid DNxHD®, MXF, GXF, LXF, Omneon, DVCPRO, RED (import only), 3GPP and more.

Hardware Video Processing  
Motion adaptive de-interlacing
Aspect ratio conversion, cropping, scaling
8-bit de-banding, dithering
Proc amp controls, gamma correction
Graphic overlay
Stream FE software features  
Easy-to-use interface with unlimited customizable, reusable encoding profiles
Simultaneous output to multiple codecs, resolutions and bitrates
Programmable event triggers (GPI , duration, custom keys)
Batch Encoding (real-time capture with auto transcode)
Video and audio processing plug-ins (graphic and video overlay, adaptive inverse telecine, Closed-to-Open Captions, color space conversion, audio track mix-down and more) with support for third-party DirectShow and DMO plug-ins
E-mail notifications and automated FTP distribution
Watch Folder support for automated media file transcoding
Automated template-based publishing
Direct DVD publishing
Integration with Digital Rapids Transcode Manager and Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager (each separately)
Forensic watermarking for content protection (Nexguard by Civolution) and tracking/monitoring (Civolution Teletrax) o
YouTube Content ID reference file (fingerprint) generation o
Vobile VideoDNA fingerprint generation
SCTE 35 insertion (Cueing Messages for ad insertion) o

1. System configurations may change as computer specifications evolve, and may vary internationally. Please contact your Digital Rapids representative for the latest configurations.

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/iPad 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!