Compact HD/SD MPEG-4 Encoder
The Newscoder 4 is a compact, low power, HD/SD, video/audio encoder with AES Encryption. At just 3.7 cubic inches in size, Newscoder 4 delivers superior MPEG-4 H.264 SD and HD encoding, enabling broadcasters to transmit HD content effciently over the same infrastructure used to transmit standard defnition content.
The Newscoder 4 can attach to your legacy BAS equipment whether in your ENG/OB truck, helicopter or camera back transmitter. With the high effciency encoding HD pictures can be transmitted over your SD SNG system supporting HD bit rates as low as 6MPBS. Imagine transmitting HD pictures in the equivalent SD operating modes.
The Newscoder 4 input accepts either SD-SDI or HD-SDI inputs plus embedded audio. The encoder automatically detects the video input format, digitizes and passes it to a high performance H.264/AVC video encoder, where the video is compressed down to an extremely low data rate. The resulting output is an ASI transport stream.
Featuring two RS232 ports, one for remote control and a second for user data, the Newscoder 4 also employs AES encryption preventing unauthorized viewing of the signal. A video test pattern generator is designed into the Newscoder 4 that can be controlled externally through the preset switch or programmed to be automatically enabled when the video input is lost.
The Newscoder 4 requires little setup and the local control panel is easy and user friendly. Simply apply video, power, connect and select a preset. For advanced functions, such as AES encryption keys or unit naming, an easy to use administration software package is supplied allowing the user to configure up to eight custom presets.