Integrated Receiver Decoders

Kyrion DR8400

DR8400 is designed for contribution markets where premium quality and performance are more important than ever.
As a true Universal Integrated Receiver Decoder, the DR8400 gives by default 3 different inputs type: Double built-in DVB-S/S2 demodulator, IP Gigabit and ASI with a TS bit rate up to 200Mbps. Combined with a decoding bit rate reaching 80 Mbps with no compromise in CABAC, the DR8400 is addressing a large spectrum of Primary Contribution applications.
DR8400 is also capable of decoding the innovative AVC-I frame only mode up to 150 Mbps providing transparent video quality.
DR8400 offers a complete front panel and an unique and user-friendly web user interface with advanced monitoring features.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • SD only or SD/HD H.264/ MPEG-4 AVC, 4:2:0 / 4:2:2 8-bit /10-bit support
  • MPEG-2 4:2:0 / 4:2:2 
  • Two Built in RF demodulators with fast-frequency locking
  • 8 audio stereo pairs decoded
  • Pro MPEG FEC and BISS - 0/1/E support
  • IP output Stream forwarding
  • HD to SD Broadcast quality downscale
  • Simultaneous SD and HD output
  • Thumbnail and Advanced Status monitoring 
  • Full VBI support
  • SNMP support
  • H.264 and DVB-S2 advantage with up to 50% bandwidth saving on contribution links
  • With legacy MPEG-2 support, the DR8400 gives great flexibility on the field
  • DR8400 is upgradeable to 1080p60, providing the best CAPEX reduction

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7 April

HEVC and Broadcast Content

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a new video compression format that effectively doubles the data compression rate compared to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC at the same level of video quality.
HEVC will be used first in applications where bandwidth is a problem today, where the client device can easily be updated to support HEVC, either because it is a device that users replace frequently, such as smartphones, or because it is flexible to support HEVC. Contribution applications will come later, and require more robust complex implementations of the standard than what can be offered by compression vendors at this time.HEVC has been found to be a very efficient codec for all content types including interlaced content; if you think otherwise, this paper will help you understand where the misconception that HEVC is only for progressive was initiated.