MasterStream Encoders

Stream high-quality, live and pre-recorded low latency video content over IP

Master Digital Media Encoders stream live and pre-recorded video and audio over an IP network, creating a single channel from the output of a wide range of sources, including digital cameras, set-top boxes, digital signage systems and personal computers.

The Master Digital Media Encoder ranges contains SD and HD Encoders, each with their own audio, video and encoding capabilities, and are suitable for a wide-range of industry and video solution requirements.

Flexible and easy to use, MasterStream Encoders integrate seamlessly with any Master Digital Media IP video solution or industry-standard equipment. Encoders can also be enhanced with system management, monitoring and control from the Master Media Server, which provides an easy way to control content delivery to each individual screen.

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Benefits of Master Digital Media Encoders include:

  • Take any source and make a channel available on the network alongside live broadcast channels
  • Support MPEG-2 or MPEG-4/ H.264 encoding
  • Support stream options from multicast UDP to HLS or RTSP
  • Full HD (1080p) encoding
  • Low end-to-end latency with full multicast delivery
  • Provide IR Out to facilitate optional control of AV sources via the IP network
  • Deliver complete end-to-end content protection to adhere to broadcaster and content provider security requirements
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Streaming video content 'Beyond the LAN'

Master Digital Media Encoders can extend TV and video streams outside conventional LANs for delivery to the internet and mobile devices. Streaming protocols HLS and RTSP enable encoder AV sources to contribute to Content Delivery Network environments, or stream directly to mobile devices and desktop monitors.

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The Master Digital Media Encoder comparison table below details the specific features of each model to help you select the most suitable Encoder to meet your requirements.

MasterStream Encoder blades must be installed in an MasterStream Chassis.

Deliver Content Securely

Broadcasters, media operators and organizations need to safeguard content streamed via their enterprise IP video system and protect the material from illegal copying and distribution.

Master Digital Media meets the demand for secure delivery of content-protected or sensitive video with the addition of support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCPv2), which enables users to extend protection through the network from Master Digital Media Encoders. Refer to the Secure Video section for more information.

Download the Master Digital Media Content Protection pdf here.

Choose the MasterStream Encoders for your needs from the table below.

Source IR out source control    
Inputs 2 1 1 1 1 1
Video Input Composite          
SD Component    
HD Component      
HD AV      
SDI (SD, HD, 3G)        
Audio Input Line Level Stereo Audio    
Embedded Audio  
PCM Digital Audio  
Encoding HD 1080p        
HD 1080i/720p  
HDCPv2 Protection        
Video Scaler  
MPEG-1 Layer II Audio
Stereo AAC Audio  
No.of Clients UDP/RTP multicast Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
UDP/RTP unicast 10 1 10 10 10 10
HLS     10   10  

Not sure what some of these acronyms mean? Look them up here.

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