Sapphire HEVC is a broadcast-quality HEVC codec system, offering exceptional compression ratios on video resolutions up to 4K UHD. The Sapphire HEVC Camera Back allows existing wireless camera-back systems to be conveniently upgraded to HEVC and 4K.
HEVC compression offers significant bitrate savings over traditional H.264 solutions, this saves broadcasters money on storage and contribution bandwidth. HEVC also supports the new 4K UHD formats required for contribution. The additional efficiency of HEVC makes wireless transmission of 4K possible. Broadcasters need a simple and reliable HEVC codec to move their contribution systems forward, the Sapphire Codec from DBS is the ideal solution.
Latency is critical in many broadcast applications and the Sapphire encoder is built to minimise delay without compromising quality. In Ultra-low latency mode, the 60ms end- to-end delay (70ms in 4K) makes the Sapphire solution suitable for all live events.
Latency is critical in many broadcast applications and the Sapphire Codec is built to minimise latency without compromising quality. The 60mS end to end latency (70ms in 4K) makes the Sapphire solution suitable for all live events.
The Sapphire Codec system compresses a single 4K UHD input or up to 4 HD inputs in one unit. Each input can support 2 stereo pairs of embedded audio. Compressed streams are available as IP or on DVB_ASI for interoperability.
Each input can support 2 stereo pairs of embedded audio. Compressed streams are available as IP or on DVB_ASI outputs for interoperability.
The camera-back unit is supplied with a bracket to mount your existing COFDM transmitters – enabling you to convert even legacy SD systems into HEVC/4K operation!
High-quality HEVC codec
Low Latency (60ms ‘glass to glass’) for live applications
Transmission of true 4K UHD signals with HDR
Transmission of 4x simultaneous 1080p50/59 HD
IP and DVB-ASI in/out
Camera back clip on chassis format