Ensemble Designs BrightEye NXT 450 Compact Router with H.264 Encoder/Decoder/Up-Down-Cross Conversion with professional MPEG contribution Encoder/Decoder integrates a powerful set of features alongside a built-in high quality, high profile MPEG Encoder/Decoder. Now it’s possible for users to hook up SDI, HDMI, or Fiber baseband, and MPEG, or DVB-ASI encoded signals without worrying about timing issues, convert them to a common standard definition or high definition format as simply as selecting a source and pushing the TAKE button, intercut or dissolve them seamlessly to a very high quality MPEG encoder for realtime streaming, while simultaneously sending them to SDI or HDMI destinations. All this in a device the size of a paperback novel.
The BrightEye NXT 450’s new encoding functionality produces simultaneous transport streams including one high-resolution and one low-resolution unicast stream, one multicast stream, and a DVB-ASI stream. Sources can be seamlessly routed to the encoder that outputs the various streams to an RJ-45 Ethernet connector on the back of the unit. The DVB-ASI formatter produces a DVB-ASI format stream that can be sent to a BNC or Fiber port for distribution.
Router for 3G, HD and SD SDI and HDMI Video
Exceptional built in High Quality, High Profile MPEG H.264 Encoder/Decoder
Advanced H.264 Coding Techniques Give Superb Performance at Low Bit Rates
Built in Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters
The BrightEye NXT 450 also includes an MPEG decoder. Gigabit Ethernet can be received via the RJ-45 connector as either unicast or multicast MPEG-4 decoded to 3G, HD, SD SDI with embedded audio, and can be mixed or intercut with other sources connected to the router. Decoded and encoded video can be seen in realtime and full motion on the LCD display on the front of the unit. The full duplex codec allows simultaneous use of the encoder and decoder.
Convert While You Route With Dual Up/Down/Cross Converters
The new BrightEye NXT 450 allows format conversion to take place while routing signals to destinations. Now, various formats of high definition and standard definition content can be converted to a common format and routed seamlessly to destinations. Standard definition sources can be up converted to high definition as part of the routing process, as well as cross converting from one HD format to another. All you have to do is select a SMPTE standard for a particular destination, and all sources routed to that destination will be converted to that format automatically. Imagine dissolving cleanly between a standard definition source and a 720p source with a 1080i output all at the touch of the TAKE button.
Full Control From The Front Panel
The BrightEye NXT 450 allows full set-up and control from the front panel of the unit. That means all encoding and decoding settings, router configuration, U/D/X conversion format, Clean Switch assignment – the works. There is no need for external computer control. Of course, if you’d like to use your computer, the built in web server provides the same kind of set-up and control functionality from virtually anywhere with any web browser enabled device.