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Live Transcoding

Provides the ability to ingest a live stream, decode the video and audio, and then re-encode the stream to suit the desired playback devices.

Why Live Transcoding?

Live transcoding is a method for broadcasters to only publish a single source steam. The source stream is transformed in the cloud, into other bitrates or formats. This allows the broadcaster to reduce complexity of source encoding, as well as bandwidth requirements.

Options for live transcoding include bitrate options; useful for adaptive bitrate, and format transformations; which help with reaching different end user devices and platforms.

Wowza Transcoder is a real time audio and video transcoding and transrating solution. It can decode audio and video in multiple formats and re-encode them to properly key-frame aligned H.264 streams for adaptive bitrate delivery.

Transcoded streams can be delivered as adaptive bitrate using Flash RTMP/HTTP Dynamic Streaming, Apple HLS, and Silverlight Smooth Streaming, or as single bitrate streams over any Wowza Media Server 3 supported protocols.

To minimize encoder complexity and local bandwidth usage, many live broadcasters are offloading the encoding of live video signals to the cloud. StreamGuys can accept a high quality signal from the live encoder and re-encode (or transcode) this single source into many bitrates for the audience, ensuring that they get the most appropriate stream for their device and network conditions.

Cloud-based transcoding can save a broadcaster money on encoding infrastructure and local network capacity while providing a high quality user experience. StreamGuys Live Transcoding is available as event-based service or 24/7 broadcasting.

Transcoding Graphic
Format Decoding Encoding
Video-
MPEG2
MPEG4 Part 2
H.264/AVC
Audio-
MP3
AAC(LC & HE)
MPEG1 Part 1/2
Speex
G.711
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Audio-only Option

The audio-only option gives you the ability to pay a significantly lower “audio-only” price when using the Wowza Transcoder AddOn with streams that do not contain video.

Using commodity hardware, the audio-only option transforms incoming live audio streams from encoders, IP cameras, IPTV headends, and other live sources into multiple bitrate H.264 stream sets for adaptive bitrate delivery. Additionally, the audio-only option can be used for non-adaptive streaming with any transport protocol supported by Wowza Media Server 3.


Format Decoding Encoding
MP3
AAC(LC & HE)
MPEG1 Part 1/2
Speex
G.711
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SaaS for Cloud Transcoding

HyperStream Live is a pay-per-use live cloud transcoding software as a service (SaaS) enabling simplified, adaptive delivery of your source video content to set-top boxes, desktops and mobile devices over the public Internet, requiring minimal uplink bandwidth from your source location.

  • User-operated cloud transcoding
  • Simpler pay-per-use model
  • Deliver highest quality ABR
  • Simplifies use of cloud resources for live transcoding
  • Simplifies use of Content Delivery Networks
  • Integrated with all Haivision products

Live cloud transcoding with HyperStream Live is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Configure your HyperStream Live account defining desired stream configurations and device destinations.
  2. Configure your Makito or KulaByte encoder, Furnace IP video system, or Viper appliance to link to your HyperStream Live account.
  3. Press the HyperStream Live Connect button on your Makito or KulaByte encoder or your Furnace management interface.

Cloud Transcoding / Internet Streaming Services

HyperStream Concierge is Haivision’s cloud transcoding and Internet streaming managed service. The Concierge group will assist you with streaming related services including cloud transcoding, CDN distribution, video player configuration, setup, event management, and on-site support as needed. The HyperStream Concierge team offers years of experience and a thorough understanding of complex streaming workflows to deliver the highest quality live multi-bitrate streaming for your important events.

  • Single point of contact
  • Set-up assistance, player integration
  • KulaByte transcoding on Amazon EC2
  • CDN Services over Akamai HD or customer CDN

HD Video Transport Over IP

HyperStream Connect provides a monthly IP video delivery service for connecting remote facilities. HyperStream Connect combines high performance encoding and decoding appliances with resilient transport technology to optimize video delivery over your public Internet connections or a Haivision provided carrier grade WAN

HyperStream Connect Telepresence Dual Channel

  • Dual channel HD bi-directional video delivery over carrier grade MPLS network
  • Includes 1080i/720p <70 millisecond bi-directional telepresence appliances
  • Network provisioning and service included
  • Point to point or point to multi-point capable
  • HD-SDI, XGA, RGBHV/YPbPr input & HD-SDI, DVI or RGBHV/YPbPr output
  • Simple and convenient monthly payments

HyperStream Connect Telepresence

  • Single channel HD bi-directional video delivery over carrier grade MPLS network
  • Includes 1080i/720p < millisecond bi-directional telepresence appliances
  • Network provisioning and service included
  • Point to point or point to multi-point capable
  • HD-SDI, XGA, RGBHV/YPbPr input & HD-SDI, DVI or RGBHV/YPbPr output
  • Simple and convenient monthly payments

HyperStream Connect Point to Multi-Point

  • Connect one facility to multiple facilities with unidirectorional stream
  • Includes 1080p60 <70 millisecond compact encoder & decoder appliances
  • Preconfigured for your network and internet connection
  • Uses resilient HD transport technology for Internet transport
  • HD-SDI, DVI, RGBHV/YPbPr input & HD-SDI, DVI or RGBHV/YPbPr output
  • Simple and convenient monthly payments

HyperStream Connect Point to Point

  • Connect two facilities with unidirectional stream
  • Includes 1080p60 <70 millisecond compact encoder & decoder appliances
  • Preconfigured for your network and internet connection
  • Uses resilient HD transport technology for Internet transport
  • HD-SDI, DVI, RGBHV/YPbPr input & HD-SDI, DVI or RGBHV/YPbPr output
  • Simple and convenient monthly payments