The Sapphire 4K HEVC DSNG Codec from BWS is a broadcast quality H.265 codec system. Offering exceptional compression ratios on video resolutions up to 4K UHD.

The Sapphire Decoder canbe easily integrated into existing Earth Station or MCR systems to provide a cost effective upgrade to the latest decoding technology. HEVC compression offers  significant bitrate savings over traditional H.264 solutions, this saves broadcasters money on contribution bandwidth and is set to become the go-to compression standard demanded by SNG Operators going forward. HEVC also supports the new 4K UHD formats required for contribution as the additional efficiency of HEVC makes wireless transmission of 4K possible from smaller,
less powerful systems.


  • Up to 50% bit-rate reduction compared with H.264
  • Decoding of 4x simultaneous HD signals from a single half-rack unit
  • Reception of true 4K UHD signals with HDR
  • Ultra-low Latency for live applications
  • IP and DVB-ASI in/out
  • 2x in 1RU rack kit for high density mounting
  • Legacy H.264 and MPEG2 Encoding also supported.