The Sapphire 4K HEVC DSNG Decoder is a broadcast quality H.265 codec system offering exceptional compression ratios on video resolutions up to 4K UHD. The Sapphire Codec can be easily integrated into existing SNG truck or flyaway systems to provide a cost effective upgrade to the latest encoding technology.

HEVC compression offers significant bitrate savings over traditional H.264 solutions, this saves broadcasters money on contribution bandwidth. HEVC also supports the new 4K UHD formats required for contribution. The additional efficiency of HEVC makes wireless transmission of 4K possible. For SNG users, the lower bit-rates achievable can deliver significant savings in space-segment costs compared with legacy H.264 systems.

  • Up to 50% bit-rate reduction compared with H.264
  • Can be configured as encoder or decoder on a per-event basis
  • Transmission of 4x simultaneous HD signals up to 1080p50/59
  • Transmission of true 4K UHD signals with HDR
  • Ultra-low Latency for live applications
  • IP and DVB-ASI in/out
  • Multiple mounting kits available for compatibility with existing SNG transmitters
  • Legacy H.264 and MPEG2 Encoding also supported.