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InREPLY Kyrion CM5000 – ATEME’s Latest Video Encoder For Contribution
By Nicolas Moreau ATEME Product Marketing Manager Nicolas Moreau gives an insight into the Kyrion CM5000 encoder...
and F2, which perform immediate pre-programmed actions, like turning off or on your DVB-S/2 carrier, or providing direct access to important menu items like the BISS Key management. This is something our DSNG users appreciate a lot. Furthermore, the integration of the encoder with optional satellite modulation in the same box reduces transmission hassles. In Kyrion CM5000, with the built-in modulator option, the transport stream configuration is driven by the adopted modulation scheme and its symbol rate. Depending on the audio channels configuration, the encoder will automatically adjust and adapt the best video stream with the least possible stuffing, ensuring an optimised use of the available bandwidth. InB: Is the Kyrion CM5000 readily available for purchase? NM: Yes, the market adoption has been pretty fast since IBC! The CM5000 has been deployed in many sites and trucks and, so far, we have very positive feedback. The Kyrion CM5000 is available in several bundles, single channel only, dual channel or single channel plus built-in modulator supporting 16 and 32 APSK DVB-S2. SD only encoder versions can be purchased and later upgraded by software license. ATEME is offering two packs of features: the “8” package, including FEC, BISS, 40 Mbps max bitrate, MPEG-2 (4:2:0 & 4:2:2) and MPEG-4 in 4:2:0 8-bit, supporting four audio pairs of encoding. The “10” package supports all profile up to MPEG-4:2:2 10-bit, eight audio pairs, bitrates up to 110 Mbps. Additional external analogue or digital audio boards can be added to match a variety of applications.

InBroadcast: Nicolas, How would you describe the ATEME contribution solution development? Nicolas Moreau: The first Kyrion encoder was introduced in 2007. We focused our R&D effort on the main challenge of our clients who were looking for bandwidth reduction and an outstanding video quality in support of the proliferation of HD. In 2009, ATEME was the first in the industry to launch a 4:2:2 10-bit MPEG-4 encoder for the contribution market, the CM4101. 4:2:2 10-bit is today the preferred encoding profile for quality sensitive contents such as sports or premium events. Our encoders became very popular and we continued our investments in research and technical improvements in order to enhance the video quality and the versatility of our contribution solutions. At IBC 2012 we introduced the Kyrion CM5000. This modular encoder delivers all flavours of MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 with profiles up to 1080p59.94 with 4:2:2 chrominance and 10-bit resolution. As the broadcast contribution market is still using legacy MPEG2 systems, the Kyrion CM5000 is

also capable of encoding state of the art MPEG-2 video. InB: What contribution market challenges is the Kyrion CM5000 specifically addressing? NM: Of course, it is always first about high fidelity video encoding no matter what bandwidth is available. A video encoder is probably achieving the most complex task in a contribution link: The transformation of uncompressed video and audio to a bandwidth friendly transport stream. This is now getting more complicated by having to perform additional parallel tasks such as subtitles management, ad insertion triggers marking, or advanced audio encoding. Many of our clients work in a constrained operational environment, for example DSNG operators in trucks. They are asking for ‘simple to use’ solutions as they do not wish to waste time tuning the encoder settings while in operation on the field. Therefore, we decided to come up with a new level of user-friendliness and the latest Kyrion CM5000 was designed to help users save precious time. Easy presets management, full control front panel, non-ambiguous Web graphic user interface are the revisited video encoder basics.

ATEME’s Kyrion CM5000 is a modular hardware encoding platform

InB: Name three key features of the Kyrion CM5000? NM: Robustness: thanks to a unique full hardware FPGA encoding platform. Reprogrammable logic allows ATEME to maintain and update the encoding performance continually. And our designers came up with mechanical improvements in the CM5000 that are tailored for DSNG operating conditions. Video quality: No randomness there. Each picture is analysed with advanced H.264 tools, predicted, controlled and encoded with the highest degree of fidelity. The pre-processing is limited to avoid information loss and keep the output as close as possible to the source. Sharpness and details are more important than ever given the quality of HDTV screens in the home. Kyrion CM5000 is currently running our fourth generation of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 encoding core and its hardware is ready to support any changes which might be released in the future. Ease of use: As stated earlier, ATEME is paying attention to customer experiences and feedback we collected from the deployment of our earlier models. The Kyrion CM5000 is the result of this attention to detail and field experience. It is a ‘User centred design’ that allows a certain level of customisation for each user, with features such as the ‘Quick access zone’ in the web interface where you can choose your display settings by default. We added two function keys F1

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InNews: Harris Corporation Agree Sale of Broadcast Communications
InNews: Grass Valley Opens Solutions Center in Boulogne Office
InSound
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InMedia: Evolution of the Broadcast Systems Integrator
InMedia: Swedish Film Institute Chooses Divarchive 7.0
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