Pristine Video Quality
The ability to encode 1080p60 content in AVC 4:2:2 10-bit enables the transmission of exceptionally vivid video, augmenting your ability to offer customers the highest video quality available.
Low CAPEX, Reduced OPEX
The integrated modulator in the Ellipse 3200 and 3202 eliminates the need to purchase costly external stand-alone devices for satellite uplink. Second-generation DVB-S2X support on the Ellipse 3202 offers improved performance for DSNG and contribution applications, and enables efficient migration to emerging technologies such as HEVC and Ultra HD. As such, the Ellipse 3202 encoder helps assure that your investment will pay off well into the future.
Integrated Broadcast Satellite Modulator
The on-board modulator on the Ellipse 3200 offers DVB-S/S2/DSNG transmission modes; the Ellipse 3202 supports DVB-S2X as well. Both the 3200 and 3202 offer QPSK, 8PSK, 16QAM and 16APSK modulation. The encoders support IF or L-band outputs, which can directly feed the up-converter, providing a very compact uplink package. Standard and extended roll-off factors of 15%, 10% and 5% enable highly efficient utilization of transponder bandwidth.
Contribution Over the Internet
With support for broadcast-quality video contribution over unmanaged networks, Ellipse 3000 dramatically alters the economics of gathering and distributing news and sports content from locations with Internet access.
Ellipse 3000 encoders help prevent signal interception with industry-standard BISS (Basic Interoperability Scrambling System) mode 1 and BISS-E encryption. With support for the new Carrier ID system (DVB-CID), currently in development by the satellite Interference Reduction Group (sIRG), the Ellipse 3202 also makes it easier to identify interfering carriers and respond to a Radio Frequency Interference event, resulting in improved Quality of Service and reduced operating costs.
Ellipse 3000 encoders support four AES/EBU embedded stereo pairs, two analog stereo pairs or four mono channels as standard. The addition of an optional audio expansion module increases support to eight digital or analog stereo pairs, or 16 mono channels. A range of sampling rates, an internal sample rate convertor (SRC) and an advanced coding scheme ensure reliable and high-quality audio encoding.
Ultra-low latency on Ellipse 3000 encoders helps eliminate awkward pauses during handoffs between field and studio talent, and is available for all encoding modes.
Ease of Use
Controlled by a front-panel operating menu or web GUI, the simple Ellipse 3000 menu structure is specifically tailored for contribution applications, with frequently used, operation-critical controls available via hot keys.
End-to-End High-Quality Contribution
Ellipse 3000 encoders are the perfect complement to Harmonic’s ProView™ 7100
and ProView 8100
integrated receiver-decoders. Compress AVC HD 4:2:2 10-bit video with the Ellipse 3000, then use the ProView 7100 for decompression at the same sampling and bitrate, and the result is a contribution workflow with nearly lossless video quality.