Utilizing the industry’s most advanced silicon and ASIC compression technologies, Ellipse 3000 encoders offer superior-quality compression at data rates up to 80 Mbps with CABAC. The use of AVC HD 4:2:2 10-bit encoding enables the transmission of pristine video, augmenting your ability to offer customers the highest video quality available. Dual independent encoding allows a single source to be encoded to two different codecs; for instance, HD AVC 4:2:2 and SD MPEG-2.
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.
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.
Plug and Play
Fast boot times prepare Ellipse 3000 encoders for action right out of the box, and configuration presets allow multiple user settings to be saved and quickly recalled, increasing the ability to get on air fast.
The integrated modulator in the Ellipse 3200 eliminates the need to purchase costly external stand-alone devices for satellite uplink. It offers DVB-S/S2/DSNG transmission modes with QPSK, 8PSK, 16QAM and 16APSK constellations, and supports IF or L-Band outputs, which can directly feed the up-converter. Standard and extended roll-off factors of 15%, 10% and 5% are supported.
Resilience Against Packet Loss
In VoIP applications, Ellipse 3000 encoders employ the SMPTE-2022 protocol to minimize packet loss by inserting FEC packets in the transport stream. These packets are used by the reception device to detect lost packets and automatically recover from losses when they occur.
Efficient Multicast of Multiple Services
Ellipse 3000 encoders support the creation of multiple SPTS’s, which can be multicast to 16 different ports or IP addresses. A separate PSI is generated for each SPTS. Users may choose optional BISS scrambling with a separate scrambling key for each SPTS.
End-to-End High-Quality Contribution
Ellipse 3000 encoders are the perfect complement to Harmonic’s ProView™ 7100 IRD. 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.