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ViBE CP3000

Pristine video quality at the front of the broadcast contribution chain


The industry’s best value for high-end Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) and live sports broadcasting applications, the ViBE CP3000 (formerly Ellipse 3000) family of contribution encoders combines superior video quality, the highest level of function integration and ease of use in an economical, compact package. The innovative ViBE CP3000 product family includes the first DSNG encoder with an integrated broadcast satellite modulator that supports the DVB-S2X and DVB-CID standards, as well as broadcast-quality video contribution over the open Internet.

ViBE CP3000 encoders support all SD and HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC codecs at 4:2:0 or 4:2:2 8- or 10-bit subsampling. Fully firmware upgradeable, the encoders offer a smooth and cost-effective migration path from MPEG-2 SD 4:2:0 8-bit to AVC HD 4:2:2 10-bit compression schemes, making them among the most versatile contribution encoders available. 3G SDI input enables encoding of HD content at resolutions up to 1080p60.

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  • MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC SD/HD 4:2:0/4:2:2 8/10-bit encoding
  • Broad SD/HD format support, up to 1080p60
  • Audio encoding of up to eight stereo or 16 mono channels
  • Optional integrated broadcast satellite modulator supporting DVB-S/S2/S2X and DVB-CID on top of NIT-CID; roll-off factor up to 5%
  • Broadcast-quality video contribution over the Internet


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ViBE CP3000 Features

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 ViBE CP3200 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.

Integrated Broadcast Satellite Modulator

The on-board modulator on the ViBE CP3200 offers DVB-S/S2/DSNG transmission modes; the ViBE CP3202 supports DVB-S2X as well. Both the devices 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.

Contribution Over the Internet

With support for broadcast-quality video contribution over unmanaged networks, ViBE CP3000 dramatically alters the economics of gathering and distributing news and sports content from locations with Internet access.

Content Protection

ViBE CP3000 encoders help prevent signal interception with industry-standard BISS mode 1 and BISS-E encryption. The devices support the new Carrier ID system (DVB-CID) currently under development, making it easier to identify interfering carriers and respond to a radio frequency interference event — improving quality of service and reducing operating costs.

End-to-End High-Quality Contribution

ViBE CP3000 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 ViBE CP3000, then use the ProView 7100 for decompression at the same sampling and bitrate, resulting in a contribution workflow with nearly lossless video quality.