HyperCast Transcoding

HyperCast has changed OTT broadcasting forever

32x

32 x more throughput in a single RU

1U

Incredibly compact 1U height.

5W

5W per 4K channel, for a total of <500W

ABR for multi-screen, multi-format output

Superior quality, high density processing

HEVC or MP2. ASIC based (not FPGA)

Dramatically increase your media processing capacity while radically cutting power and space requirements. HyperCast is a super compact 1U form, delivering multi-format, multi-bitrate streams of live and file-based video to multiple devices including phones, tablets, PCs, and TVs, while integrating seamlessly with your broadcast or data center infrastructure. It operates at wire speed and uses no more than 500 watts at maximum draw.

HyperCast WorkFlow Example

HyperCast seriously out-performs traditional software transcoders in power and space efficiency, without sacrificing quality.

Handles many demands, on-demand

Concurrently transcode from 32 inputs at up to 4K resolution each, in live-feed or file-based video. HyperCast can easily output 600+ AV streams for multi-screen, multi-format OTT delivery. Plus, it has up to 56 TB of storage space built-in for a large local cache.

Field ready

If you want live event sharing in HD with review on demand at wire speed, HyperCast is your solution. As a radically compact, low power, high throughput solution it’s perfect for field and OB applications. HyperCast is ready to serve – all your audiences on all their devices, live or on-demand.

Modular scale-out

HyperDrive integrates seamlessly with your broadcast or data center infrastructure. Modular by design, it is easy to scale-up as your throughput needs increase. Software-driven architecture means it can be easily adapted for multiple broadcast, OTT and streaming infrastructures.

Transforming costs

On a cost/performance assessment HyperCast eclipses all other options by a significant margin. Who knows, you may even be able to bring that upgrade forward.

The future of OTT broadcasting

Discover how HyperCast and HyperDrive radically improve your media center capacity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is HyperCast™ suitable for live video broadcasts?
    There are many instances of user-generated content where live broadcast is a key requirement. In this scenario, typically a single source of content is viewed by multiple users simultaneously such as a music concert, athletic events, etc. Users will often use their own device, such as a smartphone, for viewing. For many of these events, especially sports games, viewers want active control over the viewing experience such as the ability to pause, rewind, and replay. For long duration events, these VCR-like controls are best implemented via event caching at the source encoding site or within edge servers. For these types of live video broadcasts, HyperCast can be configured with small storage capacity and high transcode performance for a cost optimal solution.
  • Is HyperCast™ suitable for live video communications?
    In today’s world, multi-party video conferencing using applications like Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, is becoming increasingly common. These communication sessions typically use all-compute platforms such as PCs, tablets, and smartphones. In many instances, mobile users may also join these video calls with unpredictable network availability. It’s crucial to simultaneously handle input streams from multiple participants and distribute them to different device types across many network topologies. This implies the need for concurrent, multi-stream transcoding and creating output streams with multiple bit rates and resolutions. HyperCast can be configured with transcoder banks, without any storage, for this type of scenario. For video communication service providers such as Skype, Zoom, or Uber Conference, a storage-less version of HyperCast with critically needed multi-stream transcode performance is a low cost solution.
  • Is HyperCast™ suitable for on-demand video distribution?
    Mass video consumption is increasingly performed whenever and wherever consumers’ choose, such as using a streaming video service like Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu. In this situation, the source content is stored and delivered on demand to the user. The content is typically viewed by thousands of users simultaneously, though never in a synchronized fashion, as it would be for broadcast TV. For this application, HyperCast is configured with the highest capacity and augmented with the necessary transcoding performance for multi-stream delivery. In addition to allocating storage to the source content, some storage can also be allocated to a transcoded output stream to optimize transcode capacity when users are consuming the same content in an unsynchronized fashion. This involves implementing caching schemes for the transcoded streams during typically ‘active’ consumption periods.