Migration from SD to FullHD

Migration from SD to FullHD

December 1, 2020

Customer: Dzerzhinsk TV company

Dzerzhinsk TV company covers the main news and events in the city of Dzerzhinsk and Nizhny Novgorod region. It has its own 24-hour broadcasting.

CUSTOMER'S TASK

1. Encoding of HD-SDI (Full HD) and SD-SDI (SD) streams into AVC for distribution to cable providers and into RTMP to stream to Yandex TV. Full system redundancy is required.

2. Monitoring to adjust broadcast parameters and control video quality.

ELECARD SOLUTION

Implementation of a transcoding system based on Elecard CodecWorks at the head-end. Installation of Elecard Boro probe to monitor quality of the streams at the output.

RESULT

  • Implementation of a single solution for encoding and streaming content to various broadcast formats
  • Robust broadcasting due to full system redundancy
  • Cost-effectiveness and space saving because of using a 1U server in Dzerzhinsk TV's possession
  • Improved quality of provided services thanks to real-time monitoring
  • Quick notification when an error occurs
  • Loyal viewers thanks to increased video quality
  • Solution scalability without additional hardware

SOLUTION IMPLEMENTATION

Deployment and setting up of Elecard CodecWorks that encodes and forms 8 UDP streams for distribution to 4 cable providers and 1 RTMP feed for streaming to Yandex TV. System capacity is sufficient to add more channels of needed. The Boro probe is installed on a stand-alone PC to monitor all streams.

Feedback

"To change the broadcast format from SD to FullHD, an encoding solution was required. The most important criteria were a reasonable price and possibility to scale the solution without the need to purchase additional hardware. We installed Elecard CodecWorks quite quickly. The encoder allows us to implement a non-standard solution on a single platform.

The Boro monitoring system is an excellent solution that can be quickly installed and configured. This tool is invaluable for adjusting broadcast parameters. It is convenient that Boro sends messages to Telegram.

Elecard engineers have helped with all our questions and provided good technical support. Elecard solutions are beyond competition and that's a fact".

Dmitry Lukyanov, Technical Director of Dzerzhinsk TV Company

Key products

Professional platform for real-time encoding and transcoding into HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264 and MPEG-2 video supporting adaptive bitrate streaming via HLS and MPEG-DASH protocols with the best possible quality. 

Windows and Linux support.

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