I have been developing a video decoder for Digital TV for several years. Elementary streams come in a wide variety of characteristics in my field.
It is impossible to follow up with variety issues without ES(Elementary Stream) analyzer and Elecard StreamEye Studio was found to be best qualified.
It provides all the information we want. In more details, some of the applications are feeding to a decoder the data that is insufficient or incompatible with our decoder.
And we needed to clarify what caused decoding errors. Therefore, we dumped the physical memory and then analyzed it.
With Elecard Stream Analyzer visualizing a binary input, we could save a lot more time than when we previously had analyzed it by ourselves with a hexa editor.
For one more example, we needed a reference decoder to clear the error caused by our decoder or input. At that time we were using Elecard StreamEye for comparitive purposes. It easily defined which one really had a problem. There is one more commercial ES analyzer, as far as I know, but it is too costly. On the contrary, Elecard Stream Studio provides a quite reasonable price. In conclusion, I think it would have been impossible for us to complete our TV project on schedule, if it had not been for Elecard StreamEye Studio.
It is not a secret that the true art of video compression resides in algorithms used to pre-filter video content, find optimal (codec-specific) coding modes, and then quantize and turn related information into bits.
Elecard StreamEye is a tool purposely designed for visual inspection of the results of work of such algorithms and understanding of optimality of their decisions. It covers most deployed video codecs (MPEG-1/2, H.264, HEVC, VP9) and lets you color and see all specific coding elements that they use.
If you are tuning your own encoder, compare encoders made by different vendors – or just trying to quickly find the source of a problem manifesting itself as visual artifact – this tool is for you.
Complementary to Elecard StreamEye the Studio package includes a number of utilities that should be in the arsenal of every video compression engineer: stream analyzer, decoder buffer (HRD) analyzer, quality analyzer, and raw video player.
Last but not least – the package is remarkably affordable. Compared to similar in functionality products coming from other vendors – this one is a steal!
I used Elecard StreamEye 4 to investigate CU/PU level inter-dependencies in HEVC bit streams, specifically for adaptive GoP video streams. StreamEye 4 was used to verify bitstreams from different opensource encoders with the goal of implementing HEVC benchmarks/workloads for research purposes.
Elecard StreamEye 4 software has helped me to understand more the inner workings of HEVC encoding. The software parses the bitstream and displays an immense amount of information of each Slice/CTU/CU/PU of the HEVC stream in a clear and concise way. The UI is intuitive, smooth and stable. I am very satisfied with the software as it has both served well as a bitstream verifier and has helped to improve my knowledge on HEVC codecs. I will happily continue to use this tool for my research work.
I have been developing commercial video processing applications for the cable TV business for several years.
As part of the video applications development process I needed a tool which will allow me to deeply inspect the video stream and analyze it from different perspectives, TS level, elementary stream level, and the actual video level (HEVC).
The Elecard Stream Eye analyzer provides all these characteristics in one tool, making it a good solution for anyone needing to inspect and analyze video streams.
The Elecard Stream Eye analyzer is a stable application at a reasonable price.
I highly recommend it.
There are many different tools in the market place. The functionality of these tools is very similar to each other and each one offers different depth of analysis for coded video file and streams.
I've used many of these tools to date. Granted for various purposes and reasons, each of these tools serves their unique purpose well. However, the one tool that I've used the most is Elecard StreamEye Pro. If you are in the video processing and video coding industry, then you should have this tool in your arsenal too. I'd call it a "swiss-army knife" tool for video coded file analysis.
My reason for saying that is that StreamEye is a must have tool for a video coding professional, because it allows to inspect details of the core codec. Having ability to see coded picture buffer, gop structure, vector positions, inspect frames in variety of YUV formats, do comparative analysis, derive various picture appraisal ratings and other aspects of video analysis quickly is quite essential. Expediency and availability of necessary elements to conduct through analysis is important to me because I need to configure and tune transcoder to get the best picture possible, while maintaining interoperability for targeted outputs.
Elecard CodecWorks server is a great H.264 streaming engine. We use it in our daily work environment and it is one of the most reliable pieces of software that we have had the pleasure of working with. The support team responds in a timely manner, and is extremely helpful when needed, and have answered any question about the system that we have had. We would recommend Elecard CodecWorks for an H.264 streaming engine to anyone who needs to broadcast continuously.
It is vital to enable students to experience the eﬀects of playing around with the encoder parameters and to watch them analyzing these eﬀects using well established engineering measures. This is especially true for today's coding standards which apply a toolbox approach and allow a vast number of encoder conﬁgurations. The above-mentioned tasks are greatly simpliﬁed by Elecard StreamEye and the tools included in the Studio version.
Thanks to Elecard developers for a great tool making it easier to understand the art of video compression.
We went to Elecard because it could offer us a unique service where everything is IP-based. Their CodecWorks codec gives us elasticity. When we pull a feed in from a particular transponder that has, perhaps, 10 or 15 services, but we only need six, we are able to input those as MPTS groom the services and output to Mux as SPTS. Elecard developers designed a system that is now a very important part of our integration. In fact, it gives us the best IP encoding system in the market.
We believe that Elecard CodecWorks is the best solution that meets the needs of the operator.
ODMedia is expanding its linear TV channel offering on a European scale and we were looking for a solid and flexible solution that would seamlessly integrate with our modern approach to deploying linear tv channels.
Codecworks proved to be very stable and offers tremendous bang for the buck and flexibility. Support for the product is very good. I would recommend this software to anyone looking to build a linear channel solution.
StreamEye offers a lot of powerful options. I use the software very specifically: to check the link between Presentation Time Stamps, I-frame sequence and decoded pictures in order to validate SCTE-35 event triggering messages. The personal support of the sales and development team was very much appreciated.
The Elecard StreamEye and Stream Analyzer tools have been invaluable in allowing me to quickly diagnose and pinpoint a wide variety of video related issues. The tools are easy to use and provide detailed inspection of the video stream.
In particular, StreamEye has been invaluable in it’s ability to enable quick inspection of a stream, pinpoint a specific region, and then dig deeply into the details of that video region in order to ascertain the source of the problem.
I’ve used and recommended Elecard tools to three of my last companies and look forward to using these tools in the future.
Elecard high-density transcoding solution based on Supermicro blade system made it possible to transcode all our channels in each region on a 3U server. This solution is power-efficient and space effective, while there is no any visible quality degradation. Our benefit is evident as we shouldn't spend money on new end-user devices.
Boro is the perfect tool if you are dealing with OTT services. It will monitor your entire stream system, everywhere and anywhere. If any of your video stream presents a problem the software will notify you immediately. Boro is a highly cost effective solution and I highly recommended it.
Elecard StreamEye provides abilities to analyze H.264/H.265 in depth and in a quick and convenient way. Combining with Elecard Stream Analyzer, I have been able to understand almost all video coding issues while developing the video related software product. I recommend the Elecard analyzer to all video software developers.
We (I and my research team) are currently working on a hybrid prediction model based on bit stream and picture information predicting a video quality experienced by the end user. In order to properly analyze the bit stream information, we were seeking a tool allowing us to do so.
To identify the best one in the context of our needs, we have compared dozen bit stream analyzers. We have found the Elecard Stream Analyzer the best one in this context as it provides very complex bit stream information. So, we are keen to deploy it for our research.
Peter Pocta, Associate Professor University of Zilina, Slovakia
The Boro system demo was easy to install into my own network with no preparation required on my side. I was able to run the demo and learn functionality of the Boro system quickly. The graphical interface for Elecard Boro showed problems and the status in a fun and easy to understand way.
Once I had decided to deploy Boro within my local network, the Boro team was quick to advise me and confirm the prerequisites. The installation was performed remotely by Elecard within a few hours.
The ability to monitor using a remote probe at multiple remote locations at the same time became the main reason to choose Elecard.
I deeply feel that Elecard products are well suited with academicians who are closely related to video encoding-decoding and transmission based applications. Well-known video formats and file formats, such as HEVC, AVC, MKV, and MP4 are conducted by Elecard. Moreover, these products not only support video analysis but also enable live monitoring and video conversion. Also, it is possible to find more detail in each product which contributes to the research of academicians.
Dr. Orhan Akbulut, Assist. Prof. Kocaeli University
Teaching video coding techniques to both undergraduate and postgraduate level requires merging concepts of various topics such as signal processing, image processing, information theory, etc. under one, more complex, concept. The best way to understand their impact on video coding and how its one of them influence coder’s performance is to visualize these concepts with real video data.
By enabling students to see the impact of changes in encoder’s parameters, one offers them the opportunity to understand their connection with fundamental theory aspects. Moreover, the possibility of supporting various coding standards is essential not only for emphasizing on the differences among them, but also for clarifying their basic common base. In this way students have the opportunity to understand in depth the functionality of modern encoding standards. The above-mentioned tasks are greatly simplified by Elecard StreamEye and the tools included in the Studio version.
Dr. Maria Koziri, Assistant Professor in Dept. Of Computer Science and Telecommunications University of Thessaly
After having used the various versions of the Elecard MPEG Player, from 2.0 through 5.7, through the last several years for video and audio verification I am pleased to continued to the newest version, 7.1.
The information that can be easily accessed, from video and audio PID values, through the Info tab to the statistical information, through the Parameters functions make the software easy to use, understand and depend on. The resizable video screen helps my team in whatever way they wish to view their work, the Playlist's general ease of use along with the History and, if needed, the Bookmarks, make the processing of multiple files and going to back to work previously done for picking up where you've left off or saving lists for our needs effortless for the amount of files we go through.
The ability to view subtitles or Closed Captioned files is also pleasantly simple and with the world's addition of MPEG-4, 4K and HD-720 abd 1080 my team's work has been made even easier. The plugins for AVC for the older versions of the software were simple in their inclusion and the software streamed everything together seamlessly. The newest version of the MPEG Player includes all of the plugins making the system even more capable and ready for immediate use.
In terms of comparing players, both free and purchasable, for my team's needs I would choose Elecard every time. The simplicity of viewing the needed information - with VLC you have go searching for PID information including encoding and bit rates, MPC-HC will let you right-click on the screen and then search the menu to get some information but Elecard has it all already visibly available - you may have to click on a "+" sign but it's all readily available. Even going to the Setting is a simple button click right on the player. There is no need to click on a menu, look for Options or Preferencies and then find what you need.
Lastly, it plays everything my team has tried. Yes, most of the other players can play everything, too, but when you add in all of the other plusses and remarkable statutes of the program this leaves Elecard on top of the list for me. Arguments can be made for other players, certainly, but when you want the best you're going to pay for it - and Elecard is the best for my team!
N. Snyder, content specialist Thales IFEC
We frequently use Elecard StreamEye to analyze our IPTV streams.
It is an essential tool to troubleshoot and optimize our transcode settings. It doesn’t leave any questions open. Elecard StreamEye solution is also used to validate the results from the subjective SAMVIQ tests, with an objective value.
We use it also for testing our virtual headend transcoder, to find optimal CPU footprint settings.
Ralph Brunner, ICT Application Engineer Swisscom
Elecard StreamEye is the best software for video analysis. It includes the mode for bit distribution, motion vectors information, luminance and chrominance information, the visualization of macroblocks for all frames existing in the video abstract etc.
Visually, at a glance, it is so attractive that you want to see everything in detail.
It is highly recommended for those who are engaged in the field of video compression and H.264 and HEVC video streaming.
영상을 연구하는데 있어 Elecard StreamEye은 영상을 분석할 수 있는 최고의 소프트웨어입니다.
추상적인 소스코드로 존재하는 모든 프레임의 매크로블록의 모드 분포와 움직임 벡터 정보, 휘도 및 색차 정보 등을
시각적으로 한눈에, 그리고 자세하게 볼 수 있는 것은 너무나 매력적입니다.
H.264 및 HEVC의 영상 압축 및 스트리밍에 종사하시는 업계분들에게 강력 추천합니다.
We were set a task of providing our subscribers with the multiplexed stream including local programs. Elecard engineers have implemented a turn-key solution that guarantees uninterrupted broadcasting as well as support of subtitles in OTT. CodecWorks is easy to manage for novices, white advanced users, it opens up many additional possibilities. Thank you, Elecard!
Elecard tools for video analysis is a better way of understanding the video codec concepts with working on different encoder parameters and analysing the output video with respect to quality metrics.
We were set a task of providing our subscribers with the multiplexed stream including local programs. Elecard engineers have implemented a turn-key solution that guarantees uninterrupted broadcasting as well as support of subtitles in OTT.
CodecWorks is easy to manage for novices, white advanced users, it opens up many additional possibilities. Thank you, Elecard!
The truth is that it is a very easy system to install on Linux, it was practically very fast. We did not take more than 2 days to install the probes in different countries.
The Elecard product provides us with a versatile way to be consuming our live stream signals from different countries or cities through different content servers in our CDN.
This facilitates our mission of being able to assess how users watch from many places. Also when having a problem, this tool helps us to see immediately that something wrong is happening.
The tool allows us to invest man-hours in other contexts in order to support our customers.
We came up with the task to implement broadcasting of media content with targeted advertising in Moscow Metro. We turned to Elecard with request to provide a high-quality software solution.
The implemented solution allows us to broadcast not only commercials but also sports and cultural events. On behalf of the company, I would like to express my gratitude to Elecard employees for the project implementation and professional technical support at all stages of the system integration.
Elecard StreamEye is amazing for stream analysis and optimization. It is my go to tool for fine tuning 8-bit & 10-bit AVC/HEVC encoder parameters for cinematic video products. Statistics, Q parameter analysis, bit distribution, PSNR, & EPSNR are all super useful. for getting the job done well. Elecard tools are really easy to use and I highly recommend them for anyone who is analyzing and optimization video streams.
Elecard StreamEye Basic offers a great deal of powerful and impressive functions. It’s an ideal tool for me to check for errors accurately in video codecs, spot problems quickly in the video bitstream and so on. It provides detailed information about the related issues. I really appreciate its simplicity and prowess which greatly improve the quality and efficiency for my team.
It’s been a great experience using the tool with all these invaluable options in different perspectives during the video development process. I would like to recommend this professional tool to my colleagues and friends for its capabilities and affordability.
We use Elecard Stream Analyzer to check the integrity of MPEG-TS generated by our software and to identify problems with the stream.
After checking the TR101 209 violations, you can visually see which packets have problems and errors.
The software is very useful to reduce the time to solve problems because it helps to quickly identify the cause.
Takeki Hayashi, Manager NTT Technocross
Elecard has been a long-term technology partner for VITEC and we have relied extensively on their StreamEye analyzer for the design of our HEVC codec and related HEVC-based products. Their video analysis software meets VITEC’s stringent design requirements and the Elecard team is very responsive to our requests for support or system improvements. VITEC is on the leading-edge codec development of VVC and as the standardization process for VVC (H.266), was being defined, the Elecard team quickly integrated VVC support to keep up with VITEC’s codec development activity. We are very satisfied with the StreamEye VVC analyzer and will continue to build a great VVC codec for the market, relying on this tool to track bitstream issues and continuously improve our encoder.
Jean-Marc Thiesse, Head of Algorithm Team, VITEC VITEC SA
We have been using Elecard StreamEye Studio mainly for video quality assessment and transport stream analysis. The GUIs are user-friendly and contain all the necessary information, making user actions simple and efficient. All the standard video containers and codecs are supported, enabling the analysis of various types of files for a range of applications (raw, uncompressed, lossless, lossy etc.). The tools included in the Studio suite help us compare the performance between different codecs and settings, as well as troubleshooting any video impairments, such as artifacts, glitches, macroblocking etc.
All in all, Elecard StreamEye Studio is a very powerful professional platform in the field of video analysis and quality assessment.
Vassilis Kalogirou, Head of Broadcast Engineering Digea
Elecard solves our worries about video quality analysis, can accurately analyze the video quality problems. For example, it is difficult to judge video quality in our subjective evaluation, we use Elecard StreamEye Studio to score the videos, and it can give us intuitive information. When we show the result to our customer, they finally affirmed our quality improvement work. It is convenient for us to improve the service experience. We are very willing to carry out more in-depth technical cooperation with each other.
WEI LIU, TEC DIRECTOR NewTV
The Elecard StreamEye Studio is a powerful set of tools for the in-depth analysis and objective quality assessment of video streams. It can be used for business, educational and research purposes. I have mainly been using the Video Quality Estimator (VQE) component in my research on video quality assessment. VQE allows for the comparison of different video codecs, e.g. H.264, H.265 and VP9, based on several objective metrics, such as, among others, MSE, NQI, PSNR, SSIM. The technical support also deserves to be recognized as professional and very helpful.
We’ve worked with Elecard for several years using their Boro service. Throughout they have provided consistent service and reliable stream monitoring. The integrations with alerting services means we can safely rely on Elecard for our stream monitoring for our support teams.
Peter Horrell, Lead Engineer - Cloud and Broadcast Services Simplestream
Elecard StreamEye Studio is a great tool to extract details from video bitstreams with an additional great visualization. This allows for quick visual and also deep inspection which is helpful for various scenarios. We use it to validate the output of our encoders, but also to analyze certain customer issues. Our teams could already save time using the Elecard products. In addition, we received outstanding support installing StreamEye Studio in a custom cloud environment.
Martin Smole, Engineering Director Encoding Bitmovin