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1 Video 8 Audio HD MPEG2/4 Hardware Low Latency Encoder

Real Time Encoder for both MPEG-2 (4:2:2) or H.264 ( 4:2:0 )streams on ASI or IP outputs

PN : H-MPEG2-H264-E2

Thor part number H-MPEG2-H264-E2 is a multiformat multi-input 1 video 8 Audio hardware encoder for the broadcast industry. Build from the ground up for broadcasting applications, this platform adds many new features to the Thor encoder line. This system supports both EIA 608 and 708 closed captioning, providing compliance with FCC regulations. DVB-ASI input and output is provided and internal ASI program multiplexing allows the encoded content to be added into any standard multi program ASI transport stream. Furthermore, externally encoded content from the ASI input can also be multiplexed with the IP network video output. This allows creation of MPTS program streams to feed media servers. Another new feature included on this platform is a second Gigabit Ethernet TSoIP output for expanded functionality in IPTV systems. The second TS output is provided via a standard RJ-45 port for a total of 3 network interfaces. The third network port provides access to the Thor web server management system. Isolating management on a different network interface allows for more reliability in IPTV systems and simplifies the use of multicast protocols. Audio input can be provided as either digital AES or analog audio provided with the included DB9 breakout cables. Audio can also be input via embedded SDI or HDMI audio. Audio encoded is also offered in two formats, both AAC and MPEG1 can be selected for both MPEG-2 and H.264 video outputs. Unit support AC3 2.0 5.1 Audio passthrough embedded in to sdi


  • Real Time HD Encoder for both MPEG-2 and H.264 program creation
  • Based on the advanced Thor Web Management system
  • Supports MPEG-1 Layer II, HE-AAC (v1&v2), LC-AAC, DD AC3 (2.0, 5.1 available); codecs
  • Supports Dolby AC3 (2.0, 5.1) audio passthrough on SDI
  • Supports both EIA 608 and 708 Closed Caption systems




VideoInterface1x HD-SDI or SD-SDI
1x HDMI with Audio
1x CVBS Composite Analog
1x YPbPr Component Analog
ResolutionInputOutputInterface Applicable
1920×1080i@601920×1080, 1440×1080, 1280×1080i, 960×1080iHDMI, SDI, YPbPr
1920×1080i @59.94
1920×1080i @50
1280×720p@601280×720, 960×720p, 640×720pHDMI, SDI, YPbPr
1280×[email protected]
720×576i@50720×576, 704×576, 640×576, 544×576, 528×576, 480×576, 352×576SDI, CVBS
720×[email protected]720×480, 704×480, 640×480, 544×480, 528×480, 352×480SDI, CVBS
EncodingMPEG-2 HD/SD; MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 HD/SD
Bitrate Range0.52 – 60.00 Mbps
Rate ControlCBR
GOP StructureAuto, IP, IPB, IPBB, IPBBB
Aspect Ratio4:3, 14:9 (for SD video), 16:9 (for HD video)
Chroma4:2:0, 4:2:2
Advanced PretreatmentDe-interlacing, noise reduction, sharpening
AudioInterface4×XLR, 4×RCA, 1×AES, 1×HDMI, 1×SDI (support maximum 4 stereos synchronous processing or one DD 5.1 CH processing)
EncodingMPEG-1 Layer II, HE-AAC (v1&v2), LC-AAC, DD AC3 (2.0, 5.1 available);

DD AC3 passthrough (for SDI in)

Sampling rate48KHz
Low Delay options150ms, 200ms, 350ms, 650ms
Stream output2×ASI output ports, BNC interface
IP over UDP, 100 Base-T Ethernet interface (UDP multicast/unicast)
System functionLCD/keyboard and web management
NMS controll
software upgrade via Etherent
GeneralDimensions485×405×45mm (W × D × H)
WeightApprox 4.0Kg
Temperature0~45°C (Operation), -20~80°C (Storage)
PowerAC110V±10%, 50/60Hz; AC 220V±10%,50/60Hz