BRIDGE LIVE

BRIDGE LIVE

High Performance Multi-Channel Video Encoding, Decoding, Streaming and Transcoding for Live Video

BRIDGE LIVE is a turnkey solution built for critical streaming applications with high performance 12G-SDI video encoding/decoding, stream-based transcoding, flexible I/O, comprehensive metadata support, closed caption support and all within a compact 1RU form factor with redundant power supplies.

Designed with the ability to support both low-latency and high-quality workflows across a range of codecs, containers, and protocols, BRIDGE LIVE enables numerous use cases; multi-input live streaming to platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, or Twitch, providing high quality reference video for remote collaboration in production and post, backhauling remote live SDI video sources to the media production facility, SDI to MPEG-TS conversions for Telcos/IPTV/Cable networks, through to encoding for content distribution with ABR ladder profiles or hand-off for OTT packaging, and all supported via public internet.

SRT Ready

SRT is an open source video transport protocol and technology stack, developed and pioneered by Haivision, that optimizes streaming performance across unpredictable networks with secure streams and easy firewall traversal, bringing the best quality live video over the worst networks. The SRT Open Source Project, supported by the SRT Alliance, is a collaborative community of industry leaders and developers striving to achieve lower latency internet video transport by continuously improving open-source SRT.  

BRIDGE LIVE includes SRT (plus encryption) to ensure that end users are well positioned to deliver their streaming video content securely, with low latency and secure reliability.

Transport, Encoding and Delivery

BRIDGE LIVE can be configured for low latency or high quality tasks. Depending on configuration, latency can be as low as 200ms. And, BRIDGE LIVE naturally gives you the tools to move content and deliver according to your workflow needs.  

BRIDGE LIVE supports:

  • RTMP, RTMPS (output only)
  • RTP, UDP
  • SRT (plus encryption)
  • MPEG Transport Stream
  • ABR Ladder Profiles
  • Hand-off for OTT packaging
  • Supported Encodes/Decodes

    BRIDGE LIVE supports the following configurations for encoding and decoding between SDI and streaming formats as standard. Multiple streams/formats/destinations can be derived from a single SDI input.

    H.265 (HEVC):

  • 8-bit or 10-bit
  • 4:2:0
  • Up to 4 simultaneous 60p HD encodes/decodes or 1x 60p UltraHD encode/decode to/from SDI
  • SRT, RTMP (output only) and MPEG-TS protocol support
  • H.264 (AVC):

  • 8-bit or 10-bit
  • 4:2:0 or 4:2:2
  • Up to 2 simultaneous 60p 4:2:2, 10-bit HD encodes/decodes or 1x 30p UltraHD encode/decode to/from SDI
  • Up to 4 simultaneous 60p 4:2:0, 8-bit HD encodes/decodes or 1x 60p UltraHD encode/decode to/from SDI
  • SRT, RTMP (output only) and MPEG-TS protocol support
  • H.262 (MPEG-2):

  • 8-bit
  • 4:2:0
  • Up to 4 simultaneous 30p/60i HD encodes/decodes or up to 2 simultaneous 60p HD encodes/decodes to/from SDI with an HQ option
  • SRT, RTMP (output only) and MPEG-TS protocol support

Product Specs

Video Formats

  • (UltraHD) 3840x2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (2K) 2048x1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 47.95, 48, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1080i 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
  • (HD) 720p 50, 59.94, 60
  • (SD) 625i 50
  • (SD) 525i 59.94
  • YCbCr, 4:2:2, 10-bit

Video Codec Color Component Sampling

  • 4:2:2, 10-bit/8-bit
  • 4:2:0, 10-bit/8-bit

Video Codecs

  • H.264 (AVC, MPEG-4)
  • H.265 (HEVC)
  • JPEG 2000 (VSF TR 01)
  • MPEG-2

Audio Streams/Codecs

  • AAC
  • AC3
  • MPEG-2 Audio
  • Uncompressed PCM (multichannel), SMPTE 302M-2007 

Metadata

  • Closed Captioning (EIA-608/708)
  • Line 21 Captions
  • Metadata pass-through
  • MPEG-2 ancillary packet support, SMPTE 2038
  • SCTE-35, SCTE-104 (pass-through)
  • Subtitles embedded within H.264 SEI messages
  • Electronic program guide (EPG) on input

Containers and Protocols

  • MPEG-TS
  • MPTS (input only)
  • RTMP/RTMPS (output only)
  • RTP, UDP
  • SRT (including encryption)
  • VSF-TR01

Video Processing

  • Auto Color Component Sampling based on I/O settings
  • Cropping / Padding
  • Color adjustments
  • Deinterlacing
  • Frame rate 50% down-conversion (60p->30p, 59.94->29.97, 50p->25p)
  • Frame rate up-conversion (50i->50p)
  • Logo insertion
  • Resizing

Audio Processing

  • Channel Remapping
  • Gain
  • Sample Rate conversion

Synchronization

  • Input PCR
  • Global configuration (in separate transport stream)
  • Local configuration (in each transport stream)
  • Output PTS
  • Pass-through
  • Add offset to input PTS

Performance

  • Stream startup time maximum 5 seconds after configuration applied
  • Latency 200-700ms input to output (based on codec and other parameters)
  • Up to 4 simultaneous primary HD streams, plus additional output variations per stream*
  • Up to 1 primary UHD stream, plus additional output variations of that stream*

*Final additional stream count per output is dependent on configuration

Video Input Digital

  • 12G-SDI, SMPTE-2082, 10-bit
  • 6G-SDI*, SMPTE-2081, 10-bit
  • 3G-SDI, SMPTE-424, 10-bit
  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M, 10-bit
  • 270 Mbit/s SDI, SMPTE 259M-C, 10-bit

*UltraHD 30p supported, no other SMPTE-2081 support at this time

Video Output Digital

  • 12G-SDI, SMPTE-2082, 10-bit
  • 6G-SDI*, SMPTE-2081, 10-bit
  • 3G-SDI, SMPTE-424, 10-bit
  • 1.5G-SDI, SMPTE 292M, 10-bit
  • 270 Mbit/s SDI, SMPTE 259M-C, 10-bit

*UltraHD 30p supported, no other SMPTE-2081 support at this time

Audio Input Digital

Configuration and Monitoring

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