SKYLARK 3000

SKYLARK 3000 is a powerful media server system that provides high-efficiency workflows and simplicity for broadcasting operations.

 

Combining file, baseband, and transport stream workflows have never been easier. SKYLARK 3000 provides comprehensive Channel-in-a-Box (CiaB) capabilities, including live switching of baseband and IP sources, media file services, transcoding, back-to-back playback, loudness control, advanced graphics and simulcast with baseband and IP program outputs.

 

SKYLARK 3000 simplifies the creation and management of channels and enables media companies to extend their brands and content with more freedom, visibility, and control in an entirely software-based environment.

Description

The growth of more powerful and efficient IT systems allows running real-time critical software applications that in the past required dedicated hardware systems and a variety of interfaces for their management.

SKYLARK 3000 Integrated Playout with SDI/ASI/IPTS options and outstanding automation, provides a unified management and transcoding solution that increases efficiency while reduces complexity.

SKYLARK 3000 is a powerful solution used worldwide by media companies from small, single-channel, to very large, multichannel environments and master control operations. It combines MCR automation, media file server, transcoder, storage and advanced channel branding in an entirely software-based environment.

Simplify the creation and management of channels and extend your brands and content with more freedom, visibility, and control while lowering costs and generating revenue services to grow your business.

Features

  • Quick launch of channels
    Multiple channels can be launched quickly and easily, due to streamlined product integrations.
  • Support for SD/HD/UHD signals
    SDI, DVB-ASI SPTS/MPTS, IP UDP / RTP MPEG- 2/Н.264/H.265 TS.
  • Ingest from anywhere
    Scheduled and manual ingests from SDI, IPTS, and DVB-ASI sources. Import a broad range of SD, HD and UHD file formats, including P2 and SxS card support.
  • Loudness Control
    Loudness Control, EBU/R128 Normalize or custom offset levels on the I/O signals.
  • Export of media files
    Export the files being recorded in real-time to an external NAS for editing or to other media server storage for redundant schemes.
  • Broadcast device control
    Broad range support of devices such as A/V routers, VTRs or subtitling systems.
  • Remote Ad Insertion
    SCTE-35/104, cue-tones and GPI/O reception and generation option.
  • Editing and trimming of clips
    Trimming of media in the playlist or advanced low-res editing for last minute On-Air publishing or censor.
  • Multiple clients for management
    Client applications can be configured for ingest, QC, scheduling, graphics editing and continuity operations for maximum flexibility.
  • Background file transcoding
    Re-wrapping, re-encoding, aspect ratio and resolution conversion, sound level normalization and audio track shuffling policies may be set to process in the background during file import.
  • Play while ingest
    Imported contents become available for search, viewing and playing 2 seconds after the beginning of the import.
  • Up/down/cross conversion
    Resolution and frame rate can be adjusted in real-time to the defined value in the output format.
  • Advance graphics
    Manual and automated graphics playout with up to 8 layers per channel. External data sources, RSS feeds and dual DVEs for picture in picture, PiP, and video squeeze.
  • Subtitling option
    CEA 608/708 closed captions and Teletext support.
  • Redundancy schemes
    N+1 and N+N redundancy available for recording and broadcasting channels with synchronization.

Specifciations

SYSTEM
ProcessorsIntel® Xeon® Processor Scalable series, 16 to 56 cores configurations per node
Memory16GB to 256GB RECC
OS Drives2 x 480GB SSD
Media Storage3.84 TB to 72TB Effective in RAID 10
Network2 x 1GbE-T + 2 x 10GbE-T
Power SupplyDual hot-swap (1+1) 1100W to 2400W AC 115 to 120 V, 200 to 240 V, auto select
OSWindows 10 Pro 64 bit & Windows Server 2019 Standard
BROADCAST I/OГ
SDI Inputs12G SDI in accordance with SMPTE ST 2082-101 3 SDI in accordance to ST 424M and ST 425M-AB 1.5G SDI in accordance to ST 292M SD SDI in accordance with ST 259M
IP I/OMPEG-TS UDP/RTP/SRT (MPEG-2/H.264/H.265) Zixi RTMP Webcast HLS NDI version 4.5 SMPTE ST 2110 Suite
ASI I/OEN50083-9 (coax) 0 to 214 Mbps
ReferenceAnalog blackburst reference (tri-level or bi-level) or SDI input as reference for SDI I/O
Video FormatsUHD1: 2160p50/60M/601 HD: 1080p50/60M/p60 1080i50/60M/60 1080p24M/24/25/30/30M 720p50/60M/60 SD: PAL, PAL-16x9, NTSC and NTSC-16x
Audio Inputs8 pairs embedded per I/O channel
Audio Processing16, 20, or 24-bit PCM, 48kHz.
Time CodeNTP client over Ethernet LTC in option
Ancilliary data2CEA-608/708, Teletex, WSS, AFD, VITC, WST, SCTE-104/35, GPI in VBI
MEDIA FILE FORMATS
File ContainersAVI, MOV, MP4, MXF D-10/OP1A, RAW DV/DIF, MPEG PS/TS, MPG
UHD Codecs1HEVC XAVC-S 420, XAVC-I/L 420/422 DNxHR-HQ, DNxHR-LB, DNxHR-SB ProRes HQ, ProRes, ProRes LT, ProRes Proxy, ProRes 4444
HD CodecsHDV 25 , DVCPro HD 100 MPEG-2, MPEG 2 422 700Kbps-100Mbps XDCAM EX 25/35, XDCAM HD 18/25/35 XDCAM HD 422 50 AVCHD, H.264, H.264 422 200Kbps-100Mbps. AVC-Intra 50/100 DNxHD 120 and 185 ProRes HQ, ProRes, ProRes LT, ProRes Proxy, ProRes 4444
SD CodecsDVCAM 25 Mbps, DVCPro 25/ 50 MPEG-2, MPEG 2 422 700Kbps-30Mbps XDCAM IMX-30/40/50 H.264, H.264 422 200 Kbps-20Mbps AVCHD up to 24 Mbps ProRes HQ, ProRes, ProRes LT, ProRes Proxy, ProRes 4444
Uncompressed audio16 bit PCM, 24 bit PCM, ADPCM
Audio CodecsMPEG-1 Layer II and Layer III, Dolby AC-3, ACC, Ogg Vorbis
Closed Captions2STL, SRT, SMI and TTML files, 608/708 from MPEG2/H264 user bits, c608/c708 tracks in MP4/MOV and S436M track of MXF-OP1A
Aspect Ratio ConversionPilar, Crop and Letter box conversion via play- list or WSS or AFD ANC
ГBroadcast I/O depends on license and hardware configurations. 1Only available in UHD configurations. 2Depending on video board support of ancillary data.

Resources

DATASHEETS
SKYLARK 3000 series
MANUALS
Air Manager User Manual
QUICK CONFIGURATION GUIDES
SCTE 35/104 for local content insertion