SKYLARK 3000

Integrated Media Server

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
Processors Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v4 and Scalable series, 12 to 52 cores configurations
Memory 8GB to 128GB
OS Drives 2 x 256GB SSD
Media Storage 4 TB to 64TB RAW
RAID RAID 10
OS Windows 7/8/10 64 bit
Windows Server 2008R2/2012R2
BROADCAST I/OГ
SDI Inputs 3G 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/O HD/SD MPEG-2/H.264/H.265 UDP/RTP Unicast/Multicast over IP
ASI I/O HD/SD MPTS/SPTS over DVB-ASI
Reference Analog blackburst reference (tri-level or bi-level) or SDI input as reference for SDI I/O
PTP Version 2 for IP I/O
Video Formats SD: 625i, 25 f/s, or 525i, 29.97 f/s
HD: 1080i, 25 or 29.97 f/s, 720p, 50 or 59.94 f/s
3G HD: 1080p, 50 or 59.94 f/s
Audio Inputs 8 pairs embedded per SDI I/O channel
8 AES/EBU pairs per SDI video I/O channel
Audio Processing 16, 20, or 24-bit PCM, 48kHz.
Time Code NTP client over Ethernet
LTC in option
MEDIA FILE FORMATS
File Containers AVI
MOV
MP4
MXF D-10/OP1A
RAW DV/DIF
MPEG PS/TS
MPG
UHD Codecs1 XAVC-S 420
XAVC-I/L 420/422
HD Codecs DVCPro HD 100
HDV 25
XDCAM EX 25/35, XDCAM HD 18/25/35
XDCAM HD 422 50
AVCHD
MPEG-2, MPEG 2 422 700Kbps-100Mbps
H.264, H.264 422 200Kbps-100Mbps
DNxHD 120 and 185
ProRes HQ, ProRes, ProRes LT, ProRes
Proxy, ProRes 4444
SD Codecs DVCAM 25 Mbps, DVCPro 25/ 50
XDCAM IMX-30/40/50
AVCHD up to 24 Mbps
MPEG-2, MPEG 2 422 700Kbps-30Mbps
H.264, H.264 422 200 Kbps-20Mbps
ProRes HQ, ProRes, ProRes LT, ProRes
Proxy, ProRes 444
Uncompressed audio 16 bit PCM, 24 bit PCM, ADPCM
Audio Codecs MPEG-1 Layer II and Layer III, Dolby AC-3, ACC, Ogg Vorbis
Closed Captions2 Extraction CEA-608, CEA-708 and Teletext to SRT
Pass-through ANC data
Aspect Ratio Conversion Box, Crop and Letter. Manual or AFD2 enabled

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