Hollywood, CA – October 22, 2015 – DS Broadcast, a new entrant in the field of broadcast encoders and decoders, today announced the launch of new encoder and transcoder systems at the 2015 Society of Motion Pictures & Television Engineers (SMPTE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.  The new BGE9000 encoder system features 4K Ultra HD encoding as well as FullHD/HD encoding in real time, while the BGX2400 transcoder system uses a very high quality upconversion system for maximum flexibility.

“We have two new products to showcase for the SMPTE engineering community that are being shown for the first time in Hollywood.  The DS Broadcast 4K Ultra HD encoder, model BGE9000, is designed with hybrid capabilities, as a dedicated 4K Ultra HD / HEVC System-On-Chip (SoC) encoder is used for video encoding while audio and multiplex is done in a programmable embedded processor.  Most video encoders use software-based encoding rather than a more stable SoC solution,” said Chris Lee, Director of Marketing & Sales of DS Broadcast.  “Our other product being shown for the first time to SMPTE engineers is a broadcast quality HD-to-4K Ultra HD upconversion transcoder, model BGX2400, which employs a SSSR (Self-Similarity based Super Resolution) system. The BGX2400 is designed specifically for HD-quality original video content owners. It is ideal for a computer system and designed to accommodate heavy use of graphic acceleration features,” Lee explained.  DS Broadcast is exhibiting in the Ray Dolby Ballroom of Loews Hollywood Hotel in booth 210 during the SMPTE Exhibition, from October 27-29.

The BGE9000 encoder receives 4K Ultra HD signals from dedicated quad 3G-SDI port and outputs a compressed stream to two ASI ports or four Ethernet ports.  The BGE9000 delivers the highest quality video using the HEVC (H.265) codec, a next-generation video compression standard.  Truly immersive 4K Ultra HD images with high resolution, frame rate, and quality are well within reach using the BGE9000.

The BGX2400 transcoder supports various input container formats and video codecs, upconverts to 4K Ultra HD video, and then writes back to the specified output format.  It is also equipped with HDMI 2.0 to test and check upconverted images.

The new BGE9000 encoder and new BGX2400 transcoder, along with the previously introduced professional decoder BGD4000, are each ready for shipment now for broadcast equipment customers.  DS Broadcast will also be introducing an ATSC 3.0-ready encoder system in the first quarter of 2016.


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About DS Broadcast Inc.

DS Broadcast was established in 2014 to develop high quality video encoding and decoding solutions for broadcasters. With deep experience in Korean broadcast technology, DS Broadcast employs experienced hardware and software engineers with company headquarters in Daejeon and an R&D center in Seoul, South Korea.


Media Contact:

Chris Lee
DS Broadcast Inc.
Telephone: (562) 777-1606
Email:  chrislee@dsconverter.com