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ArgoNavisDecoder
VELA
The ArgoNavis decoding system is an
advanced professional standard definition and
high definition decoder with multi-format
decoding capability. This latest entry to the
Vela family of decoders is the perfect solution
for those looking to handle content in both SD
(standard definition) and HD (high definition)
formats, with support for the decoding of
MPEG-2, H.264 (MPEG4 Part 10 AVC), Apple ®
ProRes, VC1 , and many others.
APPLICATIONS
BROADCAST
MEZZANINE FILE PLAYBACK
ADVERTISING
CONTENT DISTRIBUTION
DIGITAL SIGNAGE
With the innovative ArgoNavis solution, users
can decode video in either SD and HD for-
mats, giving them greater flexibility for con-
tent playback as they migrate between formats. Content can easily be up or downscaled
providing even greater ability to meet the changing needs of operators.
STUDIO CONTRIBUTION
NEWS DISTRIBUTION
Likewise, the ArgoNavis eliminates the need to perform time consuming processes such as
transcoding and the excessive computing resources these processes consume. With Vela’s
ArgoNavis all of the common broadcast, professional, and consumer formats are support-
ed. Support for a multitude of wrappers including MPEG2 TS, PS, ES, MP4, MOV/Quick-
time, AVI, MXF and many others.
MPEG-2
The ArgoNavis decoding system supports a multitude of other professional quality fea-
tures, such as HD/SD SDI output, genlock, component outputs, composite output, HDMI
output, embedded audio (8 channels with 16 channel option), analog stereo audio, AES
EBU digital audio, NTSC, and PAL formats.
H.264
ProRes
The ArgoNavis supports Graphics Overlay features such as 608 and 708 CC decode and
overlay (open captions), Timecode overlay, Frame Count overlay, and Title and Action Safe
Area overlay.
Software support includes an integrated, easy-to-use GUI, a comprehensive set of video
management tools enabling effortless decoding.
AT A GLANCE
HD/SD MPEG2/H.264/VC1/PRORES
MPEG-2 TS, PS, MP4, MOV, MXF, AVI
HD/SD SDI OUTPUT
HDMI AND ANALOG OUTPUTS
PLAYS HD OR SD FILES
4:2:0/4:2:2 HD
4:2:0 SD
708/608 CC DECODE AND OVERLAY
GAPHICS OVERLAY
GENLOCK
ArgoNavis SD/HD Decoder, Model 4000-2187-3
ArgoNavis Decoder
MPEG2
AVC
ProRes
FEATURES
PROFESSIONAL HIGH DEFINITION DECODER
• Multi-Format Decoding
• HD or SD output via SDI
• Composite, YUV / RGB
• HDMI
• 708/608 CC decode with overlay (open captions)
• 608 Line 21 Closed Captioning Insertion
• Genlock
• Mezzanine File Playback
• SD to HD or HD to SD conversion
• MPEG2 Decoding over 80 Mbps
• AVC Decoding
• Apple ProRes422 Decoding
• Apple QuickTime
• DV 50/100 Decoding
• MXF Support
• MPEG-2 TS, PS, ES support
• MP4, MOV/Quicktime, AVI Support
• Dolby ® Digital pass through
• PCIe x1 Based Design
• Easy-to-use end-user GUI includes PlayAdvantagePlus
modules from Vela’s MediaAdvantage ® Software
• Powerful API (available through optional Vela SDK) includes
modifiable sample applications with source code and full
documentation.
SPECIFICATIONS
VIDEO
• Decodes all ATSC HD standards
• Serial Digital Interface (SDI) video:
SMPTE 292M (HD) & SMPTE 259M (SD)
• Composite analog (SMPTE RS170A)
• YUV / RGB analog
• HDMI
• Genlock input: Composite, 1.0V p-p, 75 ohm
AUDIO
• Digital AES/EBU Audio
• Balanced Analog Stereo Audio
• Embedded Audio (8 Channels)
• Dolby Digital (ac-3) bitstream out
• MPEG-1 layers I and II
• MPEG-2/4 AAC-LC 2/5.1 Channel
• MPEG-4 AAC Plus (AAC SBR) 2/5.1 Channel
• SMPTE 302M PCM
DISPLAY RESOLUTIONS
• 1080P: 24
• 1080i: 25/50, 29.97/59.94, 30/60
• 720p: 50, 59.94, 60
• 480i: 29.97/59.94
• 576i: 25/50
DECODE FORMATS
• HD MPEG-2 4:2:0 and 4:2:2, Main and High Level
• SD MPEG-2 4:2:0 Main Profile. Main and High Level
• H.264 (AVC MPEG4 Part 10) Main and High Profiles
• Apple ProRes 4:2:2 and QuickTime
• VC1 SMPTE421M
• DV/DVC Pro 50/100
• Other Codecs optionally available
CONNECTORS
• HD/SD-SDI, Genlock - BNC
• HDMI
• Analog Audio, Digital AES, Component, Composite - D Sub
Multi I/O Connector
SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
• 1.5U x 13” (height x depth) rack mountable, ultraquiet chas-
sis
• Windows 7 Professional
• 1 TB Storage
• Operating temperature: +10° to +40° C
(+50° to +104° F) @ 80% relative humidity
5540 Rio Vista Dr.• Clearwater FL 33760 • Phone 727-507-5300 • Fax 727-507-5312
www.vela.com
Vela, CineView, MediaAdvantage and PlayAdvantage are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vela Research LP. Dolby is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories.
Other product names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective companies. All information contained
herein is accurate at time of printing and is subject to change without notice. ©2010 Vela LP. All rights reserved. Rev.12-2005.

Vela ArgoNavis SD/HD decoder with MPEG-2, H.264 (MPEG4 Part 10 AVC), Apple ® ProRes and VC1 support.

 
 
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