Zixi Live Transcoder


Categories Video Processing

The Zixi Transcoder adds high quality and high-density live video transcoding to the Zixi platform, which flawlessly delivers broadcast-quality video over unmanaged and managed IP networks, at lower cost, at scale and with sub-second transcoding and delivery latencies.

With the live transcoding feature, the Zixi Broadcaster provides a single solution for the universal origination and distribution of high quality, adaptive live broadcast content to OTT workflows, digital MVPDs, MSOs, hotels,cinemas, iPhone, set top boxes and Android player apps as well as other destinations. It is a complete transcoding solution including decode, encode, packaging and delivery to origin, layered on top of the Zixi Broadcaster’s support of various IP ingest formats and IP distribution formats, including low latency HLS and DASH. The Zixi Transcoder supports encoding to H.265/HEVCand H.264/AVC video codecs as well as a variety of audio codecs most commonly used for live broadcast and OTT workflows.

The Zixi Transcoder also supports NDI and webRTC workflows.Using NVIDIA GPU, the Zixi Transcoder provides high density SD to UHD transcoding to multiple stream renditions for adaptive delivery. NVIDIA GPUs are available in PCIe boards for bare-metal installations and on cloud providers such as AWS, GCP, Azure and OCI. The Zixi Transcoder also supports a CPU only software transcoding solution for lower density applications. The Zixi Transcoder is available on X86-64 and ARM64 platforms for both NVIDIA GPU and software based transcoding.

The Zixi Transcoder is managed via the Zixi Broadcaster’s Web User Interface, REST API or via Zixi’s ZEN Master orchestration, management and monitoring control plane. ZEN Master makes it easy to manage inputs and outputs for hundreds of live video streams at scale. With just a few clicks, and with automatic configuration details for network resources and distribution targets, users can create new live channels and spin up required streams on the fly.