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HD/SD MPEG-2 and H.264 Decoder

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VistaLINK® enabled Dolby Partner SDVN Compatible

The 7881DEC-H264HD is a professional high quality SD/HD MPEG2 and H.264 decoder card. It offers high end HD and SD (MPEG-2 or H.264) decoding of encoded streams.

The 7881DEC-H264HD is perfect for monitoring applications or decoding for down stream baseband video and audio processing.

The 7881DEC-H264HD can reconstruct in the most flexible way all VANC & HANC data in the HD/SDI output.

The 7881DEC-H264HD can be coupled with Evertz® RF front end (7780DM2-LB DVB-S2 demodulator) and Evertz® downstream video and audio processing equipment to create a complete versatile integrated receiver/decoder.

  • 1x HD/SD MPEG-2 or optional H264 (MPEG-4) 4:2:0 Video Decoder
  • 1x ASI inputs
  • 3x HD/SDI output with embedded audio and acilliary data
  • Selection of decoded service
  • Fully integrated with the industry leading VistaLINK® PRO system
  • Control via 7700FC Frame Controller
Optional Functionality7881ENC-H264HD Encoder7881DEC-H264HD Decoder
8-BIT 4:2:2+422+422
Dolby-E AudioPass Through+DD
Dolby AC-3 Audio+AC3EStandard Feature
SCTE3S to 104+SCTE104+SCTE104
Forward Error Correction+IP-FEC+IP-FEC
Block Diagram Block Diagram


Inputs and outputs
  • 1 ASI Input per DVB TR 101 891 – 270MB/s Maximum Bitrate 120MB/s
  • 3 x SD/HD outputs SDI outputs 270MB/s SMPTE ST 259 HD SDI outputs 1.485GB/s SMPTE ST 292-1
  • Requires additional slot
  • De-encapsulation of MPEG-2TS packets following: MAC 802.3 > IPV4 > (RTP) > UDP > MPEG
  • Accept 1 to 7 MPEG packets per IP frame
  • Join Multicast and Unitcast streams
  • Selection of the UDP ports
  • Expands slot count to 2 via 7880IP-ASI-IP
Frame sync+FSE
  • 7800 Frame reference input
  • Sync 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 720p/59.94, 720p/50, 525i/59.94, 625i/50
  • Video Delay between 3 lines & 1 frame +3 Lines
  • Programmable output phase with respect reference input
  • Support PCM, AC3, Dolby E Audio
Audio processing
  • 4 x PIDs of audio processing
  • 4 x MPEG-1 layer 2 audio decoding
  • 4 x AC-3 audio decode/pass through
  • 4 x AC-3, Dolby E® pass through
  • 1 x DolbyE® decode (optional)
  • 4 x AAC Audio decode (optional)
Decoding Specifications
SD Video
Standard SupportedH.264 Main Profile @ Level 3
FormatStandard definition 525 (NTSC) and 625 (PAL)
HD Video
Standard SupportedMPEG-2 Main Profile @ High Level
H.264 Main Profile @ Level 4
H.264 High Profile @ Level 4
Format1080i, 720p 50 – 60Hz
Embedding of HANC & VANC
  • Audio Pass Through
  • Closed Caption/Teletext
  • SCTE35 to 104 (optional)
  • Timecode
AVM Monitoring+AVM
  • Freeze black video detection
  • Mute audio detection
Power< 24 watts
Number of Slots1

Ordering Information

7881DEC-H264HDHD/SD MPEG2 and H.264 Decoder (Integrated HTTP web interface or Frame Controller for SNMP)
Ordering Options
NotesRear plate must be specified at time of order - eg: [model]+3RU
+4224:2:2 8-bit Chroma Sampling Support
+IP-FECForward Error Correction (expands slot count to 2)
+FSEFrame Sync option
+AVMAudio video monitoring
+DDDolbyE® full 8 channel decode
+DBISSBISS 1 descrambling capability
+SCTE104SCTE 35/104 translation
+AACAAC decoder
Rear Plate Suffix
+3RU3RU rear plate for use with 7800FR, 7800FR-QT or 7801FR Multiframes
7800FR3RU Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7800FR-QT3RU Quiet Multiframe which holds 15 single slot modules
7801FR1RU Multiframe which holds 4 single slot modules
3700FR3700 Series 6RU ATP frame, includes one 3000PS power supply
7800FC3RU Multiframe Controller (necessary for 3RU SNMP control)
7801FC1RU Multiframe Controller (necessary for 1RU SNMP control)
7882ENC-H264HD-IPASIH.264 HD/SD-SDI Encoder
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