Software Development & Toolsets for Pristine Picture Quality
Member of the Blu-ray Disc Association
Member/Licensee of MPEG-LA
Sirius Pixels HDe AVC Encoder
Newly Designed Next Generation H.264 Core Encoding Engine - build May 15, 2018
Unique Features
Advanced Motion DetectionExclusive unique motion detection algorithm
Automatic Scene DetectionPrecise scene change detection
Advanced Adaptive GOP StructureAutomatically optimizes for the best GOP structure for each GOP
Multi-Pass Encoding (Up to 99)Every time it adds a pass by referencing the past encoding history, the picture quality automatically improves
Virtual Multi-Pass EncodingPerforms multiple Quantization passes during a single pass
Encoding ModeCBR -- Single Pass / Multi-Pass (up to 99)

VBR -- Single Pass / Multi-Pass (up to 99)
Encoding Speed - Quality / Normal / Fast2 times faster than real time
Control Window User InterfaceControl Window User Interface
Calling setting windows and encoding
[File Specifications]    Screenshot
Source File SpecificationsSpecify your Input Source file for Ingest into the encoder. Also allows you specify input frame rate
Output File SpecificationsSpecify Output Folder Locations and Output file naming conventions
Timecode OutputSpecify your starting timecode output
TrimAbility to trim the Encode IN and Encode OUT points
[General Settings]    Screenshot
Stuffing Bits into VBR StreamEnabling this option for VBR streams instructs the Encoder to “insert bits” for scenes in which the bitrate is below the specified minimum bitrate
TargetBlu-ray / Blu-ray Secondary
ModeSingle Pass CBR,VBR, Analysis
Multi Pass CBR, VBR
BitrateSpecify Average, Minimum and Maximum encoding bitrates
CodingPicture AFF and Macroblock AFF
Inverse 3:2 PulldownThis enables the Inverse 3:2 settings function
Adaptive Q. MatrixAchieve highest picture quality without time consuming adjustments to the Quantize Matrix
Video ES CheckVideo Elementary Stream (ES) check function can be used to identify and verify the data integrity of your created Video Elementary Stream
ProRes Source CheckNEW FEATURE: Ability to run a quick check of the header for your ProRes Sources
ProRes Source Check DetailedNEW FEATURE: Ability to run a detailed check of your entire ProRes Source
End of Sequence and End of Stream CodesAbility to add End of Sequence and End of Stream codes to your Video Elementary stream. Useful for Seamless Branching
[Segment Settings]    ScreenshotAutomatically inserts an I-frame at the scene change
I-Frame InsertionAbility to change the frame you specify to an I-frame
Editing Quantize Matrix    ScreenshotAbility to edit Quantize Matrix
CodingAbility to encode for Multi-Angle
Deblocking FilterDeblocking filter helps reduce block distortion by applying the filter along block boundaries
Chroma QP Index OffsetThe distortion balance between luminance (Y) and chrominance (C) can be specified
[Picture Settings]
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Multi-functional Filter Sets:
Proprietary Pre-filteringDithering, Error Diffusion, Pixel Values, Black Level, Q. Characteristics, Luminance, Quantize, Grain, Texture, Spike, Blur, Low Pass, High Gain, Region
Pre-filtering with PreviewThe Preview function enables the user to apply a Filter while confirming the visual effect in real time
ScanYou can specify progressive or interlaced for a sequence of frames
Adaptive Noise Reduction (NR)This function detects and removes source grain and re-creates grain for better compression efficiency
Q. Picture typeThis function specifies the limits for "B" and "P" picture distortion ratio to the "I" picture. This function is important for picture quality constancy in some cases
Small AmplitudeThis setting is a function to reproduce finer small amplitude parts during encoding
Anti OvershootNEW FEATURE: Anti Overshoot added to Filter #2 settings window. This feature was added to remove side effects when using Low Pass Filters
MIX Parameter added to Texture and Spike SettingsNEW FEATURE: A new MIX parameter was added to Texture and Spike Non Linear Filter settings. This allows Texture and Spike to match more closely to original source grains
High Bit Processing and Q.RestrictNEW FEATURE: The HBP filter when used with "Restict" setting, allows the user to specify settings that greatly help reduce mosquito noise around titling
[Effect Settings]    ScreenshotSpecial Effects such as Monochrome, Black, Super Black,
Effect Windowand White. Also for applying a specified Matte
Effect Window With PreviewThe Preview function enables the user to apply a Special Effect while confirming the visual effect in real time.
[VBR Detail Settings]
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NEW FEATURE: New Resizable Window
Segment Re-EncodingRe-Encodes just a segment you specify. Also perform Multiple pass Segment Re-Encoding and Batch Segment Re-Encoding
Bitrate and Quantization Scale GraphAbility to see bitrate fluctuations or quantization scale on the graph and optimize the structure of each GOP
[Inverse 3:2 Settings]3:2 pulldown is a common method for the conversion of Film to NTSC video
Create Inverse (I.32) FileCreate an Inverse 3:2 pulldown list with Automatic Cadence Detection
RebuildRebuild the pulldown list after the Automatic Cadence Detection
CorrectionManual Cadence Correction. Correct Cadence can result in 25% improvement of compression efficiency
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Setting Pictures' Temporal PositionSpecify and displays pictures' current temporal location. The A-B function allows the user to set the temporal range of A-B pictures and to handle the range efficiently.
Recoding Pictures' Temporal PositionTimecode or frame entry and chase scratch pad
Playback Functions and Jump ControlsExtensive variable picture review playback controls and speeds
Frame Finder    ScreenshotFrame Finder is used to find a frame by scanning pictures with a slider control (Scrubbing)
Listing Display for Setting Positions    ScreenshotA List that indicates timecodes of various types of settings that you have set, and can navigate to quickly
Magnification Window Tool
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This tool when selected, around the cursor point, for analyzing source and decoded streams with magnification up to 32x
XY Axis Scope    ScreenshotThe XY Axis Scope graphically displays the 64 pixels values of X and Y axes around the cursor point and their Y, Cb, Cr values.
Numeric Scope    ScreenshotThe Numeric Scope numerically displays the 16 x 16 pixel values around the cursor point and their Y, Cb, Cr values.
Saving Displayed Image as a Bitmap FileIt saves the displayed image as a bitmap file
Picture Analysis Tools    ScreenshotMagnification: Increased from 8x to 32x.
As is
Dark Mode
Bright Mode
Blue Only Mode
Picture Display SettingSource
Source : Decode
Source : Filter
Filter : Decode
Split Display    ScreenshotThe Screen can be split into two, Horizontally or Vertically, in order to display any two from source, filter output, and decoded output at the same time
A-B FunctionAllows the user to set the temporal range of A-B pictures and to handle the range efficiently
Pictures' Display Field SettingSpecifies whether to display pictures as frames or as fields
Batch Encoding    ScreenshotAbility to Batch Encode all of the entries in the list
Concatenation    ScreenshotAbility to concatenate multiple source files (same type) into one AVC Stream
Replace    ScreenshotFacilitates partial replacement of the existing source file --- down to one frame
Check EncodeNEW FEATURE: Ability to check all your encoding units in the ECL for successful encode completion
Mark PositionWhile encoding, you can mark time codes that you can reference later
AVC Proprietary Software DecoderBuilt-in H.264/AVC Decoder:
Enables the user to evaluate picture quality by high performance software decoder
VPKVideo Playback Kit with HD-SDI or HDMI Output for External Monitor. Ability to Superimpose Time Code and Frame information to an external monitor.
Sirius Pixels High Definition Encoder Software Specifications
Compression: H.264/AVC - Video: ITU-T Rec.H264, ISO/IEC14496-10 High Profile Level 4.1/3.2 (CABAC only)
Input File Formats

AVIY/C 4:2:2 10-bit/8-bit Uncompressed
QuickTimeY/C 4:2:2 10-bit Uncompressed (V210)
HVDY/C 4:2:2 10-bit Uncompressed
Planar 420    Y/C 4:2:0 8-bit Uncompressed (No header)
DPXWith use of Sirius Pixels DPX to HVD Converter
ProRes4444, 422(HQ), 422, 422(LT), 422(Proxy)
Output File(s)

H.264/AVC    Video Elementary Stream
FilteredPlanar YUV 4:2:0
DecodedPlanar YUV 4:2:0
Frame Size
    Input1920x1080     1280x720     720x480     720x576
    OutputDepends on Input Format
Frame Rate
    1920x108024p / 60i / 50i
    720x48024p / 60i / 50i
    720x57624p / 60i / 50i
    1280x72024p / 60p / 50p
Bit Rate

Up to 40 Mbps
Sirius Pixels High Definition Encoder Hardware Specifications
Example Intel Xeon Processor
Example Intel Core Processor
Intel Xeon or Intel Core Processor with a minimum of 16 cores
2x Sandy Bridge 2.40GHz Intel Xeon Processor E5-2695 V2
Intel Core i9-7960X X-series Processor
HDD or SSD for system256GB
HDD or SSD for storageSimple RAID 0 volume for Source Asset Files
Simple RAID 0 volume for Encoded Output Files
Sirius Pixels Video Playback KitHDMI/HD SDI video output to an external monitor using a Blackmagic Design Decklink 4K Extreme I/O Card
Network1x 1000 Base-T (On board)
OpticalStandard CD/DVD ROM
OSWindows 7 Professional x64 bit SP1
Windows 10 Professional x64 bit