PlayBox certified compression profiles and transcoding programs

MPEG-2 Program

(ISO/IEC 1318-2:1996) Fixed Bitrate

 

MPEG-2 IBP:

VIDEO

  • Frame Rate: PAL 25fps (framerate) (29,97 for NTSC)
  • Video Frame Size: 720X576 (720x480 for NTSC)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4x3 (SD 4/3)
  • Profile@Level: MainProfile@MainLevel
  • Chroma Format: 4:2:0
  • Stream Type: MPEG-2 Video Stream(ISO/IEC 1318-2:1996)
  • Video bitrate: up to 15000 Kbps CBR (Constant Bitrate)
  • Interlacing: Upper Field First (Lower Field First for NTSC)
  • GOP Format: GOP12 (N=12, M=3)
  • Must have Sequence headers on each GOP

AUDIO

  • Stream Type: MPEG Audio Layer 2
  • Audio: Stereo
  • Audio Bitrate 224-396 Kbps CBR
  • Sample Rate: 48 KHz
  • Audio level: Max -8dB

 

 

MPEG-2 I-frame:

VIDEO

  • Frame Rate: PAL 25fps (framerate) (29,97 for NTSC)
  • Video Frame Size: 720X576 (720x480 for NTSC)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4x3 (SD 4/3)
  • Profile@Level: 4:2:2@MainLevel
  • Chroma Format: 4:2:2
  • Stream Type: MPEG-2 Video Stream(ISO/IEC 1318-2:1996)
  • Video bitrate: 25000 Kbps CBR (Constant Bitrate)
  • Interlacing: Upper Field First (Lower Field First for NTSC)
  • GOP Format: GOP1
  • Must have Sequence headers on each GOP

AUDIO

  • Stream Type: MPEG Audio Layer 2
  • Audio: Stereo
  • Audio Bitrate 224-396 Kbps CBR
  • Sample Rate: 48 KHz
  • Audio level: Max -8dB

 

 

DV:

VIDEO

  • Frame Rate: PAL 25fps (framerate) (29,97 for NTSC)
  • Video Frame Size: 720X576 (720x480 for NTSC)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4x3 (SD 4/3)
  • Video bitrate: 25000 Kbps
  • Interlacing: Upper Field First (Lower Field First for NTSC)
  • Format: DV or DVCPro 25

AUDIO

  • External  WAV
  • 48 kHz
  • Stereo
  • 16 bit

CONTAINER

  • AVI ODML
  • AVI compliant to Microsoft AVI specification

 

Certified programs for fiels transcoding:

  • Canopus ProCoder (for MPEG2 must be activated „Put Sequence Header for each GOP” in Advanced settings). Constant bitrate must be used.
  • Rhozet Carbon Coder . Constant bitrate msut be used.

 

 

 

MPEG-2 HD:

VIDEO

  • Frame Rate: 25fps / 29,97 fps
  • Video Frame Size: 1920X1080
  • Aspect Ratio: 16x9
  • Profile@Level: MainProfile@HighLevel
  • Chroma Format: 4:2:0
  • Stream Type: MPEG-2 Video Stream(ISO/IEC 1318-2:1996)
  • Video bitrate: up to 80000 Kbps CBR (Constant Bitrate)
  • Interlacing: Upper Field First (Lower Field First for 29,97fps)
  • GOP Format: GOP12
  • Must have Sequence headers on each GOP

AUDIO

  • Stream Type: MPEG Audio Layer 2
  • Audio: Stereo
  • Audio Bitrate 224-396 Kbps CBR
  • Sample Rate: 48 KHz
  • Audio level: Max -8dB

 

 

MPEG-2 HD:

VIDEO

  • Frame Rate: 25fps / 29,97 fps
  • Video Frame Size: 1920X1080
  • Aspect Ratio: 16x9
  • Profile@Level: HighProfile@HighLevel
  • Chroma Format: 4:2:2
  • Stream Type: MPEG-2 Video Stream(ISO/IEC 1318-2:1996)
  • Video bitrate: up to 80000 Kbps CBR (Constant Bitrate)
  • Interlacing: Upper Field First (Lower Field First for 29,97fps)
  • GOP Format: GOP12
  • Must have Sequence headers on each GOP

AUDIO

  • Stream Type: MPEG Audio Layer 2
  • Audio: Stereo
  • Audio Bitrate 224-396 Kbps CBR
  • Sample Rate: 48 KHz
  • Audio level: Max -8dB

 

 

For MPEG-2 file analysis may be used Tektronix MTS4SA

 

AVC/H.264:

VIDEO

  • Native AVC/H.264 ISO/IEC 14496-10.
  • Profile: Baseline/Main
  • Level: 1 - 3.1
  • Chroma: 4:2:0
  • Entropy coding mode: CABAC and CAVLC
  • Video bitrate: up to 40000 Kbps CBR (Constant Bitrate)

AUDIO

  • Stream Type: MPEG Audio Layer 2 or AAC
  • 48 kHz
  • Stereo
  • 16 bit

CONTAINER

  • MPEG-2 Transport Stream ISO/IEC 13818-1
  • QuickTime

 

 

 

AVC/H.264 HD:

VIDEO

  • Native AVC/H.264 ISO/IEC 14496-10.
  • Profile: Main/High
  • Level: 4 - 5.1
  • Chroma: 4:2:0/4:2:2
  • Entropy coding mode: CABAC and CAVLC
  • Video bitrate: up to 80000 Kbps CBR (Constant Bitrate)

AUDIO

  • Stream Type: MPEG Audio Layer 2 or AAC
  • 48 kHz
  • Stereo
  • 16 bit

CONTAINER

  • MPEG-2 Transport Stream ISO/IEC 13818-1
  • QuickTime

 

 

 

File containers:

  • MXF (MPEG2 , DV, H264)
  • MOV (MPEG2, DV. H264)
  • TS (MPEG2, H.264)
  • AVI (MPEG2, DV)

 

Support for MXF and MOV containers depends from every third party vendor and particular export settings !

 

 

Known programes that produce incompatible with PlayBox files:

  • VBrick Encoder
  • AVID Liquid
  • VirtualDub
  • MXF MPEG2 from Omneon