Software Development & Toolsets for Pristine Picture Quality
Member of the Blu-ray Disc Association
Member/Licensee of MPEG-LA
Sirius Pixels SDe MPEG-2 Encoder
Newly Designed Next Generation MPEG-2 Core Encoding Engine
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 / FastUp to 20 times faster than real time
Control Window User InterfaceSP SDe Control 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
Forward 2:3 pulldownNEW FEATURE: Anytime 23.976p or 24p sources are ingested, Forward 2:3 pulldown is applied to the output SD Video Elementary Stream
Specify Drop Frame output to Forward 2:3 Pulldown sourcesNEW FEATURE: You can specify your output SD Video Elementary Stream as Drop Frame from 23.976p or 24p sources with forward 2:3 pulldown
Encode Filter File from Second PassNEW FEATURE: When using multiple pass encoding, after the first pass the Filter File is used instead of the Source File and bypasses the Down Convert Filter Processing. This feature greatly improves encoding speed, up to 25x faster than real time encoding
[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
TargetDVD / Blu-ray / Blu-ray Secondary
USCC RoomProvides space for United States Closed Caption on a DVD
Aspect Ratio4:3 / 16:9 / Pan Scan
Inverse 3:2 PulldownThis enables the Inverse 3:2 settings function
Fast Analysis PassNEW FEATURE: When used with very low bit rates below 3200 AVG/3200 MAX helps create a video information file with more accurate complexity information to improve bit allocation and picture quality. When used with very high bit rates P and B frames will be made smaller and the I frames to be larger. This allows the P and B frames to have better picture quality
Forward 2:3 pulldownNEW FEATURE: Specify the initial state of forward 2:3 Pulldown (A1, B1, D2) for 23.976p or 24p sources.
60iNEW FEATURE: Specify the initial 60i display field duration
Adaptive Q. MatrixNEW FEATURE: Achieve highest picture quality without time consuming adjustments to the Quantize Matrix
Video ES CheckNEW FEATURE: Video Elementary Stream (ES) check function can be used to identify and verify the data integrity of your created Video Elementary Stream
Sequence End Code PatchNEW FEATURE: Ability to Add or Remove End Sequence Codes to your Video Elementary Stream
[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
Intra DC8, 9, 10 bits
Quantize ScaleLinear or Non Linear
DF Chapter Markers on NDF SourceNEW FEATURE: Ability to set Drop Frame Chapter Points on 23.976p or 24p sources
Load/Save Chapters (Decode Time)NEW FEATURE: Ability to Load or Save Drop Frame Chapter Lists from a text file
New QM setting "Very High Bit Rates"
NEW FEATURE: Quant Matrix with smaller values allows for increased bit rates resulting in improved picture quality
[Picture Settings]    ScreenshotMulti-functional Filter Sets:
Proprietary Pre-filtering
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Dithering, 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)NEW FEATURE: This function detects and removes source grain and re-creates grain for better compression efficiency
Q. Picture typeNEW FEATURE: This 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
D. CVT Filter Settings
NEW FEATURE: Specify propietary Filter settings that will be applied to the HD Source before down converting. Very important for Picture Quality Downconversion
[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.
Down Convert SettingsNEW FEATURE: Specify Aspect Ratio output resolution settings as Squeeze, Side Cropped or Letter Box
[VBR Detail Settings]
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Segment Re-EncodingRe-Encodes just a segment you specify NEW FEATURES: 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]    Screenshot3:2 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. NEW FEATURE: 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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NEW FEATURE: A new improved Magnification Window Tool, around the cursor point, for analyzing source and decoded streams with magnification up to 32x.
XY Axis Scope    ScreenshotNEW FEATURE: A new 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    ScreenshotNEW FEATURE: A new 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: NEW FEATURE: Increased from 8x to 32x.
As is
Dark Mode
Bright Mode
Blue Only Mode
Picture Display SettingSource
Source : Decode
Source : Filter
Filter : Decode
Split DisplayThe 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 MPEG-2 Stream
ReplaceFacilitates partial replacement of the existing source file --- down to one frame
Mark PositionWhile encoding, you can mark time codes that you can reference later
MPEG-2 Proprietary Software DecoderNEW FEATURE: Built-in MPEG-2 Decoder enables the user to evaluate picture quality by high performance software decoder.
VPKVideo Playback Kit with SDI or HDMI Output for External Monitor.
NEW FEATURE: Ability to Superimpose Time Code and Frame information to an external monitor.
Sirius Pixels Standard Definition Encoder Software Specifications
MPEG-2 Video ITU-T Rec.H262, ISO/IEC13818-2 (MP@ML/MP@HL 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)

MPEG-2Video Elementary Stream
Filtered    Planar YUV 4:2:0
DecodedPlanar YUV 4:2:0
Frame Size
    Input720x486     720x480     720x576
    OutputDepends on Input Format
Frame Rate
    720x57650i, 25p
Bit Rate
    MPEG-2Up to 9,800 Kbps
    Blu-rayUp to 40,000 Kbps
    Blu-ray SecondaryUp to 8,000 Kbps
Sirius Pixels Standard Definition Encoder Hardware Specifications
CPU1x Sandy Bridge 3.20GHz Intel Xeon Processor E5-1650
HDD for system256GB
HDD for storage3.75TB configured as 1each 1.75TB RAID0 for Encoded Output and 1each 2 TB RAID0 for Source Assets
Sirius Pixels Video Playback KitHDMI/HD SDI video output to an external monitor using a Blackmagic Design Video Card
Network2x 1000 Base-T (On board)
OSWindows 7 Professional SP1