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 - build August 3, 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 / FastUp to 25 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 pulldownAnytime 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 sourcesYou 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 PassWhen 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
ModeSingle Pass CBR,VBR, Analysis
Multi Pass CBR, VBR
BitrateSpecify Average, Minimum and Maximum encoding bitrates
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 PassWhen 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 pulldownSpecify the initial state of forward 2:3 Pulldown (A1, B1, D2) for 23.976p or 24p sources.
60iSpecify the initial 60i display field duration
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
Sequence End Code PatchAbility 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 SourceAbility to set Drop Frame Chapter Points on 23.976p or 24p sources
Load/Save Chapters (Decode Time)Ability to Load or Save Drop Frame Chapter Lists from a text file
New QM setting "Very High Bit Rates"
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)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
Anti OvershootNEW FEATURE: Anti Overshoot added to D.CVT and Filter #2 settings windows. 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 Q.Restict allows the user to specify settings that greatly help reduce mosquito noise around titling
D. CVT Filter Settings
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 SettingsSpecify Aspect Ratio output resolution settings as Squeeze, Side Cropped or Letter Box
[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]    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. 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, is used 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 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
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
MPEG-2 Proprietary Software DecoderBuilt-in MPEG-2 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 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
QuickTime Y/C 4:2:2 10-bit Uncompressed (V210)
HVDY/C 4:2:2 10-bit Uncompressed
DPXWith use of Sirius Pixels DPX to HVD Converter
ProRes4444, 422(HQ), 422, 422(LT), 422(Proxy)
MXFMPEG-2 codec, video essence IMX
MXFMPEG-2 codec, video essence XDCAM HD420, MPEG-2 codec, video essence XDCAM HD422
MXFOP1a file, MPEG-2 codec, video essence XDCAM HD 422
Output File(s)

MPEG-2Video Elementary Stream
Filtered    Planar YUV 4:2:0 or Sirius Pixels YUV16
DecodedPlanar YUV 4:2:0
Frame Size
    Input1920x1080     720x486     720x480     720x576
    OutputDepends on Input Format
Frame Rate
    1920x108023.976p, 24p, 60i
    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
CPUIntel Xeon or Core Processor with a minimum of 6 cores
Example Intel Xeon Processor:1x Sandy Bridge 3.20GHz Intel Xeon Processor E5-1650
Example Intel Core Processor:Intel Core i7-7820x Skylake-X Processor
HDD for system256GB
HDD for storageSimple SATA 3/6 gbps Volume for Source Asset Files
Simple SATA 3/6 gbps 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
OpticalStandard CD/DVD ROM
OSWindows 7 Professional x64 bit SP1
Windows 10 Professional x64 bit