Product Overview

ATHENSA INGEST enables multiple channels of HD or SD content to be ingested from HD/SD SDI digital feeds, analogue sources and MPEG transport streams. Four video sources can be monitored and controlled on a single screen. Audio levels can be monitored as loudness/true-peak display and adjusted when required.

Content ingested by ATHENSA INGEST can be used for immediate editing or direct ATHENSA PLAYOUT, before it’s capturing process is finished.

ATHENSA INGEST offers capture-list import from third-party systems, CEA-608/708 support; and automated VTR control via RS-422.

Features that enable the security for your channel

Features & Specs

  • Four independent ingest channels in a single server*
  • All 4 instances in a single screen
  • HD capturing (optional)
  • Various ingest inputs – composite, component, SD/HD SDI; UDP Transport Stream
  • Multi-channel audio ingesting (optional)
  • Closed captioning support (EIA-608/708 standards)
  • Automated VTR Remote Control – RS-422 VTR control by Sony protocol is provided for automated batch capturing from tape
  • Batch and Scheduled Capturing
  • Loudness/ True Peak Audio Meters for precise audio level fine-tuning
  • TDIR (Time delay instant reply – ingested content can be used for immediate editing or playout, before finishing the ingest process
  • Ingest from satellite feeds and automatic feed switching
  • Comprehensive metadata handling
  • Add metadata during ingest (position markers, notes, category, or other user defined metadata)
  • File splitting based on duration
  • Third party capture list import
  • API available for OEMs
  • ATHENSA INGEST now supports capturing into high efficiency video codec compression.

Video

Video Codecs MPEG2, DV, DVCPro 25/50, DVCPro HD, AVC/H.264,
Containers MPEG TS, MPEG PS, AVI, MXF

Audio

Codecs MPEG audio Layer 2 (up to 384 Kbit/s) AAC audio; Uncompressed PCM (16 bit/48kHz)

Closed captions (CC)

CEA-608 (Line 21) up-converted to CDP (CEA-708)Output CEA-708 in external file

Output CEA-708 in MPEG TS

Supported Video Boards

DeckLink DeckLink Duo, DeckLink 4K Extreme , DeckLink 4K Pro, DeckLink 4K Extreme, DeckLink SDI 4K, DeckLink Studio 4K

Minimum System Requirements

Product functionality may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require advanced or additional hardware.
CPU Single Intel Core i7 CPU; Dual Intel Xeon CPU
RAM 16 gigabyte (GB) RAM (single CPU); 32 gigabyte (GB) RAM (dual CPU)
HDD 500 MB available hard disk space for installation

Hardware configurations

Athensa SUPERMICRO SINGLE CPU server, SUPERMICRO DUAL CPU server

Comparison

ATHENSA NAKEDINGEST – Single Channel
  • ATHENSA INGEST & MultiChannel Audio – Single Channel Automated tape and live video Ingest in HD/SD
ATHENSA ADVANCED INGEST
  • ATHENSA INGEST & PRO Option & MultiChannel Audio – 4 Channel Automated tape and live video Ingest in HD/SD

 

$499

$1,199

Feature YES/NO
VTR control (RS422) YES
Ingesting Plug-in ALL
Capturing mode YES
Schedule capturing mode YES
CC handling YES
Switchers/matrix control YES
GPI/DTMF/API in/out YES
File splitting YES
Burning date/time YES
“use Ip streaming” (re-streaming) YES
Multi-channel capturing YES
Capturelist open/save YES
Multi-instance YES
ATHENSA INGEST Pro option NO
ATHENSA INGEST VDCP Option NO
Multi-Channel Audio Capture NO
Feature YES/NO
VTR control (RS422) YES
Ingesting Plug-in ALL
Capturing mode YES
Schedule capturing mode YES
CC handling YES
Switchers/matrix control YES
GPI/DTMF/API in/out YES
File splitting YES
Burning date/time YES
“use Ip streaming” (re-streaming) YES
Multi-channel capturing YES
Capturelist open/save YES
Multi-instance YES
ATHENSA INGEST Pro option YES
ATHENSA INGEST VDCP Option YES
Multi-Channel Audio Capture YES