PIXFIX Skycode

Video process on the cloud

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PIXFIX Skycode effortlessly blends its software video processing solution as a cloud instance to deliver, on cloud video encoding and transcoding solutions. Implementable across industry standard cloud and with the engineering team and support to back up – RiverSilica is ever ready for any customizable work flow.

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cloud video encoding and transcoding solutions

PIXFIX Skycode can be virtualized and instantiated on multiple choices of CDN to act as a catalyst for cloud based video processing. With BROADCASTERS, OVPs and CONTENT PROVIDERS looking for a cloud based video processing and delivery with gigantic scalable proportions PIXFIX Skycode is the right product to be part of the cloud work flow needs.

  • Highly versatile, Ultra flexible and configurable through state of the art software defined video processing and acceleration using RAFT™, SAND™ and HELM™
  • Multi CODEC, Multi format, Multi bit rate and Multi frame rate available for any kind of LIVE and FILE input.
  • Multibit rate and dynamic bitrate management through PIXABIT™
  • Watch folder for file to file transcoding work flow management
  • Video quality management through PIXIT™
  • Supported on multiple CDNs
  • Available as virtual instance
  • Dynamic parameter management without stoppage

Input Interface On Cloud Vm

  • Multiple Gigabit IP interface

Input Stream

  • TS/ UDP (Unicast and multicast SPTS and MPTS)
  • TS/RTP (Unicast and multicast SPTS and MPTS)
  • Signal generator
  • 264 elementary-Annex B MPEG2 PS. MPEG TS

Input Video Codecs

  • MPEG2-ML/HL 4:2:2,
  • H264 – BP/MP/HP – 4:2:2 10Bit
  • Apple Prores
  • HEVC
  • VC1, MJPEG
  • Fixed and variable frame rate
  • Standard and non-standard resolution
  • 1080p@60 up to 25Mbps for live delivery
  • Error resilience and concealment for erroneous input
  • Input video frame skip detection
  • Video pass through

Input Audio Codecs

  • MPEG1 Layer2 Y& Layer3
  • Dolby™-AC3
  • LPCM
  • WMA
  • Up to 8 channels 24 bit, 96KHz audio
  • Up to 96KHz sampling frequency
  • Audio pass through


  • CEA608/708 Closed captioning
  • SCTE 35/104 Cuetones

Streaming Server Protocol

  • Apple HLS
  • Adobe HDS
  • Microsoft Smooth Streaming
  • Mpeg DASH
  • Adobe RTMP
  • RTSP
  • HLS with SCTE Cuetones
  • Deferred live streaming
  • nDVR simultaneous storage for VOD

Control & Monitoring

  • Auto sensing of incoming media, media info
  • Input file ROI selection
  • Input archiving with slicing
  • Input stream view on web console
  • Input stream capture
  • Web based UI
  • Thumbnails preview on web console
  • Tile based preview for monitoring
  • Express Job Settings
  • Pre and post job scripts
  • Jobs scheduling and Prioritization
  • Dynamic parameter changing while job is running
  • System configuration backup and restore
  • Fans and temperature monitoring

Platform Specs

  • Runs on COTS Intel™ Platform
  • CentOS
  • Based on Mini, 1RU, 2RU chassis
  • Optional RPS and RAID
  • Upto 6 Gigabit ports & 6 TB local storage

Output Interfaces On Cloud Vm

  • Multiple Gigabit IP interface with redundancy

Output Stream

  • TS/UDP & TS/RTP Unicast and multicast – SPTS
  • TS/UDP & TS/RTP Unicast and multicast – MPTS
  • RTMP uplink to popular CDNs
  • MPEG2, H.264 elementary Annex B TS, MP4, MOV, FLV, MKV

Output Video Codecs

  • H.264
  • HEVC

Output Audio Codecs

  • MPEG 1 Layer2/3
  • AC3 (pass through), EAC3 (pass through), Dolby™-E (pass through
  • Up to 8 channel, 24 bit audio
  • Up to 96 KHz sampling frequency
  • Loudness Control
  • Multi-channel audio coding in single channel


  • Hue, Contrast, brightness, saturation and gamma correction
  • De interlacing through BOB, Motion adaptive, IVTC modes
  • Perceptual quality based video scaler
  • Standard and non-standard resolution
  • Multiple alpha blended logo overlay
  • Static/scrolling text overlay
  • Clock/Time code overlay
  • Cropping/Letter boxing
  • Audio equalizer and volume control
  • Audio channel, sample rate and bit conversion

Encoding Features

  • Look ahead based encoding
  • Low latency encoding &sub-second Glass to Glass delay
  • Deblocking filter
  • CBR, VBR and constrained VB streams
  • Scene change detection & characteristics based encoding
  • Encode, Transcode acceleration through RAFT™, HELM™, SAND™ algorithms


  • CEA 608/708 pass through
  • SCTE Cuetones for TS and RTMP output(YouTubeTM)

Misc Features

  • Lip Sync correction
  • Cross stream multiplexing – Video from one source and audio from another
  • Output file push to remote FTP/HTTP servers
  • Delayed stream push to CDN
  • Stream specific processing for different application(Ex: Different logo for each profile)
  • Multiple user management and role based access


  • Remote File storage mount – NFS, CIFS
  • Active/Passive Redundancy
  • Input/output stream redundancy
  • Auto restart of jobs in unrecoverable errors
  • Log and Notification alerts
  • Real time health statistics
  • Input stream available indicator
  • SNMP
  • System dashboard with realtime statistics of CPU, Network, Jobs, Memory etc.,
  • Fans and temperature monitoring
  • Device manager for autodetecting PnP devices
  • Complete network diagnostic involving DNS test, Speed test, Tracer etc.,