SML specifications

New features coming up with SML 6

  • H.265 and UHD sources support
  • automatic updates for Windows installed SML Player, no admin right required for installation
  • multi-server SML webPlayer (stations from many servers on one station list)
  • new H.264 server-side codecs, with GPU acceleration and improves performance
  • video freeze detection with configurable alarms
  • extended alarms for audio and video stations
  • MPEG-TS over IP broadcast from SML, for diagnostics or re-broadcast of captured MPEG-TS

New features, added with SML 5.5

  • CPU efficient, direct audio streams capture
  • improved capture for MPEG-TS and HLS
  • display and export of multiple DVB subtitle languages at the same time
  • improved Metadata support, including updates to Audiovault OnAir and Axia GPI
  • new Podcaster with full SML 5.5 support for audio and video
  • full DVB Teletext support

Stirlitz Media Logger 5 – Server

  • Multi-channel audio and video (SD and HD) recording, accompanied by multiple levels of metadata
  • Server runs on – Windows Server 2012/2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 Pro
  • Video channels
    • MPEG TS over IP (UDP, HTTP, HTTP Live Streaming including YouTube and Dailymotion live streaming)
      from receivers: DVB–S/S2/T/C, ISDB, ATSC, ASI
      from encoders: HDMI, HD/SD SDI, CVBS (composite)
      • Video: H.264, MPEG2 [optional resize/recompression to H.264]
      • Audio: AC3, E-AC3, MPEG 1/2, AAC, HE-AAC [optional recompression to AAC]
    • RTSP Streams from encoders: HDMI, HD/SD SDI, CVBS (composite), IP cameras
      • Video: H.264, MPEG2
      • Audio: AAC, MPEG 1/2, MP3
    • Capture cards: Blackmagic DeckLink – SDI, HDMI, Analog (software H.264);
      • Video: H.264
      • Audio: AAC
    • Export formats: MPEG-TS (if source is MPEG-TS), MP4, MOV, WMV
    • Capture using cards: Blackmagic Design DeckLink up to 8 inputs, software compression (PAL/NTSC, SD/HD, inputs: composite, component, SDI, HDMI)
    • Capture from IP: any MPEG Transport Stream (including DVB) or IP camera stream, optional recompression
    • Capture from ASI: any MPEG Transport Stream (including DVB), using ASI-to-IP adapters, optional recompression
    • Records up to 64 stations per server
    • Burn graphic or dynamic watermarks in recorded video
    • 12 users can access SML server simultaneously through their Players (more in the Enterprise edition – depending on hardware and configuration)
  • Audio channels
    • compression: MP3 up to 320kbit, PCM
    • Runs with any Windows-compatible sound cards, AoIP drivers (Axia, Dante, Wheatstone) and our own virtual sound cards for audio capture, including mp3 streams, Windows Media Player compatible streams, streams played by Flash players embedded on web pages
    • Records up to 256 stations per server
    • 24 users can access the SML server simultaneously through their Players (hundreds in the Enterprise edition).
  • Every recorded station may have different archiving and quality set (bitrate, compression, number of days to store…)
  • Multiple sources of metadata are supported: Playout history, GPIs, Program ratings, Loudness, Signal level and more
  • Detect EBU R128, ITU-R BS.1770-1, ITU-R BS.1770-3 loudness breaches
  • Launch and forget. After a detailed, but very simple installation procedure, the system hardly needs maintenance
  • The system is rock solid – due to its unique software architecture. Vital functions, such as recording of video and audio, events and metadata, are separated from other functions of the software, reducing the chance of system crashes to the absolute minimum
  • The client/server operations are based on TCP/IP protocol, using single socket and are easy to encrypt & tunnel
  • Internet/Intranet access (LAN, WAN, WiFi, 3G, 4G)
  • Access restrictions guarantee secure access – any station can have different security settings, including restricting access to station, metadata and export based on username or IP address
  • Active Directory authentication
  • Logs are available for playout within seconds after recording
  • Recorded audio and video can be streamed via the company network and Internet to client applications (Players)
  • Command line/URL on-demand exports from recorded logs
  • Scheduled, scripted exports from selections of the recorded logs (Stirlitz Media Podcaster)
  • The system automatically sends out alarms on pre-defined errors such as signal loss, or extended periods of silence via e-mail or SNMP
  • Multiple server setups are possible
  • Supported storage configurations: local disks (recommended RAID 6 using enterprise class disks), NTFS filesystem; NAS – remote over iSCSI protocol, NTFS filesystem; SAN – remote over Fiber Channel, NTFS filesystem; SMB for secondary video location

Server-side – green is good

The SML server shows the status of all recording channels with a mini-picture preview of what is being recorded right now. The server will send automated alarms for both extended silences and freeze-frames. Channels with errors will be marked in red.
SML4.4 will come with a central server management interface, which will show the status of all (remote) servers and channels.

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Stirlitz Media Logger 4 – Players

  • HTML5 Player for mobile platforms: iPhone, iPad and Android, and desktop platforms, including OS X, Windows & Linux
  • Windows SML Player: Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32 or 64bit), display adapter with full hardware Direct3D 9 acceleration
  • Java SML Player (audio only): any modern browser with latest Java SE installed, on Windows, OS X or Linux
  • Full access to Stirlitz Media Logger audio and video servers
  • The Player sets itself apart from competition through the super user-friendly user interface
  • User does not have to find and open individual files, they only see TIME. A moving Timeline with metadata or video frames thumbnails makes events easy to find
  • If allowed, user can quickly export any selected audio/video to one of many files formats
  • Burn graphic or dynamic watermarks in exported video
  • Scroll through the months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds just by dragging the Timeline, or by using keyboard shortcuts
  • See multiple types of metadata presented on the Timeline together with audio/video. Metadata types may include: Playout history, GPIs, Program ratings, Loudness, Signal level and more
  • Add bookmarks to audio or video and share these bookmarks with other users
  • Access as many as hundreds servers from each Player.
  • There are no license restrictions to the number of Players installed: you can install it on any computer in your station, at home, or wherever you need access to your logs
  • Works with commercial and open-source video decoders
  • Multiple audio tracks are supported, including 5.1 audio

Coming up shortly

  • Web based SML Server management
  • Live multi-screen preview
SML Player showing: loudness in the Timeline, DVB subtitles in the preview screen, unicode text in the metadata box, audio-language selector.

SML Player showing: loudness in the Timeline, DVB subtitles in the preview screen, unicode text in the metadata box, audio-language selector.