The Teradek Cube-250 1 Channel HDMI Encoder is a camera-top HD video encoder, and is suitable for news gathering and live event broadcasting. It features HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) input, dual band WiFi (2.4/5.8 GHz), and an external USB port. In addition, the cube encoder features line-of-sight (waves traveling straight line) WiFi range up to 300’ (91 m).
A 30-day membership for a Premium Channel on Livestream allows users to utilize turnkey (ready for immediate use) solution for streaming live video to the internet. By entering Livestream details into encoders user interface, the users can start broadcasting on locating a broadband uplink. In addition, it also features an adjustable Mic level input with optional AGC and compression.
Using a single Verizon 4G modem connected to the encoders USB port, it is possible to obtain upload/download speeds up to 8 Mbps for streaming to Livestream. In addition, this bandwidth can be used as a backup internet connection or to create a mobile wireless live streaming camera via 4G. Direct streaming to decoding devices such as a laptop or iPad is offered via the ad-hoc networking mode which eliminates the need for any other intermediary equipment.
Featuring a setup wizard, the Cube 250 HDMI Encoder web interface simplifies configuration. You can create a network, log on to Cube's web interface, complete the setup wizard, and start streaming video after connecting video to the Cube system. It features H.264 High Profile (level 4.1) video compression to offer high video quality at lower bit rates.
Downscaling to lower resolutions is possible via a built-in scaler that allows for output streaming resolutions of 1080p/PsF, 1080i, 720p, and 480i. Based on available IP bandwidth, you can choose target bit rates (HD - 2 to 4Mbps, SD – sub-1Mbps) and a video resolution as required. The Cube encoder offers end-to-end latency (time delay) of 1/8-1/2 second.
With a small size and compact design, the Cube 250 HDMI Encoder can be mounted to a rail system, cage, hotshoe, or camera baseplate. In addition, it can be used with camera systems such as Red One, Arri Alexa, Panavision Genesis, Canon 5Dii, and Canon 7D. The Cube-250 encoder requires only 2.5W DC power.