Video Solutions

Socionext’s video distribution solutions allow communication and show content that attracts viewers.

Offering the most advanced encoding that maximizes value for video distribution as well as the video compression and expansion technologies that not only reduce the bandwidth required for video distribution, but also reduce the storage capacity for content, we provide new value to our customers.

The video distribution ecosystem is a fragmented mix of platforms and devices. With Socionext’s solutions you can eliminate the most crucial bottleneck in your video workflow – the video encoding - while focusing on delivering results.

Using our video codec technology, we have realized a real-time encoder with broadcasting quality compatible with the most advanced H.265 (HEVC) format on a single chip for the first time ever. The performance and image quality of this encoder are highly admired by professionals in the field of imaging. Going forward, we will continue challenging ourselves to realize advanced technologies such as support for 8k and next-generation codec formats while leading the world with our unique technologies and expertise.

Product Lineup


  • IP Video Distribution
  • Broadcasting Equipment
  • Professional AV Equipment
  • Media Accelerator PCIe Card

X500E is a next-generation low-latency encoder, supporting broadcast level quality HEVC/H.265 compression for live IP streaming. Based on Socionext’s highly reliable codec technology, X500E meets and exceeds the rigorous demands for UHD/HEVC elevated processing power, using reduced bandwidth transport capacity.


  • Broadcast level video quality
  • Next-generation, HEVC UHD video over IP
  • Supports HEVC (H.265), main 4:2:2 10bit, up-to level 5.1
  • Low encoding latency < 50ms
  • HDMI 2.0a input
  • TS-UDP, RTP, RTSP streaming protocols
  • Web interface/HTTP control


  • Video distribution point-to-point and point-to-multipoint
  • Web-casting and live-streaming
  • Medical
  • eLearning
  • Audio/video Surveillance

Control Panel Front

Control Panel Rear


VideoVideo InputHDMI Type A connector, HDMI v2.0a (Non HDCP)
Input Resolution4K4096x2160p(23.97, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60)Hz
UHD3840x2160p(23.97, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60)Hz
FHD1920x1080p(23.97, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60)Hz
HD1280x720p[50, 59.94, 60] Hz, 1920x1080i[25, 29.97, 30] Hz
SD720x576p50 Hz, 720x576i25 Hz, 720x480p59.94 Hz, 720x480i29.97 Hz
Output StreamsUp to 4Kp60 HEVC over IP
Video CompressionHEVC/H.265
ISO/IEC 23008-2 HEVC (H.265)
Main 10 4:2:2, up-to level 5.1, high tier
Codec featuresConfigurable GOP size, FPS, BPS
I/P/B frames support
4:2:0 and 4:2:2 color space
10/8 pixel depth
Supports progressive and field based interlaced coding
Rate control: CBR and capped VBR
Bitrates: from 500 kbps to 80 Mbps
Frame rate: full, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 of the input frame rate
Encoding PerformanceUp to 4Kp60 4:2:2 10 bit HEVC stream
AudioAudio Input (Audio output: no support)HDMI embedded audio Analog audio unbalanced (PL stereo connector)
Audio Sample FormatSingle stereo channel audio at Fs = 48kHz, 16bit per/sample
Audio CompressionMPEG-2 AAC-LC (ISO/IEC 13818-7), configurable bitrate 64-256kbps
LatencyLatency ModesLow latency mode: ? 50 ms (encoding latency at 4Kp60 20 Mbps with 1GbE I/F)
Normal mode latency: up to 2000 ms depending on GOP structure Note: The stream is compliant to RFC-7798, RTP for HEVC
InterfacesEthernetEth0: RJ45, Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-T, auto-neg, auto-sense, half/full duplex
Eth1: no support
Streaming ProtocolsTS-UDPTransport Stream over UDP (Unicast/Multicast)
RTPReal-Time Protocol over UDP (Unicast/Multicast)
RTSPReal-Time Streaming Protocol (Unicast, single client)
Other ProtocolsHTTP, IGMP V1/V2, DHCP client
Other Interfaces2 x USB 2.0/3.0 host ports(not for storage)
RS-232 (RJ45 Cisco cable compatible): no support
LED indicators (Power on, Ethernet link, Status, Video lock, Streaming, Recording(no support))
Tactile switches
Encoder ManagementWeb-based interface via browser
Remote firmware upgrade via browser or REST API
Hardware button for resetting factory defaults
Dimensions (W x H x D)214?×37?×155?
Operational Temperature0-50°C
Operational HumidityUp to 90%, non-condensing
Power Supply12VDC @5A
Power ConsumptionTypical: 18-20W (varies according to use case)
Regulatory ComplianceFCC part 15 class A, CE

8K Streaming Encoder ‘e8’ enables live video streaming through network with 8K resolution that makes impressive experience for public viewing, live streaming and other applications.

8K Live Solution(English)


  • 8K60p real-time streaming of video shooting by 8K camera
  • Easy to use and small body size (W:370? × D:350? × H:70?)
  • Provided with 8K Media Player
  • Supports SRT protocol for streaming


  • Public viewing of events
  • Live streaming in organization
  • Real-time monitoring for medical
  • 8K-VR streaming


InterfaceInputConnector : 12G-SDI x 4ch, DIN type
Video : 8K, 2 sample interleave
Audio : SDI embedded audio
OutputGigabit Ethernet x 2ch
USB3.0 x 2ch (for recording)
Encoding FunctionVideoResolution : 7680 x 4320 pixel
Pixel format : 10bit, 8bit / 4:2:2, 4:2:0
Framerate : 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98
Encoding format : HEVC
Bitrate : 60Mbps – 200Mbps
Support embedding HDR parameters
AudioEncoding format : AAC LC, Pass-through
Channel : 2ch
Streaming FunctionStreaming ProtocolHTTP Live Streaming (HLS)
RTMP (with proprietary extension)
RTP (with or w/o FEC)
Container FormatMPEG2-TS
Recoding FunctionSupported StorageUSB memory
File FormatMPEG4, MPEG2-TS, Video-ES
ChassisUser InterfaceButtons and LCD display on front panel
Dimensions370mm (W) x 350mm (D) x 70mm (H)
Power Supply100 – 240V
FCC Class A

“M820L” is a media accelerator card that can be attached to server system to accelerate codec processes without changing existing users’ server configuration.

M820L supports multi-format and multi-channel codec with Socionext’s Hybrid Codec Technology which consists powerful hardware engine and flexible software. M820L is provided with software library that enables users to use function of M820L through FFmpeg which is one of the most popular software in media processing.

In combination with the optional available firmware M820L-8K the M820L card can be used to accelerator 8K resolution videos.


  • Live transcoding system of social networking service
  • Offline transcoding system of social networking service
  • Transcoding system of video archive
  • Transcoding system of surveillance center
  • 8K encoding for post-production systems

System Example



HardwareCPUSocionext SC2A11 (SynQuacer™)
Hardware CodecSocionext Multi-format Codec MB86M30
PCI ExpressGen 2.0, 4 lanes card edge
Power Supply12 V (+/- 8%) / 2 A (supplied from PCI Express card edge)
Power Consumption24 W
Size167 mm x 69 mm x 20 mm (without low profile or standard I/O bracket )
Weight135 g (with low profile I/O bracket) 138 g (with standard I/O bracket)
FunctionAccelerated ProcessEncoding or Transcoding to HEVC Encoding or Transcoding to AVC
Max Resolution4K60p (1ch)
Example of Max Channel CountEncoding with 720p30 : 16ch Transcoding with 720p30 : 6ch
User InterfaceFFmpeg 3.4.2 / 4.1
EnvironmentOSRed Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Windows Server 2016

“s8" is an 8K media player box for applications such as public viewing systems and digital signage systems that can make maximum use of 8K ultra high definition video quality. By using our decoder LSI "SC1400A", it supports real-time decoding of H.265 (HEVC) 8K video data, and it supports playback of 8K contents saved in USB memory, and also supports cloud distribution of 8K contents.


Industry-leading 8K solution

  • Performs local media playback/ cloud distribution of 8K/60p(HEVC) contents
  • Capable of displaying 8K contents on four 4K-monitors as well as one 8K-monitor

Rich 8K content playback function

    • Supports playback of contents saved in USB memory, and cloud distribution of contents over Ethernet

    Easy to use

    • Easy to operate with simple GUI and front operation panel
    • World's leading* compact and lightweight media player powered by Socionext's 8K decoder LSI.
      *: As determined by our company study, conducted in November 2017

    8K Playback System

    Rear Panel View


    Items Descriptions
    Decoder Container format MP4
    Video Resolution 7,680 x 4,320 pixel
    Frame rate 60fps
    Codec format HEVC (H.265)
    Video signal
    Color depth 10/8bit (HEVC)
    Bitrate 200Mbps
    Audio Codec format AAC
    Audio channel 2ch
    I/O Audio/
    HDMI output HDMI2.0 x4ch
    ?- Video:60Hz (YUV422, 10bit)
    ?- Audio:48kHz
    Audio output S/PDIF x1, L/R x1
    Stream input USB3.0 x1, USB2.0 x1,
    Gigabit Ethernet x1, USB2.0 x1 (Internal)*
    Dimensions 410mm(W) x 60mm(H) x 220mm(D)
    Weight Approx. 2.4kg (w/o AC adapter)
    Power consumption 50W
    Power supply AC adapter (100V to 240V)