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Technical Specifications - CR

This section lists the technical specifications for Kraken CR.


References to Kraken CR include variants of Kraken CR that provide HEVC hardware acceleration.


Video Input:

  • Composite NTSC/PAL
  • SD-SDI SMPTE 259-M
  • HD-SDI SMPTE 292M, 274M, 296M


  • IP MPEG-2, H.264 or HEVC input
  • MJPEG from L-3 Vortex

Input H.265/HEVC: 

  • Up to Level 4 (1080p30)
  • Main Profile
  • MPEG Transport Stream, SRT or RTSP
  • Up to 10Mbps
  • CBR, VBR

Output H.265/HEVC:

  • Main Profile
  • Up to Level 4 (720p30)
  • MPEG Transport Stream or SRT
  • Up to 6Mbps
  • Transport Stream Shaping, VBR

Input H.264/AVC:

  • Up to Level 4.2 (1080p60)
  • Baseline, Main, High Profile
  • MPEG Transport Stream, SRT or RTSP
  • Up to 20Mbps
  • CBR, VBR

Output H.264/AVC:

  • Baseline, Main, High Profile
  • Up to Level 4 (1080p30)
  • MPEG Transport Stream or SRT
  • Up to 10Mbps
  • Transport Stream Shaping, VBR

Input MPEG-2:

  • MainProfile@MainLevel (SD)
  • MainProfile@HighLevel (HD)
  • MPEG Transport Stream
  • Up to 20Mbps

Input Audio:

  • MPEG1 Layer 2
  • AAC 2 channel and 5.1

Output Audio:

  • AAC 2 channel
  • Audio Sync Preserved

Input Metadata:

  • KLV or CoT over serial RS-232
  • KLV or CoT over IP
  • KLV over HD-SDI

Metadata (Processing):

  • CC 608/708 pass-through
  • CoT to KLV conversion
  • CoT Relay
  • Insertion and KLV edits
  • KLV pass-through
  • SMPTE 336M compliant
  • MISB 0601 compliant

Video Processing
  • De-interlacing
  • Down Scaling
  • Aspect Ratio Preserved
  • Configurable Frame Rate
  • Optional QSV HW Acceleration
  • Single Program Transport Stream (SPTS)
  • Unicast/Multicast
  • TS over UDP
  • Session Announcement (SAP)
  • Web User Interface (HTTPS)
  • Console UI


Dimensions  (H x W x D)

44.45mm H x 124.968mm W x 213.868mm D
(1.75" H x 4.92" W x 8.42" D)


2.6 lbs (1.18 Kg)

Power Requirements

12-28VDC, 45W

100-240VAC external locking power supply


Operating: 0ºC to 50ºC (32ºF to 122ºF)

Non-Operating: -40ºC to 50ºC (-40ºF to 122ºF)

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