BrightEye NXT 450 Compact Router with H.264 Encoder/Decoder and Up/Down/Cross Conversion

 NXT 450 Front

  • MPEG-4 / H.264 High Profile Encoding
  • 3G/HD/SD SDI Input
  • Unicast/Multicast IP Output
  • Local, Web, and Remote Control Panel
  • Compact and Rugged Design
  • Option Licensing to Expand Functionality
  • Picture in Picture with PiP-Efx License Option
  • Multi-Input Clean Switching, Up/Down/Cross Format Conversion, Audio Mapping & Level Adjustments with 445K-X License Option
  • SFP I/O Expansion for Fiber, Analog & HDMI, plus Additional SDI I/Os with 445K-IO License Option
  • Independent, Simultaneous Decode with 445K-DEC License Option


High Quality, High Profile, MPEG Encoder

The BrightEye NXT 445’s encoding functionality produces simultaneous transport streams including one high-resolution and one low-resolution unicast stream, one multicast stream, and a DVB-ASI stream. The DVB-ASI formatter produces a DVB-ASI format stream that can be sent to a BNC or Fiber port for distribution.

Enjoy Automatic Up/Down/Cross Format Conversion and Instantaneous Clean Switching & Mixing with the 445K-X License Option

Adding the 445K-X license option makes it easy to integrate signals from all types of equipment, regardless of the video format. Various formats of high definition and standard definition content can be converted to a common format and routed seamlessly to destinations. Standard definition sources can be up converted to high definition, as well as cross converting from one HD format to another. All you have to do is select a SMPTE standard for a particular destination, and all sources routed to that destination will be converted to that format automatically.

The 445K-X license option also adds Clean and Quiet Switching to cleanly and instantly switch or dissolve your sources. Feed the NXT 445 with cameras and other asynchronous sources and take the output to air or to production equipment.

Add Decoding with the 445K-DEC License Option

The 445K-DEC license option adds an MPEG decoder. MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 transport streams can be received via unicast or multicast on Gigabit Ethernet and decoded to 3G, HD, or SD-SDI with embedded audio, and can be mixed or intercut with other sources connected to the NXT 445. Decoded and encoded video can be seen in realtime and full motion on the LCD display on the front of the unit. The full duplex codec allows simultaneous use of the encoder and decoder.

For Fiber, HDMI, Analog, and Additional SDI I/Os, add the 445K-IO License Option

The SFP (small format pluggable) cages can be populated with dual SFPs that have fiber optic or other connectors, allowing you to determine the best connector for your installation. Adding SFPs gives you true flexibility in combining electrical BNC, HDMI and fiber optic inputs and outputs. The 445K-IO License Option also activates additional SDI I/Os.

Features You Need Built-In

Built-in test signal generators allow black and bars to be routed without burning valuable inputs. The built-in Web Server allows full control of the routing and setup functions from virtually anywhere with any browser-enabled device such as iPads, iPhones, or Android devices. The LCD display shows full motion video of your sources, audio meters, and the source currently routed to a destination. For remote hard-surface control, check out the Action Control Panel.

Full Control From The Front Panel

The BrightEye NXT 445 allows full set-up and control from the front panel of the unit. That means all encoding and decoding settings, router configuration, U/D/X conversion format, Clean Switch assignment – the works. There is no need for external computer control. Of course, if you’d like to use your computer, the built in web server provides the same kind of set-up and control functionality from virtually anywhere with any web browser enabled device.


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Specifications applicable when appropriate option licenses are activated

Serial Digital Input
Number: Two to Nine, configurable, BNC and SFP
Signal Type: 270 Mb/s SD SDI, SMPTE 259M 1.485 Gb/s HD SDI,SMPTE 274M, 292M, 296M 2.97 Gb/s HD SDI, SMPTE 424M, 425M
Impedance: 75 Ω
Return Loss: >15 dB
Max Cable Length: 300 meters for 270 Mb/s 100 meters for 1.485 Gb/s
Automatic Input Cable Equalization

Reference Input
Number: One
Type: 1 V P-P Composite Video, PAL or NTSC or Tri-Level Sync
Impedance: 75 Ω
Return Loss: >40 dB

Serial Digital Output
Number: Two to Nine, configurable, BNC and SFP
Type: 270 Mb/s SD SDI, SMPTE 259M 1.485 Gb/s HD SDI,SMPTE 274M, 292M, 296M 2.97 Gb/s HD SDI, SMPTE 424M, 425M
Processing: 12 and 16 bit
Impedance: 75 Ω
Return Loss: >15 dB
Max Cable Length: 100 meters for HD 300 meters for SD (Belden 1694A)

HDMI Input
Number: Two possible via SFP

HDMI Output
Number: Two possible via SFP

Fiber Input
Number: Four possible via SFP

Fiber Output
Number: Four possible via SFP

SFPs let you add your favorite connectors to the router including fiber optic, HDMI and HD-BNC

Standards Supported
1080i 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz, SMPTE 274M -4,5,6
720p 50, 59.94 or 60 Hz, SMPTE 296M -1,2,3
1080p 23.98, 24 or 25 Hz, SMPTE 274M -9,10,11
1080p 50, 59.94, 60 Hz, SMPTE 424M, 425M, Level A
1080sF 23.98, 24 or 25 Hz, RP211 -14,15,16
625i 50
525i 59.94

Dual Rate – MPEG-4 Part 10 h.264 (ISO/IEC 14496/10)
Hi-Res – Encoding format matches input source
Lo-Res – Encoding format 640×360P
Bit Rate – Adjustable from 1 to 20 Mb/s

Hi-Res —Main and High
Lo-Res —Baseline, Main and High

Hi Res — 3, 3.1, 3.2, 4, 4.1, 4.2
Lo-Res — 1.2, 1.3, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 4, 4.1, 4.2

2 channels MP3 and AAC Encoding
Bit Rate – 32 to 384 Kb/s
Downmixing – up to 16 incoming channels to stereo pair – user selectable

Streaming Outputs
2 independent unicast streams – selectable Hi-Res or Lo-Res encoding
1 multicast stream – selectable Hi-Res or Lo-Res encoding
DVB-ASI stream – selectable Hi-Res or Lo-Res routable to any
output connector
All four streaming outputs operate simultaneously

Decode from unicast, multicast or DVB-ASI
MPEG-4 part 10 h.264 (ISO/IEC 14496/10)
MPEG-2 (ISO/IEC 13818-2)

Decoder baseband output
Resolution – user selectable – HD-SDI
Routable to any destination
Can be sent to cleanswitch for synchronization and
glitch-free switching

Network Connection
RJ-45 10/100/GigE

General Specifications
Size: 5.63” W x 1.65” H x 6.75” D (143 mm x 42 mm x 172 mm) including connectors and flange
Weight: 1 lb 12oz
Power: 12 volts, 20 watts (100-230 VAC modular power supply)
Temperature Range: 0 to 40° C ambient (all specs met)
Relative Humidity: 0 to 95%, non-condensing
Altitude: 0 to 10,000 ft.