Stirlitz Media Logger
SML Specifications

See also: SML updates & new features

Stirlitz Media Logger 6 – Server

  • Multi-channel audio and video (SD, HD, 4K/UHD) 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 (SPTS/MPTS, over UDP/RTP, HTTP, HTTP Live Streaming including YouTube and Dailymotion)
      from receivers: DVB, ISDB, ATSC, ASI
      from encoders: HDMI, HD/SD SDI, CVBS (composite))
      • Video: H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, MPEG2 (optional resize/recompression to H.264)
      • Audio: AC3, E-AC3, MPEG 1/2, AAC, HE-AAC (optional recompression to AAC)
    • OTT streams from IP sources, encoders and IP cameras: RTSP, MPEG-DASH, RTMP
      • Video: H.264, MPEG2
      • Audio: AAC, MPEG 1/2, MP3
    • Capture cards: Blackmagic DeckLink – SDI, HDMI, Analog (software or accelerated H.264);
      • Video: H.264
      • Audio: AAC
    • Export formats: MPEG-TS (if source is MPEG-TS), MP4/MOV - original or recompressed
    • 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 or our own virtual sound cards for audio capture, virtually all IP streams, streams played by 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 can be configured with its own archiving quality (bitrate/compression) and retention time and can have one or more video and/or audio proxies
  • Supported metadata sources include: Playout history/ASR, EPG, GPIs, SCTE35, 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
  • SML Player(s) are using single TCP connection, and are designed to work over any VPN. Secure HTTPS protocol is available for webPlayer.
  • Access restrictions guarantee secure access – any station can have different security settings, including restricting access to station, metadata and export based on internal or Active Directory authentication or IP address
  • Recorded content is available for playout within seconds after recording
  • Recorded audio and video can be streamed via the company network and Internet to client applications (Players)
  • Recorded audio and video can be exported to multiple file formats using client applications or over HTTP/HTTPS
  • The system automatically sends out alarms on pre–defined errors such as signal loss or extended periods of silence via e-mail or SNMP
  • SML (web)Players can access channels on multiple (remote) servers
  • Supported storage configurations: local RAID - NTFS filesystem and optional NAS - over SMB for secondary video location; NAS – over iSCSI protocol, NTFS filesystem; SAN– over Fiber Channel, NTFS filesystem
  • Automated scripted exports of audio, video and metadata through Podcaster application
Specifications SML Player & SML webPlayer