Never Skip a Beat


Ingest is exceptional at multitasking and overseeing mission critical events so your network or station, running as cost-efficiently as possible, never skips a beat.



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Bitcentral’s Modular Ingest System makes it easier than ever to ingestand prep video programming for future broadcast. Able to handle upto four high-definition (HD) or standard-definition (SD) video sourcesat the same time, this system automatically transfers ingested files tothe Central Control Asset management system for safe storage, high-speedretrieval, and time-shifted playback.
Knowing that flexibility is essential in the broadcast environment,Bitcentral’s engineers have designed their Modular Ingest System
with a suite of ingest features and real-time media management toolsthat allow users to deliver detailed quality control and prepare programsfor air using a range of customized methods.
Whether you operate in a highly localized, multi-channel environmentor demand a streamlined centralized ingest configuration, Bitcentral’sModular Ingest System is able to grow with your broadcast organizationand adapt to the ever-evolving needs of your Master Control department.

Ingest Functional Specs:

The Central Control Modular Ingest System by Bitcentral stands up to a continuous, heavy-duty ingest and playout schedule, delivering high-quality results every time. And because it’s supported by enterprise-level HP servers with a wide range of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tools, this system is both reliable and easy to use.


Bitcentral products are fully covered with standard 24-hour / 365-days a year repair service and a 5-year warranty on all hardware. At Bitcentral, we share your commitment to on-air excellence. Our around-the-clock, award-winning EagleEye automated hardware and software monitoring, combined with 24/7 access to our skilled and knowledgeable Bitcentral Support staff, give you proactive quality control coverage that is second to none.


Stressing rock-solid stability and versatile functionality, the Central Control Modular Ingest System gives you a full suite of state-of-the-art software management and advanced automation features that will serve your station for years to come. When paired with Bitcentral’s Central Control Modular Playout System, the Modular Ingest System creates a highly-adaptable operational structure with the potential to grow along with your evolving broadcast needs. Bitcentral’s basic Ingest and Playout systems work amazingly on their own, but can also integrate into large and elaborate shared-storage models with the ability to connect geographically diverse locations using our universal modular design architecture.


  • Multiple modern user interfaces increase the operator’s ability to manage both highly automated and constantly changing environments.

  • Specialized functions and fixtures of Bitcentral’s Central Control technology include the following:

    Automated Feed Recording
    Scheduled & Unscheduled Recording Events
    Exporting of Proxies
    Automated Tape-based content ingest
    3rd Party device control and automation
    Virtual or hard editing of assets
    Multi-application environment for multitasking
    Monitoring Carousel view
    Open file recording

    Segmented file recording
    Media Capture recording profiles
    Time Delay Playback
    Real-Time and Delayed Playback
    Frame accurate segmented recording and Open file recordings
    Auto purging tools
    Subtitle prep and versioning for external file-based compositing
    Live windows monitoring and baseband monitoring


    Syndicated content delivery integration:
    Media Transfer Manager
    DG Settings Manager
    Pathfire Settings Manager
    Pitch Blue with native .is support Settings Manager
    Locating and Transferring Files Manager
    Trim Editor
    Mark In/Out Segment Trimming
    Trimming Versions & Files
    Timeline Display for Trimming



Video/Audio Input & Outputs

  • Live Inputs – Up to 4 Video/Audio HD/SD-SDI Inputs with AES/EBU or 16 embedded audio channels per input
  • Playout Outputs – Up to 1 channel with Time Delay, supporting 8 and 10 bit HD/SD-SDI compliant with SMPTE 259M, 372M & 292M formats
  • Playout Audio – Up to 16 channels of AES/EBU or embedded audio output per channel, 48 kHz sampling rate, compliant with SMPTE 272M & 299M formats
  • Full embedded RP188 and VBI support for Closed Captions and additional ancillary data
  • Built-in 2D DVE graphics engine for HD and SD
  • Multi-layer onboard compositor with RGBS to YUVA converter for both HD & SD
  • On-board pixel based scaling, positioning, and cropping
  • Built-in horizontal upscaller for 1440 to 1920 resolution conversions
  • SMPTE 292M HD compliant resolutions at:
    • 720p at 50, 59.94 & 60 fps
    • 1080i at 25, 29.97 & 30 fps
    • 1080p at 23.8, 24, 25, 29.97 & 30 fps
  • SMPTE 372M compliant resolutions at:
    • 1920×1080 at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50i, 59.94 & 60 fps
  • SMPTE 259M SD compliant resolutions at:
    • 480i NTSC at 29.97 fps
    • 576i PAL at 25 fps
  • Master Genlock input with analog blackburst, loopthrough, sub-pixle adjustment, and flywheel lock
  • Adaptive cable equalization for optimum VSWR at inputs
  • Flywheel on pass-through video inputs
  • Auto detection of video input resolution
  • File based Inputs – Compatible CODECS and Wrappers:
    • Codecs – DV, D10 for IMX, HDV, DVCPRO HD, MPEG-2 4:2:2, MPEG-2 4:2:2:4 YUVA, MPEG HD for XDCAM HD, MPEG HD422 for XDCAM HD422, AVC-Ultra, AVC-Intra for P2, H.264, Apple® ProRes, and Avid® DNxHD, Pitchblue

Wrappers – MXF, MOV, AVI, MPG, MP4, TS

Automation Controls

  • Feature rich API over TCPIP for advanced HTML-5 control and monitoring over I.P.
  • BXF Live logs, Static Logs and integrations with 3rd party Traffic and Billing systems
  • 4 RS232 & 422 inputs/outputs
  • 4 General purpose I/O (GPIO) input/outputs
  • Built-in RS422 or I.P. based automation for external 3rd party Routers
  • Built-in scheduler to fully automate Ingest and Time Delay playout functions

Storage Options

  • Internal Raid 6 configuration from 6 TB up to 22 TB
  • External NAS, SAS or 3rd party shared storage
  • Fibre channel interconnections

Redundancy Options

  • Full Hot Rolling mirrored redundant Ingest server for single and multi-channel operations

  • N+1 for multi-channel redundancy and failover

Environmental Specifications

  • HP DL380 Gen9
  • AC Input Requirements – Range Line Voltage 100 to 120 VAC, 200 to 240 VAC
  • Standard Operating Temperature – 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F) at sea level with an altitude derating of 1.0°C per every 305 m (1.8°F per every 1000 ft) above sea level to a maximum of 3050 m (10,000 ft), no direct sustained sunlight
  • Relative Humidity – Operating minimum to be the higher (more moisture) of -12°C (10.4°F) dew point or 8% relative humidity. Maximum to be the lower (less moisture) of 24°C (75.2°F) dew point or 90% relative humidity. (non-condensing)
  • Altitude – Operating 3050 m (10,000 ft). This value may be limited by the type and number of options installed
  • Emissions – Classification (EMC) – FCC Rating Class A, Normative Standards CISPR 22, EN55022, EN55024, FCC CFR 47, FCC Pt 15, ICES-003, CNS13438, GB9254, K22, K24, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, EN 60950-1, IEC60950-1

Plugin Modules In Dev

  • P. TCPIP Based Compressed Inputs – Up to 16 channels of streaming HD/SD, H.264 outputs: MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS, Adobe HDS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, RTSP/RTP
  • P. SMPTE 2022 Inputs – Up to 4 channels of SMPTE 2022-2 (compressed) or 2022-6 (Uncompressed) V/A formats
  • ASI Inputs – Up to 4 ASI single or multiplexed MPEG transport streams