Contribution EncodersEllipse® 3000 contribution encoders leverage Harmonic’s industry-leading compression expertise and a flexible system architecture to bring new levels of video quality and workflow efficiency to broadcast contribution applications. Multiformat, multi-codec versatility, low latency and an optional integrated modulator make this all-new compression platform ideal for both digital satellite newsgathering (DSNG) and fixed contribution. A compact footprint and plug-and-play deployment deliver the additional benefit of low cost of ownership.

Ellipse 3000 encoders support all SD and HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC codecs at 4:2:0 or 4:2:2 8- or 10-bit subsampling. Fully firmware upgradeable, the encoders offer a smooth and cost-effective migration path from MPEG-2 SD 4:2:0 8-bit to AVC HD 4:2:2 10-bit compression schemes, making them among the most versatile contribution encoders available.

At just 1 RU, compact and rugged Ellipse 3000 encoders are a perfect fit for DSNG vehicles, teleports and
flyaway packages operating on the C, Ku or Ka bands. Two models are available, assuring the deployment of
systems precisely tailored to a user’s application:

• Ellipse 3100
For fixed contribution over IP networks; featuring simultaneous IP and DVB-ASI outputs

• Ellipse 3200
For DSNG applications; adds an integrated DVB-S/S2/DSNG modulator with simultaneous
L-band, IF and DVB-ASI output


• MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC SD/HD 4:2:0/4:2:2 8/10-bit encoding
• Broad SD/HD format support
• Audio encoding of up to eight stereo pairs or 16 mono channels
• Low-delay mode
• Integrated modulator supporting DVB-S and DVB-S2 with roll-off factor up to 5%
• Simultaneous L-band, IP and DVB-ASI outputs
• User-friendly front-panel controls or web-based management
• BISS scrambling
• Fast boot time