Dual Channel H.264 Encoder/Decoder Cards

A highly versatile, dual channel H.264 encoder/decoder device for high definition video processing, audio processing and IP streaming.


PESA’s XSTREAM C22-OG is a highly versatile, dual channel H.264 encoder/decoder device for high definition video processing, audio processing and IP streaming. Each processing channel is totally independent from the other and can function as a remote client for decoding an H.264 IP stream or an encoder to webcast an IP output stream from a variety of input signal sources.

Each processing channel offers video and audio input and output interface in various signal formats at resolutions up to 1080p/60, through rear panel connectors. The C22-OG also accepts input from the host openGear frame sync reference that allows local output video signals to be sync locked for use in broadcast and other high-end video environments.

An independent audio mixer function is provided for each encoder and decoder that allows the audio associated with the input or output video source to be blended or replaced with a source of local auxiliary audio. All audio processing is dual channel for full L/R stereo or other applications.

The C22-OG complies with openGear standards for size, form-factor and power consumption. It occupies 2 slots in the openGear 3 frame which means that a single frame can host 20 channels of encode, decode or an arbitrary mix.


  • Support RTP/RTSP and RTMP protocols
  • Inputs video and audio signals from a variety of signal formats and sources
  • Two processing channels for video and audio
  • Configured each channel independently as streaming encoder and decoder
  • SFP cage offers additional input output options
  • Mixing functions to create custom audio track for each video signal
  • Two simultaneous and independent IP output streams
  • Single Unicast, Multiple Unicast or Multicast streaming
  • HDMI input and output
  • RJ-45 for Gig-E network connections
  • High resolution and bitrate support- up to 1080p60 and 10Mb/s
  • Available as Stand-Alone Module
Video Genlock

Video signals can be locked to an external source of sync reference for perfect, “glitch-free” video switching in broadcast and pro AV applications.

Configurable and Flexible I/O

The PESA XSTREAM C22-OG includes several local ports and optional SFP modules are available to expand the connection options available.

Local Signal/Format Conversion

Local inputs may also be converted into a variety of outputs for local display or for other routing and distribution options.

Web Browser Management and Control

Integrated Web Server allowing for full remote capability. No personnel required on site for streaming content to a production facility.

Encode and/or Decode

Configure the PESA XSTREAM C22-OG to encode two inputs into IP streams, decode two IP streams into local outputs, or do both and select one encode/one decode.

LCD Display

The local display and navigation makes it easy to view configuration information including the IP address assigned to the hardware.

Example Router Application: Use the PESA XSTREAM C22-OG to share content between larger routers by using two units configured as an encode/decode pair.

Specs & Ordering Info

Video Inputs
Number 1, HDMI or DVI, can be used with either processing channel
Resolution 720p, 1080p
HDCP Support No
Number 2 BNC connectors (input or output, software configurable)
Type Standard 75 Ohm
Formats SMPTE ST-292 (720p, 1080i), ST-424 (1080p)
Return Loss ≥15dB 1MHz to 1.5GHz; ≥10dB, 1.5GHz to 3GHz
Equalization 200m auto-equalization Belden 1694A or equivalent at 1.5Gbps;
140m auto-equalization Belden 1694A or equivalent at 3.0Gbps
Direction Input or Output, software configurable
Number Varies, depending on SFP module used
Formats Varies, depending on SFP module used
IP Video
Connection RTP/RTSP
Format H.264 (MPEG 4/Part 10)
Connector RJ-45 for 100/1000 Gig-E port
Supported IP Cameras Axis M1054
Axis M1114
Generic RTSP
Support for additional cameras is being added on a regular basis. Contact PESA if the specific camera you are using is not listed, or attempt data capture using the generic RTSP capture capability.

Audio Inputs
Number 2 Audio processing channels, stereo
Source Analog audio, line/mic level, 2 channels
De-embedded from SDI video input, up to 2 available sources
AAC audio decoded from IP stream associated with IP video input signal, up to 4 available sources
Test tone, internally generated

Analog Audio
Format Balanced or unbalanced input (output is unbalanced only)
Audio Level Mic level with user selectable “phantom power” or line level inputs
Gain Adjustment +12dB to -40dB line level/+59dB to 0 dB mic level

IP Streaming
Number 2 Individually addressable IP streams; each containing video from either the
decoder output or the local video input of its’ processing channel, plus the audio
signal associated with the video input
Streaming Mode Single unicast, multiple unicast or multicast – independently selectable for each stream
Connection RTP/RTSP or RTMP
Format Video – H.264 (MPEG 4/Part 10)
Audio – AAC
Resolution 1080i, 720p/1080p – 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps
Streaming Selectable: .5Mb, .75Mb, 1Mb, 2Mb, 4Mb, 6Mb, 8Mb, 10Mb
Connector 2 RJ-45 for 10/1000 Gig-E Ethernet port

Audio & Video Output Connections
Number 1 Selected from either video processing channel, plus audio signal associated with selected video source
Resolution 720p, 60fps
1080p, 60fps
Number Up to 2, One SDI output may be software configured to bi-directional BNC for each processing channel – if the BNC is not used as a video input port for the channel.
One additional SDI output for each processing channel may be added through SFP outputs, with proper SFP module installed in rear panel cage.
Direction Input or Output, software configurable
Number Varies, depending on SFP module used
Formats Varies, depending on SFP module used

Audio Outputs
Number (Analog) 2 Audio Channels, unbalanced, line level

Network Connections
Number 1 RJ-45
Type Gig-E (100/1000)

Mechanical 2.825 in H X 12.79 in L
71.755 mm X 324.866 mm
C22-OG PESA XSTREAM Dual Channel encoder/decoder

Additional Resources

Brochure: XSTREAM C22-OG



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