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SERVUS – (latin “Slave”) is a software-only videoserver that supports a very wide range of IO-Devices as well as IP Stream and File formats as inputs and outputs. It combines the functionality from traditionally distinct products such as Decoder, Recorder, Transcoder, Playout server, Graphics server, Encoder within one engine. Due to its nature it can be deployed on premise, in a remote datacenter or at a public cloud. Therefore it addresses traditional as well as most modern business cases. Some of the obvious and tested use cases are:

  • Live feed recording
  • Live stream recording
  • Multi-cam recording
  • Tape ingest
  • Studio playout/play-in
  • Stream playout
  • Graphic overlaying
  • Format conversion
  • Stream switching

Supported inputs and outputs are:

  • Devices
    • Video IO cards: Blackmagic Design, AJA, BlueFish444, Stream Labs, DELTACAST, Magewell and DekTec
    • NDI (Network Device Interface developed by Newtek – SDI over IP) Sender and Receiver
    • Screen Capture, Webcam and other system devices available as Directshow Source
  • File formats
    • Nearly any known Container and Codec Format (audio, video and image) is supported for decoding and encoding
    • E.g. IMX D10, XDCAM HD, H.264/MP4, H.265/MP4, MOV, DV, GXF
  • Streaming formats
    • HLS, MMS, WebM, MKV, RTSP, RTMP, UDP, WMV as input and output
    • NetTecNDI as input and output
    • WebRTC as output
    • Special support for youtube URL’s as input

Various audio/video processing functions are provided:

  • Logo insertion
  • Lower thirds, e.g. crawls, animations, graphics
  • Video up/down scaling, deinterlacing, standard conversion
  • Conversion between any supported input and any output format