Hardware requirements

General requirements

  • CPU: x86 Intel CPU i7/Xeon
  • RAM: minimum 8 Gb, recommended 32 Gb. For each output stream consider:
    • 1800Mb RAM for 1080p → 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p, 240p
    • 1200Mb RAM for 1080p → 1080p
    • 1000Mb RAM for 576p → 576p, 360p, 240p
  • HDD:
    • 500 Mb for Streambuilder software
    • consider some space for log files and output HLS, DASH

Special requirements for Intel Quick Sync Video support

Intel Quick Sync Video acceleration in only possible on CPUs with Intel HD or Intel Iris Pro Graphics:

  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics P6000+ (5th Generation Core, Xeon E-12xx v4) — Broadwell
  • Intel HD Graphics 4200+, Intel Iris 5100, Intel Iris Pro 5200 (4th Generation Core, Xeon E3-12xx v3) — Haswell
  • Intel HD Graphics 2500/4000 (3rd Generation Core, Xeon E3-12xx v2) — IvyBridge

For Intel XEON CPUs (server grade) the mainboard must carry C226 chipset.

Intel QSV support is tested on following systems:

  • Intel Xeon E3-1285 v4 with SuperMicro X10SLH-F rev. 02 m/b (C226 chipset)
  • Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3, E3-1245 v3, E-1246 v3, E3-1276 v3, E3-1285 v3, E3-1286 v3 with SuperMicro X10SLH-F m/b and Intel S1200V3RPM m/b (C226 chipset)
  • Intel Core i7-4790, i5-4590, i5-4570

SDI

BlackMagic DeckLink HD-SDI cards are supported, namely:

  • Blackmagic Design Duo
  • Blackmagic Design Quad

Recommended drivers version: Desktop Video 10.0 for Linux 24 February 2014 BlackMagic DeckLink supported firmware versions: 9.7.1a50, 9.7.8a3, 9.1a20, 9.8a2

Software requirements

Following OS are supported:

  • CentOS 7 (required for Intel QSV)
  • Ubuntu 14 LTS