• 	Tektronix
  • 	National Instruments
  • 	Keithley
  • 	VPC
  • Delorenzo
  • Custom
  • 	Graphtec


  • 	Tektronix
  • 	Harmonic
  • 	Streambox
  • 	Volicon
  • 	Newtec
  • 	Apantac
  • 	UTAH
  • DekTec
  • ARG
  • 	Nucom
  • Dev
  • mitec
  • norwia
  • edgeware
  • RFS Radio Frequency Systems


  • 	Netscout(ใช้ข้อมูลใหม่)
  • 	VSS
  • 	EXFO
  • SwissQual
  • Sumitomo
  • RFS RAdio Frequency Systems
  • cellex
  • TraceSpan
  • SevOne

Hydra Frame Accurate File-based Player Software

Smoothly and consistently plays out more file formats than any other product in its class.
Playback nearly any file using Hydras powerful universal de-multiplexer and decoder engine that offers support for almost all video codecs, audio codecs, containers and text formats used in the broadcast sector.
Key Features
  • Frame Accurate Real-time Video Playout :
    • Use this one player to reliably play out any supported media file at your workstation, rather than having to take different files to different playout applications and products.
  • Audio Playout and Visualization :
    • Review just the audio you want in your media files in the way you want to monitor them.
  • Caption / Subtitle / Text Playback :
    • Easily check that your captions / subtitles / text is correct without having to use specialist tools.
  • Metadata Visualization :
    •  Quickly review your media files metadata without having to use specialist tools.
  • HDMI or SDI Output :
    • View your media on your desktop display or in full SD/HD/4K SDI on a broadcast monitor.
  • Video Scaling Options :
    • Scale your video to your monitor.
  • Audio Service Mapping :
    • Playback and visualize just the audio you wish.
  • GPU Acceleration for 4K :
    • Smoothly playout 4K media files with no chunking.
  • Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR) :
    • Playout ABR files at the bit rates you want to review.
  • Reference File Handling :
    • Playout reference files, selecting the program, video essence, audio essence and data you wish to review.
  • Interchangeable Master Format (IMF) :
    •  Rely on Hydra to support the latest codecs and wrappers, including the new IMF standard.
  • Hydra Integration with Aurora QC :
    • Speed up manual review and decision-making on Aurora 5 reported QC issues by up to 8 times.
  • Hydra Integration with Technology Partner Solutions :
    •  Enhance third party solutions with the Hydra player integration.
File Formats
As a result of constant participation in key standards committee (EBU, SMPTE, AMWA, FIMS), Hydra always has the latest codecs and wrappers with new updates arriving often. As of April 2015 Hydra supports the following file formats:

Video Codecs:

H.264 (AVC/AVC-Intra/MVC 3D), MPEG-2 (including XDCAM, IMX and D-10), ProRes, JPEG 2000, DNxHD (VC-3), Cineform (VC-2), VC-1 (and WMV), DV/DVCPro, Flash VP-6/7, RAW (Huffman, YUV, RGB, Blackmagic), RED, EXR, DPX, Canopus, HEVC.

Audio Codecs:

PCM Audio (WAV/AES/BWF), Dolby Digital (AC-3), DD+ (EAC-3), Dolby TrueHD (MLP), Dolby E, AAC, HE-AAC, WMA Standard/Pro, MPEG-2 (L1,2,3), MPEG-1.

Container Wrappers:

MXF (All OP, including AMWA defined AS, RDD-9, P2, SxS), Transport Stream, Elementary Stream, Program Stream/VOB, AVI, WMV/ASF, QuickTime/MOV, GXF, MP4, 3GPP, LXF, R3D, DPX, DXW, HLS, DASH, Smooth Streaming, IMF, DCP (unencrypted).


Line 21, CEA-608, CEA-708, Timed Text / DFXP, STL, SRT, SCC