Helm – Streaming Encoders

Integrated with AWS Elemental Live

Helm and AWS Elemental Live

The recent paradigm shift towards a hybrid playout world where SDI and IP protocols are both being used, raises new control challenges.

Helm now supports AWS Elemental Live, providing comprehensive control and monitoring support for this innovative playout technology.

AWS Elemental Live provides real-time video and audio encoding for linear pay-TV broadcast and live streaming to new media platforms. The software-based solution performs simultaneous processing of multiple video outputs, delivering the high-quality, high-efficiency performance required for formatting live video for any device. AWS Elemental Live is designed to integrate seamlessly into an end-to-end real-time video delivery workflow, evolve as technology requires and maximise revenue opportunities.

Manual and Automated Control

When used with Rascular’s Helm control system, station engineers can design fully custom PC and Web-based control panels for operation of Elemental Live. Helm panels show only the specific functions needed by operators, removing complexity from the user interface and reducing the risk of operator error during critical broadcast events. Panels can be designed to control all functions of Elemental Live, including:

  • Static image keyers
  • Motion Image keyers
  • Input selection
  • Stream display and audio metering
  • Image preview
  • Single/multi-channel operation

Helm Clockwork provides automated control of broadcast devices. This scheduling system can be used with Elemental Live, either for time‐of‐day control or running simple playlists. All Elemental Live functions, including static keyers, Motion Image keyer and input selection are controllable with Helm Clockwork.

Helm Integrated with Elemental Live

Web-Based Control

With Helm Designer, engineers can create web panels for AWS Elemental Live and deploy them directly to a WebCentre server. These panels work in any modern web browser, on any system, including tablets and other mobile devices.

WebCentre is a self-hosted web server application, and includes full user management and role-based permission restrictions.

Web Panels built with Helm Designer can also integrate with social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube for live streaming.  You can also combine router control into these panels

Features and Applications

  • Control of Static Image Keyers
  • Control of Motion Image keyer.
  • Supports user authentication and HTTPS for cloud based systems.
  • View thumbnails of available graphics.
  • Send text to SWF graphics for crawls and lower thirds.
  • Input listing and selection, along with current input display.
  • View output streams via VLC Player component directly in panels.
  • Display encoder preview images.
  • Single/Multichannel operation.
  • Web Panel support with WebCentre.
  • Easy streaming to Facebook Live and YouTube.
  • Live Sports
  • Master Control for streaming video
  • Remote journalist broadcasts