AVC / AVCi Advanced Video CODEC (Intra) a type of video coding developed by Panasonic.
CAT5e/6 Category 5e (Cat 5e) and categrory 6 (Cat 6) are twisted pair cables for carrying fast Ethernet signals. Stagebox uses a Gigabit Ethernet interface and so the cables have to be capable of operating at 1000 Gbps.
CODEC Encoder / Decoder
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a standardized networking protocol used on Internet Protocol (IP) networks for dynamically distributing network configuration parameters, such as IP addresses.
DIN Standard DIN connectors used for power and audio connetions
EMC Electromagnetic Compatibility
Genlock Genlock (generator locking) is a common technique where the video output of one source, or a specific reference signal from a signal generator, is used to synchronize other television picture sources together. The aim in video applications is to ensure the coincidence of signals in time at a combining or switching point. When video instruments are synchronized in this way, they are said to be generator locked, or genlocked
GND Electircal Ground connection
GPI / GPO / GPIO Genral purpose input / output
H.264 H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 or AVC (Advanced Video Coding) is a video compression format that is currently one of the most commonly used formats for the recording, compression, and distribution of video content.
HD High Definition – Stagebox supports SMPTE standards up to 1080P/30 resolution
I/O Input/Output
IEEE1588 The precision time protocol (PTP) is defined in the IEEE 1588 standard. Stagebox supports the 2008 revised standard, also known as PTP Version 2, for improved accuracy, precision and robustness
IGMP The Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) is a communications protocol used by hosts and adjacent routers on IP networks to establish multicast group memberships. IGMP can be used for one-to-many networking applications such as online streaming video and gaming, and allows more efficient use of resources when supporting these types of applications. IGMP is used on IPv4 networks
IP Internet Protocol
IT Information Technology
LAN Local Area Network
LANC LANC (Logic Application Control Bus System or Local Application Control Bus System), also known as Control-L is a protocol by Sony used to synchronize camcorders and cameras
LEDs Light Emitting Diodes – Used to display Stagebox status
LTC Linear (or Longitudinal) Timecode (LTC) is an encoding of SMPTE timecode data in an audio signal, as defined in SMPTE 12M specification
NTSC NTSC, named after the National Television System Committee,is the analog television system used in most of the Americas
PAL Phase Alternating Line analogue TV standard
PCM Pulse Code Modulation
PTP Precision Time Protocol – based on the IEEE1588 standard and the up-coming SMPTE 2059 specification, PTP is the method used by Stagebox to synchronize video over an IP network
RS232 / RS485 Serial communication protocols used in camera control link
RTCP Name RTP stream identifier
RTP The Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) defines a standardized packet format for delivering audio and video over IP networks
Rx / Tx Receive / Transmit
SDI Serial Digital Interface – Digital interface used by professional broadcast equipment
SMPTE Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) – the main standardisation body for professional broadcast
SSH Secure Shell (SSH) is a cryptographic network protocol for secure data communication is used for the debug interface to Stagebox
SSID Service Set Identification – WiFi network name
TCP Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is one of the core protocols of the Internet protocol suite (IP)
TTL Time-to-Live. A limit on the number of hops an IP stream will attempt before determining that a route is not possible.
XLR The XLR connector is a style of electrical connector, primarily found on professional audio, video, and stage lighting equipment