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Go beyond the ordinary world of audio/video media encoding. ViewCast Niagara SCX takes you to the limits of your imagination. Are you ready?


This streaming media management software is a great way to manage live video broadcasting over the Internet and to mobile devices. It enables you to set up and control Niagara® streaming systems positioned throughout your enterprise or anywhere in the world - all from your desktop.

You can instantly see the status of all of your networked encoders, see which ones have active encode sessions and drill down to control and monitor each individual stream.



  • Broadcasters / STUDIOS for live streaming, mobile TV and video-on-demand
  • Enterprises for webcasting and podcasting, video archiving and online training
  • Government for State or Local Government applications, such as remote viewing of multiple traffic or weather cameras and open meetings
  • Network Service Providers for live streaming and mobile video
  • Content Delivery Networks for content management applications, such as converting tape-based video to digital media for online archiving and Web-based distribution via live streaming, mobile device delivery and video-on-demand.
  • Security /Military / Law Enforcement for remote viewing of multiple surveillance cameras



  • Enables capturing, encoding, streaming and archiving of digital video and audio content
  • Enables simultaneous streaming in multiple resolutions at multiple bit rates in multiple streaming formats (when coupled with Osprey® SimulStream®)
  • Niagara SCX® Pro includes MPEG-4 streaming and file formats
  • Enables customized streams with bitmap overlays (e.g., logos, graphics)
  • Enables set up, control and monitoring of multiple streaming systems across an enterprise or over the Internet
  • Enables real-time* monitoring of multiple Niagara streaming systems


The versatile Niagara SCX line of software provides a single, unified user experience for all of its included streaming codecs. Whether you are creating uncompressed AVI files, capturing or streaming in Windows Media and RealVideo formats, or using any of the other optional codecs -- in any combination -- one simple, intuitive interface makes the job a breeze!

The Niagara SCX line offers an unprecedented level of local or remote control. You can view the captured video on-the-fly, check and adjust key audio and video settings, select A/V inputs and configure profiles that determine capture size, frame rate, data bit rate speeds, etc.

You can even manage bitmap overlays (e.g., logos, graphics) on your streams, including transparency and positioning.

No other streaming management tool gives you this level of flexibility and convenience - a reason why those serious about streaming rely on ViewCast.

Two SCX versions are available to meet differing needs. Niagara SCX Standard includes everything you need to harness the power of your Osprey video capture card(s) and create rich media content in a wide variety of popular streaming formats.



Niagara SCX Standard Niagara SCX Pro
File Formats:
  • Uncompressed AVI
  • Adobe® Flash®
  • Real Video® (v9, v10)
  • Windows Media® (v7, v8, v9)
  • DRM for Windows Media
  • Uncompressed AVI
  • Adobe Flash
  • MPEG-4 Part 2
  • H.263
  • H.264 (MPEG-4, Part 10)
  • Real Video (v9, v10)
  • Windows Media (v7, v8, v9)
  • DRM for Windows Media
Streaming Formats:
  • Real Video (v9, v10)
  • Windows Media (v7, v8, v9)
  • DRM for Windows Media
  • MPEG-4 Part 2
  • H.263
  • H.264 (MPEG-4, Part 10)
  • Real Video (v9, v10)
  • Windows Media (v7, v8, v9) including Silverlight
  • DRM for Windows Media
Container Formats:
  • 3GPP
  • 3GPP2


Niagara SCX Pro empowers you to reach out to the hottest video players and mobile devices with the latest high-performance codecs that encode in numerous popular formats, including MPEG-4 and 3GPP. This software version comes pre-installed on the Niagara Pro, GoStream® PLUS and our newly introduced GoStream SURF encoding systems. These Niagara encoders offer the highest degree of flexibility to reach your audience anywhere in the latest formats they desire.

* Niagara SCX Standard and Niagara SCX Pro allow complete control over each stream's capture size and other parameters that can cumulatively affect system performance due to the limitations of CPU speed and other internal factors. Contact ViewCast application support team to ensure that the Niagara system you are using can support the combination of channels, frame sizes, bit rates, multiple-format encodes, etc. you require.




Latest News

Telestream NASCAR Project Wins IBC2012 Innovation Awards

Nevada City and San Jose, California, September 10, 2012 - Telestream®, a leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, and Quantum, a global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced that the NASCAR video capture and replay project incorporating technology from both companies won the prestigious IBC2012 Innovation Award in the Content Management category. Telestream developed the video capture and replay system for NASCAR’s high-speed sports officiating. The award recognized NASCAR and its project partners, including Quantum for its StorNext data management software and CineSys for its disk storage.

“It is an honor for the NASCAR project to be recognized by the IBC,” said Barbara DeHart, vice president of marketing at Telestream. “The new race control system would not have been possible without the collective efforts of NASCARProductions, along with the Telestream, Quantum and CineSys teams. Together, we were able to bring high-quality capture and replay into the race-day operations of one of the most exciting sports around.”

In the fast-paced world of NASCAR racing, where broadcasts reach more than 150 countries, video also plays a key role in controlling NASCAR races. The new race control system is based on Telestream’s Pipeline HD hardware encoder and a new, high-performance, multi-clip Pipeline Replay application.  The scalable, file-based system provides instant capture and synchronous display of 18 high definition (HD) camera feeds, enabling instant access, search, and analysis of an entire race event.

“The instant replay system that Telestream has provided NASCAR this season has enabled our officials to perform their jobs in an even more efficient and time-sensitive manner,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR Vice President of Competition. “Having instant access to that many camera angles featuring such high-quality video has been a terrific addition to our race weekends.”

The race control system utilizes high-speed StorNext File System software from Quantum to provide simultaneous access of video content, including the ability to rewind and read while continuing to write from 18 HD cameras. CineSys provided on-site infrastructure, architecture, installation, and technical assistance.

”We are pleased to have been selected by Telestream to participate in this important project, and it is especially gratifying to be recognized in this prestigious award. StorNext’s robust file sharing software is fine-tuned to address the high-performance streaming needs that accompany higher resolution video. Because of our collaboration, these combined technologies are greatly improving the accuracy of race monitoring and enhancing the experience for millions of NASCAR fans,” said Janae Stow Lee, senior vice president, File System and Archive Product Group at Quantum.

The award was presented at the IBC2012 Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, September 9 at the RAI in Amsterdam. IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. The Innovation Awards recognize collaboration and those who push the boundaries. Telestream is exhibiting at IBC in stand 7.D16, and Quantum is exhibiting in stand 7.G30.

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