NexGuard by Civolution : Video

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Equipment and Software


Local Manager – The operator appliance for watermarking.

Global Manager – A data aggregation server designed to unify watermarking data across multiple local managers.

Live Embedder – A video watermarking appliance for tape-based workflows, supporting either SD/HD-SDI input/output or SD/HD and 4:4:4 dual-link SDI input/output.

Transcoder Plug-Ins – Available for the following products:
- AmberFin, a Dalet company – iCR
- Apple – FCP Compressor for ProRes format
- Elemental Technologies – Elemental Server, Elemental Live
- Harmonic/Rhozet – ProMedia Carbon, WFS
- Imagine Communications/Digital Rapids – SelenioFlex/StreamZ
- Rohde&Schwarz DVS – Clipster
- Telestream – Vantage Transcode Pro
- Wohler/RadiantGrid – Grid Transcoding

File Embedder – An audio and video watermarking appliance designed for file-based workflows. The following video formats are supported:
• G1 video watermarking technology (short-form and DVD content)
- MPEG-2 SD long-GOP encapsulated in ES, TS or PS
- MPEG-2 SD Intra encapsulated in MXF
- Windows Media Video SD
- DV SD encapsulated in AVI or MOV

• G2 watermarking technology (long-form content)
- XD-CAM (MPEG-2 HD long-GOP in MXF)
- MPEG-2 SD encapsulated in TS
- DPX HD uncompressed 10-bit video (RGB linear and log)
- ProRes 10-bit SD/HD in 4:2:2 HQ, 4:2:2, 4:2:2 LT and 4:2:2 Proxy
- DV25 SD in raw data

• Audio watermarking technology
- XD-CAM (MPEG-2 HD long-GOP in MXF)
- WAV (via SDK)

Digital Cinema

Below is a list of current D-Cinema and E-Cinema manufacturers who have completed development and testing and are licensed by Civolution to provide NexGuard – Digital Cinema video watermarking:

(Please check directly with the company for complete product details)

Licensed cinema servers:

• Christie Digital Systems

• Dolby Digital Cinema (Dolby Laboratories)

• Doremi Cinema (Doremi Labs)

• GDC Technology (Global Digital Creations)

• MikroM GmbH

• Qube Cinema (Real Image)


• Digicine ORISTAR Technology Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

• Sony's Digital Cinema Solutions (Sony Electronics)

• Ultra Stereo Labs, Inc (USL)


• Preprocessor – The head-end software, installed on the encoder to prepare content for watermarking.

• Embedder – The library or the IP core, integrated in the receiving device to watermark the content uniquely.

• Detection service – The Civolution service that processes content to retrieve watermarks.


• Preprocessor – The head-end software, installed on the ABR encoder to prepare content for watermarking.

• SmartEmbedder – The delivery network software, which individualizes each Live or VoD streaming session.

• Detection service – The Civolution service that processes infringing content to retrieve embedded watermarks.

NexGuard Streaming technology is currently integrated in ABR encoders and streaming management solutions from:
- Arris/SeaWell – Spectrum SDC and MDC
- DivX – TotalCode, OmniView
- Envivio – Muse, Halo
- Imagine Communications/Digital Rapids –SelenioFlex Zenium/Kayak
- Thomson Video Networks – ViBE VS7000