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High-quality, high-density encoding.

The Niagara® 8224 is the newest high-density analog encoder from ViewCast, featuring eight fully independent channels. This media encoding system provides a full variety of analog video inputs for each channel, as well as balanced and unbalanced audio.

This powerful system is the ideal choice for simultaneously creating select combinations of full- and CIF-resolution streams for your most demanding multi-channel applications.

Expand your streaming options.

The Niagara 8224 includes two of the most versatile ViewCast software applications - Niagara SCX® Pro and SimulStream® - both pre-configured and ready to use. These tools empower you to set up, control and monitor multiple Niagara streaming systems throughout an enterprise or over the network, using a single, easy-to-use interface.

For each channel, you can create multiple streams in different formats in real time, enabling encoding of different streams for Intranet users, high-speed Internet users, dial-up users, and users with mobile devices - all at the same time! You can also size and scale each individual stream, and customize each stream with bitmap overlays (e.g., logos and graphics), closed-caption pre-rendering, etc.

With Niagara SCX Pro and SimulStream, you can capture, encode, stream and archive video in a wide variety of popular encoding and streaming formats.

This level of flexibility and convenience is another reason ViewCast is a global leader in the industry.


  • Captures, encodes, streams and archives video and audio content from 8 fully independent channels
  • Each channel can be configured independently to deliver custom formats, sizing and bit rates
  • Accepts composite, component or Y/C (S-Video) video inputs in the most popular worldwide formats (NTSC and PAL) (Component & Y/C are optional)
  • Balanced and unbalanced stereo audio inputs (balanced audio is optional)
  • Generates a wide variety of encoding and streaming formats simultaneously
  • Includes Niagara SCX® Pro software for setup, control and monitoring
  • Delivers content in Windows Media®, RealVideo®, H.263, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, and 3GPP/3GPP2 container format

Streaming Formats:

  • MPEG-4 Part 2
  • H.263
  • H.264
  • Windows Media (Silverlight compatible)
  • Adobe® Flash® capture to file
  • RealVideo
  • Uncompressed AVI capture to file