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Tascam VSR-265 Stand-Alone 4K UHD Video Encoder/Decoder for Live Streaming (HDMI)

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  • H.264/H.265 Streaming and Recording
  • Resolution Supported up to 3840 x 2160
  • HDMI Input/Output
  • Streams via RTSP, RTMP

The Tascam VSR-265 Stand-Alone 4K UHD Video Encoder/Decoder for Live Streaming (HDMI) lets you stream and record up to 3840 x 2160 over IP, allowing for simultaneous records of video, encodes, streams, and decodes multiple streams using the H.264 or H.265 codec. This encoder/decoder supports encoding at up to 30 Mb/s using H.264/H.265 and can record to either SD cards, or attached USB drives.

The TASCAM DISCOVERY app allows you to remotely manage multiple units via an easy-to-use web GUI. After setup, all settings are saved locally to the individual VS-R units, so they can operate without being controlled by a computer. The unit powers by PoE+, allowing you to place it anywhere you can run an appropriate Ethernet cable connected to a router that supports PoE+. If that is not possible, an AC power adapter is available. Mounting brackets are included, and an optional AK-RS1 shelf allows you rackmount two units side-by-side.

Encoding for Streaming Services

The VSR-265 live stream encoder is an external stand-alone YouTube encoder that also provides Full HD streaming to popular Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) including Wowza, Ustream, AWS Elemental MediaLive, and CloudFront among others.

  • The balanced analog Euroblock/Phoenix low-voltage wire connectors and unbalanced analog 3.5mm mini-stereo jacks provide audio I/O connections for a variety of commercial AV over IP environments, including corporate, education, house of worship, government, industrial, and security.
  • Audio can be embedded from analog sources and de-embedded to drive networked audio playback, likewise digital audio within the HDMI I/O can be used. An integrated output level configuration function and reference level switching function (up to +20 dBu) allows reliable and flexible system structuring when streaming video.
  • The VSR-265 live streaming encoder is compatible with popular standard streaming protocols, including HLS, RTMP, RTP/RTSP. Additionally it allows both Multicast and Unicast. The RESTful API is supported for integration into control systems in commercial AV installations.
  • The VSR-265 can record directly to USB connected media or SD cards via a front-panel loading slot.
  • Recorded files can be automatically uploaded to an FTP server for creating back-up copies, editing, or re-purposing to the web.
  • The Mac/Windows compatible "TASCAM DISCOVERY" app allows multiple VS-R units connected to the network to be managed from a simple Web-browser based GUI. All configuration settings are saved within the VS-R devices, so that in normal operation no computer is needed for streaming or recording.
  • PoE+ functionality eliminates the need for AC adapters in AV installations. An optional TASCAM AC power supply (sold separately) is available where external AC power is required.
In the Box
  • Tascam VSR-265 Stand-Alone 4K UHD Video Encoder/Decoder for Live Streaming (HDMI)
  • 2 x Installation Bracket
  • 2 x Euroblock Plug
  • Cable Band Kit
  • USB Thumbdrive
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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IP Encoding/Decoding

IP Video H.264/H.265:
3840 x 2160 at 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p Encoding, Decoding
720 x 480 to 1920 x 1080 at 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 50i, 59.94p, 60p Encoding, Decoding
Transport Protocols RTMP, RTSP
Simultaneous Streams 2 Streams


Video Connectors 1 x HDMI (HDMI 1.4a) Input
1 x HDMI (HDMI 2.0) Output
Audio Connectors 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Analog Input
1 x 6-Pin Euroblock Stereo Analog Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Analog Output
1 x 6-Pin Euroblock Stereo Analog Output
Other I/O 1 x RJ45 10/100/1000 Ethernet Input/Output

Internal Recording

Recording Media 1 x SDHC
1 x USB 3.0 Type-A
Recording Modes 3840 x 2160p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps (MP4 via H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps (MP4 via H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC)
1280 x 720p at 50/59.94/60 fps (MP4 via H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC)
720 x 576p at 50 fps (MP4 via H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC)
720 x 480p at 59.94/60 fps (MP4 via H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC)


Power Connector 1 x RJ45 Input
1 x Barrel (12 VDC at 2 A) Input


Dimensions 8.43 x 5.36 x 1.75" / 214 x 136.1 x 44.5 mm (Includes Protusions)
Weight 1.76 lb / 0.8 kg
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