Harmonic powers new HD and ISDB-T 1seq services for TV Globo affiliate TV Centro América
Telestream will unveil the latest version of its multiformat video encoding software Episode 6.5 at NAB. This version will feature support for closed captions, new formats, multi-bitrate encoding, and multi-track audio.
Comcast has selected Elemental video processing software to power encoding for its X1 DVR. Last year, Comcast began offering customers the X1 DVR with cloud technology, which lets customers record TV shows and movies in the cloud to enjoy at home or on-the-go across devices. While in the home, X1 DVR provides access to the program guide on any device and nearly the entire channel lineup, as well as the Xfinity On Demand library.
A2Zlogix, a US provider of preprocessing solutions for uncompressed video, has selected Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 HEVC encoder to provide adaptive-bit-rate encoding for delivery of multi-screen applications.
US encoding vendor Zixi has been selected by iStreamPlanet for IP contribution to the latter’s Aventus live video encoding and multiscreen packaging service. iStreamPlanet is using Zixi’s live video transport software to provide ingest over unmanaged Internet connections, offering an IP-based alternative to traditional backhaul methods like satellite and fiber. iStreamPlanet will be enabling Zixi contribution over IP to Aventus from Q2 of 2015.
Elemental Technologies has claimed the industry’s first software-based multi-codec, multi-resolution statistical multiplexer. Elemental Statmux,launching at NAB, is part of a broader Elemental initiative to enable broadcasters, content owners and pay TV operators to implement flexible and scalable infrastructure that supports both traditional broadcast and multiscreen linear video delivery.
Greece’s pay TV DTH platform chooses Harmonic Electra encoding with statmux.
At NAB2015, Primestream will show the latest updates to both FORK Production Suite and Playout, with advancements in 4K MXF workflows. FORK version 5.0 also includes new two-way integrations with nonlinear editors like Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Apple Final Cut Pro X.
The demand for bandwidth is doubling every three years. Video is the biggest contributor to this growth. However, compression scheme efficiency doubles approximately every 10 years. Heading into NAB, US compression specialist Faroudja Enterprises claims to have made progress addressing this problem.