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Wowza Media Systems is
enhancing its Transcoder
AddOn, which currently
enables on-the-fly transcode,
trans-rate and trans-mux of
live streaming content. This
enables source content at a
single bitrate to be converted
dynamically at the time of
request to simplify content
delivery to any device.
Telestream is talking about
HEVC within the Vantage
Transcode Multiscreen, a
GPU-accelerated multiscreen
transcoder it launched last year.
The product currently supports
encoding to ABR formats
(Apple HLS, Adobe HDS,
Microsoft Smooth Streaming,
and MPEG-DASH) using the
x264 encoding technology for
high-quality H.264.
The company is also
demonstrating its Vantage
Tr a n s c o d e I P T V V O D ,
developed specifically for
IPTV and cable. This GPUaccelerated transcoder is
said to provide a high degree
of control for metadata and
stream mapping – important
for transport stream encoding
for H.264 IPTV and MPEG-2
cable VOD applications.
Haivision’s HyperStream
Live enables cloud transcoding
for events by automating the
provisioning of Amazon EC2
server resources, the installation
of the KulaByte live transcoding
software, and the representation
of ABR streaming delivery
for Flash, HDS, and HLS. As
software-as-a-service, it is pay
per use through PayPal and
provisioned on an hour by hour
basis. This service brings the
power of ABR delivery and cloud
transcoding easily to everyone.

tablets and mobile devices without
requiring more bandwidth. For mobile
and consumer network connections
with bandwidth limitations, that’s an
enabler of quality that couldn’t be
previously achieved.”
For Vizrt’s Peder Drege, EVP
Mobile and Online Video, described
HEVC as “a game-changing
technology upgrade from current
AVC workflows”.
“For customers paying CDNs or
other services to distribute their
content to end users it will allow for
a more cost-efficient distribution as
bitrate can be kept lower, and in this
way reduce the CDN bill,” he says.
“HEVC will most likely reduce
costs for content owners enough for
services that were too expensive to
launch with AVC video compression
to be profitable using HEVC.”
E l e m e n t a l Te c h n o l o g i e s ’
announcements as it heads into NAB
includes the release of version 2.0 its
video processing software to which
more than a hundred customers
have upgraded; and support for
HEVC across its product line.
Comcast was the first customer to
test, evaluate and deploy Elemental’s
Live and Server products. Explains
Wymbs: “Now, Comcast has added
a new capability to its Xfinity TV
Player app that enables customers
to download content from the
internet directly to their mobile
device. Elemental gear is also used
to create content for the Xfinity TV
X1 platform and for Streampix.
In doing so Comcast can be

Digital Rapids StreamZ Live
8000EX reduces complexity

more efficient with
resources (fewer racks, less power,
less cooling) while increasing quality.
It also provides the cable company
with the potential to migrate to HEVC
and MPEG-DASH via software
upgrade which, says Wymbs,
“underscores Elemental’s programmability advantage compared to
custom hardware alternatives.”
For the production of file-based
deliverables to be streamed OTT
on-demand, Digital Rapids is
highlighting its high-volume media
transformation software, Transcode
Manager 2.0. Powered by the new
Kayak workflow platform, the
product “goes beyond” transcoding
and workflow orchestration, to blend
media file transformation, analysis
and workflow processes.
“Its dynamic deployment model
ensures that the right workflows are
available at the right scale to match
job requirements and volumes at any
given time,” says Nann.
For live and linear OTT streaming
applications, the firm has launched
StreamZ Live 8000EX, which
is designed to reduce
operational complexity
and cost by combining live
multi-screen and broadcast
encoding in a single unit.
RGB Networks is
announcing a secondDigital Nirvana has
added the ability to
record in HD to its
MonitorIQ

generation (‘Gen 2’) transcoding
platform designed to enable video
service providers to keep pace with
the rapid growth of multiscreen IP.
According to the company
new video applications such as
ABR streaming and transcoding
modules deliver pristine video
quality in VMG Gen 2. Secondly,
by doubling the capacity of each
transcoding module, it delivers
superior operational efficiencies. A
single VMG chassis, for example,
can output over 1,150 streams and
over 250 HD input streams.
AmberFin is extending its
‘enterprise functionality’ at NAB. Its
customers can already purchase
different transcode solutions
ranging from stripped-down singleapplication transcoding such as the
iCR-100-XDCAM, all the way up to
full-featured frame rate standards
conversion for internationalising
media. The enterprise functionality
allows a mix and match approach
that tailors iCR’s footprint to
the requirements of each and
every customer.
Digital Nirvana is showcasing
MonitorIQ and MediaProIQ’s ability
to record in HD and to generate
both an HD file and a transcoded
file which can serve as the basis for
further transcoding. MonitorIQ can
also generate SMTPE TT captions for
online captions, now vital to ensure
compliance with laws in the US
that mandate streamed broadcast
content with closed captions.

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InNEWS: Chyron to Merge With Hego Group
InNEWS: Studiovision Lebanon HD OB Truck
InPREVIEW: Nab Show 2013 Keynote Address: Disruptive Media
InREPLY: Harmonic Answers on MPEG DASH
InGEAR: Camp Digital Hits the Road
InVIEW: Hyper-Local TV Channels
InMEDIA: Digital Nirvana’s Cloud Based Anystream IQ
InMEDIA: Keeping One Step Ahead With on Demand Video Streaming Technology
InMEDIA: Understanding Media Asset Management
InTEST: Oversight via Monitoring & Logging
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