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Turnkey System Encodes Popular Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and IPTV Formats
Huntington Beach, Calif. – March 31, 2011 – Pegasys Inc. the company that takes video to the next level, has added the Accelcoder, a real time, professional H.264 encoding system from Fixstars Solutions, to its prestigious product offering. The Accelcoder offers high video encoding quality, and blazing fast processing speed at a low price. Pegasys will be featuring the Accelcoder in its Booth # SU9120 at NAB 2011.
“Fixstars is known for its multi-core based applications providing a complete and integrated H.264 software based encoder to improve encoding processing performance. The Accelcoder is the fastest, most powerful turnkey encoding system available today. It encodes Hollywood films for high quality Blu-ray and IPTV distribution. Through its supercomputer capabilities, it provides live encoding speeds allowing for direct encoding from video cameras and VTR tapes to H.264 files,” commented Satoshi Miki CEO of Fixstars Solutions.
Through the optimization of high-end encoding algorithms, Accelcoder provides optimum cinematic video quality results. It also offers studios the flexibility to meet a variety of customer format demands. Output formats include: Blu-ray standard based H.264 ES, MPEG2-TS and MP4.
“We are pleased to offer such a robust, turnkey encoding system. Compressing video in H.264 format usually requires long processing times. Current CPU processors take up to 15X real time to encode a feature in high quality mode. Accelcoder utilizes the power of the Cell/B.E., a high performance multi-core processor used in the fastest supercomputers on the planet, to provide real time encoding speeds with 30p/60i settings,” commented Kimi Matsuki, Pegasys USA. CEO.
Accelcoder supports 3D video encoding with side-by-side 3D and H.264 MVC (Multiview Video Coding) standard. This feature allows users to construct multiple views of one scene for stereoscopic 3D video coding. The 3D encoding meets the standards for both the Blu-ray Disc Association and IPTV.
Blu-ray Disc Standard Compliant
A key component of successful Blu-ray disc authoring is maintaining the intricate detail from the master video after encoding. Accelcoder outputs H.264 ES data that meets Blu-ray standards with the highest master definition fidelity. Accelcoder’s proprietary encoding engine provides post-production professionals useful tools for setting several encoding parameters for an agile workflow. Confirmed ES files can be imported into popular authoring software programs.
IPTV and Video On Demand
Online distribution of video assets is becoming more important for production companies. Accelcoder improves the efficiency of video footage encoding for HD video in limited bandwidth channels such as IPTV or mobile devices. By directly encoding from the VTR deck in real-time, large amounts of video can be quickly and efficiently encoded.
Professional Software Package
An intuitive user interface provides total control of the encoding workload. It offers a full range of professional tools to manage compression parameters such as bit rate and segment encoding. It also has preset functionality for quality or speed settings.
Pricing and Availability
The turnkey Accelcoder system is the most affordable choice among similar turnkey solutions. Compared to other high end encoding systems that do not provide H.264 video formats or ES, MPEG2-TS and MP4 functionality, this product is a true professional encoding system value. Visit the Accelcoder webpage to contact TMPG Inc. for pricing information and leasing options.
About PEGASYS Inc.
PEGASYS Inc. takes video to the next level. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, PEGASYS was established in November 2001 with the release of TMPGEnc Plus — probably the world’s most popular MPEG-1/2 video encoding software and at the time, was the only freeware video encoder. The company’s two flagship products, the TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress video encoder and the new TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4, anchor a strong line of retail and OEM digital video editing and encoding products for home and professional users.
The recognized leaders in developing quality video encoding tools for MPEG applications, PEGASYS Inc.’s encoding technology is also incorporated into numerous commercial and professional video editing and DVD-creation software products. PEGASYS have been bundled with quality products from top worldwide manufacturers, including Sony Japan and Pioneer. For information about PEGASYS Inc. and its products, visit www.pegasys-inc.com.
About Fixstars Solutions
Fixstars Corporation provides software technology solutions that target GPU and Cell/B.E. computing environments. Its vision is for a future where multi-core microprocessors are the standard. Fixstars accelerates the performance of multi-core based operations through provision of a complete, integrated ecosystem with specific turn-key products for Post Production, Finance, Medical, Manufacturing, and other digital media markets. For more information, visit http://www.fixstars.com/en.