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Pegasys Launches EDIUS MPEG-2 Encoder Plug-In

Pegasys Inc. announced its new TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in MPEG-2 for Grass Valley’s EDIUS.

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Pegasys Inc. Introduces MPEG – 2 Encoder Plug-In for Grass Valley’s EDIUS 5 or EDIUS 6

Plug-in Allows EDIUS Users to Output Video with the High Quality
TMPGEnc MPEG-1/2 Encoder

Huntington Beach, Calif. – May 31, 2011 – Pegasys Inc. the company that takes video to the next level, announced today the new TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in MPEG-2 for EDIUS®. The plug-in is specifically for Thomson Canopus/Grass Valley EDIUS and EDIUS Neo, which allow users to output video in the MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 format using the TMPGEnc encoding engine.

“By adding our Plug-in to an EDIUS station, you can access the detailed settings of the Pegasys® MPEG-1/2 encoder engine. From the file output, you can generate elementary streams containing video along with Dolby Digital or MPEG-2 AAC audio. In addition to the manual settings, you can choose preset templates for DVD-Video, Blu-ray video, and HDV MPEG file output. Novice users can generate standard compliant video just by selecting a template,” commented Tak Ebine, Pegasys CEO.

Video Settings
You can set the profile up to MP@HL with a resolution of 1920×1080. You can also change the aspect ratio or framerate settings. Moreover, you can choose the display mode between Interlace or Progressive, and also Inverse 3:2 pulldown.

Video Quality Settings
In VBR mode, users can choose one or two passes, allowing users to finely control the bitrate.

Audio Settings
Choose the ideal audio format among Linear PCM, MP2, Dolby Digital, MPEG-2 AAC, or MP3. Dolby Digital and MPEG-2 AAC support up to 5.1 channel output.

GOP Structure Settings
Users can set the GOP sequence and the maximum number of frames and number of B pictures and the P picture sets automatically. Set a closed GOP for easier editing in the future or for compliance purposes.

Quantization Settings
Use one of the built-in templates, MPEG Standard or CG/anime, according to project needs. Of course, users can also arbitrarily change the settings.

Advanced Settings
Select between PAL or NTSC, set the YUV colorspace and much more. When outputting in MPEG-TS, users can set a timestamped 192-packet format.

Support fast encoding through SpursEngine enabled devices!*

The TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in MPEG-2 for EDIUS can use the hardware encoder implemented in the Thomson Canopus FIRECODER Blu or Leadtek transcoding cards to dramatically accelerate the MPEG-2 output (especially for high-definition content) compared to the standard CPU encode. Note *This plug-in only accesses the MPEG-2 output function of SpursEngine devices.

Pricing and Availability
This product is only usable with EDIUS 5 / EDIUS 5.5 / EDIUS Neo 2 Booster or EDIUS 6 / EDIUS Neo 3, this plug-in cannot be used with TMPGEnc software. The plug-in is available in wo distinct versions, one for EDIUS 5 and one for EDIUS6. Both versions are available now and are priced at $78.95. A user discount is available for $62.95.Visit for additional purchase information and more product detail.

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 new TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 5 video encoder and 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