Monday, April 17, 2006

Envivio Adds MPEG-4 Decoders for SD and HD

Envivio introduced its first professional decoder for high definition (HD) content and a new decoder supporting mobile and standard definition (SD) content.

The D1 and D5 join Envivio's 4View Broadcast Series of MPEG-4 professional decoders, providing real time decoding and confidence monitoring of content as it passes from production through distribution and is repurposed for delivery over mobile, IPTV, enterprise and broadcast networks.

The 4View D5 professional MPEG-4 AVC decoder supports both SD and HD content and decodes HD in both 720p and 1080i video resolutions. The system includes IP and DVB-ASI inputs with digital HDSDI outputs and offers broadcast quality audio featuring MPEG-4 Advanced Audio Coding (AAC-LC) and HE-AAC with parametric stereo. 4View D5 may be deployed with any open standards-based MPEG-4 encoding systems and are compatible with ATSC, ISMA, DVB AVC, and DVB-IPI. The system is scheduled for full availability in the third quarter of this year.

The 4View D1 is a professional SD MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Main Profile decoder. The system also supports AVC Baseline Profile as well as ASP and SP video decoding, and MPEG-4 AAC/HE-AAC audio decoding. In addition to high- resolution broadcast applications, 4View D1 supports a non-scaled output option to allow mobile video streams to be displayed in their native resolution. The system is scheduled for full availability in the second quarter of this year.

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