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Envivio enhances 4K encoding software

April 4, 2014

Envivio has announced a new multiprocessor software approach for real-time 4K Ultra HD HEVC (H.265) compression using Envivio Muse encoding software. By distributing HEVC encoding across multiple server nodes, this architecture is designed to provide the power to perform high quality Ultra HD compression on industry-standard servers—enabling seamless migration to HEVC and cost-effective, scalable deployment in the datacenter and cloud.

Muse Ultra HD is designed to encode either one 4Kp60 (progressive video at 60 frames per second) or two simultaneous 4Kp30 (30 frames per second) video signals in HEVC format using a 2-RU Intel-based server. These services can be delivered to Ultra HD-capable devices, including the brand new Ultra HD big screens that have been gaining consumer momentum since their launch at CES this year.

“Ultra HD gives consumers a much richer and higher quality experience in the home for premium video services such as high-profile sports events, and HEVC is a game-changing technology quickly gaining traction in the market,” said Julien Signès, Envivio’s president and CEO. “Using our HEVC compression algorithm and leveraging the latest processor enhancements from Intel, we are able to perform demanding 4K video processing while delivering outstanding quality in a software-based architecture, reducing CAPEX and OPEX for both existing and new services.”

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