Video compression: The art is in the details

At NAB, ATEME announces a wealth of new product features to enhance operating efficiency in broadcast contribution and multi-screen delivery

Las Vegas, April 7th, 2011 – At the NAB, 2011 trade show in Las Vegas next week, Ateme will feature live demonstrations of both the KyrionTM encoder and TITAN transcoder product lines. The demonstrations will take place in the ATEME stand located in the South Upper Hall, booth number SU6325.

Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) professionals will take interest in the latest Kyrion encoder model, CM3102, which adds built in DVB-S/S2 modulation in a single rack unit. “Built in modulation – without any video quality compromise in MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 – is a significant cost and space saving for our customers” says Gustavo Marra, Applications Engineering Manager at ATEME. “It also allows us to reduce the set-up time and prevent human errors in configuration, all good for smooth outside broadcast operations.”

Contribution demos will show the compression performance improvements of ATEME’s ‘Gen4’ encoding core on FPGA, the latest release for in the field upgrade of Kyrion encoders. Gen4 is the result of 18 months of algorithmic research and delivers a video quality gain of up to 1.5 dB of PSNR (Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio) on very complex scenes compared to Gen3 that is currently widely deployed. Gen4 also includes AVC-I encoding at up to 120 Mbps – an industry first by ATEME just 2 years after the introduction of MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit. AVC-I is an alternative use case for MPEG-4 encoding that delivers fully editable and interoperable streams with a very low latency.

On the decoder side, user oriented optimizations of the DR8400 model on display at the show include simultaneous SD and HD outputs, the ability to demodulate a signal for delivery both compressed over IP and uncompressed over HD-SDI, easier configuration from the front panel and more probing and monitoring functions on the web interface.

ATEME Converged media solutions presented at the show revolve around the TITAN carrier grade platform for massive parallel transcoding. “Multi-screen delivery comes with a unique challenge: It is a moving target” says Rémi Beaudouin, Converged Media Solutions Manager. “Operators have to support new file and live content, new resolutions, new adaptive streaming formats and new client devices almost every week. The TITAN platform was designed with just that in mind. Operators can reconfigure in just a few clicks, automatically balance the processing workload across available capacity, and scale the solution seamlessly from trial services to massive throughput – while preserving video quality with the world acclaimed ATEME MPEG-4 compression technology” explained Beaudouin.

TITAN is offered pre-integrated with several encryption/DRM options and Adaptive Streaming origin servers to form a complete multi-screen delivery solution. New workflow features presented at the show for the TITAN family of transcoders include the support of Microsoft® Smooth streaming, 3D SEI messages (Cable Labs 3.0), extended Quicktime® file input formats, and the addition of a SOAP interface for 3rd party integration.

Find out how ATEME products and solutions improve operational efficiency on NAB booth SU6325.

About ATEME

ATEME is a world leading provider of MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2 bandwidth efficient compression technology. ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely for broadcast contribution links, distribution, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications.

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