Parent Category: News | 05-09-2013
Video processing and delivery solutions provider Envivio has made video quality and compression efficiency enhancements to its Muse encoder range encompassing HEVC (H.265) to MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and MPEG-2.
In perhaps the most important development, live or on-demand HEVC encoding — at resolutions up to 4KTV/ UltraHD — are supported in the latest versions of the Muse software. Outlining the relevance of the move, the company also revealed that several tier 1 customers around the world are actively engaged with Envivio in HEVC field trials as part of Envivio’s HEVC Early Access Programme. Customers testing Envivio HEVC encoders include US cable operators and telco/satellite operators in Asia and Europe.
Envivio has additionally teamed with multiple HEVC decoder vendors including Pixtree, a decoding and streaming server provider based in Korea. Envivio and Pixtree have developed a joint solution for HEVC streaming to mobile devices and PCs.
“The joint solution between Pixtree and Envivio combines a world-class encoder, commercial decoder and streaming server as an integrated solution for delivery of HEVC video streaming services on any device, offering operators the benefit of higher quality at significantly lower bitrates,” explained Jaeseob Shin, CEO of Pixtree. “We are seeing great interest from our service provider customers in this solution and are currently testing it with operators in Asia.”
In an associated move, Envivio also announced plans to introduce enhancements to its statistical rate control for variable bitrate (VBR) multiplexing and distribution. The latest generation of statistical rate control for MPEG-2, AVC and HEVC is claimed to improve bandwidth efficiency without adding delay from multi-pass encoding.