CES 2014: Pegasys flies to DivX HEVC for consumer software line

Joseph O'Halloran | 11-01-2014

Rounding off a hugely strong CES 2014 for Rovi, leading Japanese video encoding software firm Pegasys has licensed its DivX HEVC for its consumer video editing and encoding software products.

The adoption of the DivX HEVC is intended to enable Pegasys's consumer software line to have broader consumer access to Ultra HD/4KTV content creation and playback. DivX HEVC videos created using Pegasys software will play on DivX HEVC certified devices, as well as Windows and Mac-based PCs, and mobile devices. DivX HEVC profiles include DivX HEVC 720p, DivX HEVC 1080p, and DivX HEVC Ultra HD/4K.
“Consumers today want the latest tools for creating and enjoying video content in the newest high-def formats, including Ultra HD/4K,” said Tak Ebine, CEO, Pegasys. “By integrating DivX HEVC profiles into our consumer video software, we are not only in a position to deliver the latest video technology, but also to provide consumers a way to play back DivX HEVC content on DivX-certified devices.”
“Implementation of DivX video profiles in popular software tools, like Pegasys, can accelerate the proliferation of DivX HEVC video content creation and further drive the DivX ecosystem worldwide,” added Kanaan Jemili, senior vice president, product management, Rovi. “Rovi is powering the video value chain, from professional and consumer content creation to solutions that facilitate protected content delivery and multiscreen enhanced playback.”