Sorenson Squeeze Supports Video Capture

Posted by Derrick on August 31, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Sorenson Squeeze supports video capture.  This can be very beneficial for those that need fluid video compression workflows.  If you have a FireWire video camera or device attached to your Sorenson Squeeze workstation, then you can capture your videos directly into Squeeze.  On the PC the videos will be captured in as DV .avi files and on the Mac DV .mov files.  If you have a video compression project where you have several ‘worker bees’, you can have them fulfill the video capture process.  Later you can have your primary compressionist do the video encoding.  The good news for Squeeze users is the video capture feature is supported all the way back to Version 3 of Sorenson Squeeze.

On-line Classes Perfect for International Students

Posted by Derrick on August 30, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Our On-line classes are perfect for International students. Even though Freeman Compression Inc. is located in the United States, our On-line training classes are available Internationally. We’re available to adjust to the appropriate time zones of our Domestic and International class attendees. For our trainings we use GoToMeeting and Skype which allows Freeman Compression Inc. to hold hands-on interactive trainings in the U.S. and globally.

View our Video Streaming and Compression Training Schedule for upcoming class dates. You can call Freeman Compression Inc. at 407.477.5837 for more information or E-mail us at info@freemancompression.com. about attending one of our On-line Trainings.

Processors and Screen Displays Two Important Elements for Mobile Streaming

Posted by Derrick on August 28, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

Processors and screen displays are two important elements for Mobile Streaming. The fact that many of the latest mobile devices support the H.264 codec is a great thing.  Many of the most popular Streaming Servers also support streaming delivery of H.264.  With these two items in place the responsibility now falls on the mobile devices that companies and making. To experience success in today’s mobile market with streaming Smartphones must get better.

Processing power is very important as the delivery of H.264 is more challenging than MPEG-4 on the decoding end.  It’s great that many mobile devices are ready to delivery excellent streaming.  However, there are many Smartphones that aren’t ready for ‘prime-time’. Outside processors, screen displays carry a heavy burden of making mobile streaming better.  There are many Smartphones that have poor screen displays but it’s great that many have wonderful displays.  As consumers look towards the option to watch streaming video on there mobile devices the successful ones will undoubtedly have better processors and screen displays.  We should all be thankful for the companies that have already delivered to the market Smartphones with processors and displays perfectly ripe for mobile streaming.

ViewCast’s New Niagara 4100 Streaming Media Appliance Delivers Rugged Portability

Posted by Derrick on August 26, 2010 under Video Streaming and Compression | Comments are off for this article

ViewCast Corporation, a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over enterprise, broadband, and mobile networks, today unveiled the Niagara 4100, the next evolution in ViewCast’s portfolio of portable, high-performance streaming media appliances. Ruggedized and compact for on-the-go mobility and featuring ViewCast’s easy-to-use system controls, the Niagara 4100 enables the ingest and transformation of high-definition (HD) video for delivery to the web, from virtually any location.

“Once the exclusive domain of professional studios and broadcasters, high-definition programming is now within reach for any organization with the desire to capture and stream live action wherever it happens,” said ViewCast President and CEO Dave Stoner. “With the Niagara 4100, we’ve synthesized our best-in-class streaming capabilities and rich system design expertise to elevate the state-of-the-art for on-location streaming. Portable, pro-caliber streaming has never been more accessible, more cost-effective, or more intuitive.”

The Niagara 4100 is ideally suited for live sports, news and event coverage, webcasting, or any other streaming application that requires ultra-reliable mobile flexibility. Organizations spanning broadcasting, athletics, corporate enterprise, government, higher education, and worship can quickly and easily equip for on-location streaming in even the most demanding environments, yielding new opportunities to expand viewership and associated marketing and sponsorship revenue.

With the ability to simultaneously stream in multiple resolutions at multiple data rates in multiple streaming formats – including MPEG-4, Adobe Flash H.264, Windows Media (Silverlight compatible) and Apple HTTP Live (iPhone) – Niagara 4100 users are afforded the broadest possible range of streaming options to reach the broadest possible audience. The Niagara 4100 can ingest standard-definition (SD) or HD video sources through its SDI input, and can accommodate a variety of audio input formats, including embedded SDI, AES/EBU, and balanced or unbalanced stereo.

With a portable, streamlined chassis, an easy-to-use web interface, and intuitive front panel controls, setup and operation is quick and easy. The Niagara 4100 comes standard with front panel A, B, C buttons that can be pre-configured independently to activate different streaming profiles to meet the needs of any streaming application. Users can control all key functions from the front-panel controls, or the unit can be accessed remotely anywhere on the network through its built-in web interface.

The Niagara 4100 is compact and self-contained in an impact-resistant shell, precluding the need for a keyboard, monitor or mouse. All rear-panel connections are recessed for maximum protection, and the built-in handle ensures on-the-go portability.

Time-saving pre-processing features provided standard with the Niagara 4100 include scaling, cropping, de-interlacing, inverse telecine and closed-caption extraction and rendering capabilities. Users can also customize streams with bitmap overlays that accommodate logos and/or graphics to ensure prominent, consistent branding.