toggle

AAPL Stock: 129.62 ( -2.92 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Pyro debuts PCI Express-based video encoder

updated 12:30 pm EST, Thu January 10, 2008

Pyro debuts video encoder

Pyro AV has unveiled Pyro Kompressor HD, a PCI Express-based accelerator solution that encodes HD MPEG-2 and HD H.264/AVC up to eight times faster than software-only video compression. The single-slot PYRO Kompressor HD board is powered by the Ambric Am2045, a parallel processor with 336 RISC processors delivering 1.2 teraOPS-class of video horsepower for consistently high throughput encoding. Pyro Kompressor HD for the Mac platform will be available this spring for $3,500.

Pyro Kompressor HD's high-quality MPEG-2 and H.264/AVC codecs enable compression for DVD, HD DVD, Blu-ray Disk, Web streaming media, archival storage, IPTV, and VOD. The card is based on programmable chip technology, ensuring that PYRO Kompressor HD hardware is 'future-proofed' with the ability to update as video compression standards evolve and other types of video processing become available.

"We are excited to announce PYRO Kompressor HD, an affordable, high-quality H.264 and MPEG compression solution for video editors who need super-charged encoding speed and processing power," said Mike McCoy, president and CEO of Pyro AV. "This powerful productivity tool will save days of time in post-production, thereby providing a rapid return on investment."

The included Pyro Kompressor HD transcoding software application aims to simplify production while providing control over input, conversion, encoding, and output. Transcoding is possible from a wide variety of input formats using software decoders. The software features watch folders for job automation, up and down scaling, frame rate conversion, custom settings as well as a range of pre-defined settings, chapter support, batch encoding that allows for multiple tasks, file drag-and-drop support, control over target output file size, and 'mux'ing' streams from different input files.

Pyro Kompressor HD reads either uncompressed video input or imports compressed files. The card uses a wide range of included decoders to enable transcoding for DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.264, AVCHD, AVC-Intra, VC-1, DVCPRO 25/50/100, DVCPRO-HD, JPEG2000, and YUV files, plus DirectShow and QuickTime import.

Designed as a flexible compression tool, the Pyro Kompressor HD hardware accelerator is also tightly integrated with Adobe's video software family. Acceleration functionality is plug-and-play in Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 and Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional. The accelerator can encode whole video projects or fast iterative test-compressions while editing, compositing, or creating special-effects. Adobe integration, meanwhile, offers a familiar workflow and quick turnaround.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Notti smart lamp from Witti

Perhaps you've already seen our review of the Dotti LED display from Witti Design. Meet Notti, Dotti's "sibling". Notti is a softb ...

Seagate Personal Cloud (2-Bay)

When it comes to backing up files, many users are now looking to the myriad of cloud storage solutions available. There is no doubt th ...

Leitz Icon Label Printer

When you say the words "label printer" to people, they either just really don't care, or they get incredibly excited. This is one o ...

toggle

Most Commented