Teradek Now Taking Pre-Orders for Cube Camera-Mounted HD Network Video Encoder
Posted Jul 19, 2010

Teradek is now taking pre-orders for its first-of-its-kind Cube Camera-Mounted HD Network Video Encoder. Cube captures live video directly from the camera, encodes it using advanced video compression and streams it over ethernet or WiFi up to 1080p@23.98/24/25Hz , 1080i @ 50/59.94/60Hz, 720p@50/59.94/60Hz. The ability to stream HD video over IP from such a small device is unprecedented and provides users with a wealth of previously unimagined applications. Now anyone with a HD video camera can broadcast live video, all that is needed is a WiFi access point to a LAN, WAN, or broadband Internet connection. If WiFi is unavailable Cube features a 10/100 ethernet port.

Turn seminars into live webinars. Broadcast youth, high school, and college sports. Stream local theater, live performances, talent shows, and community events over the web. Broadcast weddings live to distant relatives. Webcast your morning radio show. The possibilities are endless. Cube uses the world's most advanced video compression (H.264 High Profile, Level 4.1) to create Blu-ray quality video over IP. Cube is extremely low power, using only 2.5 watts of power. Cube can be powered by any 12V camera battery and features a terminal block connector that is adaptable to a wide range of popular connectors.

The sturdy aluminum case features a 1/4 inch through-hole that is used to attach a variety of mounting options. Cube can be mounted to the tripod screw under small consumer video cameras for simple handheld operation. Cube can also be mounted between the base of the camera and the tripod. For professional applications, Cube can be mounted to the camera's accessory hot shoe or rail system. Cube features an advanced web user interface, accessible from any browser for easy configuration. To view live video in the field, simply turn on Cube and point your browser window to Cube's IP address, and voila! Live streaming HD video!

Applications


On-set Remote Monitoring

With Cube mounted to the camera, the signal is instantly broadcast around the set and back to the production office. Directors can monitor the on-set action using mobile devices and tablet computers such as the Apple iPad.

On location filming
Cube excels in shoots where mobility cannot be compromised. Cube facilitates vehicle-to-vehicle video transmission during running shots and car chases. Steadicam and hand-held camera operators will appreciate Cube's feather weight and wireless operation. Cube replaces the traditional coaxial cable run directly to the VTR operator, and eliminates the distribution of cables from VTR to the director, clients, video village, and replaces it with a distributed signal that can reach all corners of the set wirelessly, and even be broadcast back to the production offices, editors, and post production facilities.

Independent Filmmaking

Budget conscious film makers can now enjoy the benefits of live video monitoring without the prohibitive costs and limited mobility of hiring a video playback person. Directors and production crew can monitor live action on set or remotely. Cube keeps your camera crew light, mobile and fast.

News Gathering
News crews are no longer tied to the million dollar broadcast truck. Using Cube, video is encoded and streamed over the nearest broadband connection. The Pervasiveness of broadband IP connections means that news gatherers can find the nearest WiFi portal and begin transmitting.

Wedding Videography

Cube is an enormous value-added service for the professional wedding videographer. Providing your customers with a live wedding broadcast allows distant relatives to attend the ceremony. Simply tap the broadband internet connection of the wedding venue, point the IP address to a content distribution service, and stream to your favorite wedding portal.

Cube is so easy to use that any video enthusiast can set up a video camera and begin broadcasting.

The target release date for the Cube is August 1, 2010.

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