Digital Rapids Studio AVC Encoder is an optional module for Digital Rapids' StreamZ and StreamZHD media encoding servers and the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager enterprise-class transcoding software, providing premium-quality video encoding in the H.264 (AVC, or MPEG-4 Part 10) compression format for distribution across multiple viewing platforms. StreamZ Live encoders bring the same outstanding output quality and reliability to a dedicated live streaming platform.
"Until now, users of the H.264 compression format have been forced to choose between the flexibility and feature-richness of software-based encoding solutions, and the real-time performance of hardware-based encoders," said Brian Stevenson, Director of Product Management at Digital Rapids. "Our new HD H.264 enhancements offer the best of both worlds, while continuing our tradition of offering outstanding visual quality."
Digital Rapids Studio AVC Encoder continues to deliver superior quality from its software-based compression architecture than that available with typical hardware encoders. When used with StreamZ and StreamZHD, the Studio AVC Encoder also continues to leverage those systems' acclaimed hardware-based pre-processing to optimize output quality and bandwidth efficiency in the compressed result. StreamZ and StreamZHD continue to raise the bar for multi-format encoding solutions, seamlessly supporting three-screen experiences with real-time encoding and streaming in multiple formats targeting a broad range of devices.