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Envivio enhances Muse

Envivio has announced enhancements to its Envivio Muse encoders, spanning the range of codecs including HEVC (H.265) MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) and MPEG-2.

Live or on-demand HEVC encoding at resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD are supported in the newest versions of the Muse software, and Envivio says that several tier one customers around the world are engaged with Envivio in HEVC field trials as part of its HEVC Early Access Programme. Customers testing Envivio HEVC encoders include US cable operators and telco/satellite operators in Asia and Europe, according to Envivio.

In addition, Envivio has teamed with multiple HEVC decoder vendors including Pixtree, a decoding and streaming server provider based in Korea. Envivio and Pixtree have developed a joint solution for HEVC streaming to mobile devices and PCs.

“The joint solution between Pixtree and Envivio combines a world-class encoder, commercial decoder and streaming server as an integrated solution for delivery of HEVC video streaming services on any device, offering operators the benefit of higher quality at significantly lower bitrates,” said Jaeseob Shin, CEO of Pixtree. “We are seeing great interest from our service provider customers in this solution and are currently testing it with operators in Asia.”

Envivio is also introducing enhancements to its statistical rate control for variable bitrate (VBR) multiplexing and distribution. The latest generation of statistical rate control for MPEG-2, AVC and HEVC improves bandwidth efficiency without adding delay from multi-pass encoding, using a proprietary pre-analysis module capable of estimating picture complexity and providing more refined rate control information.

Envivio’s latest video codec innovations, including HEVC compression of 4K Ultra HD content, will be demonstrated at IBC.

Envivio is exhibiting at IBC on stand 1.D73

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