MediaKind launches new media contribution encoder

Media tech firm MediaKind has announced the launch of its next-gen media contribution encoder, the CE1.

The company said that the CE1, a media contribution encoder based on cloud-ready software, coupled with hardware acceleration, is “heralding a new era for professional contribution video processing” and that it can greatly accelerate time-to-market for new video offerings.

The CE1 is designed to be combined with MediaKind’s multi-codec and multi-service professional decoder, the RX1, to create an end-to-end media contribution workflow. The enhanced solution provides an immediate response to anticipated changes in professional media contribution, enabling broadcasters, operators, and service providers to transition to all-IP and the cloud, integrate existing and future codecs and standards, and embrace new flexible business models.

CE1 can be deployed as a cloud-native model, and can be integrated with public cloud providers to enable broadcast quality contribution to the cloud. Broadcasters can also run their services on-premise with the CE1 software available within a hardware platform.

The CE1 promises low latency, HEVC, or MPEG-4 AVC encoding of HD and UHD video content for live events, and support for high quality, 4:2:2 10-bit content contribution into the cloud. This, it says, reduces the bitrate required to deliver “first-class media experiences”.

Raul Aldrey, Chief Product Officer, MediaKind, said: “The launch of our flexible, software-based CE1 encoding platform provides secure, high-quality professional content contribution. In conjunction with MediaKind’s RX1 platform, CE1 delivers an industry-beating, highly resilient, cloud-ready, secure video contribution workflow, which enables the delivery of next-generation media experiences today and in the future. All broadcasters and content owners can invest with confidence, safe in the knowledge they will always remain current in a world of shifting media contribution technologies and infrastructure.”

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