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Pegasys Inc. to Feature Accelcoder, a Real Time H.264, Professional Encoding System

Pegasys Inc has added the Accelcoder, a real time, professional H.264 encoding system from Fixstars Solutions, to its prestigious product offering. The Accelcoder offers high video encoding quality, and blazing fast processing speed at a low price.

Fixstars is known for its multi-core based applications providing a complete and integrated H.264 software based encoder to improve encoding processing performance. The Accelcoder is the fastest, most powerful turnkey encoding system available today. It encodes Hollywood films for high quality Blu-ray and IPTV distribution. Through its supercomputer capabilities, it provides live encoding speeds allowing for direct encoding from video cameras and VTR tapes to H.264 files, commented Satoshi Miki CEO of Fixstars Solutions.

Through the optimization of high-end encoding algorithms, Accelcoder provides optimum cinematic video quality results. It also offers studios the flexibility to meet a variety of customer format demands. Output formats include: Blu-ray standard based H.264 ES, MPEG2-TS and MP4.

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We are pleased to offer such a robust, turnkey encoding system. Compressing video in H.264 format usually requires long processing times. Current CPU processors take up to 15X real time to encode a feature in high quality mode. Accelcoder utilizes the power of the Cell/B.E., a high performance multi-core processor used in the fastest supercomputers on the planet, to provide real time encoding speeds with 30p/60i settings, commented Kimi Matsuki, Pegasys USA. CEO.

3D Encoding
Accelcoder supports 3D video encoding with side-by-side 3D and H.264 MVC (Multiview Video Coding) standard. This feature allows users to construct multiple views of one scene for stereoscopic 3D video coding. The 3D encoding meets the standards for both the Blu-ray Disc Association and IPTV.

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Blu-ray Disc Standard Compliant
A key component of successful Blu-ray disc authoring is maintaining the intricate detail from the master video after encoding. Accelcoder outputs H.264 ES data that meets Blu-ray standards with the highest master definition fidelity. Accelcoders proprietary encoding engine provides post-production professionals useful tools for setting several encoding parameters for an agile workflow. Confirmed ES files can be imported into popular authoring software programs.

IPTV and Video On Demand
Online distribution of video assets is becoming more important for production companies. Accelcoder improves the efficiency of video footage encoding for HD video in limited
bandwidth channels such as IPTV or mobile devices. By directly encoding from the VTR
deck in real-time, large amounts of video can be quickly and efficiently encoded.

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Professional Software Package
An intuitive user interface provides total control of the encoding workload. It offers a full
range of professional tools to manage compression parameters such as bit rate and segment encoding. It also has preset functionality for quality or speed settings.

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The GigaAccel 180 powered by IBM PowerXCell™ 8i

Each Accelcoder workstation contains the GigaAccel 180 encoder accelerator which utilizes the power of Cell/B.E.™, a high performance multi-core processor used in IBM’s fastest supercomputers world wide.

* PCI Express board with PowerXCell 8i.
* PowerXCell 8i offers 5× the double precision performance over previous Cell/B.E. processors.
* 180 GFLOPS single precision and 90 GFLOPS double precision performance.

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Fast Execution Times and Arithmetic Computation Accuracy

The PowerXCell™ 8i designed in 65nm is superior not only in single precision arithmetic but also in double precision arithmetic. It achieves 180 GFLOPS single precision and 90 GFLOPS double precision as the maximum peak performance. Therefore, it delivers high performance in applications for scientific computation and financial calculation needing floating point type of double precision, in addition to image processing and signal processing which conventional Cell/B.E. has exceeded in.

Pricing and Availability

The turnkey Accelcoder system is the most affordable choice among similar turnkey solutions. Compared to other high end encoding systems that do not provide H.264 video formats or ES, MPEG2-TS and MP4 functionality, this product is a true professional encoding system value.
Visit the Accelcoder webpage to contact TMPG Inc. for pricing information and leasing options.

http://www.pegasys-inc.com/

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