MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(Vanguard Video, a leader since 2004 in broadcast quality video compression technology, announces the availability of V.265, a new professional encoder based on the next-generation HEVC (H.265) International Draft Standard. Vanguard Video first demonstrated its HEVC encoder technology at IBC 2012, and now releases V.265 for evaluation by companies involved in high-demand video applications. V.265 can deliver up to 50% reduction in bandwidth and improved video quality compared to that of the existing H.264 standard.)--
“Video distribution and broadcast companies around the world are searching for higher quality video solutions, especially with the huge increase in mobile video. HEVC provides a dramatic increase in bit-rate efficiency delivering high-quality video at half the bandwidth”
HEVC is expected to be ratified as International Standard H.265 in the first quarter of 2013 and will be the dominant video compression technology deployed for the next decade. Application developers, hardware manufactures, and content distributors are all ramping up efforts to take advantage of the new standard, and Vanguard Video is the first to provide a software-only solution that performs real-time, broadcast quality encoding compliant with the protocol.
V.265 allows OEMs to determine HEVC’s improvements in quality and performance and can take advantage of Vanguard Video’s patented video compression technology yielding high-quality video while maintaining real-time operation. In addition, V.265 provides a powerful toolset for offline encoding especially suited for Cloud-based encoding implementations.
“Video distribution and broadcast companies around the world are searching for higher quality video solutions, especially with the huge increase in mobile video. HEVC provides a dramatic increase in bit-rate efficiency delivering high-quality video at half the bandwidth,” said Irena Terterov, CEO and Founder of Vanguard Video. “We were the first to launch a professional level H.264 encoder, and now with V.265, Vanguard Video continues that tradition with the HEVC standard. In addition to our software encoder, we are also hard at work on an HEVC hardware codec for FPGA and ASIC implementations.”
About Vanguard Video
Founded in 1995, Vanguard Video offers digital video and audio compression solutions to our OEM customers, helping them solve complex technical challenges in the digital video creation, delivery, and communications industries. Vanguard Video’s fourth generation technology, patented algorithms and qualified support serve a diverse customer base including device and handset manufacturers, mobile platform providers, manufacturers of professional broadcast equipment, application service providers, network operators, software and services integrators, and Internet, wireless and cloud streaming companies. Vanguard Video has proven deployments with top-tier companies around the world.