Ipera Technology Unleashes Pixel Xtream

Ipera Technology announces Pixel Xtream, a new video transcoder with built-in automatic and intelligent video enhancement functions. Specifically developed to run on Linux- and Windows- based corporate video servers, the new software builds on Ipera's Pixel Magic video enhancement technology for X-86-based PCs and servers. What makes Pixel Xtream so unique is that it not only dramatically improves video quality, it reduces bandwidth requirements. Pixel Xtream accepts most video formats as input and produces bitstreams in WMV, H.264 or FLV.

There are a number of hardware and software transcoders available on the market, however, most transcoders degrade video bitstream quality, and are cumbersome to use. Pixel Xtream addresses those issues delivering higher quality, usability and increased productivity.

The built-in intelligent video enhancement engine improves video quality while removing noises and distortions, resulting in lower bitrates and improved visual quality. It also includes innovative features to improve usability and productivity so a typical transcoding job can be performed with less time and effort. In addition, Pixel Xtream has the capability to perform scaling and frame-rate conversion to produce the output bitstream at the desired frame rate and resolution.

With Ipera's easy-to-use video solution, video streaming companies can deliver better quality video at lower bitrates to viewers worldwide, saving cost on bandwidth while providing higher-quality products and services. Pixel Xtream's intuitive GUI and improved usability can also increase productivity for video professionals who create bitstreams for streaming.

Initially, Pixel Xtream will support multiple input formats Including MPEG-1, 2, 4, DV, AVI, Quicktime, FLV, H.264, WMV. The output formats will include WMV, FLV and H.264. More formats are to be added in the future.

Pixel Xtream will be available for evaluation to partners/distributors in November 2008. Site license and retail version software will both be available in early Q1 2009.

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