Partnership Enables High-Quality DivX HEVC 4K Video Creation
PLAINVIEW, NY, APRIL 30, 2015— NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), a leading technology product and service provider that specializes in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices, today announced that its HEVC SDK has been integrated with TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 6, the latest video encoding software from Japan-based video encoding specialist PEGASYS Inc. By incorporating the DivX® HEVC profile, Video Mastering Works 6 can support high-quality creation of HEVC video at up to 4K/Ultra HD resolutions for playback on any DivX Certified® device. TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 6 with DivX HEVC is slated to be available on May 13, 2015 in English, Japanese and German language.
“Licensing DivX’s HEVC solution for the latest release of our encoding software means that we have widened the breadth and depth of our product offering, putting us a step ahead of the competition. By bringing 4K video creation in reach of our users, we’re delivering an augmented experience by meeting the increasing demand for content across new Ultra HD devices,” commented Tak Ebine, CEO, PEGASYS.
A comprehensive encoding solution for popular video formats, TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 6 provides a rich feature set. Users can import, edit and encode their videos, add clips in any format, and delete unwanted scenes. They can correct and enhance their video and audio and encode it specifically to the format of their choice using custom settings or templates for popular formats. With DivX HEVC profiles integrated, end users will enjoy up to 30-45 percent bitrate savings over H.264 video.
“We’re delighted to welcome PEGASYS onto the expanding list of partners that have adopted the DivX HEVC profile to
deliver a higher quality video experience to consumers,” said NeuLion CEO Dr. Kanaan Jemili. “We take great pride in developing the latest video offerings that showcase the power of HEVC with its 30-45 percent bitrate savings over H.264, to drive high-quality video experiences to a range of home and mobile devices.”
The DivX HEVC solution integrates the MainConcept® HEVC SDK and is designed to accelerate the adoption of the latest compression standard across the entire video distribution chain, including the creation, delivery and multi-screen playback of high-quality content. The DivX HEVC solution continues to deliver industry-leading encoding quality and decode performance. In internal company benchmark tests, DivX HEVC achieves 30-45 percent bitrate savings over H.264. The patent-pending Smart Adaptive Bitrate Encoding Technology (SABET™) achieved more than a 30 percent performance gain with transcoding adaptive formats such as DivX HEVC adaptive streaming.
PEGASYS Inc. takes video to the next level. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, PEGASYS was established in November 2001 with the release of TMPGEnc Plus — probably the world’s most popular MPEG-1/2 video encoding software and at the time, was the only freeware video encoder. The company’s two flagship products, the TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 6 video encoder and TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5, anchor a strong line of retail and OEM digital video editing and encoding products for home and professional users. The recognized leaders in developing quality video encoding tools for MPEG applications, PEGASYS Inc.’s encoding technology is also incorporated into numerous commercial and professional video editing and DVD-creation software products. For information about PEGASYS Inc. and its products, visit www.pegasys-inc.com.
NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) offers solutions that power the highest quality digital experiences for live and on-demand content up to 4K on any device. Through its end-to-end technology platform, NeuLion enables digital content management, distribution and monetization for content owners worldwide. With the recent acquisition of DivX, LLC, the company also operates a robust consumer electronics licensing business that has enabled over 1 billion devices worldwide with secure, high-quality video playback, and delivers a DivX consumer software offering that has been downloaded over 1 billion times. NeuLion’s customers include major sports, entertainment and global content companies as well as major consumer electronics manufacturers and software companies. NeuLion is headquartered in Plainview, NY. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.NeuLion.com.
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