Streambox Announces Dedicated Video Encoding Application | Streambox Inc

Streambox Announces Dedicated Video Encoding Application

ACTION™ combines high performance codec with QuickTime for superior videos

June 18, 2002  Seattle, WA – Streambox Inc. released today Streambox ACTION, a video compression application that provides hassle-free compression of video into QuickTime format. Streambox ACTION, which comes bundled with Streambox ACT-L2ä codec, supports all QuickTime codecs.

“Streambox ACTION was developed out of our internal need for a versatile and efficient tool for compressing video. The enthusiastic users’ reaction convinced us to develop it further and to make it into a commercial product”, said Bob Hildeman, CEO of Streambox. “Finally, we decided to bundle the application with Streambox ACT-L2ä as to increase the market penetration of our flagship codec. The value for the customer is unmistaken: a better compression tool that comes with the best QuickTime codec, and all for a lower price than competition.”

Main Features 
Streambox ACTION supports AVI, DV, and QuickTime input files. File merging and efficient video compression are two features that are going to make it especially popular with the video compression community. De-interlacing, resizing, and a variety of filters have been implemented in this first release.

System Requirements 
Streambox ACTION runs both on Windows (98/2000/XP) and Macintosh OSX.

Availability and Pricing 
Both Windows and Macintosh versions are available. The product can be purchased directly from Streambox at ( The suggested retail price is $199.

About Streambox 
Streambox provides a single platform for all live and file-based video acquisition over IP. The company develops industry-leading solutions for encoding, video management, and play-out for broadcast and broadband based on the innovative ACT-L3™ codec. Our software-based solutions provide unrivaled performance, reliability, and video quality over low data rate wired and wireless IP networks. Streambox solutions enable broadcasters, government agencies, and enterprises and other users to enhance content ownership, simplify operations, and increase operational efficiencies. More information is available at