April 10, 2020 | Streambox Inc
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April 10, 2020

macOS Catalina Media Player

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Streambox Announces Catalina Media Player

Streambox Media Player is now available for macOS Catalina!  It supports playing out of 4K DCIUHD2K, and HD streaming content for broadcastingpost production and live events.

The optimized Streambox ACT-L3 codec can support 3840 x 2160 UHD or 4096×2160 4K Cinema DCI 23.98, 24, 29.97 and 30 fps video from 4 Mbps up to 50 Mbps in real-time. The codec also supports LDMP networking for reliable multi-path IP based transmission over the public Internet.

The Streambox Media Player Pro receives high quality live HD/SD broadcast video and audio. Streambox Media Player Pro is also able to launch a full screen window for HD or SD broadcast quality on-air playout. This Pro software can also act as a teleprompter in the field for reporters or producers to see incoming video from the studio.

Note that our Catalina player is a fully color-managed application.  We convert 4:2:2 Rec 709 with correct range/gamma and pass the buffer to Mac OS with Rec 709 profile. After that, macOS maps it in accordance  with the monitor profile. Check out out Knowledge Base article on how to deal with issues that arise from color mismatches.

Learn more about the new Catalina Media Player here.