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Streambox Exhibits 12-bit, 4:4:4 RGB Codec & Post Solutions at HPA

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February 20, 2018  Seattle –  Streambox will present upcoming next-generation video compression technology, ACT-L5 Codec, their new modular 4K/2K/HD Rackmount encoder and decoder, and Cloud and software solutions for low latency live remote sessions at the 2018 Håollywood Professional Association (HPA) Tech Retreat.

 

The next generation ACT-L5 Codec produces the 12-bit, 4:4:4 RGB color profile required for cinematic, episodic, and commercial color grading and editing. This is also ideal for live events, digital signage,  and broadcast video where High Dynamic Range (HDR) video is desired.

Streambox products provide secure and ease-of-use solutions for cinematic, episodic, and commercial live sessions for post production workflows by providing:

  • Remote real-time creative collaborations including color grading & editing over the Internet and MPLS networks.
  • Cloud for multi-location Post Production allowing teams and owners to collaborate
  • Mix and match hardware and software of  MacOS, iOS, Windows, and Android  products to meet project requirements and budget
  • ACT-L5 Codec for 4:4:4 RGB Color support (to be demoed at the show). The ACT-L5 video codec, designed to work with Rec.709, DCI-P3, and Rec.2020 is setting a new bar for production quality.
  • Software Apps and modules include: HD, 2K, and 4K encoder/decoder, media players for MacOS, iOS, Windows, and Android, encryption, 2K Stereo Video, 12-bit 4:4:4
  • Strong AES-128 encryption for content protection

Meet with Streambox to see new products

Streambox new modular Rackmount HD 2K 4K 3D encoders and decoders

Streambox Modular Encoder / Decoder rackmounts based on the industry-leading ACT-L3/ACT-L5  codec for unrivaled performance, reliability, high quality, and low latency, video over IP networks. Streambox Modular rackmounts are well suited for Broadcast, Enterprise, and secure collaboration for Post Production workflows.

Streambox Cloud

Streambox’s  Cloud Service is a secure service that provides reliable multi-point collaboration infrastructure and software for the needs of post-production professionals. Streambox Cloud supports encrypted streams, high-quality HD, and 4K low latency videos for review, edit, and color grading.

Streambox NODE

NODE is a small form factor media player device supporting ten video channels which will automatically “pull” live video from Streambox Cloud and Enterprise Server or directly receive from an encoder for live video playout to HDMI connected monitors.

Other products Streambox will present during the webinar include 4K & Hybrid HD software encoder, Media Player Pro, new iOS Media Player, etc.

Streambox Technology

Advanced Streaming Codec

All Streambox products are powered by the proprietary codec, Advanced Compression Technology – Level 3 (ACT-L3), Advanced Program 2017. Streambox ACT-L3 AP 2017 compression allows for fast encoding with low latency and is optimized for video transmission over any IP connection. ACT-L3 is capable of compressing high motion, complex video at low data rates with the advanced motion search feature.

Streambox LDMP Technology

All Streambox products come equipped with Streambox exclusive Low Delay Multi-Path technology (LDMP). Streambox LDMP protocol allows low latency adaptive bitrate streaming on public and private networks. Streambox encoders will automatically select the best possible bandwidth, latency, and resolution over multiple IP networks, allowing Streambox products to gracefully handle network bandwidth fluctuations and dropouts which are often seen over public or shared network environments.

 

Media Contact

Name: Summer Sun

Title: Marketing Specialist

Email address: marketing@streambox.com

Ian McDermott WCAT

WCAT Uses Streambox AVENIR Micro & Cloud for Live Broadcasting

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Ian McDermott, chief engineer at WCAT (Wakefield Community Access Televison), talks about his stations experience using  Streambox. The TV station is located in Wakefield, MA and is mainly used for public and government broadcast operations.

WCAT has been using Streambox’s mobile video encoder, the AVENIR Micro and the Streambox Cloud service to broadcast live from the field. The video is sent to the WCAT broadcast center where the video is broadcasted over the air, online and at the same time the video is sent to Streambox Cloud.

The Micro was used in a live mobile video transmission over 4 bonded cellular 3G/4G/LTE modems for the WCAT team to feed back to their studio from remote locations in town. Prior to Streambox, it was very difficult operating and getting live shots in areas with extremely low cellular coverage.

“Many of our locations have very high network security or low bandwidth so using LAN connections is not an option.”

With the help from Streambox’s customer support, Ian McDermott was able to resolve initial AVENIR Micro setup & configuration and connect reliably to the Micro’s software to control remotely.

When asked why WCAT chose Streambox over its competitors Ian answered, “Simply, customer service. When I called I got a person who was interested and eager to help me.”

Overall WCAT was looking for a “completely portable” solution with multiple connection options. Furthermore, the device was sought out because of its ease of use, which could be used by any of the staff, regardless of technical experience.

 

Build your Micro

Combining best-of-breed technology for high-quality, reliable video streaming.

“We need a rock solid system” says Ian “that will not crash in the middle of a stream.”

WCAT’s many remote productions are “local government meetings and community events” and as such, cannot be interrupted due to technical errors. The Micro was able to stream reliably about “6-10GB” of bandwidth over 4 cell carriers, for three hour event.

The Streambox Cloud was also used by WCAT. The Cloud is a browser-based video management system that was used with great success.

The “recording feature” of the Streambox Cloud was “key” for WCAT in the event of a “recording device failure.”

Streambox made it “easier” and “faster” to setup and stream a live event. Also, it allowed production to use less “staff” and “equipment.”

For more information on Streambox products and the AVENIR Micro, please click the links below. If you are interested in purchasing an AVENIR Micro please contact our sales team.

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New Avenir Mini 4 Released

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Streambox Inc. announced today the Avenir Mini 4, a fourth-generation camera-mounted bonded cellular video encoder, designed for live broadcast and streaming to social media. The bonded cellular mobile video encoder improves on the Avenir Mini 3 with new power efficient mobile encoding, new video hardware, new software, upgraded ACT-L3 AP 2017 codec, easier to use/manage mobile UI, and dual LCD interface. With proprietary LDMP networking for reliable video transport, five built-in embedded modems, and the capacity for up to 12 modems with Streambox Signal Extender the Avenir Mini 4 delivers a reliable video stream even in the most remote locations. High quality bonded network HD streaming, lower cost of ownership, and ease of use have established the Avenir Mini line as the premiere broadcast mobile encoder.

High Quality Bonded Network HD Streaming

With the proprietary ACT-L3 AP 2017 codec the Avenir Mini 4 delivers full HD video at a significantly lower bitrate than H.264. The ACT-L3 AP 2017 codec comes fully integrated with LDMP transport protocol for reliable multi-network bonding that delivers superior adaptive bitrate streaming over lower bandwidth cellular and WiFi networks. LDMP bonds all available networks, combining each individual network’s bandwidth into the whole. If one of these network capacities fluctuates then LDMP will dynamically shift the video stream away from that network, shifting back to the fluctuating network when it become available again. That way, an HD video stream is always delivered. When deployed with Streambox Cloud Services or Enterprise Server as a stream management solution the Mini 4 gives broadcasters and media producers the ability to deliver live HD video from many sources to a global audience over any combination of IP networks. Producers from all over the globe can send video to Streambox Video Cloud where it is transcoded for many different destinations such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube with included support for 360 cloud stitching for social media platforms.

Cost of Ownership

The Mini 4, when paired with Streambox Cloud services, offers a low-cost way to deliver high quality HD video for live broadcast and streaming. The superior video compression and transport consumes up to 30% less data for HD video (compared to H.264/AVC). Carriers worldwide are lowering the cost of cellular data plans so it is a great time to use bonded cellular to send live HD video. The reduced data consumption allows companies to send broadcast quality HD or 360 video of live streaming news and events to Facebook, Twitter/Periscope, YouTube, or websites at prices that are economically sustainable. Competing systems offer leases on hardware, but require a marked-up data plan, masking the true cost to operate which becomes larger than Streambox over time. When paired with the optional Streambox Cloud, Mini 4 becomes part of a robust encoding and delivery network (including free encoding and media player software) with low monthly operating expenses. International, domestic, and local news teams can rely on Mini 4 as a viable long term solution for newsgathering and streaming.

Ease of Use

Hardware updates like dual LCD screens and easy-to-read LED status lights make the Mini 4 user friendly in the field and in the office. The software and user interface have been redesigned with focus on making the frequently used settings the most accessible and a mobile app gives the user flexible options for simplified operation. Seamless integration with Streambox Cloud makes going live on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube quick, simple, and efficient. Avenir Mini 4 is as usable as it is powerful.

Streambox Technology

Advanced Streaming Codec

All Streambox products are powered by the proprietary codec, Advanced Compression Technology – Level 3 Advanced Program 2017 (ACT-L3 AP 2017). Streambox ACT-L3 AP 2017 compression allows for fast encoding with low latency and is optimized for video transmission over any IP connection. ACT-L3 AP 2017 is capable of compressing high motion, complex video at low data rates with the advanced motion search feature.

Streambox LDMP Technology

All Streambox products come equipped with Streambox exclusive Low Delay Multi-Path technology (LDMP). Streambox LDMP protocol allows low latency adaptive bitrate streaming on public and private networks. Streambox encoders will automatically select the best possible bandwidth, latency, and resolution over multiple IP networks, thus allowing Streambox products to gracefully handle network bandwidth fluctuations and dropouts, which are often seen over public or shared network environments.

Key Benefits:

  • Camera-mounted
  • Two LCD displays, status LEDs and web-based mobile application
  • Updated ACT-L3 AP 2017 codec for higher quality HD videos at lower data rates (vs. H.264)
  • Optimized settings and interfaces for SNG, BGAN, WiFi and cellular networks
  • Reduced power consumption for extended usage (vs. Mini 3)
  • 5 embedded 3G/4G/LTE modems
  • Supports up to 5 USB modems
  • One step plug-in signal extender for additional embedded or USB modems
  • Seamlessly works with industry-standard V-mount or G-mount batteries
  • HD-SDI or HDMI input
  • Remote management and configuration
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New 2K-HD Encoder and Decoder

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Streambox is proud to announce its newest product, the 2K-HD Encoder and Decoder, designed for post production collaboration. The 2K-HD encoder and decoder system extends on widely deployed ACT-L3 HD encoders at many leading film studios, post production facilities, and advertising agencies. The 2K-HD  provides secure, real-time, remote, collaborative workflows for post production professionals by providing low latency HD and 2K video over public and private IP networks. Producers, engineers, and colorists can now deliver real-time services with a bottom line advantage for color correction, remote editorial, and final review. The 2K-HD encoder and decoder stands out because of its high video quality over low bandwidth IP, ease of use, and security. Streambox is offering a savings of $8,835 off of pair of 2K-HD Encoders through May 31, 2017.

Video Quality

The Streambox 2K-HD Encoder and Decoder sends high-quality, color accurate, 10-bit video over IP networks with bitrates up to 75 Mbps (the compression sweet spots for remote color grading and edit reviews is between 10 Mbps – 30 Mbps). The 2K-HD Encoder and Decoder uses the new ACT-L3 AP 2017 compression and Low Delay Multi-Path protocol (LDMP) for reliable transport over IP networks.

Ease of Use

The Streambox 2K-HD Encoder and Decoder offers a 1-2 second, end-to-end, stream latency for real-time collaboration. The encoder and decoder can be controlled both remotely, ideal for a non-technical team member to view content without any setup, or locally, ideal for technical team members that want full control over equipment. The 2K-HD Encoder and Decoder accommodates secure one-to-one collaboration workflows (e.g., technical team members collaborating remotely) and secure one-to-many review and approval workflows (e.g., executive review by the entire team).

Security

The Streambox 2K-HD Encoder and Decoder comes standard with end-to-end AES 128-bit encryption for secure video content transport (with AES 192-bit and 256-bit encryption available upon request). Streambox encryption does not increase latency and security is further augmented by the New ACT-L3 AP 2017 proprietary compression codec.

Streambox Technology

Advanced Streaming Codec

All Streambox products are powered by the proprietary codec, Advanced Compression Technology – Level 3 (ACT-L3). Streambox ACT-L3 compression allows for fast encoding with low latency and is optimized for video transmission over any IP connection. ACT-L3 is capable of compressing high motion, complex video at low data rates with the advanced motion search feature.

Streambox LDMP Technology

All Streambox products come equipped with Streambox exclusive Low Delay Multi-Path technology (LDMP). Streambox LDMP protocol allows low latency adaptive bitrate streaming on public and private networks. Streambox encoders will automatically select the best possible bandwidth, latency, and resolution over multiple IP networks, thus allowing Streambox products to gracefully handle network bandwidth fluctuations and dropouts, which are often seen over public or shared network environments.

Key Benefits:

  • New Streambox ACT-L3 AP 2017 proprietary codec
  • LDMP reliable transport over public and private IP networks
  • 1-2 second end-to-end latency over public networks
  • No fiber or MPLS required
  • Secure end-to-end encryption to protect content
  • One-to-one or one-to-many encrypted collaboration via private network or Streambox Cloud
  • Playout on Software Media Player

Contact Sales

Contact sales at sales@streambox.com by May 31, 2017 to preorder two 2K-HD Encoders and save $8,835 for June delivery(discounts includes: Second Year Warranty = $4,635, Streambox Cloud Standard Package = $1,200, Decoder price on second Encoder= $3,000).

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Live 360 Streaming to Facebook and Twitter/Periscope

By | Avenir Micro, Cloud, Apps & Software, Press Release | No Comments

April 18, 2017 (Seattle) – Streambox® Inc. announced today live 360 HD bonded cellular video streaming to Facebook® and Twitter®/Periscope® from Avenir Micro mobile encoder and Cloud software encoder to Streambox Cloud. The addition of Facebook and Twitter/Periscope to Streambox Cloud’s existing YouTube 360 support means  streaming organizations can bring professional video quality 360 live video to the three major social media platforms.

One major hurdle for 360 streaming is video stitching. Currently Streambox VR 360 is designed around the Ricoh® Theta S camera with HDMI support. There are two basic approaches; hardware stitching and cloud stitching:

Hardware Stitching:

With hardware stitching the heavy work is done within the encoder itself. For example, with the Streambox Cloud Encoder software installed on an Apple® Macbook Pro you can stream from the connected Ricoh Theta S camera to the Streambox Cloud. From there the live stream is delivered straight to Facebook, Twitter/Periscope, or YouTube where users can view live 360 content on headsets, browsers, or apps.

Cloud Stitching:

With cloud stitching the heavy work is done within Streambox Cloud Services. For example, the Ricoh Theta S camera can be connected to an Avenir Micro or Drone encoder which streams video to Streambox Cloud Services to be stitched. As above, the live stream is then delivered straight to to Facebook, Twitter/Periscope, or YouTube where users can view live 360 content on headsets, browsers, or apps. Cloud stitching support allows any Streambox encoder to support live 360 video streaming.

Streambox support for Facebook and Twitter/Periscope allows producers to elevate their content and drive engagement with professional 360 video standards on social media from anywhere. Setup a meeting with Streambox at NAB in Las Vegas April, 24th-27th at http://www.streambox.com/whatsnew/

Find more at http://www.streamboxvr.com/

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