VITEC, a developer of video encoding and streaming solutions, has announced the MGW Ace Encoder firmware v2.0, the next generation of the company’s portable hardware-based HEVC encoder. Powered by the new HEVC GEN2 codec, the MGW Ace Encoder provides HEVC video quality of up to 4:2:2 10-bits HEVC encoding, meeting the quality requirements of demanding broadcast applications such as streaming video for unmanned systems.
Along with delivering broadcast-quality video streams and low latency – down to 160 ms glass to glass when paired with the MGW Ace Decoder – version 2.0 features a new interface that allows users to enhance video streams with several pre-configured profiles to match their application.
In addition, the new MGW Ace Encoder features enhanced downscaling encoding resolutions and frame rate down sampling for a perfect match of stream quality based on the available bandwidth; HEVC-compliant KLV support with the latest MISB standards (JITC compliant) to ensure stream compliance within a Full Motion Video environment; and a Zixi Statistic window for an optimal point-to-point streaming configuration.
“VITEC is thrilled to deliver the highest HEVC video quality on the market with its compact, portable, and easy-to-use second-generation MGW Ace Encoder firmware. This release is a major milestone to VITEC’s support of the HEVC standard, and this is only the beginning,” said Richard Bernard, product manager at VITEC. “Any MGW Ace Encoder on the market can be updated, showing our customer base VITEC’s dedication to building high-quality, future-proof, field-upgradable hardware.”