Teradek’s Cube encoders have just gotten a major upgrade, and will now be available with both HEVC (H.265) and AVC (H.264) compression and a choice of HD (1080) or UHD (4K) resolution support.
The new Cubes are housed in the same 655 chassis and require six watts of power to use. Teradek are claiming that the new Cube series is the smallest and most power-efficient HEVC codec on the market. To complement these new systems, a series of companion decoders will also be available for both 1080 and 4K HEVC/AVC models.
WHAT IS HEVC H.265?
If you aren’t quite sure just what HEVC is (also known as H.265) , it is a next-generation compression standard that offers a number of enhancements over H.264. Compared to AVC (H.264) compression, HEVC is 50% more efficient, which translates into maintaining the same video quality at half the bitrate or double the video quality at the same bitrate.
H.265 is a huge addition if you’re transmitting over cellular networks. Being able to double the video quality or half the bitrate makes transmitting a lot more efficient and cost effective.
CUBE 700 (HD) AND 800 (UHD) SERIES CAPABILITIES:
Stream high quality video content at half the bandwidth required of AVC compression.
Switch between AVC and HEVC compression whenever you like.
The 700 series supports up to 1080p60 streaming resolution/frame rates.
The 800 series supports up to 2160p60 streaming resolution/frame rates.Cube HEVC decoders support HEVC streams from 3rd party encoders.
Fully compatible with Core and its new transcoding engine. This allows you to take advantage of HEVC encoding when streaming to Core, while delivering your content in AVC to your destination.Dual input (HDMI + SDI), compatible with the new Bond module, and available with GigE and dual band 802.11ac WiFi.
By MATTHEW ALLARD
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