Viewcast will announce Niagara SCX Pro With MPEG-4 at NAB along with several other new products.
Viewcast will announce Niagara SCX Pro With MPEG-4 at NAB along with several other new products. The Niagara SCX Pro software is the most important of its highlights. This allows users to control and monitor multiple encoders over an IP Network from a single interface and adds the ability of MPEG-4/H.264 and H.263 live streaming encoding.
With SCX Pro, users can set up and control encoders throughout an enterprise or over the Internet with a single interface, eliminating the need for multiple products, such as Windows Media Encoder, RealProducer, or Helix Mobile Producer to control and monitor the encoding process. SCX Pro features the same live streaming encoding abilities for the Windows Media and RealVideo formats as the SCX Basic version, while adding MPEG-4/H.264 and H.263 format capability.
H.264 is the next-generation video compression technology in the MPEG-4 standard and the format of choice for mobile streaming. Designed to allow high-quality video at low bit rates to be delivered over bandwidth-constrained networks, H.264 provides the same video quality as MPEG-2 compression at up to half the bit rate.