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26/05/2006

Garland Partners launch new Moviemaker HD

Garland Partners Ltd has announced the launch of the new Moviemaker HD from Optibase. The new MPEG-2 PCI encoder is the only single-chip, hardware-based card that can support 4:2:2 up to 150MBPS and has been designed for content creation, post-production, archiving and video on demand markets.
Moviemaker HD offers 1080i and 720p HD as well as SD resolutions and supports both 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 encoding. It has up to 4 AES-EBU stereo pairs, Dolby Digital stereo and Dolby 5.1 pass-through. Bit-rates up to 150Mbps are supported.
There are three versions are available. The Moviemaker HD Prime is a professional MPEG2 HD encoder supporting SD/HD-SDI video input, MPEG2 SD/HD encoding, as well as PCM and MPEG1 L2 audio. The Pro version has all the features of the Prime with additional support for Dolby Digital Stereo encoding and Dolby Digital 5.1 pass-through. The top of the range Moviemaker Max combines all the features of the Prime and the Pro with additional support for 4:2:2 encoding at 150Mbps.
The hardware-based HD encoder comes bundled with Optibase's 'MPEG Composer’ software, a comprehensive and powerful encoding management application, allowing full control over the HD content encoding process. A powerful SDK is also available for developing unique applications.
Other features include multi-board support in a single server and also 'Decode-whilst-Encode' when used with Optibase's VideoPlex HD PCI decoder. Professional and accurate tape deck control allows material to be imported and encoded in just one step.
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