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21/07/2008

MainConcept Releases New Video Converter For Mac/Intel

A leading provider of video and audio codecs as well as software development kits to the broadcast, film and consumer electronic markets, MainConcept GmbH - a wholly-owned subsidiary of DivX Inc - has announced that it has released the next step of its Cross Platform Encoder application called MainConcept Reference 1.5 in a new version for Mac/Intel.
MainConcept's successor of the renowned Mac Encoder allows the quick and easy conversion of multiple audio and video formats, with renowned MainConcept quality including H.264/AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, VC-1, DVCPRO HD, JPEG2000, AAC and HE-AAC.
Consumers and professionals alike will benefit from numerous ready-to-use presets, including those for Blu-ray, Adobe Flash, DVD, Sony PSP, Apple iPod, AVCHD, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD and many more.
Reference 1.5 allows exporting to uncompressed RAW/YUV files and supports the export of WMV and Adobe Flash compliant F4V files to provide video content for AVC/H.264 live streaming with the latest version of Adobe's Flash Media Server 3, MPEG-4 Part 2 and H.263.
The encoder also includes MPEG-4 presets for Apple iPod, Sony PSP and other mobile devices. Powerful features such as batch encoding, watch folder support and logo blending further enhance the daily production workflow. Even command line control is available.
Lothar Kerestedijan, Director of Product and Business Development, Enteractive GmbH in Germany, said: "As one of the leading production houses for physical and non-physical digital media in Europe, we have been using MainConcept Reference H.264 on Intel/Mac for digitising video for EST (Electronic Sell-Thru), VoD (Video on Demand) and DTO (Download to Own) with excellent results.
"The H.264 Reference Encoder provides outstanding quality by producing output signals for stationary, portable and mobile devices," he said.
Thorsten Riedel, Founder and Managing Director of mpmotion in Germany, said: "mpmotion exclusively produces high-definition video content for international major customers in more than 14 countries. Within the production process we have evaluated every other software encoder on the market.
"MainConcept Reference is the only professional encoder delivering an optimal picture quality with a maximum bitrate of 38 MBit for Blue-ray, allowing us to achieve maximum quality and complete satisfaction for our customers."
MainConcept Reference 1.5 is available for online purchase and instant downloading. To test the power of the codecs and the Reference workflow, a free evaluation version with all important MainConcept codecs in demo mode is available for pre-purchase testing at MainConcept's website. A Linux version will also be available soon and an update to version 1.5 for Windows can be found at: www.mainconcept.com.
(KMcA)
VMI.TV Ltd

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