MegaPEG HDTV is the third major release since 1996 and now supports High Definition MPEG_2 bitstreams suitable for broadcast television in North America, Japan and Europe, converting formats on the fly, including SD to HD conversion (or HD to SD downconversion) and from ATSC to EBU or vice-versa.
MegaPEG HDTV has the unique ability to integrate compression with built-in Picture Quality Analysis (PQA) tools to provide the operator with high quality feedback and control over the encoding process. The PQA is based on Digigami’s MPressionist Pro HD.
MegaPEG HDTV is a single pass MPEG encoder featuring a floating point video pre-processing pipeline that supports both Constant and Variable bitrates. MegaPEG HDTV shines in HD production scenarios where files are encoded once and then played repeatedly as opposed the single real-time pass for broadcast TV. This includes DTV ad-insertion systems, HD kiosk applications, and closed-circuit HD TV networks such as those increasingly found in museums, theme parks, airports and five star luxury hotels.
In addition to HDTV MPEG-2 bitstreams, MegaPEG HDTV can compress for all major MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 applications, it also provides the analysis tools for demystifying the wide variety of compression parameters which come into play across HDTV, HD-DVD, DVD and MPEG-1 encoding
The new 3.0 version of Digigami “MegaPEG HDTV” is available now for the introductory price of US$795.00. Registered users of previous versions of MegaPEG are eligible for substantial upgrade discounts. Demonstration versions of MegaPEG HDTV are available.
Gen Kiyooka – President, Digigami was interviewed on the Digital Production BuZZ show and podcast on August 18, available from the archives.