mxfSPEEDRAIL with native support for AVC-Intra and QuickTime

AVC-Intra and QuickTime support

mxfSPEEDRAIL S1000 and mxfSPEEDRAIL F1000 now have the ability to record and ingest HD media encoded with the high-performance AVC-Intra video codec and with QuickTime file format and supported video codecs. This allows mxfSPEEDRAIL to provide real-time editing when required to record and ingest SD or HD signals using either Final Cut Pro or Avid video editing applications.

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“At MOG Technologies we are always working to improve our products and provide the most complete solutions to the broadcast industry. The full support of AVC-Intra and .MOV files is a natural and required step in mxfSPEEDRAIL progress, answering to the market needs,” said Vitor Teixeira, Marketing & Sales Director. “Nowadays, with the broadcast attention on the HD digital video quality, it is extremely important to provide a solution that is easy for editing in several platforms and that preserves maximum video quality like AVC-Intra.”

MOG Technologies native support of AVC-Intra codec in mxfSPEEDRAIL S1000 lets users record all incoming video feeds (cameras, satellite, VTR) in AVC-Intra format in real-time, enabling immediate availability of media files for live editing of multiple streams, either in Final Cut Pro or in Avid Editing Suites. AVC-Intra is a video codec developed by Panasonic that is fully compliant with the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC standard and additionally follows the SMPTE RP 2027-2007 recommended practice specification. AVC-Intra intends to meet the requirements of video professionals who want to store high quality HD digital video on digital storage media for acquisition, editing and archiving purposes. It is a 10-bit intra-frame compression in two modes: AVC-Intra 100 for full-raster mastering quality and AVC-Intra 50 for DVCPRO HD comparable quality at half the bit rate to save storage space.

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“AVC-Intra format is gaining ground for broadcast and production market worldwide,” said Tadao Shimozuru, Director of Professional AV Systems B.U., Panasonic Corporation. “We are expanding our strategic approach to the market by offering various workflow solutions with third parties. We are pleased that MOG Technologies offers AVC-Intra native workflow to the customers.”

AVC-Intra is available in a number of Panasonic's P2 Camera and Recorder products, and is available in the market for a wide range of video operations. mxfSPEEDRAIL F1000 can now ingest media directly from P2 cards when recorded with Panasonic P2 camcorders and make it available for editing as soon as the file transfer begins. For the wrapping format, mxfSPEEDRAIL also allows the recording of files as .MOV in addition to the existent MXF OP1A and Avid OPAtom.

MOG Technologies' mxfSPEEDRAIL can encode and ingest a wide range of video formats including: DVCPRO (25 and 50 Mbps); DVCPRO HD (100 Mbps); XDCAM™ - IMX (30, 40, 50 Mbps); XDCAM™ HD - MPEG2 4:2:2 (50Mbps), 4:2:0 (18, 25, 35 Mbps), in addition to the QuickTime file format.

The support for the new codecs and wrapper is available in all mxfSPEEDRAIL models and will be due to ship in September.

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