Rhozet Ships New Carbon Coder Version 2.0

November 3, 2006
Rhozet Corp., a media transcoding provider in San Jose, Calif., has released Version 2.0 of Carbon Coder, which provides a host of enhancements including accelerated transcoding and support for additional video formats.

The Carbon Coder is a universal transcoding application that supports more than 40 compression formats to facilitate the transfer of media between acquisition, editing, play-out, archive, Web, mobile and more. The new compression formats supported by Carbon Coder 2.0 include H.264, MXF OPAtom, JPEG 2000, DPX, and AAC (a successor to MP3).

In addition to supporting these new formats, Carbon Coder 2.0 accelerates the transcoding process. According to Rhozet, many broadcast formats (including Omneon, Grass Valley, and Leitch) now transcode up to 400 percent faster using multiple processing cores within a single computer.

New features in Carbon Coder 2.0 also include Carbon Drop, which streams data from Carbon Coder to Carbon Server for "farm" encoding; YUV file import and export; improved VOB subtitling and chapter point handling; improved Line 21 and VBI handling; and increased audio channel mapping flexibility.

"Rhozet is continually expanding the range of supported formats," said David Trescot, CEO of Rhozet. "Our customers depend on us to provide them with high-speed, cost-effective transcoding across the broadest range of compression standards."

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