Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
FastVDO introduces SmartCast, All4
FastVDO unveiled SmartCast, a brick-sized video capture, encode and H.264/AAC streaming solution, and All4, an Intel i7-optimized compression suite, during the 2009 NAB Show.
The SmartCast streaming device is optimized for ease of use, flexibility and affordability. Using SmartCast enables anyone with a camera and network to distribute video. SmartCast’s Web-based GUI lets users begin streaming in minutes.
The heart of the SmartCast is SmartCapture, a USB stick that captures NTSC/PAL analog video and dual-channel audio and creates MPEG-4 H.264 streams.
FastVDO also unveiled All4, an Intel i7-optimized compression suite that handles up to 4:4:4 and up to 14-bits. All4 compression uses the H.264/AVC video standard and taps the High 4:4:4 Profile. It can compress from lossless to high-quality lossy in the same format. Included is support for AVC Intra, as well as the common High Profile.