New SAMMA Player/Decoder Supports MJPEG2000

SAMMA (System for the Automated Migration of Media Assets) Systems has added the MJPEG2K Player—a player/decoder for monitoring and editing Motion JPEG2000 files—to its arsenal of lossless compression products.

The MJPEG2K Player card for PCs, operates in conjunction with SAMMA Systems’ recently launched SAMMA Solo, a real-time analog-to-digital lossless migration system that encodes mathematically lossless MJPEG2000 files in real-time, as well as other standard formats.

It provides a cost-effective method for playing back the MJPEG2000 files for monitoring or loading into an editing platform. It also includes SDI output for viewing quality with embedded 4-channel audio that is bit-for-bit identical to MJ2 output, the company said.

“The innovative, mathematically lossless MJPEG2000 standard is ideal for archiving because it doesn’t introduce artifacts when brought out of compression and allows customers to preserve and future-proof their analog assets in the best way possible,” said SAMMA President Mark Gray. “The player gives broadcasters efficient and easy access to their converted assets.”

The MJPEG2K functions as a decoder-only with SAMMA software for use in standalone viewing stations. It requires a user-supplied PC and monitor.

The MJPEG2K is debuting at SMPTE 2007, Oct. 24 to 26 in the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge (Booth 604).