ViewCast unveils eight-channel streaming encoder

ViewCast is offering the Niagara 8224 high-density analog media encoder with ability to capture stream and archive premium-quality audio and video simultaneously on eight independent channels.

With the Niagara 8224, users can encode and stream media in real time, at different bit rates, in multiple formats and resolutions, for a variety of multichannel video applications. It is also well suited for multichannel audio environments with the ability to deliver eight stereo or 16 mono audio streams.

The Niagara 8224 system accepts component, composite or Y/C (S-Video) analog video inputs for up to eight channels, and balanced and unbalanced stereo audio inputs. Each channel can be configured independently to deliver multiple streams in multiple viewing formats and multiple bit rates, and each stream can be individually sized, scaled, and customized with bit map overlays (e.g. logos and graphics) and other features such as closed-caption prerendering.

Encoding and streaming formats delivered by the Niagara 8224 include Windows Media, RealVideo, H.263, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Adobe Flash capture-to-file, 3GPP/3GPP2 container format and uncompressed AVI capture-to-file.

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