TVU One Now Supporting H.265/HEVC !
At NAB2017, TVU Networks will be showing the latest software enhancement to their already stellar mobile up-link solution, TVU One, enabling support for H.265/HEVC. TVU One was already an outstanding device, delivering reliable, high quality HD content at only 0.5 seconds latency in a solidly built, but highly portable design. I have deployed TVU systems into some of the most trying environments in the world with great success; from central London during major celebrations over highly contended 4G; to regional parts of Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda, using low bandwidth 2G and BGAN data networks. TVU Inverse Statmux Plus (IS+) and Forward Error Correction overcame high packet loss situations with ease. The highly efficient H.264 encoding delivered watchable HD content with surprisingly low data rates.
With the addition of H.265/HEVC, TVU One will be able to reduce the data rate requirements even further. The result being less bandwidth needed to deliver high quality content and improved stream stability in trying conditions. And that is what this is all about. Trying conditions. There are countless technologies available for encoding and streaming over mobile broadband and wireless networks. They all lay claim to low latency and high quality. There are even plenty now offering H.265/HEVC encoding. The true test however comes when the links start failing or when everyone else is using them at the same time. How resilient is the technology to these challenges? This is where TVU One truly excels over the competition.
TVU proprietary software and advanced hardware design has proven itself to me over and over again and I look forward to putting the new codec through its paces!
Some Questions I Have:
- H.265/HEVC is more processor intensive to encode. Will TVU be enabling this on existing hardware? Does it impact on other aspects of operation like power consumption and heat generation / fan noise?
- Prior to TVU One, TVU Networks released the TVU MLink TE4500 in a H.265/HEVC (TVU265) and 4K encoding model. Does the new TVU One with H.265/HEVC have scope in its hardware to support 4K also?
- What is the recommended minimum bit rate for a clean HD image with the new codec vs the previous H.264 codec?
- As there is no control over codec settings such as resolution as the bit rate changes, Is there a datasheet to show the resolution being delivered and how the codec is configured at various bit rates?
TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based operations – which include acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management – to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 85 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. In broadcast markets around the world including the USA, China and other major economic powers, TVU is the dominant market leader with more than half of all news broadcast stations using its IP video solutions, which includes TVU One, the award-winning, ultra-lightweight mobile live cellular up-link solution. Using its proprietary IS+ technology, TVU One uses any combination of cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi and Ethernet IP connections to deliver live HD video from practically any location... [MORE]
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