The delicate tightrope of live broadcast
Compression for live broadcast is complex and in flux
Live broadcast depends on many moving parts working together for success, including compression. Compression standards are evolving. Broadcasters need to have one eye on the future to make sure they get the balance right. They also need flexibility–they have evolving demands and can’t invest in a solution that will only help with today’s requirements.
With different demands on contribution, mezzanine, OTT and distribution, operators need an enormous arsenal of compression solutions to maintain efficiency, manage cost and still meet consumer expectation. Appear provides a range of compression solutions, in hardware and software, that provide the ultimate flexibility to accommodate any operator compression requirement–whether the emphasis is on operating costs, power consumption, density or latency.
Appear provides a range of compression solutions, providing the ultimate flexibility to accommodate any compression requirement
Appear’s solutions can be used for different applications, through modularity create hybrid systems that can cover multiple functions in one unit, and can be reused if needs change
Appear also provides the highest quality implementation of compression standards that maximize the quality/bitrate ratio
Our X and XC Platforms have won acclaim in tests against all major competitors for VQ per bitrate on AVC and HEVC codecs
The X Platform is a high-capacity, versatile, ultra-low latency platform for high-speed video networking, enhanced IP security and advanced compression for the remote production, contribution and distribution markets.
The XC Platform is the modular head-end platform for IPTV and broadcast, supporting content acquisition, compression, stream processing (including scrambling and multiplexing), with distribution options for
cable, satellite and terrestrial networks.
Appear’s NEO Series enables software-powered video compression for the delivery of live media experiences. Whether it’s for IPTV, OTT or combined applications, and deployed as appliances or software, NEO delivers high quality compression and packaging to ensure that content is delivered securely and reliably.