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Streambox Delivers Better Pixels with ACT-L5 Codec

Streambox will present next generation video compression technology, ACT-L5 codec, supporting 4K, 2K, HD and 2K stereo videos, at NAB 2018.

Seattle, WA(10 Apr 2018)

Streambox will present next generation video compression technology, ACT-L5 codec, supporting 4K2KHD and 2K stereo videos, at NAB 2018.

Industry first, ACT-L5 codec delivers the 12-bit4:4:4 RGB color profile required for cinematic, episodic, and commercial color grading. Also, along with LDMP, ACT-L5 can deliver master quality video streams over a lower bandwidth connection for video collaboration. This is ideal for live events, digital signage, broadcast, and sports video contributions where 12-bit, 4:4:4 RGB and High Dynamic Range (HDR) with higher frame rate.

The Streambox ACT-L5 is an adaptive bitrate codec capable of encoding full resolution, 4096 × 2160, 4K or 2K Cinema DCI 23.98, 24, and 25 fps — or — 3840 x 2160 UHD at 60, 50, 30, 23.98, and 24 fps and 4K transport from 2 Mbps to 120Mbps in real time.

ACT-L5 Codec Key Features:

  • 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4:2:0 color profiles including RGB
  • High color depth 12, 10, and 8-bit
  • High color gamut, with native support for Rec.2020, DCI P3, and Rec.709
  • Native RGB support
  • High resolution for 4K DCI and 8K
  • Native support for HDR, high dynamic range
  • Native support for HFR, high frame rate
  • High efficiency encoding for deep color and high resolution
  • Dynamic resolution support
  • Increased capacity for high bandwidth contribution workflows
  • Suitable for production quality video file storage and transfer workflows

ACT-L5 codec is integrated with LDMP (Low Delay Multi Path) reliable video transport for low latency video streaming over bonded wired and wireless IP networks where lower cost networking is desired.

ACT-L5 codec is currently shipping with the Streambox Chroma rackmounts with an upgrade options for 4K and 12G-SDI video system.

For more information ACT-L5 you can download our flyer below or contact our sales team. If you’d like to see Streambox technology in action you can reserve a spot for a personal demo at NAB 2018!

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