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New Encoding Platform: nanoStream Live Video Encoder for iOS

We are proud to present nanoStream for iOS, running on iPhone, iPod and iPad.

Our prototype app can be licensed to OEM and B2B customers from now.

The iOS implementation uses the built-in H.264 video and AAC audio encoders and the nanoStream RTMP implementation for full compatibility with RTMP streaming environments.

For an example showcase, see the Live TV event run by Beuth School for Applied Sciences for a complete encoding setup including professional cameras over SDI, ATEM Television studio, and live RTMP streams from iOS (Article in German).

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New! nanocosmos MPEG-2 Broadcast Encoder SDK 3.5

Category : Articles , Broadcast , MXF , News , Products

We are proud to present our new MPEG-2 Broadcast Encoder SDK Version 3.5

Latest changes:

Improved MPEG2 Encoder and Decoder
Improved MXF Reader for frame accurate seeking and compatibility
Improved MXF Writer

Evaluation download.

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New! nanoStream 3.4 – Live Video Encoder SDK and Browser Plugins

We are very proud to announce the nanoStream 3.4 software,
available as Application, SDK, and Web Plugin.

Changelog nanoStream 3.4.1:
nanoStream 3.4
Improved SetLog: log rotation
Improved SetLog: GetTemp path
Improved RTMP blocking and bandwidth handling
Improved RTMP network reconnection
Improved RTMP compatibility to HLS / iOS
Improved RTMPT (HTTP / Firewall Tunneling / Proxy)
Improved RTMP authentication for Limelight and Akamai CDN
Improved RTMP Meta Data handling
Improved support for more capture devices
Improved Audio Level callbacks
Improved VideoMixer and Overlay
Improved Screen Capture: Overlapped Windows
Improved Screen Capture: Window selector
Improved Screen Capture: Performance
Improved MXF Readers and Writers
Improved MP4 File Writer for Broadcast Formats
Improved AEC (Acoustic Echo Cancellation)
Improved Web Encoder with Multiple Output Bitrates
Improved live stream sources for RTMP and files
New Plugin Setups including more modules
Fixed some issues and leaks, logging and license handling
Allow screen capture usage without capture driver installation
Fixed UDP Network Sink / Source for Unicast and Multicast
Fixed internal H264 parsing error
New RTMP license handling
New file streaming without recompression
Fixes some logging errors
Improved ICodecAPI for DirectShow filters
New “PiPRegion” configuration for picture-in-picture
New “Mp4ResyncVideoToAudioSamples” configuration
New “SyncSource” configuration
New “VideoPreviewSpecialSources” configuration
New “FrameRateConverter” configuration
New “SkipDriverQuery” configuration
Improved Crossbar handling
Improved Screen Sharing / Regions / Multi-Monitor
Updated MPEG-2 and H.264 codecs

Other platform specific changes
New MacOS dylib framework API
Improved MacOS network reconnect handling
Improved MacOS implementation including screen sharing
New iOS implementation

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New! nanoStream 3.3 – Live Video Encoder SDK and Browser Plugins

We are very proud to announce the nanoStream 3.3 software,
available as Application, SDK, and Web Plugin.

Changelog nanoStream 3.3.3:
Improved support for Blackmagic based HDMI/SDI capture devices (audio/video selection)
Changed plugin mime type to lower case for better browser compatibility
Fixed Adobe Authentication
Fixed unicode capture device names
Fixed TCP/IP network timeout handling
Improved Adobe AIR Native Extension
Improved Screen Capture (Multi-Monitor, Regions)
Added Web Plugin Samples with html, js, jquery
Sample Grabber Callback for Video Capture
Fix crash during logging
Added “skip file recompression” for streaming compressed files
Added frame rate converter
Added support for streaming mxf source files (basic support)
Improved stability
Improved media type capture device selection

nanoStream for MacOS Version 2.8
Improved command line encoder
Improved MacOS/Cocoa Framework API for SDK
Improved web plugin handling
Improved compatibility to chrome and other browsers
Added audio level control
Improved setup/package installer

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Berlinale 2013 – Personal Review

Category : Articles , Broadcast , Cinema , MXF , News

The Berlinale 2013 has ended last night. Over 400 screenings have been shown in around 50 theatres around Berlin.

I am more than happy to be part of the show, not only as part of the Audience and watch exciting movies, but also as a technical provider for the E-Cinema software running in the technical backends of the presentations. See the blog entry about the technical documentation and how nanocosmos software is running in the E-Cinema playout here.

Apart the competition there have been many separate sections running interesting movies from all around the world. A very important business venue accompanying the Berlinale is the European Film Market, with more film screenings shown than in the actual festival.

Movie Programme

I was able to attend some screenings this year again and watch some impressive stories on movie screens.

Last night I attended one of the last screenings this year, “Dark Blood“, the last film the great actor River Phoenix was starring. Sadly he died during the production 1993, and the unfinished movie was taken by an insurance company. 20 years later, the director George Sluizer finished the film as a fragment, “a chair with 3 legs, still able to stand”, as he says in his own words, spoken missing scenes from the off. This did not really hurt the impressing experience of this movie, a late Western settled in a native american desert area near the Nevada nuclear test site from the early 1950s.
The movie was presented by director George Sluizer and main actor Jonathan Price at Berlinale 2013.

Another impressive movie I have seen was a remaster of the 2nd 3D movie ever produced: “Dial M for Murder” by Alfred Hitchcock. The fact the Hitchcock was making 3D movies in his time may be unexpected to many readers. However, a few years in 1950s, 3D productions became popular, using the old-fashioned “red/green” color glasses, and so it disappeared again, as the visual quality was simply too low with These Systems.

The production itself was in fact being done with a real 3D stereo setup, a camera rig with 2 cameras placed side-by-side and 2 film strips running in parallel.
After 50 years, Warner bros. decided it is time to republish a digitial remaster.
The resynced the original film strips, digitally remastered them, but did not add additional 3d effects.
The result was screened in 4K at the Berliner Festspiele theater, in Dolby 3D, using the Wavelength Multiplex technique invented by the German company Infitec.

One of my favorite sections of the Berlinale is “Generation” – devoted not only to children and young people. A very fine selection of films from all around the world is shown, with exciting storied being told.
This year’s favorites: Nono the ZigZak kid, Eskil & Trinidad and Shopping.

Looking forward to the festival 2014!

– Oliver


Further Information:

  • nanocosmos MXF Software product information.
  • Berlinale 2013 Personal Review
  • nanocosmos contact
  • Berlinale Film Festival
  • European Film Market
  • Heise.de: Digital Cinema 2013

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