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MainConcept Expands Support for XAVC Format to Industry-Leading Video Codec SDK

DivX, LLC, a leading provider of next-generation digital video solutions, today announced that the company’s MainConcept® H.264 Broadcast codec SDK, which powers many of the world’s leading professional media software solutions, now supports the encoding and decoding of XAVC and XAVC S 4K formats.

“At MainConcept, we pride ourselves on providing support in our codecs for the latest camera technologies so our customers can quickly and easily add these new profiles into their software solutions,” said Thomas Kramer, VP of Product Management at DivX, LLC. “We’re pleased to continue our long time collaboration with Sony to drive adoption of the innovative XAVC format through the content creation workflow.”

The XAVC format, developed by Sony and introduced in October 2012, supports 4K resolutions at up to 60 frames per second and is used by the Sony CineAlta line of cameras, PMW-F55/F5. With the addition of the format to the renowned MainConcept SDK, broadcast workflows will be able to easily add support for high-quality 4K content.

“MainConcept’s extensive relationships with companies providing content creation tools makes it one of the most reliable partners to work with on delivering new formats to the market,” said Tetsuya Iwamoto, General Manager, System Solution Business Division of Sony Professional Solution Group. “The MainConcept team has delivered a wonderful solution for integrating XAVC and XAVC S into post production environments and solutions.”

Latest additions to the new H.264 Broadcast Codec SDK from MainConcept include:

  • Import support for XAVC including XAVC S
  • Full import and export support for XAVC HD/4K (LongGOP) Profile, XAVC HD Intra Profile class 50/100/200, XAVC 4K Intra Profile class 100/300/480.
  • Video encoding for XAVC S HD/4K.

MainConcept is a leading provider of video and audio encoding, decoding, transcoding and streaming technologies. With offerings that range from individual components for software developers to ready to use enterprise transcoding solutions, MainConcept’s video technology delivers exceptionally high quality, high performance and bitrate efficient solutions for digital media professionals.

About DivX, LLC

DivX is a leading provider of next-generation digital video technologies for Over-The-Top services from content preparation to protected delivery and multiscreen playback of high-quality video across consumer electronics devices and mobile platforms. DivX, along with its subsidiary MainConcept, is accelerating the adoption of the HEVC/H.265 video standard across the video supply chain with solutions for third-party software integration, transcoding applications, and protected playback on consumer electronics devices.

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