PYRO KOMPRESSOR HD SPEEDS ENCODING
The Pyro Kompressor HD hardware accelerator (www.pyroav.com)
works with Windows XP and Mac OS X Leopard platforms, and is tightly
integrated into Adobe’s video software family. Acceleration
functionality is plug-and-play in Premiere Pro CS3 and After Effects
CS3 Professional. The single-slot board is powered by the Ambric
Am2045TM parallel processor featuring the 336 RISC processor and
delivering 1.2 teraOPS-class of performance.
The solution can compress MPEG-2 and H.264/AVC for DVD, HD DVD, Blu-ray
Disc, Web streaming media, archival storage, IPTV, and VOD. A
programmable chip allows the solution to be updated as compression
The included Pyro Kompressor HD transcoding software application
simplifies production and provides control over input, conversion,
encoding and output. It can read either uncompressed video input or
import compressed files, using a wide range of included decoders to
enable transcoding for DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.264, AVCHD, AVC-Intra,
VC-1, DVCPRO 25/50/100, DVCPRO-HD, JPEG2000, and YUV files.
Pricing is $3,495.00. The PC version will be available in February and the Mac version will be available in the spring.