Why do we think encoders and decoders matter to the Global AV market? Because IP is everywhere. If you want your content to be accessible via streaming, or if you have incoming content from IP-connected devices, you need a way to integrate IP into your existing AV workflow. Encoders and decoders allow you to do just that.
Here are three use cases where you’ll need codecs to get video from the source to the screen.
Video capture to IP stream. Filming a live event? Whether it’s a class, concert, church service or meeting, you’ll need a way to get the baseband video from your camera into a format where it can be streamed. Video capture to IP, via an encoder module, is the easiest way to do this.
Video decode from IP stream. Have content coming from Skype, iPhones, or webcams? With a decoder module, you can add this IP content directly into your existing workflow. And if you’re sending live video over IP, you’ll need decoders to display the video in remote locations. With encoders and decoders you can take advantage of IP to stream an event to many locations.
Video capture to storage. Need to store, not just watch, your live video feed? Again, modules that can simultaneously store and stream are your answer. Recording via USB lets you save the content that’s streaming, for later viewing, archives or editing.
As IP becomes more common in the AV market, plan to see more engineers take advantage of IP streaming with encoders and decoders. We’re hoping to help meet that need with our new line of semi-custom modules being released this week.
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