ViewCast Intros Osprey Video-Capture Cards for Multistream, Multiplatform Delivery

ViewCast has announced the availability of two new Osprey video-capture cards. The Osprey 260e and Osprey 460e are designed to work with industry-standard media-encoding applications, including Microsoft Expression Encoder and Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, and are suitable for broadcasters, enterprises, governments, and OEM system integrators looking for high-quality, reliable solutions for Webcasting, live streaming, podcasting, mobile TV, video on demand, and surveillance.

By adding SimulStream to either card, users can encode content in multiple formats, bitrates, and resolutions simultaneously, from a single video source, to reach the expanding variety of devices available to consumers for viewing media content wherever they are. Both the Osprey 260e and 460e cards optimize the PCI Express (PCIe) bus architecture to unleash the power of modern multicore PC engines with unfettered access to all PC resources. This capability means more power for the most demanding streaming applications.

The Osprey 260e provides one channel selectable between composite, component, or Y/C video and balanced or unbalanced audio in a low-profile form factor, ideal for compact system enclosures. The Osprey 460e is designed to simultaneously capture four independent channels of analog video and unbalanced stereo audio signals and process them independently, minimizing internal PC space requirements. The channel density offered by the Osprey 460e dramatically reduces total system cost by increasing the capture capacity within a single system.

The 460e A/V option also provides additional video inputs and four stereo balanced audio inputs to the rear-panel connectors. The optional video inputs include the selection of component or Y/C (S-Video) for each of the four channels or three additional composite inputs for a total of 16 switchable composite inputs per card.

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