Teradek’s Cube, the world’s first camera-top HD video encoder, is now shipping. Cube is a tiny, ultra-rugged encoder that streams HD video over IP up to 1080p24, 1080i60 or 720p60 resolution. Cube features both a wired Ethernet and a built-in WiFi output. Cube mounts directly to a camera with the hotshoe, accessory rail system, or tripod mount. Cube is an elegant solution for wireless high definition video monitoring. Filmmakers are using Cube for vehicle-to-vehicle video monitoring, steadicam operating, and connecting first-unit production crews with second-unit crews, and even streaming HD video to distant production offices. Cube has been tested extensively in real-world conditions and performs flawlessly both indoors or outdoors. Videographers and cameramen outside of the filmmaking community are also finding innovative uses for Cube including live HD webcasting for concerts, sporting events, news gathering and weddings.
Cube features the most advanced compression algorithm available today, H.264 High Profile Level 4.1. Cube’s advanced compression and variable bitrate allow the user to optimize Cube for network conditions. Cube’s modest bandwidth requirements deliver stunning 1080i high definition video in the 3-4Mbps range, this is an 80% reduction in bitrate requirements when compared to MPEG-2. Cube also features a built-in format converter for image scaling when a smaller image size or lower bandwidth are desired. Although only 7 ounces, Cube is built tank-tough and features a milled and anodized aluminum chassis and a locking Lemo power connector.
Cube is shipping now and available for purchase from Teradek’s website and a growing network of retailers. Contact Teradek at www.teradek.com today to find a dealer near you.
Irvine, CA based Teradek specializes in IP video solutions for broadcasting live HD or SD video over LAN/WAN or the Internet. Teradek is a technology leader in H.264 compression and offers a wide range of 1080p Blu-ray quality, ultra-rugged, ultra-low power, easy to use video encoding products. From the featherweight, camera-top encoders designed to broadcast live HD video from any handheld video camera, to the ultra-rugged Chimera which supports any HD video input including HDMI and 3G-SDI, up to multi-channel rack-mount decoders; Teradek’s products provide unprecedented access to personalized broadcasting, more effective information-sharing and cost-effective ways to produce, teach, preach or train online.