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MainConcept Releases New Codec SDK 8.0
Date:2/10/2009

Full AVC-Intra encoding, 64-bit support, seamless integration and improved quality benefit a wide range of industries

AACHEN, Germany, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- MainConcept GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DivX, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIVX) and one of the world's leading providers of video/audio codecs and software development kits (SDKs) to the broadcast, film and consumer markets, today announced the release of Codec SDK 8.0 with seamless integration and higher performance. This comprehensive package of industry leading codecs offers enhanced value such as 64-bit support and full AVC-Intra encoding to a wide range of industries including professional broadcast, healthcare, video-conferencing, surveillance, and consumer electronics.

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Using the new Codec SDK 8.0, professional software developers can seamlessly integrate low level codec components and DirectShow filters for video, as well as audio encode and decode into their own solutions, thereby increasing the number of platforms. This allows developers to reduce integration work, save time and decrease costs, while increasing the overall solution quality since the same line of code is utilized.

In addition, all components for the Codec SDK 8.0 are available as 32-bit and 64-bit versions for Windows, Mac OS X (Intel) and Linux. A 64-bit SDK 8.0 for Mac OS X (Intel) and the MainConcept(TM) Reference SDK with the full feature set will be available for licensing soon.

Full AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50 support is included in the SDK 8.0. Now available is a low delay flag to reduce latency, an essential feature for video-conferencing, as well as medical and security software using the H.264/AVC format. The H.264 and the MPEG-2 component for encoding have been optimized for improved quality.

Codec SDK 8.0 offers enhanced support for:

  • Sony XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM DV (DVCAM), IMX profiles
  • Panasonic AVC-Intra 100/AVC-Intra 50
  • Digital Cinema (DCI 2K, DCI 4K)
  • DXVA GPU Hardware Acceleration for H.264 and MPEG-2

"Industry leading companies worldwide rely on our Codec SDK and will immediately benefit from the tremendous technical improvements we have made," said Muzaffer Beygirci, Managing Director and Vice President Worldwide Sales at MainConcept. "With this new SDK version, we continue to deliver on our mission to make every codec available for every major platform."

The full feature list of the new Codec SDK 8.0 and all supported codecs is available at www.mainconcept.com. For existing customers and partners with a maintenance contract, the product release will be available at MainConcept's Customer Portal for immediate download. Other parties interested in evaluating MainConcept Codec SDK 8.0 may send an e-mail to sales(at)mainconcept.com to request an evaluation license.

About MainConcept

MainConcept is one of the world's leading providers of high-quality codec technology for the broadcast, film, consumer electronics, computer software, medical imaging and security markets, among others. MainConcept solutions are optimized for various platforms including PCs, set-top boxes, portable media players and mobile phones, supporting the most popular industry standards such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, H.264/AVC, VC-1, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, JPEG2000, AAC, HE-AAC and AC3. MainConcept is headquartered in Germany with subsidiaries in the USA, Russia, and Japan. The company serves the Asia-Pacific region through key distribution partners in China, Korea, and Taiwan. Customers include some of the most respected international companies including Adobe, Leitch/Harris, Microsoft, mobiTV, Sonic Solutions, Sony, and Panasonic. MainConcept is a wholly owned subsidiary of DivX, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIVX). For more information and available codecs visit www.mainconcept.com. Parties interested in licensing MainConcept technology can contact the company at sales@mainconcept.com.

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