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MiraVid Announces Release of MSight Analyzer Featuring Full H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Support

Feature-rich stream analyzer with new H.264/MPEG-4 AVC support to ensure significant return on investment by analyzing and enriching quality of MPEG video

Markham, Ontario – Oct 3, 2005 – MiraVid Inc., a global provider of MPEG technologies and tools, today announced the immediate availability of MSight Analyzer with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC support. The new release now completes the full feature set for the family of MPEG standards, including MPEG-4, MPEG-2 and MPEG-1.

Designed for MPEG professionals in the video industry, MSight Analyzer supports all H.264/MPEG-4 AVC profiles with all levels including Baseline, Main, Extended, High, High 10, High 4:2:2, and High 4:4:4. MSight offers unparalleled performance with real-time decoding and analysis for H.264/MPEG-4 AVC streams up to HD resolutions with support for rapid compliance testing.  Powerful “QuickView” seeking technology provides for fast, efficient, and easy-to-use navigation for video streams.  With an intuitive graphical interface, professionals can expect a low learning curve and greater proficiency.  With many debugging features such as instantly jumping to problem areas identified in any compliance test, even up to the specific macroblock.  Viewing video streams in display or coded order enables users to watch step-by-step progressions of complex operations in the Decoded Picture Buffer or decoder reference picture marking.

“Extensive MPEG expertise within the video and graphics industry has forced organizations to compete for the highest level of video quality. This is one of the key factors for determining how successful a product is along with time-to-market and interoperability,” said Hugo Chung, President, MiraVid Inc. “MSight Analyzer is designed specifically to address these factors and provide MPEG professionals with the tools necessary to give them a distinctive advantage over their competitors.”

Availability: MSight Analyzer with H.264/MPEG-4 AVC support is now available.

About MSight Analyzer

MSight exposes stream statistics that give MPEG professionals valuable insight and knowledge into the behavior of coding algorithms. Experts can observe the effects of algorithm adjustments on bitrate and video quality by looking at these stream statistics. By running multiple instances of MSight, different streams can be compared to explore and refine compression algorithms.

About MiraVid

MiraVid Inc. is a premier provider of core video technologies for optimal delivery of video content and high-quality tools for MPEG stream analysis.  Founded in 2005, MiraVid Inc. was created by compression specialists to further advance the video compression industry by providing leading-edge technology and tools to product development companies.

For more information, visit http://www.miravid.com