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Modulus Video Reduces Bandwidth with MPEG-4 AVC

Video Pre-Processing option for the ME1000 boosts efficiency 15-20 percent (April 05, 2005)

Modulus Video, Inc. today announced its new Video Pre-Processing (VPP) option for the ME1000 AVC standard definition (SD) encoder for broadcast and other quality-driven video applications. The new VPP option ?cleans the source video, enabling the ME1000 to further deliver on Modulus twin goals of increasing image quality and reducing bandwidth requirements using MPEG-4 AVC.

VPP for ME1000 incorporates state of the art motion compensated temporal filtering (MCTF) technology, from LSI Logic, which has been specially tuned for Modulus Videos high performance MPEG-4 AVC systems. MCTF is recognized as the best and most effective way to remove noise from video, providing the encoder with a very pristine video source. This improvement makes it easier for the encoder to compress the video, enabling the ME1000 to further improve picture quality and reduce delivery bandwidth requirements. This capability is of critical importance to satellite, telco and IPTV broadcast business models where meeting high quality demands must be achieved within narrow bandwidth constraints.

Modulus Video has already commenced shipments of the VPP option and will offer live demonstrations of the ME1000 with VPP at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters convention scheduled for April 18-21 in Las Vegas, Booth SU9636.

?Unlike in the old MPEG-2 world, where broadcasters waited years to reap the quality and efficiency benefits of high quality video pre-processing, Modulus Video is making this important enhancement available at the outset of the migration to MPEG-4 AVC, said Bob Wilson, Chairman and CEO of Modulus Video. ?This option dramatically extends what is already the most powerful AVC encoding platform available.

The ME1000 SD MPEG-4 AVC encoder offers a compelling realization of the powerful AVC standard toolkit. With the ability to support and select advanced features such as CABAC entropy coding, macro block adaptive field frame coding, multi-frame references and de-blocking filter, the ME1000 is the most powerful, flexible and efficient AVC video compression platform in the market today. The platform delivers MPEG-4 AVC data as a compressed MPEG-2 transport stream using IP or optional ASI, making it easy to deploy into an existing video delivery infrastructure.

For more information about the VPP option, the ME1000 standard definition AVC encoder, as well as the new Modulus Video ME6000 high definition encoder, visit .

About Modulus Video, Inc.
Modulus Video, Inc. is a provider of next-generation HD and SD video compression solutions for digital television based on the MPEG-4 AVC (H.264 / MPEG-4.10) standard. Its products include encoders and professional decoders targeted at the broadcast, narrowcast and video-on-demand markets. Each product provides significantly greater efficiency over legacy MPEG-2 systems, while working seamlessly within that existing transport infrastructure. Modulus provides long-term, cost-effective solutions for meeting the increased demand for bandwidth in market segments including: contribution / distribution; digital television delivered via satellite, cable, terrestrial, or IPTV, and enterprise networks. Modulus is based in Sunnyvale, California, and was founded in 2002.

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