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Pro H.264 Encoder coming to PS3 at Consumer Pricing

April 24, 2009 Written by Richard Allen


Fixstars Demos CE-10, The First H.264 Encoder for Sony PLAYSTATION 3 At Broadcast International’s NAB Booth

Professional Level Encoding at Consumer Pricing

Fixstars Corporation of Japan, a leading developer of Multi-Core solutions announced today that it will provide a preview of its CodecSys CE-10, the industry’s first H.264 encoder specifically designed for the Sony PLAYSTATION® 3 (PS3) at Broadcast International’s booth at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 20-23, 2009.

The CE-10 encoding software is designed to be installed on a PC and allows users the ability to access the power of the PS3® platform as an accelerator to enhance video encoding with the H.264 compliant CodecSys process to achieve professional encoding quality for the prosumer market sector.

Additional features of the CE-10 include:

  • High quality low bit rate compression
  • Ultra fast HD encoding
  • Flexible software-based advantages
  • Professional quality at an affordable “prosumer” price

“We really feel that in the CE-10 we’ve created a game changing application because of its ability to provide professional quality encoding at a consumer level,” said Satoshi Miki, Chief Executive Officer of Fixstars. “We’re confident that videographers at any level will benefit from its flexibility, speed and quality and eagerly await the response and reactions of the first evaluations from NAB.”

“We congratulate Fixstars on its ability to incorporate CodecSys and our H.264 encoder to create a professional grade encoder for consumers,” said Rod Tiede, president and CEO of Broadcast International. “The speed at which they worked to create the CE-10 was truly amazing and we are excited to partner with Fixstars and look forward to the opportunity to join them in unveiling this groundbreaking technology at NAB.”

At NAB, Fixstars will demo at the Broadcast International booth (booth # SU4326) to attendees and media in advance of the formal product launch which is scheduled for June 2009.