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April 7, 2005

Digital Rapids releases StreamZHD, a professional high definition/standard definition video ingest and transcoding server

Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids releases the StreamZHD, a format agile, automated ingest and transcoding server. The StreamZHD turnkey system can capture, encode, transcode, and deliver HD or SD video in its native format or format converted on the fly, to any other HD or SD format. It can capture to uncompressed, lossless or lossly compressed, 8 or 10-bit media. It can capture to uncompressed AVI at all resolutions (e.g., 1080i, 720p, NTSC, PAL), it can capture 1280 x 720 at 24fps in real time to WM9 or to MPEG2, and it can capture standard definition video in real time to a variety of formats. It can transcode to multiple formats including Windows Media 9, MPEG, AVC, QuickTime, Real Helix, image sequence, AVI, Flash video, etc.

StreamZHD software provides a comprehensive set of workflow automation tools.  StreamZHD supports RS422 deck control, GPI triggers, watch folders, e-mail notification, scheduled recording and a powerful metadata publishing and logging tool to automate and organize workflows.  RS422 control or GPI triggers allows easy integration of SteamZHD into an existing environment or it can be used as the centerpiece of a new format agile production suite.

StreamZHD comes as a 3RU turnkey HD production server with 584GB of video storage standard (more available on request).  StreamZHD is delivered with a 1RU breakout box that provides multi-format HD-SDI and SD-SDI, 8 channels of AES audio, RS422 connections, GPI triggers, and LTC audio on XLR.

"The StreamZHD is an exciting addition to our product line” says Brick Eksten, President of Digital Rapids Corporation. “It shortens the pipeline between video input and the storage network and can additionally act as a single device for both video ingest and dailies delivery.  We are very excited about the automated DVD publishing capabilities as well as the integrated support for Copper, our wirespeed media delivery product."

About Digital Rapids Corporation – Digital Rapids is a leading developer of professional hardware and software solutions for real-time video ingest, playout, transcoding, and streaming. Product lines include Stream video ingest and transcoding solutions, Copper for the secure and error corrected distribution of digital media over diverse networks, StreamZHD and CarbonHD, an HD product line for real-time HD acquisition, playout, and transcoding. Digital Rapids products integrate seamlessly into existing post production, broadcast, and corporate environments, dramatically increasing the volume and quality of media produced while increasing productivity and lowering overall costs. Digital Rapids Corporation ( is headquartered in Ontario, Canada and has sales offices in California, the UK and Australia.

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