Sonic Introduces High-Def Streaming System29 Jul, 2009 By: Chris Tribbey
Sonic Solutions July 29 introduced a new video encoding, streaming and decoding system, specifically meant to deliver 1080p, Blu-ray Disc quality video to Internet-connected consumer electronics devices.
Dubbed CineVision Adaptive HD, the system will be used to eventually deliver high-def content to Roxio CinemaNow subscribers, and will be made available to other content delivery companies.
“Consumers not only want instant access to new Hollywood hit movies on their connected TVs and Blu-ray players, they want it in HD,” said Mark Ely, EVP of strategy for Sonic Solutions. “We’ve been able to enhance our world-class CineVision encoding system to prepare content for pristine viewing on the coming wave of connected CE devices, without requiring CE manufacturers to put costly hard drives in their products.”
Sonic Solutions says CineVision allows high-def content, including 3D, to be encoded at Blu-ray resolution, while working within existing broadband limits, ensuring “buffer-free” playback.