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Streambox Delivers Better Pixels with ACT-L5 Codec

Streambox will present next-generation video compression technology, ACT-L5 codec, supporting 4K, 2K, HD and 2K stereo videos, at NAB 2018.

Industry-first, ACT-L5 codec delivers the 12-bit, 4:4:4 RGB color profile required for cinematic, episodic, and commercial color grading. Also, along with LDMP, ACT-L5 can deliver master-quality video streams over a lower bandwidth connection for video collaboration. This is ideal for live events, digital signage, broadcast, and sports video contributions were 12-bit, 4:4:4 RGB and High Dynamic Range (HDR) with a higher frame rate.

The Streambox ACT-L5 is an adaptive bitrate codec capable of encoding full resolution, 4096 x 2160, 4K or 2K Cinema DCI 23.98, 24, and 25 fps or 3840 x 2160 UHD at 60, 50, 30, 23.98, and 24 fps and 4K transport from 2 Mbps to 120Mbps in real-time.

ACT-L5 Codec Key Features:

  • 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4:2:0 color profiles including RGB
  • High color depth 12, 10, and 8-bit
  • High color gamut, with native support for Rec.2020, DCI P3, and Rec.709
  • Native RGB support
  • High resolution for 4K DCI and 8K
  • Native support for HDR, high dynamic range
  • Native support for HFR, high frame rate
  • High-efficiency encoding for deep color and high resolution
  • Dynamic resolution support
  • Increased capacity for high bandwidth contribution workflows
  • Suitable for production quality video file storage and transfer workflows

ACT-L5 codec is integrated with LDMP (Low Delay Multi-Path) reliable video transport for low latency video streaming over bonded wired and wireless IP networks where lower-cost networking is desired.

ACT-L5 codec is currently shipping with the Streambox Chroma rackmounts with upgrade options for 4K and 12G-SDI video systems.

For more information on ACT-L5, you can download our flyer below or contact our sales team. If you'd like to see Streambox technology in action you can reserve a spot for a personal demo at NAB 2018!