SPOTLIGHT: Maxistream launches 1080p encoder

Maxistream launches 1080p encoder
Maxistream of San Mateo, Calif., says it's rolled out a 1080p MPEG-4 encoder that handles 24 and 30 fps at 3.5 Mbps. Maxistream explains how 1080p is superior to 1080i, which it says is "loaded with artifacts and blurry video images." This is of course not true, unless it's transcoded six times and pushed at a completely inadequate data rate, which to some degree is the point of MPEG-4 … check out some Maxistream marketspeak here.

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