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Introduction to Dirac – the video codec – alternative to MPEG-4 and JPEG2000 – VidOvation Blog


Last updated Mar 14, 2023 | Published on Jul 13, 2010 | JPEG2000, DIRAC, Video Compression, H.264, FAQ, Enterprise & In-house IPTV

Introduction to Dirac – the video codec

Dirac is a general-purpose video compression family suitable for everything from internet streaming to HDTV and electronic cinema.

Dirac achieves state of the art performance. It offers good quality at low bit rates, leading to lower costs. It offers good quality with low delay – ideal for live broadcast applications in studios and outside broadcasts.

Dirac is an open technology – removing licensing costs on software, hardware and content flow. Dirac’s technical flexibility offers a versatile package, facilitating ease of operation over many applications and therefore saving money.

Whatever the application, it is possible to select parameters which offer the solution you need.

  • Broadcasting
  • Clip Distribution
  • Live Streaming Video
  • Pod Casting
  • Creative Archive
  • Peer to Peer transfers
  • HDTV with SD Simulcast capability
  • Higher density channel packing
  • Desktop Production
  • News links
  • Archive Storage
  • Digital Intermediate Film Out file storage
  • PVRs
  • Multilevel Mezzanine 3 GBit/s into 1.5 GBit/s, 1.5 GBit/s into 270 MBit/s etc

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