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Socionext America has developed the e8 streaming encoder unit, which generates live 8K video streams for expanding the use of high-definition, high-quality video in an increasingly wide range of applications.

Socionext 18 july 2019The e8, available worldwide in September 2019, is equipped with Socionext’s multi-channel, real-time encoder system on a chip (SoC), the MB86M31. It is capable of real-time encoding of 8K/60p video with HEVC/H.265, and enables live streaming of large, high-definition video data through IP networks. It also supports the 4:2:2 10-bit colour profile required in high-quality professional video shooting.

The e8 also comes with a 12G-SDI interface (4ch) for easy connection to a wide range of 8K cameras available today. It supports a variety of streaming protocols including HLS and RTP.

Additionally, Socionext has tested and verified operations in various environments by combining the e8 and the company’s s8 media player. Connecting these two devices support applications that include viewing of sports and other events in the public space, and video communications in schools, commercial enterprises and other organisations. The solution can also facilitate live 8K VR streaming.