Press Releases from NAB2006


Microsoft Announces Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition Beta

“Today at the National Association of Broadcasters convention, NAB2006, Microsoft Corp. announced availability this week of a new addition to the Windows Media tools family, Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition. The beta encoder is a powerful tool for video professionals, optimized for the creation of high-quality offline encoding using Microsoft’s implementation of the VC-1 video standard (Windows Media Video). Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition beta provides the key features necessary to create next-generation video content and capitalize on the growing importance of optical media and video-on-demand scenarios.”  More

Microsoft and Universal Pictures Collaborate to Release HD DVD Titles Using VC-1 and iHD

“Today at the National Association of Broadcasters convention, NAB2006, Microsoft Corp. and Universal Pictures announced their collaboration on the release of next-generation HD DVD discs using VC-1, the video compression standard recently approved by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and one of the mandatory codecs in the HD DVD specification. Universal will also use iHD for the interactive features of the new titles. The launch of HD DVD players and titles last week in the U.S. represents the first broad market availability of high-definition optical media for consumers.” More

SMPTE VC-1 Receiving Industrywide Support

“Today at the National Association of Broadcasters convention, NAB2006, Microsoft Corp. showcased how Windows Media Video (WMV), Microsoft’s implementation of SMPTE VC-1, is being adopted across the industry to power a range of next-generation content creation and playback scenarios, from mobile content for wireless devices to high-definition video delivered by next-generation DVD or to IP set-top boxes. Earlier this month Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) released the VC-1 standard, and Windows Media Video, the first implementation of VC-1, is licensable from Microsoft today.”  More

Microsoft and Ascent Media Europe Collaborate to Deliver Significant Cost Savings to the Media Industry

“Today at the National Association of Broadcasters convention, NAB2006, Microsoft Corp. and Ascent Media Europe, a leading provider of content creation, management and distribution solutions for the media and entertainment industries, announced a new alliance to deliver one of the United Kingdom’s first implementations of a distributed digital media archive, designed to enable content owners to significantly speed up the overall production process across multiple locations and help reduce operating costs. Combining Microsoft Connected Services Framework and Ascent Media’s Atlas services, this advanced new system will be made available to media and entertainment customers across the U.K. and Europe, transforming their businesses to run on digital-file-based workflows and archives.”  More



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2 thoughts on “Press Releases from NAB2006”

  1. Is the Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition Beta going to be available for download by the general public or will we only find it on MSDN or someplace like that?

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