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  • 11/30/2011

    The year is quickly coming to a close and Sencore is ready to ship your year-end purchases. Sencore offers operational equipment and toolsets that support broadcast engineers for video delivery, testing and monitoring applications – most Sencore products are available today.

  • 11/16/2011

    Sencore’s recent presentation at the SCTE show was designed to help operators through the challenges of normalizing video content from a variety of sources and to describe the system architecture needed for multi-screen video technology. If you missed the live presentation you can still read the white paper entitled Leveraging video transcoding in headend and hub architectures and learn more about the 3 use cases examined. This paper goes in depth about the best utilization of video transcoding techniques both in content normalization for the last mile and in improving bandwidth efficiency in the distribution network.

  • 11/07/2011

    At Sencore’s booth #1412 we are featuring a transcoding demonstrating of an H.264 high-bit stream being transcoded to both MPEG2 and H.264 with superb quality -- and at a bit rate you won’t believe!

  • 11/07/2011

    One of the hottest technical topics at the SCTE this year is “How are cable operators readying themselves for multi-screen applications?” Sencore has been selected to discuss this at SCTE2012. Sencore’s presentation is designed to help operators through the challenges of normalizing video content from a variety of sources and will describe the system architecture that is needed for multi-screen video technology

  • 10/25/2011

    Register for Sencore’s upcoming webinar with TV Technology.

  • 10/21/2011

    Video transcoding is a widely used term throughout the broadcast industry.  In today’s market environment there are plenty of discussions centered towards provisioning content for multi-screen applications; however there are also valuable applications for video transcoders in existing broadcast chains.  As always with many different use cases come many different feature sets and many different products.

  • 10/05/2011

    NES Communications recently installed two Sencore SMD 989 DVB-S/S2 satellite modulators into their newest HD digital satellite uplink truck. We are happy to share that at this year’s HD World Show NES Comm and Sencore are providing live demonstrations of the vehicle’s full range of capabilities --including the SMD 989’s ability to modulate 8PSK, 16APSK and 32 APSK formats.

  • 09/30/2011

    In the last post we reviewed some terminology and configuration parameters that are common when setting up an MPEG/IP delivery network. In that post, we mentioned that IP was originally developed for delivering sporadic burst of data. We also mentioned that in order to deliver video data it must arrive on time and in sequence at the intended destination.  Because timing is everything for optimal video delivery, the ability to accurately monitor points throughout the network helps to ensure the best possible video experience for the viewer.

  • 09/21/2011

    IP and Gigabit Ethernet networks provide a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective way to transport video, audio, voice and data. Because of these advantages, the use of IP based infrastructures to move compressed video within and between broadcast facilities is gaining popularity with professional broadcasters and content providers.

  • 09/01/2011

    The need for MPEG-2 and H.264 decoding continues to expand for content providers. As the world transitions from analog to digital it becomes more and more challenging to satisfy growing signal transmission and video delivery demand, including the increasing hunger for HD; the result is an ongoing search for fast, flexible and cost-effective solutions for decode applications.