20 Jan Your Encoder Questions Answered
Posted at 06:00h in Product ReviewIn the land of video streaming, we all know that your hardware is only has good as your software and vice versa. You can not successfully stream to your audience if your media platform is working well but your encoder isn’t. This is why choosing your hardware is so critical to your live stream. But which encoder do you choose? We asked our go-to expert at U.S. Broadcast, Eric Pratt, to talk with us about Videon’s encoders and decoders. Videon is an AV hardware company for live streaming based in State College, Pennsylvania. They design and manufacture all of their products on-site. Their encoder and decoder line includes three models well-suited for live stream:
- Greylock HD H.264 Encoder/Decoder (pictured above), which supports RTMP streaming and HDMI and SDI.
- Empire HD H.264 Encoder, which is its most popular live stream encoder and has the same features as Greylock without the decoder also built in.
- Washington HD H.264 Decoder, which converts streaming video to HDMI.