PICVideo M-JPEG v4 Released by Pegasus Imaging


Pegasus Imaging delivers the first M-JPEG video codec optimized for 64-bit Windows systems

TAMPA, Fla. – January 16, 2009 – Pegasus® Imaging Corporation, the world leader in digital imaging technology, today announces the release of PICVideo™ Version 4 for M-JPEG video compression and decompression. This release delivers the first Motion JPEG video codec optimized specifically for performance on 64-bit Windows systems, fully engaging the speed and throughput of its user’s system.

Backed by image compression experts and the first-class professional support team at Pegasus Imaging, PICVideo compresses and decompresses M-JPEG video files better and faster than any other available codec. It is ideal for viewing Motion JPEG files, such as those captured with digital cameras or cell phones, using Windows Media Player. M-JPEG is also used in video editing applications because it describes each individual frame completely. The PICVideo M-JPEG Codec includes a Microsoft Video for Windows interface and a Microsoft DirectShow Transform Filter interface. It is the only codec available that is optimized for both 64-bit and 32-bit operating systems.

“Because of its speed and features, our PICVideo codec is the ultimate addition for any company migrating their video viewing and editing products to 64-bit Windows systems,” says Paul Firth, product manager at Pegasus Imaging.

The highlight of today’s PICVideo v4 release is optimizations for 64-bit Windows systems. PICVideo v4 also adds a feature that detects if a user has English, German, Spanish, French, or Japanese language packs installed on their machine. Once detected, the configuration screen is shown in their preferred language and the user is directed to localized pages for purchasing a license on the Pegasus Imaging website.

Companies creating video viewing or editing software can license PICVideo codecs for distribution with their products. Current PICVideo customers include Avid Technology, Pinnacle Systems, Saba Software, and Sarnoff. Please contact a Pegasus representative for details on partnering with Pegasus to bundle or license PICVideo.

More information and trial versions can be found at www.accusoft.com/picvideomjpeg.htm.

Pegasus is a registered trademark and PICVideo is a trademark of Pegasus Imaging Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

About Pegasus Imaging

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Pegasus Imaging Corporation delivers digital imaging software development kits (SDKs), image compression, recognition, and image editing technologies. The company exceeds speed and quality requirements for document imaging, forms processing, medical imaging and DICOM, color/photo imaging, video applications and more. Technology is delivered as Microsoft .NET, ActiveX, and Silverlight controls, Windows Workflow Activity Libraries, DLLs and applications. Multiple 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are supported, including Windows, Windows Mobile, Linux, Sun Solaris and IBM AIX. Visit www.accusoft.com for more information.