Optibase Ltd. on Thursday announced that it is shipping its
MPEG MovieMaker 200S
encoding board for the Mac, intended for professionals creating MPEG-based content, including DVD, SVCD and VCD-based content. The board
was first announced
at NAB 2004 this past April. It’s compatible with Power Mac G4 and G5-based systems running Mac OS X.
MPEG MovieMaker 200S can encode at bit rates up to 10Mbps, and offers VTR control, digital inputs, 5.1 Dolby Digital audio pass through, variable bit rate (VBR) encoding and automatic scene detection. It can also preview video while encoding. Optibase includes encoding management software. Pricing was not disclosed.