Sorenson Media, a video solutions provider, has released a free update to Sorenson Squeeze 5, enabling current Sorenson Squeeze customers to upload files to the new Sorenson 360 Video Delivery Network.
Using Sorenson Squeeze 5 software to encode their video prior to publishing it to the Sorenson 360 VDN gives customers control of the format and quality of their video content, according to the company.
The company also said that the Sorenson 360 VDN expands publishing opportunities in the market for internet video by enabling users to publish the quality video on their web sites in less time and cost.
After importing video into Sorenson Squeeze 5 and applying a customizable preset encoded in the MPEG-4 or Flash video formats, the file is automatically published to a server cloud and accessed online through Sorenson 360. Once video is uploaded to Sorenson 360, users have access to meta-data features, such as viewer-tracking, embedded tags with keywords, real-time video analytics, data-rate control and professional-level player skins, the company added.
In addition to the ability to upload files directly to Sorenson 360, the latest update to Sorenson Squeeze 5 features include: de-interlacing has been enhanced to remove interlacing artifacts created by conventional video, improving overall video quality. The MainConcept H.264 codec has been updated to provide quality and encoding. It also resolves a key frame issue in the MainConcept H.264 codec, the company noted.
Peter Csathy, CEO of Sorenson Media, said: Based on feedback from our existing Sorenson Squeeze users, the Sorenson 360 VDN re-imagines what a video publishing platform should be. It gives anyone the ability to take full advantage of Internet video publishing while maintaining the highest quality, uncomplicated workflow, and trusted name Sorenson Squeeze has become known for.