MADISON, Wis. — March 7, 2012 — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for lecture capture, enterprise and event webcasting, today announced the Mediasite ML HD Recorder, the newest addition to its high definition family of award-winning Recorders and streaming software. Designed specifically for live events, conferences, commencements and on-the-go webcasting, the latest release elevates users’ video experience by capturing high definition, professional grade webcasts for live and on-demand playback.
With the ML HD Recorder, viewers experience the highest resolution rich media streaming for any live or on-demand webcast. With HD/SDI broadcast standard input, the ML HD can be used with both professional and consumer video equipment to offer greater flexibility. The Recorder captures and encodes H.264 video up to 720p and 30 frames per second, simultaneously synchronizing it with high resolution images up to 2048 x 1536. When paired with the Mediasite 6 webcasting and video content management platform, ML HD-recorded content is instantly streamed to any computer or mobile device including iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android and BlackBerry. Ubiquitous mobile playback radically accelerates the adoption of lecture capture and video content management for education institutions, corporations and government at any stage in their video streaming initiatives
The portable and ruggedized ML HD Recorder joins the Mediasite RL HD Recorder already on the market, which provides HD capture and live streaming for integrated classrooms, training rooms and video command centers.
"As HD streaming on the web becomes more prevalent on mainstream broadcast and corporate sites, webinar viewers are starting to expect it, and it's a great option for event producers, said Jan Ozer, streaming video producer, consultant and author. “Sonic Foundry’s latest releases respond to clear trends in the video market – Mediasite 6 for streaming to all mobile devices and now HD streaming with the new ML Recorder.”
“Sonic Foundry’s driving mission has always been customer-focused innovation backed by solid releases and support. In applying that to our newest generation of Mediasite Recorders, we’ve amplified quality of the user viewing experience while maximizing the reliability we’re known for in a live streaming, no-fail environment,” said Gary Weis, CEO of Sonic Foundry. “With the release of the new Mediasite ML HD Recorder, our customers will continue to experience the best possible streaming quality, not only from the end-user’s perspective, but also for the technicians who work behind the scenes to ensure quality webcasts. Mediasite continues to set the standard for providing unparalleled quality in its enterprise webcasting platform.”
Mediasite is a five-time consecutive winner of Streaming Media’s Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Webcasting Solution and Best Portable Live Streaming Appliance.Frost & Sullivan also named Mediasite the Global Market Share Leader for Lecture Capture Solutions for three consecutive years.
Mediasite ML HD Recorder will be available at the end of March.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, www.sonicfoundry.com) is the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting and lecture capture, providing video communication solutions for education, business and government. Powered by the patented Mediasite webcasting platform and Mediasite Events group, the company empowers people to transform the way they communicate online, using video webcasts to bridge time and distance, accelerate research and improve performance. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.
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