CES 2014: Pegasys Licenses DivX HEVC

Rovi Corporation today announced that Pegasys has licensed DivX HEVC for its consumer video editing and encoding software products. The adoption of DivX HEVC in popular third-party video software tools such as the Pegasys line can help accelerate market adoption of DivX HEVC (H.265) and allow many more consumers to enjoy the benefits of smaller file sizes and higher resolution video. Pegasys is based in Japan and is prevalent in Asia Pacific, Europe and the US.

“Consumers today want the latest tools for creating and enjoying video content in the newest high-def formats, including Ultra HD/4K,” says Tak Ebine, CEO, Pegasys. “By integrating DivX HEVC profiles into our consumer video software, we are not only in a position to deliver the latest video technology, but also provide consumers a way to playback DivX HEVC content on DivX-certified devices.”

Expected to deliver as much as double the compression of H.264, HEVC will enable consumers to store more video online and on their favorite devices, as well as make it more efficient to share high-quality content. DivX HEVC videos created using Pegasys’ software will play on DivX HEVC certified devices, as well as Windows and Mac-based PCs, and mobile devices. DivX HEVC profiles include DivX HEVC 720p, DivX HEVC 1080p, and DivX HEVC Ultra HD/4K.

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