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Latest news and announcements from the Medialooks team

Closed captions support in MPlatform

With its most recent update, MPlatform supports capturing of CEA-608 (analogue) and CEA-708 (digital) closed captions - in addition to playback, which has been available with Closed Captions lib earlier. Learn more...

First version of visual CG editor

The most common feedback we get from customers with regards to our character generator is "it is too complex". Indeed, although our XML description may be the simplest in the world (which is what our developers think), most users would like to work with a visual editor. Here's a quick video that shows what it looks like in the first version. Learn more...

We are looking for a C++ software developer

We are not moving quick enough. Our backlog is growing. Customers are not getting their updates fast enough. To fix this, we are hiring a C++ software developer. Learn more...

Medialooks Direct Take: our new capture & playback app

We've released a new playout and capture application for Windows folks who need to record video from live sources and do basic playout with the help of a simple playlist. The app is available as a free download starting today and features our character generator as an optional plugin. Please welcome our new product, Direct Take. Learn more...

UltraStudio 4K review

Blackmagic Design announced the first UltraStudio 4K model at IBC in 2012. In October, 2013 they released an upgraded version, claiming it to be "the world's first video solution to include super fast Thunderbolt 2 technology". Learn more...

NAB Show 2014 meetups and highlights

I will be available for meetings in Las Vegas during the days of the expo (April 7-10, 2014). I will also spend a day in LA on the 11th to meet with a customer and then will travel to Alexandria, VA to see an old friend of mine. Learn more...

Nacsport customer story

Alberto Rodríguez González is the founder and lead video developer of Nacsport - a company that makes sports performance analysis software. I reached out for some feedback on the Multi-Format Source filter, that they had licensed recently, but we lost focus and talked about all sorts of things. Learn more...

Join our team! We are hiring an account manager (closed)

Account managers at Medialooks are the ones who are most in touch with customers. Technical people talk to customers all the time, and it is a big part of our products' value, but it is the account manager who actually makes sure that our products work. It is the account manager who walks up to the technical team and explains why the customer is important and makes sure situations are resolved quickly. Learn more...

Deyan Automation customer story

I first met Dejan Sekan during a workshop we held in Cyprus in 2011. Customers? In Limassol? I thought there were only tourists, most of them Russian. Nevertheless we met in a real office, in a nice conference room. Deyan Automation has been serving broadcast clients worldwide since 2003. I recently talked to Dejan, the company's founder and chief engineer, about his company and its products. Learn more...

MPlatform 1.5.0.2755 (beta) release highlights

A new beta version of MPlatform is available for download: 64-bit support, chroma key improvements, CUDA H.264 encoder and VANC data handling. Learn more...

64-bit release of MPlatform and plans for other products

We'll be uploading a 64-bit version of MPlatform SDK this week. I'll explain what this means in this post. Plus, I will share our 64-bit roadmap for other things we've got. Learn more...

Medialooks roadmap for 2014

This is our public roadmap for the foreseeable future. We'll be posting it here so that you can get an idea about what we are busy with. Learn more...

MPlatform used with the Stream Labs MH4LM: two customer stories

After an intense period of close collaboration, we now have 2 customers using MPlatform with I/O hardware from Russian company Stream Labs. These companies are: April Broadcast from India and Rushworks from the U.S. I am excited to share some information about their products in this post. Learn more...

Using LGPL in commercial software

Some of our products now make use of LGPL builds of FFmpeg - primarily for splitting, wrapping, decoding and encoding of various file formats and compression standards. Notably, this applies to our new Multi-Format Source DirectShow filter and to these add-ons for MPlatform: Decoder lib and Encoder lib. This post explains in detail how to comply with LGPL if you are using any of these components. Learn more...

New Multi-Format Source DirectShow filter

We have just released our new multi-format DirectShow decoder (click here to download) - a combined reader, splitter and decoder that uses a combination of FFmpeg and our proprietary technology to play out most of the available file formats. The filter uses LGPL builds of FFmpeg, is available for commercial licensing and can be used in commercial applications. Learn more...

MPlatform 1.4.0.34 release highlights

A new version of MPlatform is now available for download. Most notable improvements: Learn more...

New multi-format reader filter to be released next week!

Several years ago, when we were primarily into DirectShow filters, our most successful product was the QuickTime DirectShow Source - a file reader filter, that interfaced with the native QuickTime API and output uncompressed video frames and sound. It was something any software component for devs should be - simple, with a short and clear API, and fully implementing a specific, final functionality. Learn more...

MPlatform 1.4.0.26 release highlights

A new version of MPlatform is now live and available for [download]. Major improvements in this release: Learn more...

MComposer: the new video mixing & graphics engine

The latest release of MPlatform features a new technology - MComposer. Learn more...

MPlatform product structure

The latest MPlatform release (1.2.1.30) is full of great features, but before we talk about them, here's some important information. Learn more...

MPlatform Red Carpet program

MPlatform is our new SDK, that makes it dramatically easy to build broadcast software. Learn more...

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