UltraGrid 1.0 Release
I'm pleased to pass on the following announcement of a new UltraGrid release, derived from our original code, made by the Laboratory of Advanced Networking Technologies (ANTLab) at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic.
From: Petr Holub
Subject: UltraGrid 1.0 Release Date: 23 December 2011 16:26:34 GMT Dear colleagues and partners, it is my pleasure to annouce the promised December release of our low-latency high-quality HD-to-4K video over IP transmission system: UltraGrid 1.0 Compared to the previous version 0.9, which targeted integration of various existing features, for this release (aka Boxing-Day-Release :) ) we have focused on extending UltraGrid with the features most often requested by the community (most of you will probably enjoy GUI, real-time JPEG compression up to 4K and stereo-HD transmissions). List of major new features: - Native SuperHD/4K video support with AJA Kona3 (SuperHD and 4K for MacOS X only) and BlackMagic Decklink Quad (SuperHD for Linux and MacOS X) - tested with NTT JPEG2000 codec and Astro 4K monitor - and yes, we're still waiting for Decklink 4K card.... - Stereoscopic HD/2K - supported hardware: any quad card (Decklink Quad, Linsys Quad/i), Decklink Extreme 3D or just a pair of cheap IntensityPro HDMI capture cards! - software display: side-by-side (for majority of users, with a screen extended to both outputs of a graphics card) or line-interleaved display (e.g., for Planar displays, demonstrated at SuperComputing'11) - display through HDMI 1.4 using Decklink Extreme 3D (various HDMI modes for commodity and semi-pro displays) - NVidia CUDA-based JPEG compression, up to 4K resolution in real-time working both on Linux and MacOS X - cca 50-300 Mbps for HD, quality is specified by the user - this is the 4K real-time JPEG compression that was demonstrated during CineGrid workshop for those of you who attended :) - 4K calls for high-performance cards like NVidia GXT580, which is still fairly affordable - Support for DeltaCast capture/playback cards, that also allow to stream complete raw HD-SDI signal. - DXT decompression using any display device - previous release was limited to GL-rendering of DXT - Simple GUI that allows to stop/start UltraGrid sender/receiver, as well as configure it and store the settings persistently. - Native audio for both Linux (ALSA) and MacOS X (CoreAudio). - New flexible RTP-based packet format for high-bandwidth streams (both compressed and uncompressed HD/2K/4K video or even higher; slightly outdated version has been published as CESNET technical report 24/2010, up-to-date version is available in UltraGrid wiki - we would like to push this as a standard in a future). - Support for user-settable double and triple buffering for GL and SDL. - Forward error correction based on interleaved multiplication or XOR-based parity. - Bug fixes of problems reported by our users. - Updated docs. Software is available for download from Download section of the UltraGrid wiki: http://ultragrid.sitola.cz. As of now, the release is published as a source code. Binary packages will follow during January 2012. The next major release should be in Spring/Summer 2012 and the major goal is to enhance the point to multi-point and multi-point to multi-point features. On behalf of the whole team, we wish you merry Christmas and best wishes for 2012! Petr ================================================================ Petr Holub CESNET z.s.p.o. CERIT-SC Zikova 4 Institute of Compt. Science 162 00 Praha 6, CZ Masaryk University Czech Republic Botanicka 68a, 60200 Brno, CZ e-mail: Petr.Holub@cesnet.cz phone: +420-549493944 fax: +420-541212747 e-mail: email@example.com