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Codec for integrating MPEG-2 video compression into custom applications. It provides all kinds of MPEG-2 compression modes, including DVD, DVB/ATSC and HDTV support.

Wrapping and Unwrapping components for container formats MXF and MOV/QuickTime.

nanocosmos MPEG-2 Broadcast SDK components:

  • IMX Encoder/Decoder
  • XDCAM-HD Encoder/Decoder
  • MPEG Video Encoder / Decoder
  • MPEG Multiplexer / Splitter
  • MPEG Audio Encoder
  • MXF Reader
  • MXF Writer
  • QuickTime Reader
  • QuickTime Writer


  • Broadcast-Formats SMPTE D-10 (IMX) und XDCAM-HD
  • ISO/MPEG-2 Main Profile, High Profile, HDTV 4:2:2
  • Digital Video / TV / HDTV (interlaced PAL/NTSC)
  • MXF Compatible for E-Cinema, Broadcast, Archiving
  • PCM-AES, MPEG-Audio Layer 1/2/3 (MP3)
  • Integration in Windows/DirectShow (MacOS, Linux optional)

Architecture / Platform

  • DirectShow codec for Windows
  • Quicktime codec for Windows and Apple MacOS (optional)
  • After Effects Import Filter that directly open compressed IMX files in Adobe After Effects (optional)
  • low level based DLLs based on frame buffers (for developers).

Some technology facts

  • Realtime Encoding Modes available
  • Advanced Motion Estimation
  • Scene Cut Detection
  • Advanced Buffer Control
  • Multiprocessor Support (Multithreading Engine)
  • Profile/Level Support for MP@ML (TV) up to HP@HL (HDTV) Encoding


  • DirectShow Codec for Windows XP/Vista/7/Server
  • 32- and 64-bit native versions available

Realtime Encoding from analogue Capture cards is supported.


Application Scenarios:

  • Transcoding
  • Ingest
  • Capture
  • Wrapping
  • Rewrapping/Storage MOV-MXF
  • Playout for TV Broadcast and E-Cinema
  • Content Storage for XDCAM/IMX
  • MXF Archiving

MPEG2 Video Codec|DirectShow + Quicktime


All decoders support the latest CPU technology by Intel and AMD.


  • Windows
  • MacOS (on request)


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