Easy-to-Use Video Compression Cluster Technology Updated
Pooch Clusters Support QuickTime HD H.264 Compression
San Francisco, CA, USA - Apple WWDC - June 11, 2007 - Dauger Research,
Inc., announces version 1.2 of the Pooch QuickTime Exporter plug-in,
providing the fastest way to generate high-definition H.264 compressed
movies from desktop video editing applications with Mac hardware. Directing clusters,
managed by the patented Pooch (Parallel OperatiOn and Control Heuristic
application) and Pooch Pro clustering software, has never been easier to
do from applications like iMovie and Final Cut Pro. It's idea for video podcasters,
online educators, or other video enthusiasts who want to distribute
content online with fast turnaround.
"We see this new version of the Pooch QuickTime Exporter
as an example
of how mainstream users can use cluster computing", said Dr. Dean
Dauger, President of Dauger Research, Inc. "Pooch clustering
technologies gives users the easiest way to apply clustering. The
compression speed now possible with the Pooch QuickTime Exporter is the
best H.264 compression performance accomplished with general-purpose
hardware, all via a modern user interface. Users can encode HD
content for the Apple TV faster than they ever could before."
New features of the Pooch QuickTime Exporter
include compression presets
specifically for the Apple TV and iPod and deinterlacing of source
content for progressive displays. It shows its best speed advantage when
compressing with multiple codecs and, its newest feature, multiple size
movies simultaneously, ideal for targeting many device types from one
source. The Pooch QuickTime Exporter is a Universal parallel
code, meaning it can use mixed clusters of multi-"Core" Intel- and
PowerPC-based Macintoshes and uses the Message-Passing Interface (MPI)
supercomputing-industry standard. See
Pooch QuickTime Exporter web site for more details.
Dauger Research makes v1.2 of the Pooch QuickTime Exporter available
today. The plug-in is bundled for free with newly purchased Pooch or
Pooch Pro software, while current Pooch users may download the plug-in
immediately to begin compressing video on their clusters. See the Pooch
web site for pricing, including academic pricing, and a trial version of
the clustering software.
The Pooch QuickTime Exporter requires Intel- or PowerPC-based
Macintoshes and/or Xserves with 2 GB of installed RAM running Mac OS X
10.4 or later and/or Mac OS X Server 10.4 or later and Pooch or Pooch
Pro or PCM v1.7 or later and networked with 100BaseT switched Ethernet
or faster (Gigabit for HD) for the demanding needs of video.
At WWDC 2007, Dauger Research will be available at the Scientific Poster
Session on Tuesday, June 12, on the second floor of Moscone West to
discuss this new technology, among others. Further details are
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