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Codecs, IPTV
Computer software
Computer hardware
Consumer electronics
Digital distribution
Founded April 22, 1988
Founder Andrey Posdnyakov
Peter Gubanov
Vladimir Kalchikhin
Headquarters Tomsk, Russia
Area served
Key people
Chairman: Andrey Posdnyakov
CEO: Victor Shirshin
Subsidiaries Triaxes Vision
Solveig Multimedia
Website www.elecard.com

Elecard is a technology company that provides software products for video and audio encoding, decoding, processing, receiving and transmission.[1]

Its line of products includes commercial and professional encoders and decoders for most video and audio standards, including H.264 video compression.

Elecard, founded in 1988, has its headquarters in Tomsk, Russia, and an office in Foster City, California.

Organizational structure and customers[edit]

Group Divisions[edit]

Elecard offices[edit]

Notable customers and partners[edit]


Digital TV products Professional products Development End-user software
Software servers Video analysis SDKs Editing
CodecWorks Encoder StreamEye Studio Codec SDK G4 XMuxer Lite
V-Cinema VoD StreamEye Studio Pro Codec .NET SDK G4 AVC HD Suite
V-Cinema SVoD/NVoD StreamEye Video Transform SDK AVC HD Editor
V-Cinema Stream Switcher StreamEye Pro DSP Codec SDK for Nexperia Conversion
V-Cinema NPVR StreamEye Slim ARM Codec SDK Converter Studio
V-Cinema TimeShift Buffer Analyzer SRDs Converter Studio AVC HD Edition
Capture cards Stream Analyzer IPTV Player SRD Converter Studio Mobile
HDAccess 2 Video QuEst XMuxer SRD Playback
Consumer devices YUV Viewer IP cores MPEG Player[2]
iTelec STB 820-10 Stream Inspector DFE IP Core AVC HD Player
iTelec STB 830 DTV Quality Analyzer ASI RX IP Core MPEG-2 PlugIn for WMP
Conversion Hardware Reference Designs AVC PlugIn for WMP
Converter Studio Pro[3][4] iTelec STB 6xx RD AVC PlugIn for ProgDVB
Editing iTelec STB 82x RD
XMuxer Pro DSP reference design SC-1500

Supported formats[edit]

Video formats[edit]

Formats Decoding Encoding
MPEG–1 Video (ISO/IEC 11172-2) + +
MPEG–2 Video (ISO/IEC 13818-2)

All profiles/levels up to HighProfile/HighLevel are supported excluding scalability extensions

+ +
MPEG–4 Video p. 2 (ISO/IEC 14496-2) / H.263

All profiles/levels supported up to

Advanced Simple Profile @ 5 Level (8 Mbit/s restriction)

+ +
MPEG–4 Video p. 10 (ISO/IEC 14496-10), aka H.264/AVC

Baseline, Main, High, and High422 profiles supported up to

5.1 Level

+ +
DV 25 (SMPTE 314M-1999) + +
DV 50 + -
DV 100 + -

Audio formats[edit]

Formats Decoding Encoding
MPEG–1/2 Audio (ISO/IEC 11172-3, ISO/IEC 13818-3)
Layer I + +
Layer II + +
Layer III + -
MPEG-4 Audio (ISO/IEC 13818-7)
RAW, LC, LTP + +
Main, SSR profiles support + -
HE-AAC v1 (SBR) + +
HE-AAC v2 (PS) + -
LPCM (including AES 3 decoding) + +

Multiplexing / Demultiplexing[edit]

Formats MPEG-1 System Stream

(ISO/IEC 13818-1)

MPEG-2 Program Stream

(ISO/IEC 13818-1)

MPEG-2 Transport Stream

(ISO/IEC 13818-1), including AVCHD(r)

MP4 ISO compatible files

(ISO/IEC 14496-14),including Sony PSP, Apple iPod, ISMA, 3GPP, and FLV

MPEG–1 Video (ISO/IEC 11172-2) + - - -
MPEG–2 Video (ISO/IEC 13818-2) + + + +
MPEG–1 Video (ISO/IEC 11172-2) + - - -
MPEG–4 Video p. 2 (ISO/IEC 14496-2) / H.263 - - - +
MPEG–4 Video p. 10 (ISO/IEC 14496-10), aka H.264/AVC - + + +
MPEG–1/2 audio

(ISO/IEC 11172-3, ISO/IEC 13818-3)

+ + + +
MPEG-4 Audio (ISO/IEC 13818-7)

LATM AAC (demultiplexing only)

- + + +
LPCM (including AES 3 demultiplexing) - + + -
Dolby Digital audio (AC-3, ATSC A/52) - + + -


According to the results of 2010 MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codec Comparison carried out through Moscow State University Compression Project, Elecard AVC Encoder demonstrated the fastest encoding speed and high picture quality, ranking 5th (and last among the tested H.264 encoders) in the overall codecs comparison results.[5] However, next year, in the same comparison of 2011, Elecard AVC Encoder made it to the third place behind x264 and DivX Plus HD in the overall rating of software video codecs.[6]

Elecard was recognized as the “Russian Innovation Leader” at the "New Electronics in Russia" forum in 2009.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Elecard - Company Overview and History". Retrieved Jul 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Review: Elecard MPEG Player". George Norman. Archived from the original on 2011-05-05.  May 03, 2011
  3. ^ "Review: Elecard Converter Studio 2.0". Steve Sprinqett. Archived from the original on 2011-02-23.  October 10, 2007
  4. ^ "Elecard Converter Studio". Software Directory.  February 13, 2008
  5. ^ "Sixth MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codecs Comparison-Short Version". Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Seventh MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codecs Comparison-Standard Version". Retrieved May 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Томская компания Elecard стала Лауреатом премии "Новая электроника России" за 2009 год". Archived from the original on August 20, 2011. Retrieved April 10, 2009.