GigPeak, a market leader in professional video encoding and transcoding, with over two decades of video quality leadership and technology innovation, offers system vendors the highest quality codecs available on the market. Video codecs are integrated circuits or software that encode or decode digital video. They are used to convert raw, uncompressed video into a compressed standardized format, such as MPEG-2 or H.264 and vice versa, from MPEG-2 and H.264 to uncompressed video. Codecs are essential components in today’s digital broadcast workflow in order to transport as many video channels as possible in the lowest possible bandwidth. In the broadcast workflow, the most commonly used video codecs are MPEG-2 and H.264, with HEVC on the horizon poised to be the next-generation format for video distribution.