ODEMAX Beta Testing 4K Video Streaming Service
ODEMAX, a relatively unknown company has unveiled a 4K video streaming service which will enable 4K quality movies to be downloaded to Red Digital Cinema’s Redray Player that boasts of a 1 terabyte storage. However, the device does not come cheap, priced as it is at a quite hefty $1,750. In comparison, the Sony 4K media player is relatively cheaper at $699.
“Our vision is not only to get Redrays into people’s hands, but to get our content into their hands,” said GlobalHost president, Scott Poarch. GlobalHost is managing the launch of ODEMAX.
The system is entirely dependent on the Redray Player which means the content will initially be encoded as per the Redray Player format. The .Red format is able to squeeze down a 90 minute film to about 6 GB though in average, the films in .Red format is about 9 – 10 GB.
Sony too is following a similar approach in that it is using a proprietary compression method from eyeIO.
“We’ll have the big names, and so will everybody else. Everyone will get rights to those films. Rarely is there an exclusive on big, blockbuster films,” said GlobalHost board member and cable industry vet Lowell Hussey “We’re pretty much the first game in town.”