At TwitchCon, Skreens heard from the top streamers and Twitch directly that there’s an issue they would love solved — compressing and streaming from any device without needing a compression card and a PC. The engineering team took on this challenge and they are thrilled to announce that they have a solution.
If Skreens hits this stretch goal, they will add dedicated H.264 compression hardware supporting both main and high profiles, 10920x1080p60 with IP network RTMP push to Twitch or YouTube.
This will be the first dedicated video hardware that will allow up to 4 simultaneous HD signal sources with video compositing, transparency, chroma-key, layering, resize, repositioning and HTML background for streampro.io and other custom scenes all within 1 frame time (average 10ms). No capture card required, no extra PC required!
What is Skreens?
Skreens is a revolutionary way to experience all of your entertainment. Your gaming console, cable box, Blu-Ray, Roku, PC, Apple TV and anything else you’re switching between — now all of it can come online at once, on one display and all absolutely at your control. So you can finish your work with the game on. Catch the top sports plays while checking in with your fantasy roster. Fire up a web browser without needing a computer. And never take your eyes off what matters most to you.
Skreens works for gaming + watching
With Skreens, you can easily bring separate media sources — like gaming consoles, cable or satellite, and all of your streaming devices — together on a single display. You control every part of the presentation: scale up, scale down, reposition any window and save your layouts to always have the experience you want.
Skreens is amazing for streamers
With the Skreens NexusPro unit you can add transparency, cropping, chroma key and layering, so streamers get the most amazing kit available to produce even more amazing broadcasts.
Even the simple stuff is better with Skreens
The last thing anyone wants to do is keep turning away from the biggest display in their house to keep looking at the most active — but smallest — display, your phone. With Skreens, use the embedded, fully-featured Chromium browser to connect with any content you want.
Skreens Has Been Very Well Received
Skreens has been previewed at multiple PAX events to great response. This video compiles just a bit of the best feedback we’ve received so you can see how people that actually have seen the product react. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87RHYORRK6E
Skreens supports audio on all inputs. The user can select the primary audio channel to transmit out the HDMI and optical S/PDIF outputs to your home audio system – all other audio outputs are available as streaming output via WiFi. You can stream audio channels to your iPhone or tablet to listen on your individual earbuds or headphones.
Skreens is powered by patent-pending innovation at the silicon layer — the Skreens Media Accelerator — which is both designed and manufactured here in the United States. This is one of the most powerful FPGA chips available, with the horsepower to blend together almost unlimited high definition streams into a single interface — all in real time. So you get zero lag along with the ability to customize virtually any part of the interface to combine windows from different devices or the web. And your favorite second- and third-screen experiences get seamlessly blended into an incredible, new first-screen experience.
Skreens is currently on Kickstarter having been funded $320,429 out of an original $25,000 goal with 19 more days to go.
Source: Press Release