Press Releases

Keep up to date along with the international media on the latest activities of EarthCam. Press releases cover key announcements about new products, expanded service, software breakthroughs, trade show participation and major EarthCam events.

< PreviousNext >

EarthCam Introduces New H.265 Video Format for Its Live Streaming Camera Technology

EarthCam, the leading provider of webcam technology and services, is adding to its long history of industry-first solutions by supporting the new H.265 video streaming codec in its line of professional construction cameras. EarthCam announced the major advancement today at ENR FutureTech, an important industry event where construction tech innovators meet to discuss and explore emerging technologies.

As a pioneer of online video streaming, EarthCam continuously incorporates the latest technologies into its already robust platform to deliver the highest-quality content for its clients. EarthCam has devoted significant resources to develop software to transport 4K-quality video, next-generation 8K content and to provide reliable control of network-based camera systems. With support for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) or H.265, EarthCam clients will have quicker access to significantly higher quality video streams, while utilizing substantially less data throughout the process. These efficiency advancements will deliver immediate cost savings, especially for customers using 4G LTE plans for their video transmission. Benefits for the construction industry are immediately realized, since most jobsites have little or no infrastructure and rely on wireless solutions to power their communications.

“EarthCam is the expert in streaming live video from locations all over the world. Our customers know that when they invest in EarthCam they are receiving premier technology and responsive customer service,” said Bill Sharp, Senior Vice President, Product Development & Strategy for EarthCam. “The incorporation of H.265 today embraces our lean communication practices, while providing a path to take full advantage of future technologies, such as 5G, as they become available.”

This latest enhancement, already available in the company’s flagship GigapixelCam X1 camera system for the construction and entertainment industries, combined with a newly reengineered software-as-a-service platform, delivers unprecedented performance. Additional benefits include highly-responsive pan, tilt and zoom controls, enabling users to reposition the camera’s point of view instantaneously.

To learn how to document important construction projects with EarthCam and have access to today’s leading technologies, visit


EarthCam is the global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and photography documentation for corporate and government clients in major cities around the world. EarthCam leads the industry with the highest resolution imagery available, including the world’s first outdoor gigapixel panorama camera system. This patent-pending technology delivers superior multi-billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving important projects and events across the globe. In 2017, EarthCam documented $257 billion of construction projects. The company is headquartered on a 10-acre campus in Northern New Jersey and maintains 13 additional offices worldwide.

Projects documented by EarthCam include: Hudson Yards, Panama Canal Expansion, 9/11 Memorial Museum, Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Golden State Warriors’ Chase Center, Statue of Liberty and Washington Monument Restorations, New NY Bridge, LaGuardia Airport, The Jeddah Tower, 56 Leonard Street, 432 Park Avenue, Los Angeles Rams’ Stadium, Las Vegas Raiders’ Stadium, Qatar Rail, Whitney Museum of American Art, Louvre in Abu Dhabi and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Learn more about EarthCam’s innovative solutions at