NAB 2013: Digital Rapids To Show Latest in Media Processing and Transformation

Digital Rapids is bringing its complete range of media transformation and workflow technologies and solutions to the 2013 NAB Show, in booth SL5624. Digital Rapids provides innovative solutions, technology, and expertise that enable media organizations and professionals to bring live and on-demand video to wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably.

Empowering applications from revenue-expanding multiscreen distribution to postproduction and archive, our award-winning hardware and software solutions span the critical points in today’s sophisticated media operations, including ingest, encoding, transcoding, live multiscreen streaming, broadcast, and workflow automation.

File-Based Media Processing and Dynamic Workflows
Digital Rapids will showcase the new capabilities and enhancements in its Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0 automated, high-volume, file-based media processing software. Transcode Manager 2.0 transcends transcoding, seamlessly blending media transformation and workflow processes while offering efficiency and agility for applications from production and archive to multi-screen distribution. Powered by the company’s Kayak workflow platform, Transcode Manager 2.0 combines powerful management tools, superior quality, and format flexibility with adaptive, logic-driven workflow automation with rich metadata support; intuitive, visual workflow design tools; dynamic deployment; fast, easy integration of new and emerging technologies; and a deep ecosystem of third-party technology partners.

Digital Rapids has announced the immediate availability of version 2.0 of the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager automated media processing software, powered by the Kayak dynamic workflow platform.

The technology foundation powering Digital Rapids’ latest solutions for end-user applications, Kayak is also available as a comprehensive workflow technology platform for customers, systems integrators, and software developers. Kayak enables them to design, deploy, and manage customized workflows that empower media businesses with the operational efficiency, agility and insight they need to thrive in the expanding multi-screen media landscape. Kayak’s component-based architecture and rich, open ecosystem provide unparalleled ease in integrating new technologies, while its intelligent automation and dynamic deployment model maximize processing efficiency, optimize resource utilization, minimize management effort, and reduce costs.

The new Kayak Engines also expand Transcode Manager’s extensive capabilities with new format support — including the UltraViolet Common File Format — and new processing features such as Dolby loudness correction with Dolby Dialog Intelligence for compliance with audio regulations such as the United States’ CALM (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation) Act.

“Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0 has been our most anticipated new release to date, and we’re thrilled to be putting its power into the hands of our customers,” said Darren Gallipeau, Product Manager at Digital Rapids. “Transcode Manager 2.0′s logic-driven automation and flexible process design capabilities give users unmatched control of their media transformation workflows while maximizing their efficiency. Meanwhile, its catalog-based, modular architecture and dynamic deployment model enable users to rapidly integrate new capabilities, scale seamlessly and adapt quickly to new opportunities and market trends.”

Live Encoding for Multiscreen Streaming and Broadcast
The new StreamZ Live 8000EX integrated multiscreen and broadcast live encoder combines Digital Rapids’ renowned multi-format output versatility and quality with robust features for the unique demands of broadcast, cable, telco and satellite television operations. Addressing the technical and business convergence of broadcast and multi-platform streaming operations occurring within media organizations, the StreamZ Live 8000EX features simultaneous H.264 or MPEG-2 encoding for broadcast applications and multi-format encoding for multi-screen streaming — including adaptive
bit rate (ABR) streaming — on platforms including mobile phones, tablets, PCs, IPTV, over-the-top (OTT) services, and more.

The StreamZ Live family of encoders provides superior output quality, outstanding reliability and flexible, multiscreen output format support for audience-expanding live streaming applications. Available in single or multi-channel models with HD, SD, and IP input choices, StreamZ Live features rich adaptive streaming (ABR) support and simultaneous multi-format output for streaming to devices from mobile phones and tablets to PCs, game consoles, and ‘smart’ TVs.

Multi-Format Ingest, Encoding & Archive
A new version of the software for Digital Rapids’ versatile StreamZHD multi-format, live and file-based encoding system will be showcased. Offering the industry’s deepest feature set, StreamZHD provides unmatched quality, flexibility, format support and efficient automation for transforming media for applications from postproduction and archive to live and on-demand multiscreen distribution.

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