NAB 2013: Telestream To Intro New Transcoder

Telestream, a provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, is featuring a new transcoder, partner integrations, and expanded solutions for file-based workflows and live streaming applications in Telestream Booth SL2605 at NAB 2013.

“Transcoding has become the key enabler to file-based workflows. Telestream has pioneered general purpose transcoding and is now leading the way in the development of application-specific solutions, designed to meet the needs of distinct workflows,” said Barbara DeHart, vice president of marketing at Telestream. “Last year we introduced a Vantage transcoding and workflow solution designed for the distribution of multiscreen content. This year we’re expanding our Vantage family to include a new product that targets the needs of cable and IPTV workflows.”

vantage-press-imageAt NAB 2013, Telestream is introducing a new GPU-accelerated video transcoder developed specifically to automate content preparation and delivery for cable VOD and IPTV workflows. Through partnership with Manzanita Systems, the new Vantage Cable/IPTV transcoder offers sophisticated control over Transport Stream multiplexing and metadata. It also offers the best possible video quality through full 16-bit video processing and the use of the x264 (H.264) codec. With full integration of Telestream’s exclusive LightspeedT technology, the new Vantage Cable/IPTV transcoder offers the highest possible encoding speeds with GPU acceleration.

Also at NAB, Telestream’s Vantage workflow orchestration broadens its reach to integrate virtually every system required for production, broadcast, cable, IPTV and OTT workflows. New system integrations allow workflows to incorporate digital file transfer, commercial delivery, cameras, edit systems, quality control, audio correction, broadcast server monitoring, and delivery, plus delivery to cable ad insertion servers. This allows complete, multi-vendor orchestration of workflows from content ingest, through editing, QC and delivery, with full control, automation and visibility of complex processes within a simple user interface.

Telestream is also announcing a technical partner program for Vantage that allows OEM partners to broaden their reach and customers to monetize their content through new channels using fully integrated video transcoding. A new SDK provides partners with direct control over powerful Vantage transcoding engines, while providing the full benefits of Vantage infrastructure management, including load balancing and peer-to-peer redundancy.

New turnkey live video streaming solutions will be featured at NAB based on Telestream Wirecast for Windows live streaming production products and Matrox VS4 four-channel video capture card. These systems bring high-quality, multi-camera live video production and broadcasting capabilities to sports groups, churches, schools, corporations, and other live event producers. ISO recording of all video feeds enables post-event editing and future archiving. The turnkey systems are available through a worldwide network of certified system builders.

Dynamic scoreboard technology for live sports webcasts is also being featured in Wirecast at NAB. Telestream and XOS Digital Inc., a leader of sports video technology, recently announced integration of XOS ThunderCloud LiveScore Service with WirecastR Pro for Windows. The integrated technology allows sports teams and broadcasters to automatically display real-time, detailed scoreboard data, including elements such as game clock, countdown clock, distance, field position, fouls and penalties. The technology supports scoreboard vendors across nearly 20 different sports.

In the fast-paced world of sports, fans want to view game highlights online as quickly as possible on their favorite screen, including tablet, laptop or mobile device. The challenge for sports teams and broadcasters is how to quickly deliver high-quality video highlights in the correct format to distribution servers. Telestream accelerates this workflow by pairing its Pipeline HD Dual network video capture system with Vantage Transcode Pro workflow automation software. As used by the University of Notre Dame and being demonstrated at NAB, this solution allows editing to begin immediately during capture and automatically converts highlights packages into the formats needed for online distribution.

Telestream’s Dominic Jackson is presenting But can you actually see the captions? The practicalities of putting captions on IP-delivered content at the Broadcast Engineering Conference (BEC) session on Technical Regulatory Matters on Wednesday, April 10, from 10:30 to 11:00 am in Room S228.

In addition to Vantage, Wirecast, and Pipeline, Telestream will demonstrate its Episode encoding and FlipFactory transcoding products at NAB in booth SL2605.

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