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Telestream to Showcase Support for 4K, HEVC and Multiplatform Workflow Solutions at CCW

Telestream, the leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, has announced plans to showcase support for 4K and HEVC/H.265 encoding, plus new products and multiplatform workflow solutions at the CCW Show November 13-14 in New York City. The company is also featuring new configurations for its newly-acquired closed captioning products.

Distribution of this higher resolution format will put additional strain on compression and delivery systems. Because of the increased payload, most 4K distribution systems will utilize H.265 (HEVC) compression. Telestream co-founded the open source x265 (HEVC) project which aims to create the world’s most efficient, highest quality H.265 codec. The x265 project is being managed by development partner MulticoreWare Inc., and it is being introduced under both an open source and commercial license model. HEVC x265 encoding support will be available in Telestream Vantage transcoding products at the end of this quarter.

At CCW, Telestream is also featuring its extensive family of Vantage video transcoding products which enable multiplatform workflows for broadcast, cable, IPTV and multiscreen OTT distribution, as well as production and archiving environments. Further, GPU acceleration is available for all Vantage transcode products with Telestream’s Lightspeed Server. Telestream extends its workflow solutions for broadcast and post-production with TrafficManager and Post Producer, new products built on the Vantage platform making their east coast debut at CCW.

TrafficManager addresses several key challenges which broadcasters and cable/IPTV service providers now face. As more content is received as files instead of tapes, TrafficManager, automates media ingest from digital delivery services, processes, and delivers the media to ad-insertion or on-air servers. With hundreds of file formats to process in mixed SD and HD workflows, TrafficManager streamlines internal ad processes by automatically making decisions based upon media attributes.

Post Producer addresses the issue of repetitive rendering of different versions of media for today’s multi-language, multi-platform distribution. Based on user templates, Post Producer automatically assembles a segment or spot, compositing video, graphics, titles and captions or subtitles, and applying audio processing as required. Alternate versions are automatically created by simply substituting the necessary elements.

Telestream recently announced new, simplified product configurations for its closed captioning products, bringing them within reach of more users. MacCaption and CaptionMaker allow users to easily author, edit, encode, and repurpose video closed captions and subtitles for television, web, and mobile delivery. Utilizing exclusive e-Captioning technology and next generation CEA-708 digital captioning technology, these software products simplify the process of complying with FCC and other regulatory requirements, enabling greater access to standard and high-definition broadcast content for television, online, and mobile viewers.

In addition to demonstrating its products, Telestream director of product marketing, John Pallett, is participating in the session, A Pipe Dream No More, Advertising Workflows Have Come of Agealong with Clyde Smith, SVP new technology at Fox Network Center and Harold Geller, chief growth officer at Ad-ID, on Wednesday, November 13 from 1:15-2:15 pm in the Streaming Media Theater.

These products and technologies plus Episode media encoding and Pipeline multichannel media capture products are being featured in Telestream booth 912 at CCW which takes place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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GenArts Release Monsters GT v7

Monsters GT v7 is the newest addition to GenArts’ Sapphire Accents, a line of special effects designed to enhance every artist’s visual effect portfolio. Monsters GT features a wide variety of inspiring and memorable visual effects that give storytellers more choices to meet the demand for specific looks and solve creative challenges – without a time-consuming effect building process.

The Full Pack

The complete collection of 59 effects is an effective tool for visual effects artists to create unique, compelling work. Monsters GT plugins leverages precise control of effect behaviour and the highest image quality available to maximize productivity and creativity.

Key Features in Monsters GT v7:

  • Unparalleled range of realistic, artistic, and stylistic effects
  • Flexible pricing options
  • Enhanced sprite quality and smoother particle motion
  • New effects and enhancements to create a more streamlined workflow
  • GPU acceleration for improved render times
  • Floating point processing for improved image quality
  • Resolution-independent
  • Available for Autodesk systems, Adobe After Effects, Eyeon Fusion, The Foundry Nuke, Assimilate SCRATCH, and Sony Vegas

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Blackmagic Design Supports AMD’s FirePro SDI-Link

Blackmagic Design announced it will support the new AMD FirePro SDI-Link initiative and is currently working to integrate Blackmagic Design’s capture and playback products with the newly introduced FirePro SDI-Link line of graphics cards.

The AMD FirePro SDI-Link provides GPU acceleration for powering live, on-air broadcast graphics and real time video production and post production pipelines. AMD FirePro SDI-Link enables SDI I/O products and professional graphics cards to communicate directly over PCI Express and will allow fully featured SDI and GPU based solutions with ultra low latency between select AMD professional graphics cards and SDI I/O products.

Through the integration of Blackmagic Design’s product lines with AMD FirePro SDI-Link, video and broadcast professionals will be able to send and receive data between Blackmagic Design’s SDI-based devices and AMD graphics cards with extremely low latency. This is ideal for solutions that require minimal delays, such as news, weather and sports as well as video encoding and transcoding.

Blackmagic Design says the upcoming integration between these products and the AMD FirePro SDI-Link will benefit broadcasters working in areas such as weather, live news and 3D virtual sets, where high-performance graphics and extremely low processing latencies are critical.

Blackmagic Design’s capture and playback products  will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design IBC 2011 booth at #7.H20.

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