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Telestream Takes Giant Leap Forward in Video Transcoding Speed and Quality with Lightspeed Server and Transcode Multiscreen

Telestream announced availability of two new products and a major Version 4.0 release for its award-winning family of Vantage video transcoding and workflow automation products. The new GPU-accelerated Lightspeed Server enables blazing-fast video processing and H.264 encoding for all Vantage transcode solutions. Transcode Multiscreen accelerates multi-bitrate H.264 transcoding and packaging for multiscreen video delivery, including OTT, tablets, and mobile devices. Vantage now includes market-specific transcoding solutions that can be used standalone or integrated into more extensive Vantage workflow systems to quickly support emerging market needs. In addition, Vantage systems now incorporate loudness control, web captioning, and include integrations with third-party products allowing the creation of tightly integrated, fully automated, intelligent, file-based video workflows.

Transcode Multiscreen and Lightspeed Server work together to provide GPU acceleration of video processing and H.264 encoding and to enable blazing-fast speeds. Support for Apple HLS, Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming, Microsoft IIS Smooth Streaming, MPEG-DASH and MP4 formats is included. Transcode Multiscreen automates the entire process of source file decoding, parallelized H.264 encoding, creation of adaptive bit rate packages with encryption, archiving, delivery and notification.

New with Version 4.0, Vantage Transcode products can leverage Lightspeed Server to provide GPU-accelerated transcoding and video processing across hundreds of formats, with pristine 16-bit 4:4:4:4 YUV image quality, support for the x264 codec for high-quality H.264 transcoding, vastly improved up/down/cross conversion and deinterlacing, plus support for new file formats.

Now available, Vantage 4.0 workflow automation features include new audio loudness measurement and correction capabilities, providing compliance with CALM Act, Dolby Digital Intelligence, EBU R 128, and ITU-R BS.1770-2 specifications. Additional integrations with professional video systems allow automation of more complete file-based video workflows, including Avid, Civolution, Grass Valley, Harris, Irdeto, Nielsen, Omneon, Screen and more. A new advanced Avid option enables encoding and delivery to Avid Interplay with metadata. New integration with Civolution embeds digital forensic watermarking into any asset. A new Web-based Workflow Portal enables metadata entry, review and approval from any Mac or PC browser, improved frame accurate proxy editing, plus thumbnail and list views.

Vantage 4.0 is now available from Telestream’s worldwide network of direct sales and distributors.

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