Telestream, a provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, has announced the availability of Vantage 6 which includes two new products based on the Vantage platform. Post Producer automates repetitive production processes which would otherwise tie up editors and NLE workstations. TrafficManager streamlines commercial ingest and media management, offering a next-generation product following its highly-successful FlipFactory predecessor. These new products, plus exciting new features and partner integrations, extend Vantage solutions for post-production, broadcast and cable environments.
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.
TrafficManager streamlines ad ingest and workflow management for broadcasters and cable/IPTV service providers. As more content is received as files instead of tapes, TrafficManager automates media ingest from digital delivery services and allows web-based submission from local and regional providers. TrafficManager further processes and delivers commercial media to ad-insertion or on-air servers, automatically processing content based upon playout schedule requirements. With hundreds of file formats to process in mixed SD and HD workflows, TrafficManager streamlines internal processes by automating loudness correction, format conversion, and decision-making based upon media attributes, offering a full end-to-end solution for commercials.
Telestream Vantage platform was recently recognized by the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) for engineering excellence in video processing. Vantage continues to extend this strength in the post-production market by providing direct ingest of DPX sequence files and RED RAW acquisition formats, uniquely preserving the artistic integrity of submitted material. These features plus 24 to 25 frames-per-second audio conversion are now available for Vantage Transcode products.
Telestream expands the success of its intelligent decision-making capabilities with the release of Vantage Analysis Pro. Decisions can now be made based upon Dolby E metadata, MediaInfo, and new QC compliance checking – removing the complexity of mixed media environments. Vantage Analysis Pro can be added to any Vantage product and is available as an upgrade to Vantage Analysis.
New partner integrations extend file-based workflows to include more of the digital media ecosystem under Vantage control. Integration with Signiant allows integrated file delivery. Integration with VidChecker adds new file-based QC capabilities.
The Vantage video processing platform provides a broad range of transcoding and file-based workflow automation products which scale from a single-server to very large, multi-server systems. Vantage makes content production, multi-screen delivery, and device interoperability a hands-off process. The Vantage platform brings transcoding, media capture, metadata processing, analysis, and content assembly into a unified system.
These new products and capabilities are available immediately with the release of Vantage 6; several orders have already been received. Products can be purchased through Telestream’s worldwide sales distribution network, or for existing customers from the Telestream website.