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Dicentia completes 24-hour encoding with Telestream

9 December 2014
Dicentia completes 24-hour encoding with Telestream

Dicentia has used Telestream Vantage Cloud Subscriptions to encode 20 feature films within a 24-hour period in order to deliver an order on time to one of its VoD customers. “Vantage Cloud Subscriptions saved the day for us – without this service we would not have had a product to show our customer the next day,” said Kasper Holme Johannesen, managing director of the Danish home entertainment multimedia supply chain specialist.

Dicentia is an early user of Telestream Vantage Cloud Subscriptions, a new service that provides a broad range of transcoding and file-based workflow automation for Amazon Web Services (AWS) on AWS Marketplace.

The one-off task facing the company involved encoding 20 feature films, resizing them and burning in local Scandinavian language subtitles – all within a 24-hour period. Working with Telestream’s local Danish channel partner Tech2Net, the team decided upon Vantage Cloud Subscriptions, launched by Telestream less than a month earlier.

“Getting started with Vantage Cloud Subscriptions was very easy. Installing the Telestream Vantage Cloud Manager software on to our system took around 30 minutes, and once installed you don’t notice the difference in operation from our traditional Vantage encoding system,” commented Bjørn Petersen from Dicentia’s engineering team. “It provides a seamless add-on to our existing Vantage platform, taking files from our servers and delivering them back once they’re completed. It worked perfectly.”

Vantage Cloud Subscriptions provided all the additional encoding facilities that Dicentia needed at short notice. “In this situation, where we needed the resources to encode 20 feature films immediately, Vantage Cloud Subscriptions proved to be tremendously good value for the money, and already we can identify a lot more opportunities to use it within our business operations,” added Kasper Holme Johannesen. “In a facility such as ours, you never know how big your workload will be from one week to another. Now, whenever we need to, we can open up this cloud service and respond as fast as the situation demands.”

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