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Digital Rapids’ Transcode Manager and Kayak now support DPP specifications

22 October 2013
Digital Rapids’ Transcode Manager and Kayak now support DPP specifications

Digital Rapids has released new optional modules adding support for Digital Production Partnership (DPP) file specifications to its Transcode Manager 2.0 processing software and Kayak workflow platform.

The DPP file specifications are designed to standardise the technical and metadata requirements for the file-based delivery of programming to UK broadcasters from their content partners.

The new Kayak components include functions to enable the creation of deliverables compliant with DPP interchange standards including AVC-Intra encoding, support for the AMWA AS-11 MXF application specification and the incorporation of technical and descriptive metadata formatted to DPP requirements.

“While tapeless workflows have largely become the norm within media enterprises, efficient file-based interchange between separate organisations is often hindered by the proliferation of differing file specifications and metadata, with users still often resorting to digital tape to ensure interoperability,” said Darren Gallipeau, product manager at Digital Rapids. “The standards being developed by the DPP are key steps in enabling broadcasters and their content partners to maximise the benefits of file-based delivery. Furthermore, while the initiative originated in the UK, it has worldwide impact because of the global nature of these broadcasters’ content partnerships. We’re pleased to support the DPP initiative in our solutions.”

The component-based architecture and deployment model of the Kayak platform allows the DPP-related capabilities to be added to existing Transcode Manager 2.0 installations without the need for full application upgrades required by typical software approaches.

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