Digital Rapids unveils Transcode Manager 2.026 April 2011
Digital Rapids revealed the latest version 2.0 of its Transcode Manager enterprise-class, multi-screen media file transcoding software, which is built on the new Kayay platform, at this year’s NAB show. Digital Rapids claims Transcode Manager 2.0 combines intelligent automation, outstanding quality, and high performance for transforming high volumes of media between acquisition, production, archive and distribution formats. New features of version 2.0 include logic-driven process automation, greater deployment flexibility, and scalability beyond facilities into the cloud. “The rapid growth of revenue-expanding, multi-screen distribution opportunities and the exploding volume of available content are driving fundamental shifts in the way media enterprises approach their content processing workflows," says Brick Eksten, President of Digital Rapids Corporation. "These organisations are seeking more efficient ways to grow their operations while managing costs; leveraging our new Kayak application foundation, Transcode Manager provides these customers with a powerful, future-proof transcoding platform that addresses these needs and can easily adapt with the evolving media landscape.” Transcode Manager 2.0 also features Kayak designer, which allows users to visually define media processing flows with rich metadata support. Advanced logic branching also allows different tasks or parameters to be applied based on the characteristics of the source media and previous processing results. Transcode Manager 2.0 can also integrate between on-premises and cloud-based media processing. Cloud transcoding support enables on-demand, elastic resource expansion, saving the capital expenditure and time that goes into additional local systems.