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Magenta TV implements Vantage video transcoding

19 December 2012
Magenta TV implements Vantage video transcoding

Magenta TV, a full-service post production facility in Germany’s Rhine-Maine region, has successfully deployed Telestream Vantage video transcoding and workflow automation server-software. Magenta TV selected Vantage because it provides the centralised system the company needed to automatically process a variety of encoding tasks outside of its editing suites. The system was purchased from local dealer, Netorium, who helped with the workflow design. "With Telestream Vantage we can operate faster and more efficiently with greater flexibility and perfect results," said Andreas Statzner, general manager at Magenta TV. "Vantage allows us to encode and process our media independently of the edit suites, so that our editors can focus on what they do best, which is editing, rather than encoding." Magenta TV provides video and film technical services to clients that include broadcast stations, production companies, and the film industry. Vantage is used in conjunction with its storage area network to easily create, convert and deliver a wide range of file formats between different systems, such as several Avid systems in combination with a Snell Alchemist or Lynx PVD 5660, as well as Nucoda HD. Vantage captures content from editing systems, aligns audio tracks, exports AAF files, and automatically processes encoded files for VOD, archive and delivery. Further, Apple ProRes HD files are converted into low-resolution formats for web purposes, and Avid QuickTime reference files are linked with metadata and encoded into low-res formats with integrated timecode for sound editing at external studios. "Vantage is a perfect fit for full-service post production facilities like Magenta TV," said Barbara DeHart, vice president of marketing at Telestream. "Vantage combines broad format support with stunning 16-bit 4:4:4:4 image quality, accelerated video processing, and intelligent workflow automation to meet the demands of busy video production environments."

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