Vantage, claimed as the industry’s first fully-integrated family of enterprise-class software products that allows users to easily design and manage IT-based video workflows, has now been released by Telestream.
Vantage combines video capture, transcoding, analysis, quality control, metadata processing and clip management into a single workflow framework. This allows media and entertainment companies and organisations with high-volume video processing needs to potentially simplify the migration to IT workflows, improve video operations, and more easily address new multi-platform business opportunities.
“IT video workflows are getting more pervasive and prominent across verticals. It is important for the workflow to be nimble and accelerate cycle time through automated processes that are proactive and not just reactive,” said Mukul Krishna, Global Director, Digital Media at Frost & Sullivan. “With Vantage, Telestream recognises that the boundaries of transcoding have transformed from being a niche to become part of an entire workflow solution. The company has successfully merged it with other components, such as video and audio analysis, to provide customers with a comprehensive workflow solution that enables users to compete effectively in a very dynamic digital video environment.”
Vantage is built from the ground up on a modular, future-proof platform. Where yesterday’s video workflows frequently used discrete solutions for each step in the digital media workflow, Vantage offers deep integration between components in a single unified framework. This in turn allows the creation of complete and seamless workflows that were previously impossible to automate.
Split into three parts – Vantage Workflow, Vantage Transcode and Vantage Analysis – Vantage runs on Windows 2003, 2008 R1 or XP Pro servers. Processing can take place on one or multiple load-balanced servers to provide high-volume processing. For critical workflows, Vantage provides 24/7 server reliability, auto failover, priority-driven processing and distributed control to ensure no single point of failure.
Vantage workflow design, automation and management pricing starts at $8,500 per server. Vantage Transcode can be added or purchased as a standalone product for $5,500 per server; $10,500 per server for Vantage Transcode Pro. Vantage Analysis can be added for $7,500 per server. Additional pricing is available upon request. A trade-in program is also available for FlipFactory customers who purchased after 3/31/2009. Vantage products are available from Telestream’s worldwide network of direct sales and distributors.