Telestream's Episode 6.3 video encoding software adds native support for the x264 video codec, bringing higher-quality H.264 encoding to all Episode software products, plus integration with Autodesk's Smoke and Flame.
“With this release, Episode continues to add value in post production environments with its high-quality format support and ability to easily create file-based deliverables, including distribution and mezzanine formats, as well as digital masters,” said Barbara DeHart (pictured), vice president of marketing at Telestream.
According to the company, deep system integration with Smoke and Flame makes Episode the only encoder in its class to enable browsing, monitoring and transcoding directly from the Autodesk software. Direct integration makes it easier for Smoke and Flame users to access the powerful, scalable encoding capabilities of Episode products. For creative facilities, Episode allows editors and artists to easily offload encoding tasks to other systems or to centralise functions on an encoding cluster.