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Telestream accelerates video transcoding

Telestream has made available two new products - the GPU-accelerated Lightspeed Server and the Transcode Multiscreen - and a Version 4.0 release for its family of Vantage video transcoding and workflow automation products.

Telestream has made available two new products and a Version 4.0 release for its family of Vantage video transcoding and workflow automation products. The GPU-accelerated Lightspeed Server enables video processing and H.264 encoding for all Vantage transcode solutions. Transcode Multiscreen accelerates multi-bitrate H.264 transcoding and packaging for multiscreen video delivery, including OTT, tablets, and mobile devices. Vantage now includes market-specific transcoding solutions that can be used standalone or integrated into more extensive Vantage workflow systems to support emerging market needs. In addition, Vantage systems now incorporate loudness control, web captioning, and include integrations with third-party products. “Transcode Multiscreen allows content owners and distributors to quickly and efficiently prepare, package, and deliver the highest quality video at the fastest possible speed to any screen,” said Barbara DeHart, vice president of marketing at Telestream. “When used with our Transcode Pro and Lightspeed Server products, users have hands-free access to virtually any file format and direct integration with many devices, offering the fastest, most powerful and complete video transcoding solution on a single server.” Transcode Multiscreen and Lightspeed Server work together to provide GPU acceleration of video processing and H.264 encoding. Support for Apple HLS, Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming, Microsoft IIS Smooth Streaming, MPEG-DASH and MP4 formats is included. Transcode Multiscreen automates the entire process of source file decoding, parallelised H.264 encoding, creation of adaptive bit rate packages with encryption, archiving, delivery and notification. New with Version 4.0, Vantage Transcode products can power Lightspeed Server to provide GPU-accelerated transcoding and video processing across hundreds of formats, with pristine 16-bit 4:4:4:4 YUV image quality, support for the x264 codec for H.264 transcoding, vastly improved up/down/cross conversion and deinterlacing, plus support for new file formats. Vantage 4.0 workflow automation features include new audio loudness measurement and correction capabilities, providing compliance with CALM Act, Dolby Dialog Intelligence, EBU R 128, and ITU-R BS.1770-2 specifications. Additional integrations with professional video systems allow automation of more complete file-based video workflows, including Avid, Civolution, Grass Valley, Harris, Irdeto, Nielsen, Omneon, Screen and more. A new Avid option enables encoding and delivery to Avid Interplay with metadata. New integration with Civolution embeds digital forensic watermarking into any asset. A new Web-based Workflow Portal enables metadata entry, review and approval from any Mac or PC browser, improved frame accurate proxy editing, plus thumbnail and list views.