Digital Rapids announced it is showcasing a range of new features and enhancements for the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0 automated, high-volume media transformation software and its underlying Kayak dynamic workflow platform at the IBC 2013 exhibition in According to a release, previously-unannounced new capabilities include support for the x264 codec, AVC-Intra format and
The rich format flexibility of Kayak continues to expand with an array of new output capabilities. Optional support for the highly- regarded x264 codec expands users' choices for encoding to the H.264 (AVC) compression standard. An additional new optional component provides encoding to Panasonic's AVC-Intra format, widely used in acquisition, post production, broadcast and archive workflows. This AVC-Intra encoding ability also combines with new support for the AMWA AS-11 MXF application specification to enable the production of deliverables compliant with
Highlighting the distributed processing flexibility of the Kayak platform, Digital Rapids is providing a preview of mixed-platform workflows with a demonstration of ProRes encoding on the Mac OS X platform as part of a larger media process alongside Windows-based actions. Select tasks within an individual workflow design can be distributed across disparate platforms, letting users spread the processing load between systems and leverage platform-specific advantages within a single workflow while managing it seamlessly in Transcode Manager 2.0. Exemplifying these benefits, the demo features output support for the complete range of ProRes variants and other QuickTime formats including those available only on OS X.
"The expansion of Transcode Manager and Kayak's output options to include the x264 codec, AVC-Intra and the DPP specification continue our commitment to providing our users with the broadest range of supported formats while giving them choices of how to achieve them," said
Also being featured within Transcode Manager demos are the first two releases in the new
"While fundamental functions such as de-interlacing and scaling are sometimes taken for granted because they happen 'behind-the- scenes' within transcoding tasks, they have a tremendous impact on the quality of the final result an impact that compounds as subsequent transformations and compression are applied," continued Gallipeau. "We're proud to be bringing our rich history of video processing expertise to Transcode Manager 2.0 and Kayak with these two new components."
The new unveilings are being showcased alongside other additions announced earlier in the year including support for the new HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) compression standard, also known as H.265; encoding for 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) distribution; Dolby E audio decoding; GXF and LXF format support; and a variety of optional third-party Kayak components.
The enterprise-class Transcode Manager 2.0 software goes far beyond transcoding and workflow orchestration, seamlessly blending media file transformation and workflow processes while offering efficiency, scalability and agility for applications from post production and archive to multiscreen distribution. Building on the benefits of the Kayak platform, version 2.0 of Transcode Manager combines its management tools and hallmarks of output quality and format flexibility with visual workflow design tools; adaptive, automated decision-making with rich metadata support; dynamic deployment; integration of new and emerging technologies; and an ecosystem of third-party technology partners.
Digital Rapids provides content transformation and workflow solutions.
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Digital Rapids announced it is showcasing a range of new features and enhancements for the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0 automated, high-volume media transformation software and its underlying Kayak dynamic workflow platform at the IBC 2013 exhibition in
According to a release, previously-unannounced new capabilities include support for the x264 codec, AVC-Intra format and