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Transcoding

Platform’s Transcoding System is a powerful element of the workflow server technology. Integrated into the Platform User Interface, is the ability to manage video encoding for files coming from cameras or final results going to delivery. All transcoding operations take place on a Platform Server Node and therefore offloads the work from the client workstation.

The transcoding global configuration is set up in the Transcoding Tab of the System Configuration Screens. System administrators are able to set up and choose options on how the transcoding system will work in these screens.

Transcoding is requested two different ways in the Platform System.

Transcoding thru a Platform Space – This option allows a user to set up a “Watch Folder” in the Platform Space and when files are added to the space, the transcode begins. See Platform Space Transcoding above for more details.

Transcoding from Search Results – This optional gives the operator the choice of transcoding a selected file or a group of files from the search results screen.

Standard Encoding Formats

The Platform System provides the following encoding formats. These formats are subject to change without notice and will be updated during releases of the Platform Software.

Platform encoding

For each encoder selected, the system will present applicable frame size and frame rates that are available for the format.

*1 = Standard Encoder requires upgrade from Telestream Episode® Standard to Episode Pro. Please contact your technology partner or ProMAX Systems for details on upgrading your Platform.

*2 = Standard Encoder requires upgrade from Telestream Episode® Standard to Episode Engine. Please contact your technology partner or ProMAX Systems for details on upgrading your Platform.

Creating Custom Encoding Formats

The system administrator can also create custom encoding formats and load those into the system configuration screen under the transcoding tab.