NAB Show 2011 sees launch of Telestream’s new digital media and workflow products and services
By ECM Plus staff
ECM Plus +++ /NAB SHOW LAS VEGAS/ Telestreamworkflow solutions, arrived at the NAB Show this week announcing key new products, professional services and partnerships, including major updates to its flagship enterprise-class Vantage video workflow software products, and live webcasting software, Wirecast for desktop users.
For mission-critical workflow, Vantage Enterprise Control is a workflow management layer and suite of tools that maximizes workflow capacity, resiliency, throughput and reliability. Vantage Master Control is a higher-tier workflow management layer that adds visibility and management of complex video workflows combined with centralized process control and monitoring. Both enable a unified system for multi-vendor components.
Vantage LCS for Agility 2G provides a bridge between Vantage and Agility 2G, enabling customers to access new capabilities in Vantage from within existing Agility API integrations and designs, including: automated QC, analysis, decision-making, direct encode of non-transcoded files, video sync, closed captions, paused workflows, Dolby E decoding, and integration with Avid, Final Cut and broadcast servers. Agility 2G adds new format support for Adobe Adaptive Streaming, Panasonic AVC-Intra ingest and JPEG 2000 ingest. Avalon 2.0 adds support for Brightcove ADM, enabling distribution of content through its network and CableLabs ADM for cable VOD distribution.
FlipFactory transcoding and workflow automation products continue to add new formats and features. New formats include Apple ProRes and Adaptive Streaming encoding. Enhanced professional system format support has been added for Leitch IMX and Omneon QuickTime IMX encoding, Ikegami GF camera MXF file decoding, HDCAM HD QuickTime, EVS DNxHD and DVCProHD support, and additional support for Avid Interplay 2.3 and AVC-Intra. New features include 608 and 708 up-conversion, MXF stitching capabilities, and significant speed improvements when converting Pitch Blue content to MPEG-2 broadcast formats. Monitoring support for Javelin Content Delivery System provided by Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has also been added to TrafficManager and AdManager for Cable.
Pipeline network video capture and playout devices integrate a new Controlled Playout interface which turns Pipeline into a virtual VTR, enabling remote control through RS422, the Web API, or manual control from the Pipeline Control software. New format support includes DVCPRO 50 and ProRes LT/Proxy capture and playout. New Avid Interplay asset check-in capability allows video to be accessed immediately for editing during capture. A new plug-in provides direct, automated integration with Vantage. See Telestream Pipeline 2.5 release for more details.
Wirecast live video production and streaming software brings new V4.1 features and partnership additions to NAB (see Telestream Wirecast 4.1 release for details). Integration with the LiveU 4G LTE/3G backpack provides greater mobility and portability by enabling video transmission over cellular networks from any location. Support for Teradek Cube™ offers wireless camera ingest into Wirecast by enabling submission of HD-SDI or HDMI camera feeds over a WiFi connection. Integration with Matrox Multi-Ingest allows four simultaneous live HD-SDI inputs into Wirecast, providing greater video capture efficiency for professional multi-channel events. Support for Viewcast Osprey video capture cards has been added. Plus, Wirecast 4.1 integrates audio with existing video in Wirecast Desktop Presenter, enabling users to broadcast live interviews with remote speakers over Skype or chat clients.
Episode adds new Apple Pro-Res encoding support for its Windows-based server video transcoding product, Episode Engine. Episode is the only cross-platform, multiformat software encoder on the market that offers scalability from the desktop to a server cluster. At NAB, Episode is demonstrating exclusive One Click Clustering™ with integrated file sharing, which allows users to easily pool resources and share encoding tasks across multiple computers in a mixed environment of PC and Mac computers.
Telestream expands its client services offerings with the addition of Professional Services to help customers optimize their Telestream product investments. Staffed by product experts, the Professional Services team will work with customers to fully understand workflow needs, develop appropriate solutions, and provide continuity between project development, design, and installation.
Commenting, Dan Castles, CEO of Telestream said: “Vantage workflow products are being deployed at major media and entertainment companies around the world. Agility and Avalon, which came to us as a result of our acquisition of Anystream last year, set a sales record in the 4th quarter. FlipFactory, Pipeline, Episode, and Wirecast products are all continuing to see strong growth across all markets. We’re pleased to carry this momentum forward with exciting announcements for NAB2011.”