Transcoding


With so many different file formats, being able to easily transcode into the right format at the right time is essential. Often rushes will be received in native format at the editing stage. These then will need transcoding, both for execution of different post-production steps, and for sharing assets with your customers. Often, you also need to provide a master file of your production and different audio versions.

Built-in and fully integrated transcoder

We use the powerful Vidispine transcoder which is built into Cantemo Portal. It means that the process of transcoding is a seamless process that can even simply happen in the background when needed, without users even needing to be aware. Portal enables you to create the video as you want / need.

On demand or automatic transcoding

In some cases, you may have a general rule that all files should be in a specific house-format, or perhaps all files within a specific group or with a specific metadata tag. Portal enables you to setup rules so that files meeting that criteria will be automatically transcoded into the correct format. Users can also transcode individual files or groups manually as needed.

Cantemo Portal Transcode Profiles

Cantemo Transcode Framework

Some of our customers have existing third-party transcoders in place, which means integrating with those is crucial. At Cantemo, we see frameworks as the future for integration, making life much easier for third parties than trying to integrate direct on the API. The Cantemo Transcode Framework means much of the groundwork of integration has been done, making it easy to integrate with any existing transcoder you may have. This means you can keep your existing transcoder infrastructure in place, whilst ensuring a unified look and feel, regardless of which third-party transcoder you may be using.

Third-party Transcoders

Portal provides a way to leverage third party transcoders. The new Transcode Framework is easy to configure and creates the opportunity to directly integrate Portal with an existing transcoder farm.

In addition to the internal Portal transcoder, you can utilise your existing Telestream Vantage or Episode transcoders.

You can also easily link other third-party transcoders as available resources in the system through watchfolder connectivity. By pointing a transcode profile to a watchfolder where your transcoder is monitoring, Portal will automatically push the file through your transcoder and import back the resulting file, linking it to the asset – all transparent to the end user.

Extracting technical file and container information into metadata

We automatically extract any technical file and container information and convert it into associated metadata attached to each asset. This makes it searchable and available for other users in the system.

Examples of the technical metadata we extract are XMP, bitrates, framerates, and timecode information.

Transcoding, Transwrapping and Format Support


Store with Metadata Read / Thumbnail Write
Video containers
AVI
DV-Video
FLV
MXF Op1a
MOV
MP4
WebM
XDCAM MXF
Codecs
AVC-Intra
  • *
  • *
DV
DV100
  • *
H.264 8bits
  • *
IMX
MPEG-2
  • *
ProRes
  • *
RED
  • * (Requires GPU)
VC-1 (WMV)
  • *
VC-3 (DNxHD)
  • *
VP6/FLV
XDCAM HD
  • *
Audio Formats
AC-3 (consumer)
AC-3 (professional)
AIFF
ALAC
FLAC
HE-AAC/MP4
LC-AAC/MP4
MP2/MP3
PCM/AES
Theora (OGG)
Vorbis
VP8
WAV
WMA (consumer)
WMA (pro not lossless)
Bitmap Image Support
BMP
GIF
JPG/JPEG
PNG
PNM
TIFF
Vector Image Support
3D
EPS
SVG
Adobe Illustrator
If saved with PDF compatibility
Document Support
Word
Powerpoints
Excel
PDF

* = available as priced option