April 22, 2009


Digital Rapids Transcode Manager provides centralized management, automation, fault tolerance and intelligent load balancing for high-volume, multi-format transcoding workflows, increasing production volume while reducing operational costs. A Transcode Manager server works in conjunction with multiple Transcode Engines, assigning jobs for optimal throughput. Scalable from small transcoding farms to enterprise level operations, Transcode Manager is suitable for both dedicated transcoding applications and as part of complete ingest-through-delivery media workflows.

V.1.4 features new or enhanced support for compression and container formats that include Avid DNxHD, LXF, GXF, DVCPro, Dolby Digital Plus, among others. A new streamlined pricing structure and new Transcode Engine bundles simplify the purchase of format support tailored to user requirements. Transcode Engine Core bundles include formats such as VC-1, MPEG-2, QuickTime (including MPEG-4 and H.264), AVI and others. Transcode Engine Studio bundles build on the Core bundles with DNxHD, MXF, GXF, LXF, Omneon, 3GPP, enhanced H.264, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and others. Optional Civolution Teletrax support embeds watermarks for content tracking and monitoring.

Transcode Manager 1.4 supports automated quality control through integrated support for Tektronix Cerify and Interra Systems Baton content verification systems.

The company is offering Transcode Manager 1.4 in two configurations: Transcode Manager FE (Facility Edition), for large studios, facilities and enterprises; and Transcode Manager LE, which offers the same core functionality for smaller studios and workgroups without enterprise requirements.