AMSTERDAM — Sorenson Media (www.sorensonmedia.com) has released Squeeze Premium, a user-friendly, high-powered version of its Squeeze video encoding software, which has been optimized to run in a Windows Server 2008 environment.
Squeeze Premium provides video professionals with the speed and power of server-based encoding, combined with the familiar user interface and features of the Squeeze desktop application. Squeeze Premium enables post houses to maintain a server-based encoding tool without the need for a dedicated IT staff with expertise in API implementation and other specialized tasks.
“We created Squeeze Premium in direct response to many requests from video professionals for an easy-to-use video encoding tool that is optimized for a server environment,” notes Eric Quanstrom, Sorenson Media’s COO. “By combining the power and flexibility of server-based encoding with the convenience of the traditional Sorenson Squeeze user interface, Squeeze Premium dramatically streamlines workflows. In addition, offloading processor-intensive jobs to a dedicated server frees up professional video editors and their computers to focus on what they do best – create content and maximize their own ROI.”
Pros can use Watch Folders that make encoding as simple as dragging and dropping a file onto a specific folder on the server. Users can employ familiar presets to each encoding job to specify output format, bitrates and other parameters. The content is encoded on the server and delivered to the destinations of the user’s choice.
Other key features and benefits include presets for all major formats and codecs supported by Squeeze, including adaptive bitrate standards. Pricing is $1,995.