Digital Rapids shows transcoding and management software
September 11, 2010

Digital Rapids shows transcoding and management software

AMSTERDAM - Digital Rapids ( is showing new versions of its Transcode Manager automated, distributed transcoding software, and its Broadcast Manager multi-encoder management software at this year’s IBC show.

The Transcode Manager includes automated “commercial black” removal and extended clip list capabilities, while the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager now features scheduling enhancements and expanded input router support.

Digital Rapids Transcode Manager software is designed for high-volume, multi-format transcoding. The automated commercial black removal feature in V.1.5 automatically detects and skips over blank sections of the source content originally intended for television advertising insertion. Version 1.5 also adds audio masking, extended clip list functionality for combining multiple distinct clips, and a new user interface.

Transcode Manager 1.5 also features additions and options mirroring those in the recently released Version 3.2 and 3.3 software for StreamZ and StreamZHD encoding systems. These include transcoding to segmented outputs for adaptive delivery to Apple iPhone and iPad devices; expanded format support, including JPEG2000 video and Dolby Pulse audio; Microsoft PlayReady technology for protection of file-based Microsoft IIS Smooth Streaming content; YouTube Content ID; and Vobile VideoDNA fingerprint generation.

Digital Rapids’ Broadcast Manager software provides centralized management, scheduling, monitoring and fault tolerance for multiple live encoders. Version 1.5 of Broadcast Manager expands the range of supported third-party video routers for automated management of incoming sources.

Enhancing the automation of ingest to files, new asset creation capabilities in Broadcast Manager 1.5 enable the association of scheduled ingests with customizable metadata templates, additional media and supporting resources such as packaging shots.

Complete assets can then be exported for subsequent processing by other Digital Rapids solutions. Broadcast Manager 1.5 also features enhanced scheduling precision, the same new user interface style as Transcode Manager 1.5, and support for encoders powered by Digital Rapids' new Flux hardware.