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Issue: Wednesday, April 18, 2007


LAS VEGAS - Santa Clara, CA’s Rhozet (
introduced the latest version of its video transcoding solution at NAB. Carbon Coder 2.5 supports both SD and HD versions of Panasonic P2, Sony XDCAM and Avid MediaStream formats, as well as Dolby Digital (AC-3) audio.

Carbon Coder 2.5 ($4,995) also supports the import of IMX or HDV files in a QuickTime wrapper. This type of format has become popular in Macintosh-based editing systems and can now be converted for broadcast playout, Web and mobile delivery. Additional format support includes Quantel HD and the LongGOP version of LXF for Leitch servers.

Also new to Carbon Coder is the ability to both import and export MPEG video with SMPTE 302M audio, which is a format often used in high-end post production. Support for closed captioning and titling has been expanded and users can now import SCC files and have the closed captioning data injected into an EIA-608 or -708 compliant video output. Line 21 data can also be extracted from a video source into an XML file that can be used by database systems for indexing video via its speech content. The new titler in Carbon Coder supports multi-line, multi-language titles as well as image scripting of graphic overlays.