Ownzones Claims First Support For ProRes IMF Packages

ProRes IMF support is added to Ownzones post production suite of features in the cloud.

“Today’s legacy industry platforms are offering antiquated processes that are too expensive and time consuming,” said Dan Goman, CEO of Ownzones. “We are radically disrupting the marketplace by creating new ways to distribute content without it continuing to break the bank. After years of research with a talented tech team at Ownzones, we are pleased to be far ahead of all other companies offering digital distribution. We continue to roll out new innovations on a consistent basis, offering our clients bleeding-edge, yet cost-efficient, solutions to the growing challenge of keeping up with rapidly expanding OTT industry global platform needs.”

Cloud ProRes Previewer and ProRes Based IMF Packaging bring a post-production solution for ProRes video editing of IMF packages in the cloud. Customers with entire libraries of content mastered in ProRes format can get to work with IMF “without incurring massive conversion costs” said Goman.

Customers will continue to have the option to convert to J2K-based IMF packages, if needed.

By using the Ownzones Connectcloud solution, which incorporates the firm’s proprietary parallel scaling technology, ProRes files are ‘wrapped’ in IMF-specific packaging, ready for distribution. The process happens entirely in the cloud, in record time and at a fraction of potential competing solutions.

“We recognize that there’s a majority of the industry that uses ProRes as their mastering format, and converting it to a different format creates a lot of challenges,” said Aaron Sloman, CTO. “By using our new features, companies that are ProRes based can move to IMF without the re-transcoding of their files, which can be very costly and time consuming, especially for large media libraries.”

Sloman added: “ProRes video storage and localized versioning long needed a component-based standard among the studios and media companies, and our new product launch accomplishes this as well. Using IMF as the standard, the industry becomes more efficient. We have already seen demand from our customers who realize the cost savings and are confident they won’t lose quality and time, especially for large media libraries.”

Ownzones’ Connect features an array of capabilities that work in conjunction with each other to create a ‘post house in the cloud’ for IMF. This includes the Cloud IMF transcoder, the Native Cloud CPL Builder, Cloud-based CPL Source Previewer, Cloud-based IMF Playback, Supplemental Packager and Elastic Parallel Transcoding.

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