​Vizrt Unveils New UHD VOD Transcoder at IBC 2015

Vizrt is demonstrating new 4K/UHD live streaming and multi-platform transcoding capabilities for its transcoder - Coder. This new tool is included as part of the Viz One MAM system and as a standalone component which can be used with other Vizrt products including Viz Engine.

“Media companies are now publishing more and more video content for multiple platforms while dealing with a growing number of formats. Coder gives them a tool that makes the adoption of those formats dramatically faster,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, CTO, Vizrt.

Coder supports the production of content variants for VOD web and mobile distribution with UHD resolutions including the addition of graphics. Users in Viz One simply select a storage destination and Coder transcodes all of the variants. System configuration is done via web-based interfaces. Coder supports dynamic scheduling of jobs and can efficiently distribute VOD, Proxy or Live transcoding jobs on a server farm based on transcoder load and job requirements. Because all variants are generated in a single job, Coder uses five to ten times lower disk IO than previous generations of transcoder, it is claimed. “For customers publishing 100 plus videos a day, this efficiency has significant cost benefits,” Vizrt say.

Coder has been officially qualified by Akamai. For Vizrt’s customers using Coder in tandem with the Akamai CDN platform makes it easy to stream live events to connected devices such as mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers on a global basis.

The new qualification guarantees that Coder’s live streaming has passed all of Akamai’s tests and supports all of its requirements for wide-scale deployment. It also ensures that Coder will provide the best experience for viewers on the Akamai Delivery Network. Coder provides a simple tool to push an IP or SDI signal for multi-bitrate streaming on the Akamai network.

Coder is also compatible with most video-sharing platforms supporting RTMP ingest including YouTube and Dailymotion. Producing VOD has never been so easy.

Coder uses the BlueFish444 Epoch 4K Supernova for SDI-ingest of live material.

See Vizrt at IBC2015 stand 7.A20.

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