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February 13, 2013

Telestream Set to Unveil New Features at NAB Convention

By Shawn Hebert, TMCnet Contributing Writer

Later this spring at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention, Telestream plans to unveil a new transcorder which targets the needs of cable and IPTV (News - Alert) workflows. Utilizing its partnership with Manzanita Systems, Telestream's new transcoder will offer quality control over transport stream multiplexing and metadata along with full 16-bit video processing and use of the H.264 codec. 

It was only last year that the company used NAB to introduce its Vantage transcoding system, which is beneficial for the distribution of multi screen content. This year though, its new GPU-accelerated video transcoder promises to deliver high encoding speeds as it will come integrated with Telestream's LightspeedT technology.

"Transcoding has become the key enabler to file-based workflows”, said Barbara DeHart, vice president of Marketing at Telestream. “We're leading the way in the development of application-specific solutions, designed to meet the needs of distinct workflows.”

Also at the event, Telestream's Vantage workflow orchestration will see new integrations, allowing workflows to incorporate digital file transfer, commercial delivery, cameras, edit systems plus delivery to cable ad insertion servers.

OEM partners will soon be able to take advantage of Telestream's technical partner program for Vantage by using a new SDK that provides direct control over transcoding engines. Telestream hopes that this will allow OEM partners to broaden their reach and customers to monetize their content through new channels.

For sports fans who want to view game highlights online as quickly as possible, Telestream will showcase a dynamic scoreboard for live sports webcasts in Wirecast at NAB. The new technology will allow sports teams and broadcasters to automatically display real-time, detailed scoreboard data, including game clocks, field position and penalties. Scoreboard vendors across nearly 20 sports will be able to take advantage of the new system.

Finally, a new turnkey live video streaming solution for Windows live streaming production products will also be featured at NAB. The company says these systems bring high-quality, multi-camera live video production capabilities to churches, schools and businesses.

Smaller live event producers will be able to record the video feeds as an ISO to enable post-event editing and future archiving.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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