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Digital Rapids Announces Availability of Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0

Digital Rapids Announces Availability of Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0

February 20, 2013

Digital Rapids (News - Alert), a provider of media transformation and workflow solutions, stated that its newly released Digital Rapids Transcode Manager v2.0 is an automated media processing software that is capable of connecting high volume media file transformations and workflow processes, while at the same time offering higher efficiency and agility for applications from post production and archive to multi-screen distribution.

Powered by the Kayak dynamic workflow platform, the latest version features the necessary management tools and hallmarks along with new advances like adaptive, logic-driven workflow automation with rich metadata support; intuitive, visual workflow design tools and more. Kayak is stated to be Digital Rapids’ technology foundation powering its newest solutions for end-user applications and is available as a comprehensive workflow development platform for customers, systems integrators and software developers.

Darren Gallipeau, product manager at Digital Rapids stated, “Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0 has been our most anticipated new release to date, and we’re thrilled to be putting its power into the hands of our customers. Transcode Manager 2.0’s logic-driven automation and flexible process design capabilities give users unmatched control of their media transformation workflows while maximizing their efficiency. Meanwhile, its catalog-based, modular architecture and dynamic deployment model enable users to rapidly integrate new capabilities, scale seamlessly and adapt quickly to new opportunities and market trends.”

Some of the notable features of Digital Rapids’ Transcode Manager 2.0 are: seamless integration between on-premises and cloud-based media processing; video and audio processing including adaptive Inverse Telecine, graphic overlay, color space conversion, speed changes, Closed-to-Open captions, audio track mix-down; job-level and server-level failover ; automated failure alert notifications; Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) support; integration with Tektronix Cerify and Interra (News - Alert) Systems Baton automated quality control tools; automatic ‘commercial black’ and black border detection and removal; and more.

The company added that the Transcode Manager Server 2.0 can manage both new Kayak Engines and earlier-generation Transcode Engines, providing a smooth transition for existing Transcode Manager users.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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