Offload Transcode to Increase Productivity

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Transcoding and Encoding are the most processor intensive tasks in any production or post production workflow. Simply put, it will take up as much of your processing power as the application allows it to, often leaving an edit bay or on set workstation with no power left for other tasks.

This can cause issues as small as losing 10 minutes here and there or as big as not being able to complete a project on time.

The answer to this problem is offloading these transcoding & encoding requests to a server. Let’s take a look at the difference.

There are two major benefits for any facility looking at offloading transcodes & encodes:

  1. Increased Productivity
  2. Increased Turn Around Time

These benefits are a direct result of the following:

-  Full use of your creative workstations while encoding & transcoding.
-    Reduced server traffic by eliminating the read of a file and the write of a new file over your
   network, keeping this process completely centralized on your Platform server.

Simplify iMac & MacBook Pro Workflows

Many professional facilities rely on all-in-one workstations and laptops to get their creative work done. These workstations provide sufficient power thanks to codecs like Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD. Unfortunately, shooting on any professional camera and transcoding locally to these formats is disruptive and time intensive.

ProMAX Platform enables gigabit and 10 gigabit connectivity to the SHARE Module (for centralized shared storage) and the TRANSCODE Module (for offloading transcodes). This allows any facility working on all-in-one workstations and laptops to increase how quickly they can get to files and maximize the power of each individual workstation.


The Platform TRANSCODE Module enables up to 16 simultaneous transcodes and encodes on to be offloaded to your Platform server. With support for every major file format including encoding to and from Apple ProRes as well as all major NLE systems including FCP7, ProMAX Platform is the Modular Advantage.

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Joel Epps said...

This stuff is really cool and it works.

Joel Epps said...

This stuff is really cool and it works!