4 benefits of next-gen video transcoders

December 30, 2013 - 4:05pm
Transcoders are essential to video delivery in any environment.

Video transcoders are a foundational component of next-gen video broadcast system architecture. This is especially true as emerging standards and codecs spur a shift in content delivery formats and network expectations. High efficiency video coding (HEVC) is expected to be a main driver of transcoder revenue in 2014, according to Light Reading. Here are four benefits of investing in next-gen video transcoders:

  1. HEVC and H.264 interoperability: One of the chief reasons to invest in transcoding solutions is the need to process HEVC as well as H.264, its successor. Since both standards are likely to be in use for some time, interoperability between them will be key. 
  2. Adaptive streaming: Legacy systems require multiple transcoders to support the different formats they use. A next-gen solution such as Sencore's TXS 8400 File Based Transcoder offers adaptive qualities for streamlining of all formats.
  3. Decreases management responsibilities: Eliminating routine oversight duties is important to allowing systems to flourish without incurring extra costs for engineer time or additional personnel. Next-gen transcoders utilize automated management tools and scripts to optimize workflow integration, scheduling and job queuing, among other routine tasks.
  4. Optimizes multichannel distribution: Whether it's over-the-top (OTT) applications or mobile devices, a next-gen transcoder such as Sencore's TXS 8600 Live Streaming Transcoder ensures reliable and consistent delivery.

Sencore provides reliable, cost-effective solutions for signal transmission and content delivery. Our line of transcoders optimize video compression for bandwidth savings and maximum configuration flexibility, maintaining peak delivery capacity for multichannel distribution environments. Contact us today to learn more.

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