Analog to Digital Video Conversion
Vcodes offers a comprehensive solution for video archiving enabling film archivists, broadcasters, and organizations involved in the preservation of audiovisual content an efficient conversion of analog content into any digital format, and automated, workflow-based transcoding of digitized content.
Parallel tape capture from all analog/digital sources
Offering support for all analog sources, including legacy tape decks such as 1-inch and U-matic players, we let you transition from a 50-year-old tape to the latest tablet with a single click.
The digitization workflow can be configured for mixed environments of old and new decks, uniquely identifying each capture station with its connected deck type to avoid human errors.
Unlike products which are more broadcast oriented, the digitization workflow was designed with the archivist in mind, letting you choose between automatically initiated batch jobs via common formats (XLS, XML), and manual job initiation, suited for tape bar-code scans scenarios.
Real-time encoding to lossless or near-lossless formats
We support all industry standard formats for video archiving, ranging from 10-bit uncompressed, to Motion JPEG2000, XDCAM, AVC-Intra and more. Vcodes team of experts will analyze your needs and recommend the best format for your storage/quality trade-off, plus configure and fine-tune the workflow.
Automatic offline encoding/transcoding
once your precious tapes have been digitized, you may configure the same system to automatically prepare broadcast-ready files, for generating additional revenue streams (TV, internet, mobile). Our vast experience with high-volume broadcasting and video archiving environments lets us process multiple encoding jobs on distributed machines, without requiring any configuration. The Vcodes server efficiently utilizes processing cores to provide faster than real-time HD encoding, and parallel transcoding of multiple jobs on separate servers.
Powerful video/audio processing features allow you to scale/crop, deinterlace, enhance, insert graphics/subtitles and more.
Non-destructive trimming and legalization
Once digitization is complete, the workflow can play the captured file, letting you perform quick visual/audible spot-checks, trim unwanted tails and approve or reject the video for further processing. The review module is separate and can be installed on a dedicated machine to not interfere with the ongoing digitization process.