Telestream adds HEVC to video transcoding platform

Editor | 05-02-2014

Video transcoding and workflow specialist Telestream has added HEVC encoding to its Vantage Transcode Multiscreen product. HEVC offers the promise of higher frame rates and lower bit rates, doubling the compression compared to AVC/H.264, and enabling next-generation UltraHD 4K video services.

"We're excited about the addition of x265-based HEVC encoding," said Paul Turner, vice president of enterprise product management at Telestream. "We had great success in the past with the x264 project, both by contributing OpenCL-based optimisations to the project, and by including a commercially-licensed implementation in our commercial offerings. The x265 project builds on that robust codebase. The consolidated expertise of the open source community ensures that the new codec is as robust, efficient and high quality as its predecessor."

Telestream is a co-founder of the x265 project, which is devoted to commercialising H.265 HEVC encoding technology.

Vantage Transcode Multiscreen brings transcoding, media capture, metadata processing, analysis and content assembly into a unified system.