The Pro Transcoding license option enhances the built-in transcoding capabilities to allow for fully customizable Transport Stream transcoding profiles supporting HD/SD and MPEG-2 and H.264/AVC codecs. The Pro Transcoding license is a great option for Cable/Telco IP playout applications that do not require decoding/re-encoding for cost efficiency. In such applications, files normally require consistent, matching properties (A/V codecs, bit rates, multiplex rates). The Pro Transcoding option makes it easy to prepare files in this way without requiring external transcoding software. Simply drag and drop upload using the default profile, or transcode to specific profiles in the user interface.
With the Pro Transcoding license enabled, the Transcoding section of Config → Content will display an additional feature to Edit custom profiles, and to enable Transcode On Import. When Transcode On Import is enabled, all imported files will be transcoded to the default profile upon import.
To manage Transcoding Profiles, click Profile: Edit.
The default selections will display as a green check in the corresponding SD and HD columns. Pro Transcoding allows for a separate default profile for SD sources and HD sources. For example, if you require SD sources imported to transcode to an SD profile, and HD sources to an HD profile preserving source resolution. Alternatively, if you require SD to be upconverted to HD, or HD to be downconverted to SD, select the same SD or HD profile to be the default for both SD and HD sources. The default profiles are used when Transcoding is enabled and non-transport stream files are imported (unless Transmux is enabled and a file is Transmuxable), or when any file is imported with the Transcode On Import option enabled. When manually triggering a transcode via the Content actions, the default selection will be the default profile for convenience. To set your default transcode profiles, click the gray check action in the corresponding SD and HD columns.
To delete an existing profile, click the delete action. There are non-deletable, non-editable factory presets for CableLabs SD/HD MPEG-2/H.264 that can be used directly, or can be copied for convenience to use as a baseline for customized profiles. To copy an existing profile, click the copy action. To edit an existing profile, click the edit action. To create a new profile, click the add action. In each of these cases, you will be presented with the Transcoding Profile form.
Choose the desired Transcode Profile settings. The Transcode Profile fields are as follows:
Click Save to save your changes.
With the Pro Transcoding license option, you can manually transcode one or more files via the content transcode action with the ability to select which Transcode Profile to use.
Select the transcode profile to use from the list of available Transcode Profiles. Use Defaults will be the default selection that will use your SD and HD defaults depending on the source format.
The Tasks Tab will show the progress and status of each Transcode, and the details will show which Profile is used for the transcode.