For Telestream’s Vantage, the Future of Media Processing is Now


The Vantage platform by Telestream has brought the future of both media processing and automated workflow to right now. The Vantage platform continues to evolve and is based on a flexible and service centric architecture. The Vantage platform brings unified systems control to the creation of automated workflows.

Telestream, based in Nevada City, California, focuses on the creation of a product line that enables anyone to be able to bring the best in video content to any audiences no matter how that content was created, distributed or used. Telestream works with both consumers and industry professional to bring immediate leverage to their video content and bring an elegant simplicity to the creation, access, and exchange of all digital content.

The major advantage to deploy Vantage is its ability to be scaled from a basic stand alone type of system to expansive multi server systems that allows for sustained growth well into the future. Vantage’s workflow, transcoding and system solutions brings furious processing speeds as well as exceptional quality and workflow automation that can smoothly extend from an on site system to a cloud based one.

Paul Turner, Vice President of Enterprise Product Management for Telestream chats about workflow and transcoding in Vantage with Broadcast Beat Magazine’s Janet West:

Vantage’s format support, speed and quality are unmatched…

  • Vantage can support 120 different audio and video compression formats and file types and that support includes editing and archival formats, camera ingest formats as well as delivery formats for such industries as broadcast, IPTV, cable, VOD, mobile, web and multi screen OTT. It has multiple transcoding engines and its transcoding and processing tools extend from proxy resolutions through SD, HD, Ultra HD and 4K.
  • Combining the Lightspeed server with Vantage can enable your present speed to accelerate up to nine times faster and the platform is optimized for multi core, 64 bit, Windows servers architecture.
  • The quality remains the best around with full 16 bit 4:4:4:4 video processing and ensures lossless precision for all video processing algorithms. In addition, conversion for 4K, HD and Intercontinental content is built right in to the system as well as pixel perfect deinterlacing, higher quality on lower bit rate and transcoding second to none in the world.


Automation is hands free, workflow is enhanced and enterprise scalability  is assured…

  • Workflows can be designed digitally and the freedom to design analysis results, media files, metadata conversion, as well as all of the processes that surround them, is assured. You can quickly automate a huge number of tasks using the platform’s integrated file tracking, metadata modeling and temporary storage recovery. Job submission is simplified because Vantage lets you submit media by way of the SDK, hot folders, or by spreadsheet. There is also full automation within multi vendor environments.
  • Your workflows just got a whole lot smarter due to decision making integration. Human intervention is eliminated because of the jobs such as encoding profiles, delivery destinations and process branches can now be done on a case by case and job by job basis.
  • Encoding profiles can be created automatically and custom built to assimilate into any project and there is priority fast tracking capabilities as well as advanced tools for integrated analysis. Vantage can make certain that all of your present high priority work  is intricately managed well before your low priority work.
  • The scalability is world class and allows for media processing to over 100 servers. High volume output is assured because there is no reliance on a single control server like with some other platforms. All machines in the Vantage platform work together so that, in the event that one of the machines does fail, the entire system can recover and keep things running automatically.

Since 1998, Telestream has been bringing customers, all over the world, innoative and groundbreaking product solutions that have allowed them to enhance their capabilities and to bring their unique and premier video content to anywhere in the world.

-Written by Kevin Sawyer

Mr. Sawyer is a freelance writer, editor and journalist from Tampa. He has written thousands of articles for hundreds of magazines and news sites on countless topics including science, the media and technology. He is also the author of many white papers, special reports and ebooks covering a wide range of subjects.
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