Anystream enhances Agility production platform

At NAB2007, Anystream unveiled additions to its Agility production platform, including faster-than-real-time HD transcoding, live Flash support and applications for forensic watermarking and dynamic graphics insertion.

Agility now includes broad support for file-based ingest of Avid DNxHD, DVCPro HD, HDV and Sony XDCAM HD formats along with real-time capture for live and tape-based workflows. Agility reduces the time to ingest XDCAM HD media into Avid environments by as much as six times via Avid Interplay Transfer integration. Agility handles transcoding of native file formats from Avid and Apple nonlinear editing systems into play-to-air broadcast formats with support for Grass Valley, Leitch, Omneon, Pinnacle and SeaChange servers.

With the integration of the On2 VP6 codec, Agility improves Flash video image quality and reduces processing time by at least two-fold over previous Flash codec technologies. The system’s new watermarking capability safeguards content by automatically monogramming video with imperceptible forensic watermarks during production processes.

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