S4M's VPMS provides enhanced video effects

Harmonic’sRhozet Carbon Coder universal transcoding solution has been selected by Germany’s Solutions for Media (S4M), a joint subsidiary of arvato systems and RTL Television, for its Video Production Management System (VPMS). With the integration of Rhozet Carbon Coder, S4M is now offering its customers a flexible production system with video effects support. This capability is particularly useful for newsgathering organizations that need a quick way to add video effects, such as wipes and fades, within the VPMS solution.

Deployed by private and public service broadcasters throughout Europe, S4M's VPMS supports the management of digital video assets from acquisition through production to playout, distribution and archiving. The integration of Rhozet Carbon Coder technology with S4M's VPMS streamlines the video production process for broadcasters where time-to-air is critical, letting them add video effects during the transcoding process.