Harmonic and Civolution have merged their products to allow media organizations, within their existing workflow, to quickly and easily watermark and/or fingerprint their content to protect their assets and monitor use. Harmonic’s Rhozet Carbon Coder is now delivering multiformat transcoding with Civolution’s watermarking and fingerprinting capabilities.
Rhozet Carbon Coder facilitates the transfer of media between all major formats and a variety of platforms, including acquisition, editing, playout, archive and repurposing for the Internet and mobile devices. Carbon Coder provides a host of additional functions such as standards conversion, logo insertion, time code burn-in and can run as a stand-alone application or as part of a multinode, fully automated rendering farm.
Available as a series of complementary plug-ins, Civolution has integrated its NexGuard forensic marking solution, from its recent Thomson STS acquisition, for audio and video content protection. It is also integrating its watermarking and fingerprinting based services for broadcast monitoring (Teletrax) and Internet content monetization.
Using the combined solutions, media owners and distributors will be able to convert any source content into any format and at the same time embed a watermark and generate reference fingerprints of their content. Such content is then traceable throughout its lifecycle.