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Video Workflow Design
Telestream Vantage combines media capture, transcoding, clip management, analysis, QC, and metadata processing into one unified video workflow design and automation framework. Vantage integrates with all the major broadcast servers, edit systems, streaming servers, cable VOD servers, SANs and virtually any network digital device in your facility to improve your video operations—without disrupting your video operations. Telestream Vantage Transcode simplifies media conversion in today's multi-format, multi-vendor video environments. Video and audio are automatically converted with metadata between all the major SD and HD broadcast servers, edit system, streaming server, cable VOD server, web, mobile and handheld file formats.


Save time, effort and money

Vantage Transcode eliminates tedious manual transcoding, cumbersome handling of tape and the need for digital-to analog conversions just to get your media into the right file format – saving you time, effort and money.


Consistent, hands-free processing

Vantage is your professional media processing system. Set up automated workflows once for consistent, high-quality results every time. Simply set rules for where to look for your source files, what to do with them and where to deliver them. Vantage automatically monitors FTP, network or local folders for the arrival of new content, enhances media with preprocessing filters for high-quality output, transcodes and delivers your media – and sends email notifications.


Formats for SD & HD workflows

Vantage Transcode converts from virtually any source format to a broad range of web, mobile, edit, and VOD formats: WMV/VC-1, H.264, Flash 8 & 9, 3GPP, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, QT, MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA, AMRNB, SD & HD Program Stream, SD & HD Transport Stream, and more. Exclusive Motion Resolve technology up converts SD interlaced content to superior quality 1080i and 720p HD output. With ongoing support for evolving formats, you can rest assured that you'll have a content repurposing Vantage Transcode Pro provides the industry's deepest and broadest support for all the major professional video and audio file formats, systems and wrapper variants. In addition to web, mobile edit and VOD, Transcode Pro offers complete format support for IPTV, MXF and all leading SD and HD broadcast server formats. HD VANC is preserved or inserted. Optional Dolby E decode or pass through is also supported. Media files can be delivered through FTP and network folders automatically.


Enhance your workflow

Vantage also offers options and an upgrade path to enhance your workflow. Add Pipeline™ to ingest media from tape or live sources. Add Vantage Analysis to create “smart” transcoding workflows, which can automatically analyze source media and metadata, allowing the design of decision-making workflows that use analysis results during transcoding. Brand and localize your video assets with Graphics Factory which tailors your media per region or source file. Upgrade to Vantage Workflow to automate sidecar metadata transformation, monitoring of and delivery to broadcast servers using proprietory protocols, and web services notification.


Scalable, rock-solid server software

Vantage Transcode runs on your favorite Windows 2003, 2008 or XP Pro server. Optimized for server architectures, Vantage Transcode ensures high performance. Automatic pause-and-resume capability ensures that high priority media is processed as quickly as possible. Adding Vantage Array allows for full scalability, load-balancing and redundancy, giving you 24/7 reliability and auto-failover. Processing can take place on one or multiple load-balanced servers providing high-volume processing to meet your exact media workflow needs


Best in class customer support

You can rest assured that our highly-skilled technical team will be available to provide the quick and comprehensive support and guidance you need to fully leverage the power of your Telestream product.


Features & Benefits


Vantage Workflow


  • Powerful and flexible workflow design and automation software; revolutionizes capture, transcoding, clip management, analysis/QC, metadata graphics assembly
    Integrates into existing video operations, using existing video systems
  • Workflow design tools uniquely separate video processes from media/metadata
  • Scales up to automate thousands of different workflows
  • Includes workflow design and automation tools, all Broadcast server and edit system workflow support, metadata processing, clip management, integrated web services notification
  • Rock-solid server software, 24/7 reliability, auto-failover


  • Flexibility to design & manage virtually any video process – out of the box - Eliminates need for software engineers to design custom processes
  • Automates workflows that were previously impossible to automate - Self-healing workflows that react to errors and fix them automatically
  • Flexibility to stop worrying about cost savings & start being competitive
  • Affordable, modular, allows migration to IT as needed, without disrupting existing systems
  • Built to serve the next generation of video operations

Vantage Transcode


  • Broad format support: SD and HD edit systems, web, mobile, streaming servers, VOD.
  • Vantage Transcode Pro adds: IPTV, broadcast servers, MXF
  • Deep format support: VANC, timecode, multiple audio streams, captions
  • Optimized for speed
  • FTP/Network folder workflow support
  • Built upon award-winning FlipFactory technology


Automates transcoding and file-based delivery Easy to install and use with graphical UI Upgradable to Vantage Workflow

Vantage Analysis



  • Option for Transcode/Transcode Pro and Workflow
  • Automates QC and video/audio analysis
  • Analyzes more video file formats than any other solution
  • Compares against master videos to detect errors
  • Analyzes video content and acts upon the results


  • Avoids costly production errors
  • Automates today’s eyes-on manual processes
  • Upgradable to Vantage Workflow





Latest News

Telestream NASCAR Project Wins IBC2012 Innovation Awards

Nevada City and San Jose, California, September 10, 2012 - Telestream®, a leading provider of video transcoding and workflow solutions, and Quantum, a global expert in data protection and big data management, today announced that the NASCAR video capture and replay project incorporating technology from both companies won the prestigious IBC2012 Innovation Award in the Content Management category. Telestream developed the video capture and replay system for NASCAR’s high-speed sports officiating. The award recognized NASCAR and its project partners, including Quantum for its StorNext data management software and CineSys for its disk storage.

“It is an honor for the NASCAR project to be recognized by the IBC,” said Barbara DeHart, vice president of marketing at Telestream. “The new race control system would not have been possible without the collective efforts of NASCARProductions, along with the Telestream, Quantum and CineSys teams. Together, we were able to bring high-quality capture and replay into the race-day operations of one of the most exciting sports around.”

In the fast-paced world of NASCAR racing, where broadcasts reach more than 150 countries, video also plays a key role in controlling NASCAR races. The new race control system is based on Telestream’s Pipeline HD hardware encoder and a new, high-performance, multi-clip Pipeline Replay application.  The scalable, file-based system provides instant capture and synchronous display of 18 high definition (HD) camera feeds, enabling instant access, search, and analysis of an entire race event.

“The instant replay system that Telestream has provided NASCAR this season has enabled our officials to perform their jobs in an even more efficient and time-sensitive manner,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR Vice President of Competition. “Having instant access to that many camera angles featuring such high-quality video has been a terrific addition to our race weekends.”

The race control system utilizes high-speed StorNext File System software from Quantum to provide simultaneous access of video content, including the ability to rewind and read while continuing to write from 18 HD cameras. CineSys provided on-site infrastructure, architecture, installation, and technical assistance.

”We are pleased to have been selected by Telestream to participate in this important project, and it is especially gratifying to be recognized in this prestigious award. StorNext’s robust file sharing software is fine-tuned to address the high-performance streaming needs that accompany higher resolution video. Because of our collaboration, these combined technologies are greatly improving the accuracy of race monitoring and enhancing the experience for millions of NASCAR fans,” said Janae Stow Lee, senior vice president, File System and Archive Product Group at Quantum.

The award was presented at the IBC2012 Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, September 9 at the RAI in Amsterdam. IBC is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. The Innovation Awards recognize collaboration and those who push the boundaries. Telestream is exhibiting at IBC in stand 7.D16, and Quantum is exhibiting in stand 7.G30.

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