Telestream, one of the leading providers of digital media tools and workflow solutions, recently announced that Lightspeed Live Capture, its new multichannel video capture and processing application, is now available.
Part of Telestream’s strategic focus on the live streaming market, Lightspeed Live Capture was built specifically to enable a more concurrent workflow between live broadcasts and companion OTT and VOD distributions.
Also announced, is the availability of Vantage version 7, representing the continued evolution of the Vantage software platform with more sophisticated processing, captioning & subtitling, cloud support and social media capabilities.
Operating standalone or as part of a Vantage domain, Lightspeed Live Capture is an integrated hardware and software appliance that delivers flexible and efficient encoding performance. It provides capture of real-time SD, HD, UHD and 4K video and encoding into the most common high-quality formats in use worldwide, while simultaneously supplying a proxy for each channel being processed.
This integrated hardware and software appliance combines dual CPU’s, a GPU and an optional HEVC hardware encoder for even faster encodes to H.265. The formats created are completely compatible with Vantage Open Workflows, resulting in significantly reduced workflow Vantage version 7 introduces Secured Version Control for customers wishing to only update specific Vantage components to take advantage of new features while isolating other workflows from any software change until convenient.
This Secured Version Control capability gives greater flexibility and confidence to users seeking to upgrade specific components while other mission-critical workflows continue to run undisturbed and unmodified.
“Perfecting a complex workflow is a detailed and time consuming process. Once a workflow is complete and validated, there is a strong desire to ’not touch it’,” said Paul Turner, VP of Enterprise Products at Telestream.
“To protect such workflows, Secured Version Control allows a workflow to be locked, enabling targeted updates to certain Vantage components only when convenient for the customer.”
Advanced task scheduling has also been improved in Vantage version 7. Task-based load-balancing ensures that all Vantage servers remain fully utilized, maximizing server efficiency. This prevents situations where some Vantage servers are over-utilized and others under-utilized.