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Digital Rapids DRC-Stream Series
The Ultimate Multi-Stream Video/Audio Encoding Solution

Digital Rapids DRC-Stream PCI capture and processing boards allow you to add real-time multi-format video and audio encoding capabilities to your studio workflow. DRC-Stream hardware gives you the ability to simultaneously encode your video into Windows Media, Real, QuickTime, MPEG formats, and more all in real-time, saving you time and effort. The only limitation to the number of simultaneous real-time encoded video steams is the amount of processing power provided by your system's CPU.

DRC-Stream multi-format encoding capabilities allow you to reach a wider audience than you ever have before with video and audio optimized for each viewing environment. With DRC-Stream you will be able to address any target platform with the highest quality video possible. It will not matter if the target is a network attached Microsoft Windows PC or Apple Macintosh, a set top box running on broadband, or a wireless PDA running a proprietary OS, Stream can encode to all of the formats and bitrates necessary to reach all of these devices and it does so with the highest quality video and audio possible.

The secret to these encoding capabilities is our combination of video and audio pre-processing filters that run in hardware in real-time, and our Stream software. DRC-Stream hardware is available in configurations ranging from single channel analog to dual channel digital (video and audio). Our most powerful solution, the DRC-Stream-2500 hardware, features two channels of advanced video processing capabilities and up to 8 channels of audio processing. Each video channel consists of powerful features such as motion adaptive de-interlacing and 3D noise reduction. Powerful video pre-processing means that you can deliver higher quality, higher resolution, progressive scan video that makes more efficient use of bandwidth than video created using competing systems. Each audio processing channel features dual 7-band parametric EQ and dynamic range compression/expansion to make sure your message gets through loud and clear.

The Stream software application gives you one simple, consistent interface that leads you through the steps of creating multiple encode formats in just a few steps and allows you to deliver your content with as little as one mouse click. One interface that controls all of your content, manages all of the real-time encoding parameters, and manages the distribution and archiving of your media. One click and you can reach a whole new audience.

$4495.00 DRC-Stream 2500
$3495.00
DRC-Stream 1500
$3295.00 DRC-Stream 2000
$2295.00
DRC-Stream 1000
$ 995.00 DRC-Stream 500-MPEG
$ 495.00 Optional Breakout Box

Canopus ProCoder 2.0
The Ultimate Format Converter

ProCoder 2.0 software combines speed and flexibility into a streamlined video conversion tool for professionals. Featuring, extensive input/output options, advanced filtering, batch processing and an easy-to-use interface, ProCoder 2.0 is the ideal solution for high-quality multi-format video creation.

ProCoder 2.0 can be used in a variety of ways: as a wizard, as a standalone application, or as a plug-in for nonlinear editing packages including Canopus EDIUS and Adobe® Premiere® Pro.

Whether encoding MPEG video for DVD production, producing Windows Media for streaming or transcoding between NTSC and PAL, ProCoder 2.0 makes video format conversion quick and easy. Encode a single source to multiple targets simultaneously, run multiple conversion jobs back-to-back in batch mode, or use drag-and-drop preset icons to start conversion with a single click. ProCoder 2.0 features support for many popular video codecs out of the box including innovative high-quality, high-speed, DV codecs from Canopus, as well as MPEG-2 codecs, and also supports additional codecs already installed on the system.

Key Features:

  • Professional high-speed, high-quality encoding and conversion of video to all popular formats including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Windows Media®, QuickTime®, DivX® and more
  • Watch folder function for automated encoding
  • Job queuing manager with priority functions
  • Stitching of multiple source files to create a single file
  • Simultaneous creation of multiple target files
  • Aspect ratio conversion
  • NTSC/PAL conversion
  • Frame rate interpolation and conversion
  • Automatic adaptive deinterlacing
  • 3:2 pulldown
  • Multi-pass VBR processing
  • Full HD support for MPEG and Windows Media
  • VOB file and DVD-Video image creation with chapter points
  • Save droplets for quick, drag-and-drop conversion
  • Separate audio import/export options including multiplexing
  • Export plug-in for Canopus EDIUS and Adobe Premiere Pro that provides extensive timeline export capabilities including DVD-Video image export options
  • Multiprocessor and Hyper-Threading support for faster encoding
  • Multiple colorspace support including YUV and RGB
  • Full license of DivX Pro™ included

Technical Specifications:

Source Formats

  • Canopus DV
  • Canopus HQ
  • Microsoft DV
  • Any Video for Windows codec
  • Any DirectShow codec
  • Any QuickTime™ codec
  • MPEG-1, MPEG-2
  • Macromedia® Flash™ (video only)
  • Windows Media™
  • DivX®
  • MP3 and PCM WAV files
  • AVISynth script files
  • Still images including BMP, TGA, TIF, PNG and JPG

Target Formats

  • Canopus DV
  • Microsoft DV
  • Any Video for Windows codec
  • Any DirectShow codec
  • Any QuickTime codec
  • MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (using Canopus codec)
  • VOB (DVD-Video image)
  • ACM codecs
  • Macromedia Flash video (with Flash MX installed)
  • Windows Media
  • RealVideo®
  • DivX (including multi-pass)
  • MP3 and PCM WAV files

Video Filters

  • 601 to 709 Color Correction (ITU-R BT 601 SD to ITU-R BT 709-5 HD)
  • 709 to 601 Color Correction (ITU-R BT 709-5 HD to ITU-R BT 601 SD)
  • 601 Correction - Expand Color Space
  • 601 Correction - Shrink Color Space
  • Adaptive De-Interlace
  • Bitmap Keying
  • Black/White Correction
  • Blur
  • Circular Blur
  • Color Correction
  • Color Safe
  • Crop
  • Fade In/Out
  • Gamma Correction
  • Gaussian Blur
  • Median
  • Pulldown
  • Rotate
  • Sharpen
  • Temporal Noise Reducer

Audio Filters

  • Lowpass
  • Normalize
  • Volume

 

$499.00

Canopus ProCoder Express
Fast, High-quality Video Format Conversion
How do you like your video? QuickTime® or Windows Media®? 16:9 or 4:3? No matter how you want your video, ProCoder Express can create it with amazing ease and speed. Encode your movies and video clips to any format, using professional-quality technology. ProCoder Express is fast, easy-to-use and will have you creating video files for DVD, VCD, Web streaming and emailing, in just a few simple steps.

Key Features:

  • Simple, step-by-step wizard interface
  • Fast, high-quality encoding and conversion of video to all popular formats
  • Timeline output from Canopus EDIUS Pro 3 (which includes ProCoder Express), Canopus Let’s EDIT 2 and Adobe® Premiere® NLE software
  • Supports MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Windows Media™, QuickTime™, DivX® and more

Technical Specifications:

Source Video Formats

  • Any DirectShow codec
  • Any QuickTime codec
  • Windows Media
  • MPEG-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4 (program and transport streams, video-only elementary stream)
  • Raw DV

Target Video Formats

  • Any DirectShow codec (including DV)
  • Any QuickTime codec
  • Windows Media
  • Real Video®
  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-2 (CBR, VBR, two-pass VBR, VOB output)
  • DivX (one-pass VBR, two-pass VBR)
  • Raw DV

Video Filters

  • Static cropping

Nonlinear Editor Plug-ins

  • Canopus EDIUS
  • Canopus Let's EDIT
  • Adobe Premiere 6.x
  • Adobe Premiere® Pro

Additional Features

  • Watch folder support
  • DirectShow MPEG-2 decoder (elementary, program, transport stream)

 

$59.00

Sorenson Media Squeeze 4.3 Power Pack
Input and Publish 
Sorenson Squeeze is the leader for importing and publishing video to the most popular formats in the video industry. Squeeze can easily import digitized video files, reference movies, or capture from DV cameras. Once inside of Squeeze you can easily publish video into the format of your choice and have it automatically sent to an application, to another location on your network, or uploaded to the web via FTP.

Simplicity
Squeeze's single pane interface allows you to compress video without detailed knowledge of codecs or compression settings.

User Interface
Squeeze's simple to understand layout offers individual customization and shortcut keys where you need them. Squeeze works the way you want it to.

Quality 
Sorenson continues its leadership in video quality giving novices and professionals the features required to "squeeze" quality into every bit. If you want quality, you only need to know one word: Sorenson.

Productivity and Workflow 
While keeping life simple for the professional and amateur compressionist, Squeeze also integrates seamlessly with leading video production applications and finished work distribution options. Be it one file or multiple, Squeeze's optimum workflow will minimize the amount of time spent on the compression task.

Cross Platform 
Squeeze works the same on either Mac or Windows platforms. Learn it once, apply it many times, regardless of your OS preference.

Input:

 Formats:
  • AAC
  • AIF/AIFF
  • ASF
  • AVI
  • DV
  • MOV
  • MP3
  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4
  • WAV
  • *WMA
  • *WMV

Video Encoders:

  • QuickTime compatible video codecs
  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-2
  • MS ISO MPEG-4 Video 1
  • MS MPEG-4
  • ***On2 VP6 Pro Plugin support (New!)
    • Support for the On2 VP6 Pro codec with 2-pass and VBR encoding for Flash is now available as a plugin from Sorenson Media. This codec provides superior video quality that is competitive with today's best video codecs at a much smaller file size.
  • RealVideo 8, 9, and 10
  • RealVideo G2 (with SVT)
  • Sorenson Video 3 Pro
  • Sorenson AVC Pro (for MPEG-4 encoding)
  • Sorenson MPEG-4 Pro (for Visual Simple Profiles and Visual Profile encoding)
  • Sorenson Spark Pro (for Flash MX and Flash MX Professional encoding)
  • **Windows Media Screen 7
  • *Windows Media 7, Windows Media 8, Windows Media 9
 Audio Encoders:
  • aac Audio
  • aacPlus Audio
  • ACELP RealAudio
  • ADPCM
  • QuickTime compatible audio codecs
  • Cook RealAudio
  • Fraunhofer MP3
  • MPEG Layer 1
  • MPEG Layer 2
  • MPEG PCM
  • Qdesign Music Codec 2
  • QUALCOMM PureVoice
  • Uncompressed Audio
  • **Windows Media ACELP
  • *Windows Media Audio 8
 Formats:
  • aacPlus
  • AAC
  • AIFF
  • DV
  • DVD
  • FLV (Sorenson Spark, and ***On2 VP6)
  • HD for MP1, MP2, MP4, and RealMedia
  • MOV
  • MP3
  • MPA
  • MPG (MP1 and MP2)
  • MP4 AVC (H.264)
  • MPV
  • RM
  • SVCD
  • SWF
  • VCD
  • WAV
  • WMV

 

$749.00 Mac
$599.00
Windows

Sorenson Media Squeeze 4.3
Input and Publish 
Sorenson Squeeze is the leader for importing and publishing video to the most popular formats in the video industry. Squeeze can easily import digitized video files, reference movies, or capture from DV cameras. Once inside of Squeeze you can easily publish video into the format of your choice and have it automatically sent to an application, to another location on your network, or uploaded to the web via FTP.

Simplicity
Squeeze's single pane interface allows you to compress video without detailed knowledge of codecs or compression settings.

User Interface
Squeeze's simple to understand layout offers individual customization and shortcut keys where you need them. Squeeze works the way you want it to.

Quality 
Sorenson continues its leadership in video quality giving novices and professionals the features required to "squeeze" quality into every bit. If you want quality, you only need to know one word: Sorenson.

Productivity and Workflow 
While keeping life simple for the professional and amateur compressionist, Squeeze also integrates seamlessly with leading video production applications and finished work distribution options. Be it one file or multiple, Squeeze's optimum workflow will minimize the amount of time spent on the compression task.

Cross Platform 
Squeeze works the same on either Mac or Windows platforms. Learn it once, apply it many times, regardless of your OS preference.

Input:

 Formats:
  • AAC
  • AIF/AIFF
  • ASF
  • AVI
  • DV
  • MOV
  • MP3
  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4
  • WAV
  • *WMA
  • *WMV

Video Encoders:

  • QuickTime compatible video codecs
  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-2
  • MS ISO MPEG-4 Video 1
  • MS MPEG-4
  • ***On2 VP6 Pro Plugin support (New!)
    • Support for the On2 VP6 Pro codec with 2-pass and VBR encoding for Flash is now available as a plugin from Sorenson Media. This codec provides superior video quality that is competitive with today's best video codecs at a much smaller file size.
  • RealVideo 8, 9, and 10
  • RealVideo G2 (with SVT)
  • Sorenson Video 3 Pro
  • Sorenson AVC Pro (for MPEG-4 encoding)
  • Sorenson MPEG-4 Pro (for Visual Simple Profiles and Visual Profile encoding)
  • Sorenson Spark Pro (for Flash MX and Flash MX Professional encoding)
  • **Windows Media Screen 7
  • *Windows Media 7, Windows Media 8, Windows Media 9
 Audio Encoders:
  • aac Audio
  • aacPlus Audio
  • ACELP RealAudio
  • ADPCM
  • QuickTime compatible audio codecs
  • Cook RealAudio
  • Fraunhofer MP3
  • MPEG Layer 1
  • MPEG Layer 2
  • MPEG PCM
  • Qdesign Music Codec 2
  • QUALCOMM PureVoice
  • Uncompressed Audio
  • **Windows Media ACELP
  • *Windows Media Audio 8
 Formats:
  • aacPlus
  • AAC
  • AIFF
  • DV
  • DVD
  • FLV (Sorenson Spark, and ***On2 VP6)
  • HD for MP1, MP2, MP4, and RealMedia
  • MOV
  • MP3
  • MPA
  • MPG (MP1 and MP2)
  • MP4 AVC (H.264)
  • MPV
  • RM
  • SVCD
  • SWF
  • VCD
  • WAV
  • WMV

 

$449.00 Mac
$449.00
Windows