Carbon Coder is a universal transcoding application that facilitates the transfer of media between acquisition, editing, playout, archive, Web, mobile and more. Supporting all major formats (currently more than 40), Carbon Coder is continually updated to accommodate new formats. Carbon Coder can run as a stand-alone application or as part of a multi-node, fully-automated rendering farm under the control of Carbon Server.
As part of the transcode process, Carbon Coder handles a wide array of critical operations including SD/HD conversion, PAL/NTSC conversion, logo insertion, color space conversion, color correction, Close Captioning extraction and more. Carbon Coder provides high-performance, scalable and cost-effective transcoding for a broad range of business environments, from specialized studios to enterprise-scale installations. Carbon Coder can be run via its user interface or via an XML-based API that is included with the product. The same API controls both Carbon Coder and Carbon Server.
Carbon Coder Key Features
Intuitive User Interface
Carbon Coder’s intuitive interface gives you complete control over every aspect of the transcoding process. Simultaneously convert a single file into any number of target formats, each with a unique set of operations and filters applied. For example, you can burn in a logo and timecode on a review format, while applying special cropping to a mobile format. Save settings as profiles to re-use on future transcoding projects.
Carbon Coder can be run in a fully automated mode. Watch folders and FTP transfers can be configured to automatically transcode any files that are moved to specified locations, and then the results can be placed into designated locations. For example, a single Carbon Coder workstation can service a group of editors, taking their completed projects and converting them into the appropriate format for a playout server.
For large transcoding tasks, multiple Carbon Coders can be configured as a transcoding farm, under the control of Carbon Server software. Carbon Server manages job distribution, prioritization, load balancing, FTP transfers, status monitoring and job notification. All interaction with the server software is through an administrative Web interface that can be accessed remotely, from across the office or around the world.
Carbon Coder can be controlled directly via an XML-based SDK provided with the software. Every aspect of the transcoding process can be controlled by the SDK, including source/target destinations, transcoding parameters, filtering, compositing, ad insertion, titling, notifications, etc. The same SDK controls both Carbon Coder and Carbon Server, so your work will scale from a single machine to an entire farm.