Transcoding

Silverstack Lab allows to convert video clips to proxy clips in common formats (DNx, ProRes, H.265/HEVC) and containers (Quicktime .mov, MXF .mxf, MP4 .mp4).

Create multiple independent transcoding presets (“Transcoding Presets” tab right bar). Settings include e.g. options for looks, overlays (watermarking), metadata burn ins, clip resizing and direct metadata export. You get a live preview of the settings of your preset in the transcoding preview.

Start a transcoding job and add one or more multiple transcoding destinations in the transcoding wizard (with toolbar “Transcode” button). You can transcode to individual (one file per clip) or combined clips (single file with multiple clips).

Transcoding jobs run in the background (monitoring possible in jobs view) and by default are intelligently paused during playback and offload.

Silverstack Lab supports external GPUs (eGPUs) for transcoding and allows to select the preferred GPU in the preferences.

Transcoded Clips in the Library

By default, all clips transcoded with Silverstack Lab are added to the library outline again in the “Transcoded Clips” Folder.

This allows you to use the general data management functionality of Silverstack for transcoded clips, like for example:

  • Secure backup of proxy clips to multiple, additional destinations
  • Playback of proxy clips
  • Create reports for proxy clips, or reports that include proxy clip information
  • Edit metadata and export to specific metadata file formats

The source clip and its transcoded clip are associated in the library. This association can be reviewed including jumping to the source/transcoded clip and copying metadata in the File tab of the right bar.

 

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