Sorenson rolls out Squeeze 8 Pro encoding software

Sorenson Media has launched Sorenson Squeeze 8 Pro, the latest iteration of its video encoding software, that now supports Avid DNxHD and Apple ProRes.

The new Pro version also includes the ability to encode for Dolby Pro audio along with support for the most popular video formats, including H.264, Flash, WebM, Windows Media, adaptive bitrate and DVD Blu-Ray.

Sorenson said the new version addresses customer requests for an all-in-one solution that combines Avid DNxHD, Apple ProRes and Dolby Pro audio with the other formats Squeeze supports.

"We believe Squeeze 8 Pro is the ultimate workflow optimization and collaboration tool that builds upon Sorenson Media's longstanding legacy of quality and control," said CEO Peter Csathy.

Sorenson Squeeze 8 Pro enables users to produce top-quality SMPTE VC3-compliant video bitstreams, simplifies post-production with quicker edits on mezzanine HD formats with Avid DNxHD and allows real-time collaboration across platforms. Users also have the ability to export Avid DNxHD files for Avid editing systems without owning Avid software.

For Apple OS X systems, Squeeze 8 Pro enables users to take advantage of the ProRes family of codecs, including multistream, real-time editing performance and high image quality with reduced bandwidth. Users of Sorenson Squeeze 8 Pro can expand their workflow through the capability to export ProRes files for Final Cut Pro editors directly from Avid, or to create Apple ProRes files for Final Cut Pro editors. Squeeze 8 Pro supports the following format variations of Apple ProRes: 4444 (up to 12-bit), 422 (10-bit), 422 HQ (10-bit), 422 LT (10-bit), and 422 Proxy (10-bit).

Sorenson Squeeze 8 Pro and all add-ons are available immediately. It lists for $999.

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