Telestream releases new version of Episode encoding software

Video encoding specialist Telestream-which earlier this month completed its acquisition of Grab Network's Anystream--has rolled out a new iteration of its all-in-one video encoding software Episode. Version 6 offers integrated file sharing to content owners, professional videographers, and post-production facilities. Its One Click Clustering allows users to pool resources and share encoding tasks across multiple computers in a mixed environment of PC and Mac computers. A new, intuitive user interface with graphical workflow builder simplifies the encoding process. New deployment capabilities in version 6, including automatic uploading to YouTube, enable greater audience reach.

"It is an incredibly feature-rich and robust program with a straight-forward user interface that even novice users can operate with very little training," said Dylan Armajani, System Administrator at New York-based 24-hour lifestyle network, Plum TV.

The Nevada City, Calif.-based company said new video format support includes WebM, high-quality Main Concept H.264 and MPEG formats. Because of Episode's 10-bit processing, Telestream has been licensed to distribute the Apple ProRes codec, which enables native decoding and encoding in the Mac version of Episode 6 right out of the box.

The new version is now available online as well as from Telestream's reseller and distributor network starting at $495. The upgrade fee from Episode v5 to Episode v6 is $145, and from Episode Pro v5 to Episode Pro v6 is $295.

The privately held company provides live and on-demand digital video tools and workflow solutions to media and entertainment companies, as well as a growing number of users in a broad range of business environments.

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