Makeni, as the strategic media encoding partner of national UK and Ireland news agency The Press Association, has selected Rhozet’s Carbon Coder as the engine for driving transcoding and delivery of video content.
Rhozet Carbon Coder is a universal transcoding application that facilitates the transfer of media between acquisition, editing, playout, archive, web, mobile and more. Carbon Coder can run as a stand-alone application or as part of a multi-node, fully-automated rendering farm.
The Carbon Coder API allows Makeni’s team to create custom user interfaces for journalists, technicians and managers. This customization changes the way the entire operation is managed, allowing The Press Association to have detailed 24/7 visibility and control of encoding priorities and therefore better control of delivery times to its clients.
With Carbon’s efficient use of multiple-CPU servers, news bulletins can now carry more up-to-date content and still be ready in time for deadlines.
We’ve had experience with many encoding and transcoding tools, and frankly had tried to code around their limitations, but eventually you reach the point where you just need the system to work. Well, Carbon Coder does, stated Philip Haggar, managing director at Makeni.
We operate Carbon Coder 24/7, across multiple servers, allowing us to deliver to our clients a variety of different outputs – and not just encoded video, but accompanying metadata and graphics, and even integration with existing content management systems, he continued.