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Virage Delivers Next-Generation SmartEncode Suite

Automation And Transformation Capabilities Enhanced (September 26, 2001)
Virage, Inc. today announced VideoLogger 5.0, Software Developer Kit 5.0 and ControlCenter 2.0, further automating the video content workflow process and reducing cost of ownership and deployment.

The new versions of the SmartEncode suite create a simultaneous, real-time process for controlling, automating and integrating the workflow surrounding video transformation including encoding, indexing and delivery. Customers will benefit from enhanced automation, as well as tighter time synchronization and control for simultaneous, multi-format encoding.

Virage's VideoLogger 5.0 can now be configured as a Windows Service, creating a tighter integration with the underlying operating system for higher levels of reliability and scalability. This capability is important to the ever-growing list of Fortune 1000 and media and entertainment companies who are capitalizing on their rich media assets by streaming valuable video content on their internal and external websites.

The SmartEncode Family Includes:

  • Control Center - manages, monitors and schedules multiple video feeds

  • VideoLogger - automatically creates a rich, multi-layered video database

  • Encoder Software - automates and controls the encoding workflow for multiple formats and bit rates

  • Media Analysis Plug-Ins - enriches video database through enhanced signal analysis

  • Software Developer's Kit - extended open architecture for custom integration

    New Feature Summary:

  • Automated clip marking and segmentation tools for unattended operation

  • New configuration tools, delivering simpler and more intuitive methods for setting up and administering VideoLoggers and encoders

  • Tight integration with the underlying operating system through a "lights-out" configuration thereby achieving a higher level of reliability, scalability and recovery

  • Multi-byte character support for ControlCenter

  • The addition of the Media Analysis API into our Software Developer's Kit (SDK)

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