Grass Valley ProCoder 3 continues to provide high-speed, high-quality video
conversion between multiple formats, incorporating the existing features and
workflow options found in ProCoder 2.0, and adding several key new features,
including Canopus HQ video encoding profiles, H.264 video encoding/decoding,
AVCHD decoding, MPEG-2 Grid Encoding for Multiple/Multi-core CPUs, and Dolby®
Digital encoding/decoding support for up to 5.1 channels.
New Features Summary
Grid encoding for MPEG-2 (transport stream, program stream)
Based on the same technology featured in EDIUS Speed Encoder for HDV, with
more flexibility and expanded controls, the MPEG-2 Grid Encoding support within
ProCoder 3 takes full advantage of PCs that feature multiple CPUs and/or
multiple cores within the CPUs (including quad core). Parallel-based encoding
ultimately yields much faster MPEG-2 encoding times, producing content such as
HDV- and DVD-compliant material quicker, saving you time.
If both the source and target video formats support embedded timecode,
ProCoder 3 can preserve that information. This makes insert editing possible
even after a format conversion.
Content that had previously been converted to interlaced format using 3:2
pulldown can now be restored to progressive film frame rates.
When converting files, you can add, swap, and remove individual channels of
audio within the target format. This is particularly useful when combined with
the new Dolby Digital audio support included in ProCoder 3.
NLE Export Plug-ins
ProCoder 3 includes timeline export plug-ins for Grass Valley EDIUS version 4
and Adobe® Premiere® Pro 2, which provide extensive timeline export
capabilities, including DVD-Video image export options.
New Source Formats
- AVCHD (M2TS)
- Dolby Digital (AC-3)
- New Target Formats and Profiles
- Canopus HQ
- iPod (MPEG-4)
- MediaEdge (MPEG-2, MPEG-4)