Using the latest server CPU architectures with on-chip graphics media processing acceleration, the combined solution is able to transcode up to 144 HD channels in only 2 rack units (2U) while consuming less than 8W per transcoded
Another question to ask is which format is best to start with, along with the corollary regarding what the transcoded
end result will look like.
The transcoding server then sends the transcoded
media data to the client .
The number of streams to be transcoded
in parallel is not artificially limited: With CodecCaster 900 HD, up to 9 different streams in full SD resolution can be transcoded
in real-time with a single appliance, or even more when using downscaled streams.
We produce around 30 shows a week, each of which are transcoded
into 10-12 formats and made available worldwide," he tells Streaming Media.
All entries were submitted to the festival online and transcoded
for viewing on computers in the screening rooms and large-screen projection in movie theaters.
This was more apparent with short content durations; as content lengths moved out beyond 5 minutes, though, the majority of solutions were able to use raw computing power to reach a break-even point at which content was then transcoded
in real time for almost all of the multiple outputs.