Telestream Ports Episode Encoder Software to Windows

With version 5.1, Telestream has ported its Episode and Episode Pro desktop encoding software to Windows. New features in the product this time out include watch folders and extended MXF encode/decode. Episode is a universal transcoding system for a wide variety of media formats.

The basic Episode software ($495) imports “virtually any” file format, including broadcast and professional file types, and exports to a slew of formats including Flash, Windows Media, QuickTime, H.264, VC-1, 3GPP, and MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4.

Stepping up to Episode Pro ($995) adds pro formats like GXF, MXF, H.264 High Profile, and DVCPRO HD to the mix. The server-based Episode Engine for faster-than-real-time encoding on OS X is $3950, or $6100 for Episode Engine Pro.

By Bryant Frazer, StudioDaily