MainConcept Licenses Custom-developed Transcoding Applications to Panasonic

"MainConcept announced that Panasonic will distribute a pair of custom-developed transcoding solutions for IT-based production systems supporting the latest HD codecs for the popular P2HD broadcast and video production platform AVC-Intra and for newly developed professional and consumer video production platform AVCHD.

The two transcoding applications offer convenient transcoding of the AVC-Intra and AVCHD formats into the ever-popular DVCPRO format and are the result of close technical collaboration between Panasonic and MainConcept. The new applications give Panasonic Broadcast’s customers a ready-made, cost effective transcoding solution with time-to-market advantages of not having to develop the applications in-house.

Developed by MainConcept exclusively for Panasonic, the MainConcept AVCHD to DVCPRO HD Transcoder enables transcoding of Panasonic AVCHD files into P2-based DVCPRO HD. The DVCPROHD output from this application is fully compliant with the DVCPRO HD (SMPTE 370M) standard. The MainConcept AVC-Intra to DVCPRO Transcoder transcodes P2HD-based AVC-Intra 50 or AVC-Intra 100 files (compliant with the AVC-Intra frame coding specification provided by Panasonic) into P2-based DVCPRO 25/50 or DVCPRO HD. The DVCPRO output from this application is fully compliant with the DVCPRO 25/50 (SMPTE 314M) as well as DVCPRO HD (SMPTE 370M) standards. Additionally, the software converts AVC-Intra clips to uncompressed video of UYVY, YUY2, BGR3 or BGR4 colour format into AVI container."

Source: Mainconcept