Applies to 

Configuring workflows using Vidispine API that is dependent on codec and format support.

Problem description 

When acquiring media into your media supply chain being able to decode this media is essential to harvest any technical metadata stored in the format and codec description. One of the first things you need to know is of course if your current Vidispine API and Transcoder version supports the codecs and formats you are working with.


Summary

In this article, we will list the format and codec support in the Vidispine API 4.1 + and Transcoder including decode ( read) and encode ( write ) capabilities.

prerequisites and system requirements 

  • a verified and running installation of Vidispine API 4.1 with related transcoder and VSA - or later

  • basic understanding of how to configure and set up workflows with Vidispine API including Vidinet.

Table of contents

Codec and format support for Vidinet

VIDINET

DECODE

ENCODE

VIDEO CODECS

AVC-Intra

DNxHR

DV

DV100

H.264 10bits

H.264 8bits

IMX

JPEG2000

MPEG-2

ProRes

RED *

Theora

VC-1 (WMV)

VC-3 (DNxHD)

VP8

XDCAM HD

AVI

DV

MKV

MPEG-PS MPEG-TS

MXF AS-11/DPP MXFIMF/DCP

MXFOp1a

MXF OpAtom Avid MOV

MP4

OGG

P2MXF WebM XDCAMMXF

Audio

AC-3 (consumer) AC-3

(professional) AIFF

ALAC

FLAC

HE-AAC/MP4

LC-AAC/MP4

MP2/MP3

PCM/AES

WAV,BWF
WMA (consumer)

WMA (pro)

Vorbis

BITMAP

BMP

CR2/NEF

DNG

GIF

JPG/JPEG

PNG

PNM

PSD

TIFF

Image Sequences

ARRI *

DPX *

JPG

PNG

TGA

TIFF

(*Require advice on Server setup. Not available on cloud - also see VSA for hybrid Vidispine solution)

Additional configuration method supported

  • stitching media by time code information

  • direct convert i.e copying codec data to a new container

  • de -muxing and muxing of video and audio

  • closed and open subtitle support

Vidispine API can be used on-prem or/and in the cloud ( VaaS in Vidinet ). Unlike our on-prem installation, in Vidinet we do not use different license models for the Transcoder. You instead access Vidispine Transcoder full codec and format support only paying per source minute

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