Wohler Technologies announced it will feature version 8.3 of the Wohler RadiantGrid Intelligent Media Transformation Platform at NAB next month.
The company will showcase a variety of enhancements to the RadiantGrid platform, with a focus in new tools and capabilities that enable workflows for the preparation and delivery of content via over-the-top (OTT) and other Internet-delivered services.
“With the rise of multiplatform media consumption, it has become more important than ever that broadcasters have the means to deliver high-quality content quickly and cost effectively via both their traditional linear services and new Internet-based delivery platforms,” said Craig Newbury, vice president sales for RadiantGrid. “Version 8.3 of RadiantGrid meets that demand, offering broadcasters a variety of powerful tools that boost the efficiency of file-based workflows for multiplatform media delivery.”
The RadiantGrid platform provides consolidated media processing capabilities, such as transcoding, standards conversion, audio processing, caption processing and quality control. Based on an extensible service-oriented architecture, the platform integrates smoothly with editorial, archive, traffic, business process and rights management systems.
Version 8.3 of the RadiantGrid platform enables compliant OTT offerings for leading formats, including MPEG-DASH, HLS and Microsoft Smooth Streaming, and aids broadcasters and other content producers in meeting the array of target bit rates, resolutions and frame rates necessary for today’s content delivery.
The platform also incorporates a new media processing engine that parallelizes complex audio loudness correction alongside the video at high speed. Along with optimized video pipeline features such as anamorphic video handling, 2K/4K Ultra HD support and higher bit depths of up to 16-bit YUV, the RadiantGrid platform has been enhanced with the RadiantGrid Detect and Correct video legalization option. This leverages Wohler’s RightHue algorithm to ensure NTSC and PAL color compliance within the file-based domain. It also introduces a solution for AS-11 U.K. DPP compliance.