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Telestream has announced Vantage Open Workflows, a time-saving encoding capability within its Vantage file-based media processing platform.

The production technology firm has developed Vantage Open Workflows in response to increased demand among news and sports broadcasters for over-the-top (OTT) services to support multiscreen media distribution, it said. The goal is to provide the news across a range of devices outside of traditional TV. Within a file-based workflow this presents a challenge, since the core data file must be transcoded into several formats in order to be distributed across this broad and ever increasing range of mobile devices.

Vantage Open Workflows enables the user to start generating output before file input is completed. While the idea of performing actions on a growing file isn’t new, Vantage Open Workflows takes this capability to a new level by enabling multiple Vantage actions, such as watch/copy/flip/compute, to simultaneously be working on a file as it is being ingested.

This capability reduces processing time, so that the ability to deliver TV broadcasts and multiscreen content simultaneously becomes achievable.

“Open Workflows, when used with intelligent workflow automation, save money by converting data faster and enabling better utilisation of hardware systems within a broadcast facility,” said Paul Turner, vice president, enterprise product management, Telestream

“Early trials of Open Workflows running on our Vantage workflow automation platform indicate that efficiencies of up to 40% are commonplace in workflow applications such as news and sports production environments.

Telestream also just announced that it and NewBlue have released the Post Producer Titler Engine to boost the creation of regional variations required for US national TV spots.