Post Producer is an automated editing system. It renders multi-layered video, audio, graphics and effects compositions from source media files into one or more outputs. As part of the Vantage product family, it allows integration with any Vantage transcoding product, to render your timelines and simultaneously transcode to virtually any video file format.
- Frame accurate clipping and montage assembly of video sources
- Dynamic assembly of composition visuals from video and graphics sources and creation of titles
- Selecting, mapping and combining audio channels to match output requirements
- Inserting ancillary metadata for closed captions, subtitles, Vchip and dynamic advertising
Automate Editing & Composition
Faster. Cheaper. Fewer Errors.
Telestream Post Producer is designed to automate repetitive editing tasks for creating numerous iterations of promos, packaged content and VoD deliverables.
At the heart of Post Producer is a special set of Vantage Actions which are used to turn templates, which can be exported from Adobe Premiere CC, Apple Final Cut Pro 7 or Avid Media Composer 8, into automated processes that can produce outputs that contain multi-layered video compositions, with transition and image effects, graphic overlays, and conformed audio that are ready for distribution as high-quality output formats or transcoded to any available Vantage format.
One of these actions, the Conform Action accepts a specialized XML format called the Content Markup Language (CML). A CML describes source media, video timelines, effects and layers. These are fully conformed by Vantage Post Producer to produce output media in high-quality output formats that can be distributed or transcoded to any available Vantage format.
The conform action assembles source video, audio, and still image files, based on specs contained in a template, and then transcodes (or direct-converts) into an output file, based on the config specified in the action.
- Gathers the referenced content, like video les, graphics, audio tracks, captions, etc.
- Conforms the media les into a rendered clip, as specied in the CML file
- Passes the rendered clip to a storage location, or to another Vantage workow for multi-screen transcoding, or additional processing.
Mix Source Formats
Mix All Vantage Source Formats on the Timeline
Post Producer decodes and normalizes source content to match output requirements. Sources with different resolutions, aspect ratios, frame rates, and GOP structures, with incompatible audio track layouts, can be combined on-the-fly to create the desired output.
Post Producer decodes a wide variety of audio and video essence and container types (see format charts on next page). For additional source format support, Vantage will conform hundreds of essence and container formats for use in Post Producer editing.
Telestream Post Producer brings powerful automation to content assembly and multi-distribution workows. Using a templated approach to automatically generate iterations of content based on one dened assembly instruction set, Post Producer reduces the workload on busy editors for mundane iterative work.
Below are examples of some of the types of workows that Post Producer can automate:
Edit on-air broadcasts into segments; create lower third titles with dynamically updated reporter name and story title by-line and format for television, broadband and mobile distribution.
Automated Weather updates
Assemble on-screen reporter audio, video, image sequences and overlays to create weather updates for hundreds of cities and regions with no manual intervention required.
Advertisement and promo insertion
Reorder video segments, remove ad black, insert interstitial video and audio, or add SCTE 35 or Black Arrow ad markets to monetize VOD assets.
Cable, IPTV, Taxi, and Airplane VoD production
Fully automate the editing process to remove or replace advertisements, add promos and rebrand on-air or cable broadcast content and transcode for all distribution partners. Utilizing a template that includes variables for changing or multi-language content, Post Producer can assemble VoD clips with no human intervention, and pass them to Vantage for additional processing and delivery.
Produce all of the versions for international distribution as a single job submission. Templates dene the various permutations of deliverables – for segment ordering, language dubs, frame rate conversion, localized captioning and subtitling, and audio track mapping – and then submit them with the mastered promo. Post Producer will conform each regional deliverable to specications.
Sports Highlight Reels
Post Producer can grab highlight clips and stitch them together to create longer form highlight shows, with interstitials between clips and multi-language captions or audio dubs. Promo assembly and insertion – Automate credit squeeze back and speed up, and superimpose promo video and audio to build promo segments on-the-y.
Speed Up Productions
Increasing workloads for editing departments means that efficiency is key to maintaining fast turnaround times for iterative content.
For time-sensitive material, Post Producer maximizes content value by automatically creating final assets for worldwide distribution, without the requirement for manual editing.
- Post Producer utilizes templates created in Adobe Premiere CC, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, and Avid Media Composer 8 to automate the process of creating multiple versions of promos, short and long form content, highlight reels, multi-language productions, etc.
- Post Producer leverages the full power of Vantage to automate content analysis, transcoding for multi-screen distribution, and metadata collection and management throughout the collection and assembly process.
- Content from files, or from a live Pipeline ingest, can be processed during the original recording. Integrated transcoding and delivery can ensure that the asset is repurposed, transformed and delivered to distribution partners with lightning speed.
Reduce Workload on editors
More consistency & repeat ability
Content production automation is only useful if it maintains the highest creativity and consistency standards.
Telestream Post Producer leverages templates created by your editors in popular non linear editors like Adobe Premiere CC, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, and Avid Media Composer 8 to created automated workflows that produce consistent results for many iterations of content.
The review process for new promos and other productions can be simplied by using PostProducer to quickly “try out” tweaks to nished content, like graphic treatments, transition points, layers, etc. Review versions can be sent through Vantage workows to quickly produce different versions to test screen sizes or resolution settings.