Telestream - Vantage

Telestream - Vantage

Vantage® is a powerful, scalable, software-enabled media processing platform that manages all media services from the camera to the point of distribution.

Vantage allows content owners, producers, and distributors to quickly, easily, and cost-effectively ingest, edit, transcode, QC, package, monetise, and distribute their media. 

The Vantage media processing platform is based on a flexible service-oriented architecture, Vantage is made up of discrete services and connectors that combine to create powerful automated workflows – all under unified system control. Vantage services provide transcoding, media capture, metadata processing, media analysis, and content assembly. Vantage connectors enable seamless, API-level integration with third-party systems.


Used By

Content owners, producers, and distributors use Vantage to quickly, easily, and cost-effectively ingest, edit, transform, package, monetise, and distribute their media.


Vantage offers scalability from simple standalone systems to complex, multi-server systems to meet your growing business needs today and well into the future. Running on standard, off-the-shelf server hardware, or a GPU-accelerated Lightspeed® Server, Vantage utilises all of the capabilities of today’s enterprise-level IT infrastructures and best practices.

The Latest Technologies

Vantage transcoding, workflow, and systems solutions utilise the latest technologies to deliver pristine quality, exceptional processing speeds, plus the industry’s most intelligent and scalable workflow automation system. Vantage processing can be extended from on-premise systems to the Cloud – to quickly address peaks in production demand, or test new business concepts.

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The Vantage Media Processing Platform offers a family of best-in-class video transcoding products for multi-platform distribution: broadcast, cable, VOD, IPTV, multiscreen OTT. Vantage transcoding products utilise the latest technologies to deliver pristine quality, exceptional processing speeds, plus the industry’s most extensive workflow automation & system support - on premise or in the cloudTry all the features of Vantage Transcode - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Vantage Workflow

Scalable, intelligent workflow automation for file-based content production and multi-channel distribution.  Vantage Media Processing Platform brings transcoding, media capture, metadata processing, and analysis into a single, unified system with the ability to automate complex decision making and workflow decisions - on premise or in the cloud.

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System Solutions

Telestream offers automated file-based system solutions built on the scalable Vantage media processing platform: IMF Producer, Tempo, Post Producer, VOD Producer, VOD Producer DAI and TrafficManager

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Speed with Quality not Compromise

Video processing and transcoding can be accelerated using the Lightspeed Server for up to 9x speed improvements.

Vantage transcoding, analysis and video processing is multi-threaded and optimised for multi-core 64-bit Windows Server architectures.

Vantage system management tools automatically optimise multi-server and resource utilisation to ensure maximum throughput.




With full 16-bit 4:4:4:4 video processing, all Vantage transcoding and content processing steps ensure lossless precision for all video processing algorithms. By offering sufficient bit depth at every stage in the process, Vantage ensures that the details are preserved.

Video processing algorithms typically require at least of 4 bits of precision greater than the final encode depth, in order to preserve the original content. For example, an 8-bit output will require at least 12 bits of precision during transcoding. Vantage ensures that all video processing meets or exceeds these required minimums.



Vantage Cloud Port

Vantage can simultaneously process premise and cloud-based a single Workflow!

Since most media companies wish to continue to use their on-premise technology while moving new workflows and burst capacity to the cloud, the dominant on-premise market presence of the Vantage Media Processing Platform makes it the perfect choice to support these hybrid workflows. Vantage Cloud Port was created to address these applications.

With the new consumption-based actions in Vantage Cloud Port, users only pay for media processing results.

Vantage Cloud Port Designer

A game changer for running Vantage in the cloud. The easiest way to start processing your media that enables cloud-based and remote access to on-prem storage without requiring on-prem Vantage or interfering with your existing Vantage domains.

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Vantage Virtual Deployment

Does your infrastructure strategy include embracing private cloud, public cloud, and/or on-premise workflows and automation?

Many broadcast and media leaders are adopting or planning to adopt commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) abstracted hardware and virtualised software deployment for content production infrastructure. Vantage offers the flexibility to be used in popular virtual infrastructures using permanent perpetual licenses, or by renting licenses with as little as a 30 day commitment so additional system capacity can be added or removed as needs dictate.

Vantage can run on public and private virtualised infrastructure with a proven multi-node orchestration engine that intelligently capitalises on the flexibility of virtual infrastructure. You can optionally use GPU acceleration for select GPUs for unparalleled transcoding speed of popular formats. See the Vantage Virtual Domain Management Guide for more information.



Intelligent workflows

Integrated decision-making allows Vantage to respond to media properties and metadata automatically. Delivery destinations, encoding profiles, and entire process branches can be chosen on a job-by-job basis, removing the need for human intervention and allowing truly intelligent workflow automation.

Analysis results and metadata can be used to choose between pre-built encoding profiles, or build custom encoding profiles automatically. Cropping, black detection, telecine removal, and dozens of other options work automatically based upon your rules to pick the best unique result for each media file. This allows even the most diverse set of media to be processed and encoded optimally, without requiring you to review each file by hand.

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Human Interaction

The Vantage Workflow Portal allows you to build and deploy custom user interfaces for your operators in minutes. When human interaction is required at some step of your workflow, Vantage offers you a uniquely powerful set of tools for managing your operator experience. Learn more about Vantage Workflow Portal

Vantage allows operators to access catalogs of media within a workflow, to search for specific content and perform a proxy review and approval. This allows your clients, legal team, or any other stakeholder to perform fast, browser-based review of media during processing.

With powerful metadata design tools, Vantage allows you to build your own metadata schema and publish it to your operators. Through a browser based interface they can then annotate media, allowing them to choose delivery destinations, add AMWA or broadcast metadata, or simply change file names as part of your overall media workflow.

Vantage supports users and role definitions, ensuring that you have complete control over access to job status views, operator portals, and workflow design tools.



Scalability & Management

Vantage Array Pro allows you to scale your media processing to over a hundred servers with rock-solid reliability and comprehensive system management tools. Learn more about Vantage Array Pro

Generates automatic or manual job spreadsheet reports. These reports can be easily configured to report job details, execution metrics, advanced media analysis properties, metadata, or any other data contained inside a Vantage workflow.

Provides an interactive interface for generating insightful workflow analytics, including execution time analysis, bottleneck identification, utilisation metrics, and more.

Increases processing speed of many Vantage workflows by enabling most actions to begin processing before the previous action has completed. This can drastically increase the efficiency of multistep workflows, particularly those involving the intermediate processing.

Augments the capabilities of Vantage load-balancing by adding resource management rules for any underlying resource such as compute, storage access, network bandwidth, third party licenses.

Provides administrators with remote visibility into overall system health and job status with an easy-to-use web interface. This interface can be used as a control room heads-up display or by individual supervisors to monitor the Vantage domain.

Only Vantage offers true peer-to-peer resiliency, with no single point of failure. Unlike alternative solutions, Vantage does not rely upon a “control server.” Rather, all Vantage machines work in a cooperative fashion to ensure that if any machine fails, the system will automatically recover jobs and keep running.


Vantage formats


Hundreds of Formats and Devices

The Vantage® Transcoding Product Family includes support for over 120 video and audio compression formats and file types, covering a broad range of input and output devices.

From Production to Delivery

Format support includes professional camera ingest formats, editing formats, archival formats, and delivery formats for broadcast, cable, IPTV, VOD, web, mobile and multiscreen OTT. Vantage is a versatile tool that can be used in a wide range of production tasks.

UltraHD and 4K Ready

From proxy resolutions through SD, HD, UltraHD and 4K, Vantage offers video processing and transcoding tools for virtually every task.

Metadata Preservation

VANC, time code, captions and AMWA metadata can be inserted or preserved during transcoding.

Multiple Transcoding Engines

Vantage offers several different transcoding engine options, each purpose-built for a specific task:

  • Transcode / Transcode Pro for broadcast and production transcoding needs
  • Transcode Multiscreen for OTT and Internet adaptive bit rate encoding
  • Transcode Transcoding for IPTV and Cable Transport Stream encoding

Robust Content Ingest

With a broad list of input formats, all transcoding engines support a variety of input file types. Transcode/Transcode Pro Decode Format Sheet

Production and Broadcast Formats

Within Transcode and Transcode Pro, our wide range of broadcast, MXF and edit formats ensures device interoperability with full metadata preservation: Transcode/Transcode Pro Encode Format Sheet

Accelerated Multiscreen and OTT Encoding

Transcode Mutli-screen offers a full range of adaptive bit rate formats, including support for Microsoft, Adobe, Apple HLS and MPEG-DASH: Transcode Multiscreen Format Sheet

IPTV and Cable Transport Stream Encoding

Transcode IPTV VOD provides deep support for transport stream encoding and multiplexing with support for eTV preservation, SCTE-35 insertion, and more: Transcode IPTV VOD Format Sheet

Accelerated HEVC Encoding

Transcode Multiscreen enables the creation of high-quality HEVC through x265 compression technology.

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Peace of Mind

Vantage is used in 24/7 business-critical workflows by major media companies worldwide. With experience supporting events such as the 2014 Sochi Olympics you can rest assured that the Vantage product and support teams will work for your success

True Scalability

Vantage is a services-oriented architecture (SOA) designed from the ground up to support anywhere from 1 to over 100 servers. With flexible product configurations and a wide variety of features, you will find that Vantage can grow with your business.

World Class Support

Telestream is known for providing unparalleled customer service and support. You can rest assured that Telestream’s worldwide team of highly-skilled technicians are available to provide the quick and comprehensive support & guidance you want.

For more information on any Telestream product contact Boxer on 01582 466100



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