By: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Editorial Director
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 7:05 am
Wohler’s RadiantGrid software platform will provide faster-than-real-time transcoding, re-wrapping, and frame-rate conversions within the file-based workflows at independent digital media facility Loft London. The installation scheduled for mid-August will be the first for RadiantGrid in Europe, and will be the demonstration platform and test bed for the U.K. and European market. The collaboration supports Loft London’s current services while facilitating demonstrations of the software platform’s performance in an actual operational environment. Because the RadiantGrid platform provides rapid processing in the file-based domain without compromising production quality, it is an ideal solution for high-profile content producers and distributors.
“The challenges we faced in the past with existing technologies meant that our clients’ content was taking up to seven times longer than real time to process frame-rate conversions. This limitation heavily impacted our clients’ ability to quickly turn around content,” says David Barrett, commercial director of Loft London. “RadiantGrid is a fantastic alternative to the established vendors. The suite of products held within the RadiantGrid platform accelerates our workflows dramatically. We are also proud to be working closely with a technical partner such as Wohler Technologies, where we are very much a part of the test and development lifecycle.”
In order to facilitate high-end media processing, Wohler’s new RadiantGrid software platform boasts built-in intelligence that automates the entire workflow for managing file-based ingest, preparation, and distribution of digital media content. The advanced parallel processing technology of the RadiantGrid platform supports a full range of video, audio, data, and quality control solutions that streamline IT-centric workflows and intelligent management of content, including the ability to ingest content once and then convert and process it as needed for multiplatform delivery.
“The versatility of the RadiantGrid platform enables service providers such as Loft London to create highly efficient workflows tailored to the needs of specific clients,” adds Terry Allford, business development and channel manager, EMEA, at Wohler Technologies. “The installation at Loft London is significant because it supports the current and future workflows of leading media companies, and gives other potential broadcasters the opportunity to test how the RadiantGrid system can process their own content in a fast, efficient manner while maintaining quality in a controlled test and development environment.