The traditional way to encode before cloud video encoding was to use your own hardware encoder or simply run an encoding software on your computer. If you didn’t have enough processor power to match your needs, you simply bought another hardware video encoder or upgraded/bought another computer.
Cloud video encoding is, in essence, the exact same thing as video encoding software – an encoding program running on a computing device. The difference is where the encoding takes place, in this case: on Vidispine's cloud media service platform VidiNet, where all our cloud video encoding services are available. It’s simply a software encoder up in the cloud you can use from anywhere, at any time, from any device – with endless scalability to match your needs, where you only pay for what you use.
Why use any of the cloud video encoding software available on VidiNet?
The encoding environment is a jungle with layers upon layers of complexity, always in development where new formats and new technology are introduced every day. By using VidiNet's live stream and cloud video encoding services you can focus on what you do best: your business.
Vidispine has several close partnerships with some of the industry's greatest companies who possess the knowledge and expertise of all formats available on the market. They help us keep our encoding service up-to-date with the latest developments in the industry, which means whatever format you need your video or live stream in, we got it. This includes formats such as H264, MP4, XDCam HD, Apple ProRes, and codecs such as H.265/HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding) – currently one of the best fitting formats for 4K and 8K content.
If you want to avoid the hassle of trying to find a compatible hardware video encoder or simply don’t have the time to try and keep up with the latest formats and updates, try VidiNet. Our video encoding platform is completely scalable and can benefit all companies regardless of size and budget.
Transcoding via VidiNet across channels
Also available in VidiNet are several different powerful, scalable and cloud-native transcoding and packaging services. They are all natively integrated with our API-based digital asset management platform, and compatible with files in cloud storages such as Amazon, Microsoft Azure and Google. Cloud video transcoding available in VidiNet include both our own and our partners different solutions: