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Hyper-Scalable and Cost-Effective Video Transcoding

With a state-of -the-art architecture and support for commonly required codecs and formats, Hiscale‘s transcoding solution FLICS excels with functionality, performance, cost-efficiency and flexibility.

More delivery platforms, more devices, and more viewers mean more pixels - and you need scalable transcoding for growing video processing and delivery.

 

“ With a state-of-the-art architecture that utilizes Docker containerization technology, our products deliver unsurpassed scalability, cost-efficient performance and just-right functionality for lean and powerful operational excellence. ”

Tilo Skomudek | Managing Director @ Hiscale

KEY BENEFITS

Best Quality for Broadcast & Web

  • Supports all major broadcast & web formats

  • Handles both file-based & live workflows

  • Advanced Plugins for image processing, standards & motion compensated frame-rate conversions

  • Encodes the best quality for each device with built-in ABR encoding

  • Create popular streaming formats & apply DRM encryption

 

FLICS PRODUCT FAMILY

FLICS is available as a cluster, managing multiple transcoding nodes on different platforms, as a stand-alone instance, as well as a managed service offering.

ELASTIC

TRANSCODING CLUSTER

  • File & Live Transcoding

  • Platform independent: On-Premises, Cloud, Multi-Cloud, Private Cloud & Hybrid

  • Automated Dynamic Scaling

  • Best for Broadcast, VOD & Live 

ENTRY LEVEL
TRANSCODING ENGINE

  • Stand-alone Transcoding Solution

  • Available in 3 editions:

  • File Transcoding​

  • ABR Encoding

  • Standards Conversion

  • Software-only​

  • Best for a smaller setup

MANAGED CLOUD
TRANSCODING SERVICE

  • Managed Transcoding as a Service

  • Advanced Processing Features include Motion Compensated Frame Rate Conversion, Loudness Management & more

  • Flexible Pricing Tiers

 
 

SCALABLE FILE TRANSCODING

Build a broadcast file and VOD transcoding cluster anywhere

In this example, FLICS serves as the central encoding and delivery unit deployed on-premises within the broadcast production chain. It leverages its cloud connectivity to dynamically scale transcoding resources on-demand, adhering to configured boundaries such as usage time or amount of  transferred data, while processing the standard workload with on-premises hardware.

FLICS is integrated into the end-to-end workflow

using its powerful REST API to receive files from a connected MAM/CMS and utilizes watch-folders to
receive files from specified SMB/FTP/NFS/S3 storage locations. FLICS can receive and deliver content from storage sources through various connection protocols. When required, FLICS can generate multi-bitrate outputs in DASH, HLS, SMOOTH, and other formats for delivering content to VOD platforms.

MOTION-COMPENSATED FRAME-RATE CONVERSION

Preserving the highest image and motion quality for your premium sports content

Best-in-class frame-rate conversion is of the highest value, especially when it comes to converting sports content.

FLICS leverages the FrameFormer by InSync Technologies motion-compensated frame-rate and standards conversion algorithms to preserve the quality of your content.

For large sports events, FLICS is installed at the central point where files are being shared between National and International Broadcast center and local Broadcasters. For production, archive material needs to be converted to fit the events' local standards while content produced onsite needs to be converted back to local standards before going on air.

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FLICS TRANSCODING PIPELINE

The FLICS transcoding pipeline supports all major broadcast and web formats, filters, an integrated packager and, DRM encryption.
 
 

LEARN MORE ABOUT FLICS

FLICS features an advanced set of video processing capabilities for broadcast customers, media, and entertainment houses as well as telecommunication providers. Allowing maximum flexibility for deployment, FLICS can manage instances across various platforms dynamically to maximize

performance as well as reliability.

Continue reading to learn more about the features and included filters shipped with FLICS and how it will help move from static machines to elastic transcoding that adapts to your requirements.

Advanced Video Processing
  • 4K/UHD

  • File, Live & ABR transcoding

  • AVID MAM integration

  • HDR-Support (BT 2020 Color space)

  • High quality scaling with subpixel rendering

  • Standard framerate conversion

  • Motion-compensated, high-quality              frame-rate conversion

  • Audio Loudness Management

  • Logo & Timecode insertion

  • Animation overlay

  • Video rotation

  • Crop & Scale

  • Video Denoiser

  • Pre-roll & Post-roll Video

  • Subtitle Overlay & Embedding

  • NVIDIA GPU acceleration

  • Color Filter (HSBC)

  • Audio Only Decode & Encode

  • Adaptive Bitrate Encoding

  • Packaging

  • DRM encryption

Deployment Options
  • On-Premises

    • Virtual machines​

    • Standard IT hardware

  • Private Cloud​

    • RedHat OpenShift

    • OpenStack​

  • Hybrid deployment

  • Public Cloud

    • Amazon Web Services​

    • Microsoft Azure

    • Google Cloud

    • IBM Cloud

    • Open Telekom Cloud

    • 1&1 IONOS

    • Alibaba

  • NVIDIA GPU support​

    • Tesla T4​ or newer

Integration
  • Watch-folders

  • RESTful API

  • SNMP

  • Email notifications

  • Webhooks

... and so much more!

There are numerous ways of leveraging the transcoding power of FLICS for your file, VOD, live, and OTT video processing. If you are looking for a particular feature, do get in touch with us to learn more!

Features are subject to change.

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