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Tape Coder II™

Video Tape to DIGITAL FILE Conversion

Tape Coder II™    

Affordable, Real Time, Very High Quality, MPEG-2, or H.264, or H.265 Encoding Workstation for BetaCam SP Video Tape Based Media Asset Management and Repurposing. Consists of 3 RU Encoding Workstation Running Windows® with Direct LTC Control of Both Sony Tape Decks and Mezzanine Quality ATEME 10 Bit 4:2:2 Real Time Encoder.  Designed to Automate and Facilitate the Conversion of Tape Libraries to High Quality Airable Digital Formats Such as H.265:2:2 Transport Streams.  Supports Internal RAID or External NAS.  Professional Work Flow Oriented GUI’s Enhance Productivity.


Features – Capture/Ingest/Playback

  • Two channel ASI Capture hardware to generate up to two profiles at once (HD & SD, MPEG-2 & MPEG-4, or any other configuration)
  • Simultaneous playback of the captured file(s) for positive and accurate confidence monitoring
  • Generate a capture list and saves it in the Project INI file for further Project recall and to be imported by the Editor
  • Single button redo of a capture event in a project that needs to be modified
  • Crash Record mode to capture live events from SDI/ASI
  • Store captured files directly to an embedded  2.0 TB RAID0 drive or to user’s NAS
  • Direct Encoder to Decoder loopback  mode “E-E” for quick setup verification

Features – Transport Stream Editor & Re-multiplexer

  • Edit MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 files in compressed domain
  • Import Capture Project INI file and make edits in place, without physically moving or copying the source assets
  • Displays full program information of open files
  • Smart Editor only permits to Mark-in on an I-Frame and Mark-out on a P-Frame
  • Edit list is saved as an Edit Project – INI includes all files parameters for further editing, trimming and forensic use
  • Mixed Project mode is used to concatenate multiple files of the same properties and create ready-for-air deliverables
    • Merge multiple tapes
    • Add Parental ratings, Operator leaders and commercials
  • Prevents user from mixing files of incompatible audio or video formats
  • Transition Preview feature to view & hear the merge point of two clips
  • User configurable TS multiplexer parameters such as mux rate, audio and video PIDS and PMT, ATSC, CableLabs compliance
  • Regenerate GOP Time Codes in input and output files
  • Generate an XML containing the output program audio, video and transport information
  • Displays Closed Captions
  • Optional Capture and Edit in 4:2:2 chroma for mezzanine file creation
  • Supports LTO (Linear Tape-open) formats


  • Encode and ingest tape based assets @Mezzanine level for long term archiving
  • Simultaneous Dual HD/SD encoding/TS Editing for VOD application
  • Encode and capture live broadcasts in MPEG-2 or H.264/MPEG-4