Rovi Unveils UltraViolet CFF Encoder


Las Vegas - Rovi introduced at the NAB Show Monday its Rovi TotalCode Enterprise 2.0 scalable, server-distributed encoding solution that will be among the first commercially available production solutions supporting the downloadable UltraViolet Common File Format (CFF).


TotalCode Enterprise 2.0

is offered to broadcasters and content products to streamline the preparation of video entertainment for digital distribution channels including broadcast and over-the-top storefronts, Rovi said.

UltraViolet is a multi-studio Cloud-based content-locker system operated by the Hollywood studio-backed Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE). It gives consumers the ability to purchase a movie for playback on multiple devices, anytime, anywhere.

Currently, UltraViolet offers only streaming playback support of authenticated videos, but the DECE has been working on a system to enable downloads for playback on smartphone and tablet PCs that are offline.

TotalCode Enterprise 2.0 will support a variety of advanced formats in addition to UltraViolet CFF, such as Rovi's DivX Plus Streaming system.

TotalCode is also expected to offer an automated QC workflow that enables segment re-encoding, or the fine tuning of specific areas without re-encoding an entire title, via a project handover to TotalCode Professional.

Scheduled to release in June, TotalCode Enterprise 2.0 will be part of an upgrade to Rovi's TotalCode line of content-production solutions that also includes the TotalCode Studio desktop encoding solution and TotalCode Professional, which adds QC and parameter controls for segment re-encoding.


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