Teradek has announced real-time transcoding as an upcoming feature in Core.
This feature will allow transcoding in Core between codecs -- an HEVC / H.265 input stream to an H.264 / AVC output stream-- or from one incoming resolution on the encoder source to a single output resolution and bitrate for associated destinations.
NOTE: if this feature is not activated, the incoming HEVC stream from the encoder will be left at HEVC and will not be converted to H.264. This means that both the outbound streams sent from a Core-controlled Sputnik must be capable of supporting the HEVC codec, and the destination must also be capable of receiving HEVC. The RTMP streaming protocol is not compatible with HEVC, but the MPEG-TS protocol allows the HEVC codec.
General availability of this feature on all Core accounts is expected within the next month (as of August 15, 2017).
If you have an existing Core account and a Cube or Slice 700 series (HEVC) encoder and you wish to try the transcoding feature, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with details on your Core account.
The transcoding feature can only be activated on a Basic, Premium or Enterprise plan with a dedicated Sputnik server.
The Starter Plan with On Demand Sputniks is not supported.
A final determination on the cost for the transcoding functionality has not yet been determined. Once the feature has been released and pricing has been finalized, this article will be updated.
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