Agility 2G supports input from any production or post-production source (e.g., live, tape, file-based), and a greater range of ingestion and output formats than any other system available. Many input file formats are supported and standard output file formats include MPEG, H.264, Silverlight, Windows Media, MPEG-2 and Flash, as well as the following application-specific formats and workflows (See Table 1). Live input sources include analog, SDI and HD-SDI with discrete and embedded audio.
With automated editing and content assembly, you can customize out-of-box production workflows to meet any requirements. In addition, Agility 2G comes with best-in-class video and audio pre-processing technology, making it the most powerful production tool on the market.
The administrative features in Agility 2G enable you to determine the health of your system at any time with access to logs, status events, errors and user interaction statistics. Agility 2G enables you to virtually eliminate downtime. The logging system integrates with custom monitoring applications, and can be confi gured to report via multiple systems including database, e-mail, TCP or UDP, cell phone and SNMP systems.
Whether it is displayed on a large or small screen, your video is at its best with Agility 2G. Advanced video production features include noise reduction fi lters, motion compensation, image cropping and resizing, color correction and more. Agility 2G maximizes image and audio quality at all target bitrates. Advanced multi-channel audio (including Dolby E, 24 bit, 5.1 surround sound, audio fi ltering) and ITU-R Rec. BS.1770 two-pass normalization and compression ensure that you meet quality requirements whether you are producing output for a home theater or a cell phone.
Agility 2G offers the most complete range of value-added production features in the market for customizing media to meet outletspecific distribution requirements. The SDK, advanced API and Flash authoring environments for graphics are coupled with metadata-driven automation to allow the maximum amount of customization with minimal manual effort.
Agility 2G achieves a market-leading level of throughput capacity with the newly integrated stateless Enterprise Control System (ECS) for uninterrupted operation even during system hardware failures. This architecture dynamically redistributes jobs or tasks on a network of servers for optimal processing and automatic fail-over in the event of pauses, delays or restarts.
Agility 2G features a Web-based UI, including support for XML and standard database integration, enabling rapid deployment, UI configuration and custom reporting. You can achieve maximum flexibility with a service-oriented Web-based API, and control and manage workflows directly, or through other enterprise applications such as asset management systems.