Customer Stories & Reviews

"Episode 6 has been the easiest, fastest, and
cleanest workflow for the Web that I have ever used."

"With our volume, it's all about the speed of the workflow ... so being able to do 12 HD streams at once [with Pipeline] is a huge plus for us ... and Episode's speed is key as well."
– Mike Saindon, UFC production engineer
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"I was looking for a system that was customizable, highly reliable, and software based so that it was easily upgradeable. I chose Episode Engine because it just works."
- Nicholas Stokes, Xplatform
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ABC has been the first network on virtually every new video platform. A 40-node Episode cluster is used to automatically transcode 200,000 files a month to reach these diverse viewers.
"Episode Engine speeds the encoding process. We were able to put the video online just two hours after the closing ceremony. We think we can do even better in 2012."
MobiTV runs more than 65,000 program files per day through its 24-node Episode Engine encoding cluster to meet high-volume production needs.
NASCAR Media Group uses Telestream Episode Engine to support 17 formats and frame rates, converting them all to ProRes upon ingest.
Opsomai chose Episode Engine as its transcoding module, to expand its Opsis Media format offerings, and integrate seamlessly with its clustering capabilities and cloud-service platform
Telestream’s Episode 6 Review
Gear Review Blogger, 4/25/2012
"Episode 6 Pro is an awesome tool that is easy to use, that consistently delivers superb looking web video."
Telestream brings x264 to Episode Encoders
Lifelong Learning Magazine, 4/22/2012
"This kind of toolset is always a dream for media producers."
Examining Episode Pro 6
P3 Update, August 2011
"Episode Pro 6 is an awesome tool that's easy to use and consistently delivers superb looking Web video."

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Airstream Pictures
Airstream Pictures is a TV production company that uses Episode to compress corporate documentaries for client review and for final distribution via web or DVD

Cégep Limoilou
Canadian university, C.E.G.E.P. de Limoilou, purchased 48 Episode licenses for a new technical lab course in order to train students in a real-life post-production, broadcast environment.

Compression Group
Compression Group chose Episode for for high-quality encoding to Flash, H.264, MPEG-4 and more. "The depth of control Episode allows us to achieve is unrivaled in the industry. It gives us the peace of mind that a job is done right the first time."
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Fox News Channel
Fox News field producers and reporters create news clips from remote locations. Episode allows them to quickly & easily output high-quality formats for broadcast, web and mobile viewing devices.

Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball uses Episode Engine to bridge Mac-based FC production/graphics environment with a GV K2 system and Electrasonic-based editing environment which are not natively compatible. Episode Engine enabled MLB to quickly bridge that gap and provides integration with Final Cut Server. It also enabled MLB to make MPEG-2 HD transport streams and GXF needed for their workflows between graphics systems, editing systems and playout servers. Speed, format support and integration with Apple systems were the driving forces for purchasing Episode Engine.

German broadcaster SWR deployed Episode to provide cost-effective, high-quality standards conversion for media file transfer between its Mexico and Brazil news bureaus and main office in Germany.
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Vikersund-TV selected Episode for FIS World Cup Ski Jumping on Web TV. Episode provides fast, high-quality video encoding for the first website in the FIS organization to offer web TV coverage.
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Digital Media Group
The Digital Media Group for a major US television network provides full television episodes, recaps of TV series and original content to the network's website and to mobile video providers, including Verizon V CAST, Cingular, SmartVideo, Helio, GoTV, etc. Because of varying requirements for each, approximately 600 files are delivered each day.
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More Reviews

Telestream Episode 6  TV Technology, 4/5/2011
"Episode is extremely fast and versatile, bringing very high-end encoding power to almost any user."
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Episode 6 Product Review  Software Latest, 11/15/2010
"Together with its support for the complete ProRes codec family, its performance, scalability through clustering, and flexibility, Episode 6 is definitely a good choice. The ease of use, coupled with the extensive features, and excellent quality encoding, makes this a must have for content creators working on web, mobile, DVD and HD content."
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My First Look at Episode 6  Real World Video Compression, 10/4/2010
“Episode 6 is a fairly major update to the user interface and adds a whole new notion called workflows.”
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Simple Encoding Recipes for the Web 2010  Intelligent Assistance, Inc., September 2010
A 43-page printable document designed to provide simple, easily-repeatable settings in recipe form. They will get you great results with minimal effort using Telestream Episode Pro V6



Telestream: Episode 6 presentation & demonstration  MacVideo 10/18/2011
Recorded live with Telestream's Johan Skaneby at MacVideo Expo, London.
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Episode 6: King of the Encoders  MacVideo, September 2011
Rick Young interviews Telestream's Kevin Louden at IBC 2011
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Episode 6 Audio Interview  Digital Production BuZZ, 9/23/2010
Larry Jordan talks to Telestream's Kevin Louden about Episode 6 video encoding software.
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Telestream Revolutionizes Encoding!  YakYakYak, 4/14/2010
Telestream's Johan Skaneby presents the new interface for Episode 6, and shows some of the great new features including One-Click Clustering and file sharing between clusters of Macs and PCs.
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How Episode is Used

In today's internet-based digital world, more and more content is provided via the web. If you are in the news/sports business you know how important it is to deliver your content with minimum delay. Episode provides support for all formats used for web delivery, as well as the quality and speed required to meet the demand of your customers.

New Media / Mobile / VOD
With today's media consumers requiring access to media at any time and on any device, Episode can help you provide your media in any form requested, whether it is for a mobile phone, an iPod, a PSP or any other common digital media device available on the market. Use a standard template if you are new to encoding, or tailor your settings specifically for your needs with Episode's rich feature set.

Standard Conversions
Episode includes a world-class standards-conversion/up-conversion algorithm that provides quality comparable to expensive high-end hardware solutions. Simply use one of the settings templates included in Episode for your high-quality standard conversion needs, for a fraction of the cost of a hardware solution.

Bridge Systems
In a single tool, Episode can help you bridge between different systems and facilitate media handling within your internal workflow.

  • Manage your media between various internal systems or formats in your production environment
  • Take your content from an Avid system to a Final Cut editing station
  • Create proxy copies for internal handling
  • Transfer your media between different broadcast devices and media servers