Technical Specifications

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Minimum System Requirements

Mac OS X

  • Intel-based Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.8 and higher
  • Minimum 1 GB RAM
  • 20 GB hard drive
  • QuickTime 7 or higher
  • Quartz Extreme compatible graphics card and display
    required for preview
  • Online Help Browsers Requirements:
    ◊  Safari





Windows

  • Windows 8.1: 1.5 GHz 32-bit (x86), 2 GB RAM,
    40 GB hard drive
  • Windows 7: 1.5 GHz 32-bit (x86), 2 GB RAM,
    40 GB hard drive
  • Windows Server 2008: SP2, 1.5 GHz 32-bit (x86),
    2 GB RAM, 40 GB hard drive, or:
  • Windows Server 2012: 1.5 GHz 32-bit (x86),
    2 GB RAM, 40 GB hard drive
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 or later
  • Bonjour Print Services for Windows v2.0.2
  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Online Help Browsers Requirements:
    ◊  Internet Explorer: Version 8 and 9
    ◊  Firefox: Version 6 and 7

Input Formats

Web:
  • Flash 8 (VP6s, VP6e)
  • Flash 9 (H.264)
  • Windows Media 9 (VC-1, WMA Pro, WMV)
  • MPEG-1
  • H.264
  • QuickTime
Streaming / Mobile:
  • 3GPP, 3GPP2, MP4 (MPEG-4, H.264, AAC)
  • Windows Media 9
  • MP4
IPTV / Video On Demand:
  • H.264, MPEG-2 Transport Streams
Production:
  • ProRes
  • Avid DNxHD® codec
  • XDCAM HD
  • IMX
  • AVC-Intra
  • Image sequences¹
    (DPX, TGA, TIFF, JPEG)
  • DV, DVCPRO HD
  • QuickTime
  • AVI
  • HDV
  • Motion JPEG²
  • Autodesk Native RGB
DVD and Blu-ray:
  • VOB
Audio only:
  • AAC
  • MP3
  • WMA
  • M4A
  • AC-3 (optional)
  • AIFF
  • MPEG-2 Audio
  • PCM
  • WAVE
Broadcast:
  • GXF
  • MXF
  • MPEG-2 Program Streams
  • MPEG-2 Transport Streams
  • AES²
  • BWF²
¹Available with Episode API
²Available in Episode Pro & Episode Engine
See the Episode Format Support sheet for complete details

Output Formats

Web:
  • Flash 8 (VP6s, VP6e)
  • Flash 9 (H.264)
  • Windows Media 9 (VC-1, WMA Pro, WMV)
  • WebM
  • MPEG-1
  • H.264
  • QuickTime
Streaming / Mobile:
  • 3GPP, 3GPP2, MP4 (MPEG-4, H.264, AAC)
  • Windows Media 9
  • MP4
IPTV / Video On Demand:
  • H.264, MPEG-2 Transport Streams¹
Production:
  • ProRes²
  • XDCAM HD¹
  • IMX¹
  • AVC-Intra (MXF¹ & MOV)
  • DV (25, 50)
  • QuickTime
  • AVI
  • HDV¹
  • Motion JPEG
Adaptive Bitrate:
  • Microsoft Smooth Streaming³
  • Apple HLS³
Apple Devices:
Apple TV
  • H.264
iPad, iPod, iPhone
  • H.264, MPEG-4, AAC
DVD and Blu-ray:
  • MPEG-2
  • H.264 Transport Streams
Audio only:
  • AAC
  • MP3
  • WMA
  • M4A
  • AC-3 (optional)
  • AIFF
  • MPEG-2 Audio
  • PCM
  • WAVE
  • OGG Vorbis
Broadcast:
  • GXF¹
  • MXF¹
  • MPEG-2 Program Streams
  • MPEG-2 Transport Streams
  • AES¹
  • BWF¹
¹Available in Episode Pro & Episode Engine
²Available on all Mac versions, and on Episode Engine for Windows on Windows Server 2008
³Available with Episode API
See the Episode Format Support sheet for complete details

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