Is Vantage replacing FlipFactory?
Transcoding: For simple transcoding, yes. FlipFactory will be replaced by Vantage
Transcode Workflow: For more complicated workflows, today it depends. In Version 1.0 there are things that FlipFactory can do that Vantage cannot. In a few years, Vantage will replace FlipFactory entirely.
Is FlipFactory still an active product?
Can I still buy FlipFactory?
Yes. This is particularly important for customers who:
Can I trade-in FlipFactory for Vantage?
Yes. If you have purchased FlipFactory within the last year Telestream will not double-charge for what you’ve already bought. However, Vantage offers new capabilities, and there is a trade-in charge. Trading-in requires current FlipFactory Maintenance and Support. Please contact Telestream sales for details.
What if I just purchased my FlipFactory, can I get a free trade-in to Vantage?
Customers who purchased FlipFactory between March 1, 2010 and the ship release of Vantage Version 1.0 will be eligible for a free trade-in to the equivalent Vantage product. Customers must decide that they want to trade-in no later than 60 days after the ship release of Vantage Version 1.0.
If I purchased ITU Loudness or FlipScan do I get a free Vantage Analysis?
How hard is it to trade-in? Can I get help?
FlipFactory factories cannot be imported into Vantage. Vantage’s workflow capabilities also may make old Factories obsolete, as new streamlined workflows are available. To help with migration, Telestream offers paid phone and on-site migration support.
Is everything that is available in FlipFactory also available in Vantage?
In general yes. The exceptions are IPV MPEG-1, PacketVideo, Quantel SD, Abekas Encoding, MAV70. These encoders are not supported in Vantage. QuickTime stitching is also not supported.
We do not fully support the inputs required to properly process certain formats (most notably DPX/Cineon formats). The support of DPX/Cineon formats will appear in a 1.1 or later release.
TrafficManager and AdManager workflows are not supported in Vantage yet. You should keep selling TrafficManager and AdManager into these opportunities.
Can I install Vantage on a FlipFactory Server?
What are the differentiators between Vantage Transcode, Transcode Pro and Workflow?
Can I buy Analysis as a standalone product?
What options are available for Vantage?