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MainConcept 2GO

A simple solution to complex broadcast and OTT production workflow tasks

Pre-configured containerized microservice products for broadcast & OTT

The MainConcept® 2GO product line consists of optimized microservice modules in containers that enhance your workflow with codec, conversion and streaming features built on top of MainConcept’s leading broadcast technology. MainConcept 2GO is codecs and streaming, pre-packaged as single optimized containerized applications for fast and flexible deployment to any workflow as a direct server installation or AWS instance.

The ready-to-use MC2GO products are the perfect fit for optimized broadcast workflow or OTT service with fast integration and flexible deployment on your servers or in the cloud. Bundled in an isolated container, each 2GO product is unique, easy to deploy, scale and ready-to-use in any process. Each module is a final product that is controlled via new REST API, command line or standard container management tools without programming skills required.

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Ready-to-use, self-contained product

A MainConcept 2GO product is a final, ready-to-use product that is controlled via command line, REST API or container management tools without programming skills required. MainConcept 2GO products run in virtualized containers encapsulated from the host computer or virtual machine which makes the runtime behavior safe from your own environment.

Easy-to-deploy, scalable & cloud ready

Download the MainConcept 2GO container to your local server or directly into the cloud VM. Launch as many instances as you need and scale them down again if the project allows.

Fits any software
service

Easy-to-deploy, scalable
& cloud-ready

Local & remote
media access

AWS Marketplace ready

Runtime in safe container

Self-contained product

2GO Products

Features, Presets, User Guides, Demos, Purchase Options

Broadcast

HEVC File Transcoder
The MainConcept 2GO HEVC File Transcoder is an optimized Docker container for transcoding of your media files into HEVC/H.265 8-bit and 10-bit streams up to 8K resolution. It allows signaling of PQ (BT.2100 / SMPTE ST 2084), HDR-10 (SMPTE ST.2086) and HLG (ITU-R BT.2100-1) High Dynamic Range content.
FEATURES
  • File-to-file-based transcoding module for HEVC Main and Main 10 content creation
  • Ready-to-use presets up to 8K
  • PQ, HDR-10 and HLG signaling
  • Powered by the industry-leading MainConcept HEVC/H.265 Encoder library
  • Wide range of ingest codecs and formats
PRESETS
  • HEVC/H.265 Main SD
  • HEVC/H.265 Main 720p
  • HEVC/H.265 Main 1080p
  • HEVC/H.265 Main 4K
  • HEVC/H.265 Main 10 720p
  • HEVC/H.265 Main 10 1080p
  • HEVC/H.265 Main 10 4K
  • HEVC/H.265 Main 10 8K
RESOURCES


P2 AVC Ultra Transcoder
MainConcept 2GO P2 AVC Ultra Transcoder is an optimized Docker container for file-based transcoding of media files into professional Panasonic camera formats like P2 AVC-Intra, P2 AVC LongG and AVC-intra RP2027.
FEATURES
  • File-to-file-based transcoding module
  • Profiles for creating the full set of professional Panasonic P2 AVC Ultra camcorder flavors
  • Powered by the industry-leading MainConcept AVC/H.264 Broadcast Codec
  • Wide range of ingest file formats
PRESETS
  • Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra
  • Panasonic P2 AVC LongG
  • AVC-Intra RP2027
RESOURCES


Proxy File Generator
MainConcept 2GO Proxy File Generator is an optimized Docker container for ingesting the most common professional camcorder formats, such as Sony XDCAM, DVCAM, XAVC-Intra, XAVC Long GOP as well as the Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra, AVC-Ultra, LongG, DVCPRO HD to create low resolution proxy files for quickly previewing originally up to 10-bit 4:2:2 streams on standard desktop PCs.
Guide
FEATURES
  • File-to-file-based transcoding module for CIF and SD proxy generation
  • Ingest for almost all professional camcorder formats from Sony and Panasonic
  • Powered by the industry-leading MainConcept AVC/H.264 Encoder library
  • Wide range of ingest codecs and formats
PRESETS
  • AVC/H.264 / AAC-LC in MP4: SD 720x576, PAL, 25 fps, Main Profile, 3 mbit
  • AVC/H.264 / AAC-LC in MP4: SD: 720x480, NTSC, 30 fps, Main Profile, 3 mbit
  • AVC/H.264 / AAC-LC in MP4: CIF: 320x288, PAL, 25 fps, Baseline Profile, 600 kbit
RESOURCES


XAVC Transcoder
MainConcept 2GO XAVC Transcoder is an optimized Docker container for file-based transcoding of media files into professional Sony camera formats like XAVC-Intra, XAVC Long GOP and XAVC-
FEATURES
  • File-to-file-based transcoding module
  • Profiles for creating the full set of professional Sony XAVC camcorder flavors
  • Powered by the industry-leading MainConcept AVC/H.264 Broadcast Codec
  • Wide range of ingest file formats
PRESETS
  • Sony XAVC-Intra
  • Sony XAVC Long GOP
  • Sony XAVC-S
RESOURCES


XDCAM Transcoder
MainConcept 2GO XDCAM Transcoder is an optimized Docker container for file-based transcoding of media files into professional Sony camera formats like XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, XDCAM IMX and DVCAM (XDCAM DV)
FEATURES
  • File-to-file-based transcoding module
  • Profiles for creating the full set of professional Sony XDCAM camcorder flavors
  • Powered by industry-leading MainConcept MPEG-2 and DVCPRO Codecs
  • Wide range of ingest file formats
PRESETS
  • Sony XDCAM HD
  • Sony XDCAM EX
  • Sony XDCAM IMX
  • Sony XDCAM DV (DVCAM)
RESOURCES


Canon XF-HEVC Converter
MainConcept 2GO Canon XF-HEVC Converter is an optimized Docker container for ingesting XF-HEVC files created with the new professional Canon XF705 camcorder. It allows automated transcoding into common AVC/H.264 / PCM in MXF streams for further processing in video editing solutions like Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and others
FEATURES
  • File-to-file-based transcoding module in three quality levels
  • Only tool for ingesting interlaced and progressive Canon XF-HEVC 10-bit 4:2:2 content
  • Powered by the industry-leading MainConcept AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265 codec libraries
PRESETS
  • AVC/H.264 10-bit 4:2:2 Video / PCM Audio in MXF
RESOURCES


Audio

AAC Audio Converter
The MainConcept 2GO AAC Audio Converter is an optimized Docker container for file-based transcoding of audio media streams into broadcast quality multi-channel AAC-LC, AAC High Efficiency v1 and AAC High Efficiency v2 formats into an MP4 container.
FEATURES
  • File-to-file-based audio transcoding module
  • Profiles for creating a wide range of AAC-LC and HE-AAC streams with up to 7.1 channels in MP4 container
  • Source files may contain also video streams but only audio is used
  • Wide range of ingest audio codecs and formats, such as MPEG 1 Layer 1/2/3, PCM/LPCM, AAC/HE-AAC, AC-3 and E-AC-3
PRESETS
  • AAC-LC
  • AAC-HE v1
  • AAC-HE v2
RESOURCES


Dolby Audio Converter
The MainConcept 2GO Dolby Audio Converter is an optimized Docker container for file-based transcoding of audio media streams into broadcast quality multi-channel Dolby (AC-3 & E-AC-3) formats into an MP4 container.
FEATURES
  • File-to-file-based audio transcoding module
  • Profiles for creating a wide range of AC-3 and E-AC-3 streams with up to 7.1 channels in MP4 container
  • Source files may contain also video streams but only audio is used
  • Wide range of ingest audio codecs and formats, such as MPEG 1 Layer 1/2/3, PCM/LPCM, AAC/HE-AAC, AC-3 and E-AC-3
PRESETS
  • Dolby Digital – AC-3
  • Dolby Digital Plus – E-AC-3
RESOURCES


OTT

OTT Live Encoder
The MainConcept 2GO OTT Live Encoder is an optimized Docker container for live encoding of UDP, RTSP and RTMP network streams into adaptive streaming formats Apple HLS and MPEG-DASH as AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265 for playback on iOS and Android devices. The included packager creates ready-to-use manifest and playlist files for direct upload to a CDN (Akamai & CloudFront) or HTTP servers
FEATURES
  • Live Adaptive Bitrate Stream Encoding to MPEG-DASH & Apple HLS up to 4K 10-bit
  • Parallel MPEG-DASH & HLS Layers Packaging as well as manifest and playlist generation
  • IP network streams input via UDP (MPEG-2 / H.264 in TS), authenticated RTSP, RTMP and HTTP
  • Hybrid playlist generation and packaging for HLS AVC and HEVC
PRESETS
  • HLS AVC
  • HLS HEVC
  • DASH-264
  • DASH-265
RESOURCES


OTT File Transcoder DASH
The MainConcept 2GO OTT File Transcoder DASH is an optimized Docker container for transcoding file based media archives into adaptive streaming format MPEG-DASH as AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265 for playback on iOS and Android devices. The included packager creates ready-to-use manifest and playlist files that are ready for uploading to a CDN (Akamai & CloudFront) or HTTP servers
FEATURES
  • Adaptive Bitrate Stream Encoding to MPEG-DASH up to 4K 8-bit and 10-bit
  • MPEG-DASH Layers Packaging as well as manifest and MPD file generation
  • Wide range of ingest codecs and formats
PRESETS
  • DASH-264
  • DASH-265
RESOURCES


OTT File Transcoder HLS
The MainConcept 2GO OTT File Transcoder HLS is an optimized Docker container for transcoding file based media archives into adaptive streaming format Apple HLS as AVC/H.264 in MPEG-2 Transport Stream and HEVC/H.265 in fMP4 for playback on iOS and Android devices. The included packager creates ready-to-use manifest and playlist files that are ready for uploading to a CDN (Akamai & CloudFront) or HTTP servers
FEATURES
  • Adaptive Bitrate Stream Encoding to HLS up to 4K
  • HLS Layers Packaging and playlist generation
  • Wide range of ingest codecs and formats
  • Hybrid playlist generation and packaging for HLS AVC and HEVC
PRESETS
  • HLS AVC (TS)
  • HLS HEVC (fMP4)
RESOURCES


Gaming

Sony PS4 Converter
The MainConcept 2GO Sony PS4 Converter is an optimized Docker container for ingesting any media file and transcode it into Sony PlayStation 4 compliant format. The module creates 1080p/i resolution AVC/H.264 video files with AAC audio in an MP4 container that can be played back in the Sony PS4 Media Player
FEATURES
  • AVC/H.264 video with AAC audio in MP4 content creation in full HD
  • Multi-channel 7.1 audio
  • Fully compliant with Sony PS4 Media Player
  • Wide range of ingest codecs and formats
PRESETS
  • PlayStation 4 High Quality 1080p
  • PlayStation 4 High Quality 1080i
RESOURCES


Tech Specs

The file is delivered as a download package. The package contains the MainConcept 2GO container binary plus links to online documentation, installation instructions, usage scripts and integration guidelines.

Before running the container, install it in the Docker environment locally or in server farms using a container management tool like Swarm or Kubernetes. Example scripts show how to install, start and stop the container using various tools and with different parameters.
Once started, the MainConcept 2GO instance is active and ready to use. The interface for data transfers in and out depends on the type of 2GO product. For live streaming use cases, MainConcept 2GO allows a direct IP network connection in and out of the container. For file-based use cases a folder on the host is mapped into the container and used for input and output.

MainConcept 2GO containers are best suited for large deployments in local or virtual server farms, including cloud platforms.

System Notes

On Windows you must configure Docker for Linux Containers using the CE (Community Edition) rather than EE (Enterprise Edition) version of Docker. Docker CE requires a full GUI to install, Windows Server 2016 users must have the full ‘desktop experience’ installed. The lighter-weight versions of Windows Server 2016 does not support a full GUI. Other versions of Windows only have a full GUI. Due to limitations in VirtualBox, MainConcept 2GO does not run a VM tool with Windows Server 2016.
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