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.
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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MainConcept 2GO in AWS
Launch MainConcept 2GO modules within Amazon’s AWS Marketplace in three ways:
- In AWS ECS clusters using existing EC2 instances
- In AWS ECS clusters using Fargate without having to manage servers or clusters
- With ready-to-use AMIs (Amazon Machine Images)
All options in AWS are charged on a pay-per-use basis.
The following table includes links to available Containers and AMIs in AWS Marketplace, as well as the direct license option.
|MC2GO HEVC File Transcoder||File-based transcoding of media files into HEVC/H.265 8-bit and 10-bit streams up to 8K resolution, incl. PQ, HDR-10 and HLG High Dynamic Range signalling.||Info||Demo||Container||AMI||Buy|
|MC2GO P2 AVC Ultra Transcoder||File-based transcoding into Panasonic P2 AVC Ultra camera formats.||Info||Demo||Container||AMI||Buy|
|MC2GO Proxy File Generator||File-based conversion of professional Sony and Panasonic camera files into proxy AVC / AAC in MP4.||Info||Demo||Container||AMI||Buy|
|MC2GO XAVC Transcoder||File-based transcoding into Sony XAVC camera formats.||Info||Demo||Container||AMI||Buy|
|MC2GO XDCAM Transcoder||File-based transcoding into Sony XDCAM camera formats.||Info||Demo||Container||AMI||Buy|
|MC2GO XF-HEVC Converter||File-based conversion of Canon XF-HEVC into AVC / PCM in MXF.||Info||Demo||Container||AMI||Buy|
|MC2GO OTT Live Encoder||IP-based live encoding to Apple HLS and MPEG-DASH.||Info||Demo||Container||AMI||Buy|
|MC2GO OTT File Transcoder DASH||File-based OTT transcoding to DASH-264 & DASH-265.||Info||Demo||Container||AMI||Buy|
|MC2GO OTT File Transcoder HLS||File-based OTT transcoding to Apple HLS AVC & HLS HEVC.||Info||Demo||Container||AMI||Buy|
Fits any software service
MainConcept 2GO is codecs and streaming, pre-packaged as single optimized containerized applications for fast and flexible deployment to any workflow.
Ready-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 project allows.
Local & remote media access
Use local folders as well as Amazon S3 and FTP shares as remote input and output storage. Additionally, ingest files from HTTP locations.
AWS Marketplace ready
Run MainConcept 2GO products as Containers or AMIs directly from AWS Marketplace and pay only what you use!
Runtime in safe container
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.
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.
A MainConcept 2GO product is delivered as a download package. The package contains the actual MainConcept 2GO container binary as well as links to the online documentation, installation instructions, usage scripts and integration guidelines.
Before running the container it must be installed in the Docker(R) environment either locally or in farms using other container management tools 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.
Please note that on Windows you must configure Docker for Linux Containers, so you should use the CE (Community Edition) rather than EE (Enterprise Edition) version of Docker. Docker CE requires a full GUI to install, so for this reason, Windows Server 2016 users must have the full ‘desktop experience’ installed. The lighter-weight versions of Windows Server 2016 cannot be used because they do not have a full GUI. Other versions of Windows only have a full GUI. Due to some limitations in VirtualBox, MainConcept 2GO does not work if you are running the VM tool with Windows Server 2016.