MainConcept Transcoding SDK is an all-in-one production tool offering developers the ability to manage multiple codecs and parameters in one place. This streamlined SDK supports the latest encoders and decoders from MainConcept, including HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, Apple ProRes, DVCPRO, and MPEG-2.

The transcoder generates compliant streams across different devices, media types, and camcorder formats, and includes support for MPEG-DASH and Apple HLS adaptive bitstream formats. Compliance ensures content is delivered that meets each unique specification.

Transcoding SDK was created to simplify the workflow for developers who frequently move between codecs and output to a multitude of configurations.


Integrated SDKs

Preconfiguring the industry-leading MainConcept SDKs means developers do not need to focus on the codec settings and parameters, enabling fast deployment of file-based transcoding tools that can be controlled via command line or a server-side application.


Hardware Encoding powered by Intel and NVIDIA

AVC & HEVC hardware encoding using Intel Quick Sync Video and NVIDIA NVENC on Windows and Linux (if supported by the GPU). Hybrid GPU-accelerated HEVC encoding available on NVIDIA RTX, GTX and Quadro boards, delivering increased performance and at the same quality as the MainConcept software encoder.


Pre-defined AS-11 UK DPP Presets

Encoding profiles for AS-11 UK DPP SD (MPEG-2) and HD (AVC/H.264) for broadcast workflows, including the ability to load external XML metadata files for processing UK-shim compliant MXF files and optional generation of XML sidecar files.


Processing Filters and HDR Conversion

Includes ready-to-use video and audio filters for a variety of production environments and occasions, or work with your own filters by using the powerful Transcoding SDK Filter API for easy integration. For finishing, it includes HDR Conversion to multiple formats as well as the ability to create SDR content compliant with non-HDR devices.

Licensable Products

HEVC/H.265 Encoder Package HEVC/H.265 encoder for creating HLS, DASH-265, and other generic 8-bit/10-bit 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 streams in ES, MP4 and TS file formats. Includes hardware encoding support using Intel Quick Sync Video (IQSV) and NVIDIA NVENC (including Hybrid GPU) for Windows and Linux.
HEVC/H.265 SABET Encoder Package HEVC/H.265 encoder package plus Smart Adaptive Bitrate Encoding Technology (SABET).
AVC/H.264 Encoder Package AVC/H.264 encoder to create HLS, DASH-264, and other 8-bit 4:2:0 streams in ES, MP4, and TS.
AVC/H.264 Broadcast Encoder Package Encoding up to AVC/H.264 10-bit High 4:2:2 profile support, including AVC-Intra 50/100/200 and XAVC presets.
AVC/H.264 IQSV Encoder Package AVC/H.264 Intel Quick Sync Video encoding for Windows and Linux. Free add-on for AVC/H.264 Encoder Package.
DVCPRO HD Encoder Package DV, DVCPRO 25, 50 and 100 (HD) support.
JPEG 2000 Encoder Package DCP compliant frames generation.
MPEG-2 Encoder Package MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 compliant stream generation, including professional XDCAM support.
MPEG-4 Part 2 Encoder Package MPEG-4 Part 2 and H.263 compliant stream generation.
VC-1 Encoder Package WMV encoding.
Dolby Digital Plus Pro Encoder Package AC-3 and E-AC-3 audio support.

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