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TotalCode Studio

Professional desktop encoding for broadcast formats, digital distribution and OTT

Cost-Effective Professional Transcoding

MainConcept® TotalCode Studio is an efficient and cost-effective transcoding solution, designed to meet the needs of content producers, broadcasters, streamers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and more. With ready-to-use presets and advanced encoder settings, TotalCode Studio lets you convert video and audio into a variety of formats, including HEVC, Ultra HD 4K, AS-11UK DPP, MPEG-DASH and Apple HLS. It includes algorithms for PQ / HDR-10 to HLG HDR conversion, and vice versa, as well as full compliance with non-HDR devices by allowing PQ/HDR-10 and HLG to SDR conversion.

It includes powerful features such as watch folder automation, batch list encoding, and audio and video filters (color correction, timecode insertion, and audio normalization). With a robust feature-set and the simplicity of a desktop application, TotalCode Studio is ideal for production environments requiring professional quality and performance.
System Requirements
Operating Systems: Windows® 7, Ultimate and Professional SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 x64
Minimum System Memory: 8GB
  • Product Highlights
  • Included Technologies

Product Highlights

Hardware encoding powered by Intel and NVIDIA
Includes AVC & HEVC hardware encoding via Intel Quick Sync Video, and HEVC hardware encoding via NVIDIA NVENC. GPU-accelerated HEVC encoding running on select NVIDIA cards, provide optimal speed while keeping quality similar to the MainConcept software encoder.

HDR/SDR conversion
Extended High Dynamic Range feature set, signaling SMPTE 2084 based HDR-10 / PQ-10 including SMPTE 2086 mastering display metadata and MaxFALL, MaxCLL and support for HLG transfer characteristics signaling in accordance with ITU-R BT.2100-1, TotalCode Studio allows PQ / HDR-10 to HLG conversion and vice versa. In addition, the application provides PQ / HDR-10 and HLG to SDR conversion for compliance with non-HDR devices.

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

Included Technologies

TotalCode Studio comes with MainConcept SDK components, including AAC, Audio, AVC/H.264, Dolby Digital, DVCPRO 25/50/HD, HEVC/H.265, JPEG 2000, MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4 Part 2/H.263 and VC-1 SDK as well as AVC/H.264 for Intel QSV, Converter & Scaler Pack, Decoder SDK for Apple ProRes and Hybrid GPU HEVC Encoding.

TotalCode Studio 5.3

A wide range of codecs & formats

Ingest of professional camcorder formats such as Canon XF-HEVC, Sony XDCAM, Sony XAVC and XAVC HS, Panasonic P2 DVCPRO, P2 AVC Ultra, etc. TotalCode Studio also allows native import of Apple ProRes, Avid DNxHD and DNxHR files for further processing. Also ingests numerous other codecs and formats for best quality encoding and transcoding.

Support for popular delivery formats

Export multiplexed files using a wide range of popular formats including MPEG-DASH (DASH-264 & DASH-265), Apple HLS (AVC & HEVC), QuickTime (for Apple iPad and iPhone), Silverlight, 3GP (H.263, H.264, MPEG-4), HTML5, DVB and ATSC.

Built-in video and audio processing

Adjust source files with color correction, timecode insertion, logo burn-in, image flipping, image cropping, audio normalization, video scaling, frame and sample rate conversion.


Start with MainConcept TotalCode Studio Base Pack,
then add more features with the optional Broadcast and Audio packs.

TotalCode Studio

Base Pack (required)

Professional encoding for multimedia producers and post-production studios.


• HEVC/H.265
• AVC/H.264
• MPEG-1/2
• MPEG-4 Part 2
• VC-1


Broadcast Pack


Adds support for:

• AVC/H.264 10-bit,
  Intra Class 50, 100 & 200
• HEVC/H.265 10-bit, 4:2:2
• Sony XAVC
• Panasonic P2 AVC Ultra
• JPEG 2000

Audio Pack


Adds support for:

• Dolby Digital
• Dolby Digital Plus