Workflow and Benefits
Having four HD recording channels in a networked 4RU server chassis, the ability to record to multiple codecs, in varying bitrates, and the capability to record to a wide variety of storage devices - including to a RAID (redundant array of independent disks) - has made the production process a lot easier for Skehan Communications and its clients. The new workflow, with the redundancy offered by the RAID, provides an added measure of security and reliability, and thereby peace of mind, when compared to the earlier workflow where the portable media recorders saved the files to independent hard drives.
Many clients request file-based recording of their events and the codecs available in VS4Recorder Pro ensure Skehan Communications can deliver the formats they need. VS4Recorder Pro lets users capture video to industry-recognized codecs that can be used with leading editing applications without transcoding. The efficient, high-quality Matrox MPEG-2 I-frame codec at up to 300Mb/s is provided in an AVI wrapper. H.264 is provided in either MOV or MP4 wrappers. And DV/DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO50 and DVCPRO HD QuickTime files are provided in MOV wrappers. Global audio settings include audio codecs for .wav and .aac files with bit rate, bit depth and stereo/mono options.