VP Video Printer
The purpose of Video Printer is to provide a centralized “video printing” service for
all network clients using IT technology in much the same way a desktop printer prints paper based
documents for an office environment.
IMC Video Printer Workflow
The basic workflow involves using an IMC NLE application to create a project and build a timeline using
centrally stored media. Once the timeline has been prepared, the user selects the region of the timeline
that needs mixing, then makes the “remote mixdown” request over the network. VP Video Printer
is assigned the task via Q10 Task Server, at which point the timeline is printed to disk as a single file.
VP Video Printer is designed to provide hi-res mixdown, while the media used to create the actual timeline
can be proxy format media. For example, N1 Newsmaker can create and edit timelines using proxy media
simultaneously transcoded from the hi-res media during ingest.
The only requirement is that VP Video Printer needs direct access to the hi-resolution video for the
mixdown. There is no need for file transfers or recapturing hi-resolution media.
The remote mixdown task is triggered through Q10 Task Server over a TCP/IP address.
Software-based transcoding of media resulting from a Video Printer mixdown can also be performed using
Q10 Task Server Technology. As the mixdown media is created (during the mixdown), Task Server initiates
the transcoding procedure. In this way you can produce different file formats from the same media source.
For example, if you are compiling in high-resolution MPEG2, you may want to create parallel formats for
low-resolution storage or web-casting.
File status for the playout media can be viewed through the project list and CDB server using M2 Media
Manager as the client, where playout media can be organized to create running order for rundown lists.