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  • Jeremy Garchow

    August 24, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Maybe this has been discussed elsewhere, but I haven’t seen it.

    Telestream Episode is moving towards EOL status: https://marketing.telestream.net/acton/media/5268/episode?sid=TV2:Phk33jr0q

  • Craig Seeman

    August 24, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    It’s Telestream Vantage or Telestream Cloud encoding service.
    I’ve been using Episode since it was Popwire CompressionMaster.
    I don’t doubt Adobe Media Encoder and Apple Compressor has had an impact.

  • Darren Roark

    August 25, 2016 at 3:26 am

    This points to the trend as to why localized computing power will become less important sooner than later and portability will be of more importance than sheer rendering capability.

  • Craig Seeman

    August 25, 2016 at 4:51 am

    In fact today’s Telestream Press Release

    Telestream Targets Market Shift as Media and Entertainment Industry Deploys Cloud Workflows
    https://www.telestream.net/company/press/2016-08-24-TelestreamCloud.htm

  • Andy Field

    August 25, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Used Episode several years ago….but Adobe’s Media Encoder comes with the rest of the software….it’s fast intuitive and does virtually everything Episode did – without the extra software cost (except native WMV encoding – does anyone use that any more?)

    Andy Field
    FieldVision Productions
    N. Bethesda, Maryland 20852

  • Craig Seeman

    August 25, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Episode has some very deep controls such as, depending on the codec, control of GOP structure but most people don’t need that level of control. Episode’s strength is tweaking some problematic encodes but, these days, many of those problems are solved with simply throwing more bits (higher data rate) at it.

  • Oliver Peters

    August 27, 2016 at 12:09 am

    FWIW – there’s still Sorenson Squeeze.

    – Oliver

    Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
    Orlando, FL
    http://www.oliverpeters.com

  • James Culbertson

    August 27, 2016 at 3:37 am

    I still miss Equilibrium’s Debabelizer.

  • Erik Lindahl

    August 27, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Very sad to see Episode exit the show. We’ve been using it since the Popwire-days when it didn’t even have solid output of QuickTime.

    I’ll have to meet with Telestream at IBC to see if their offerings are valid replacements. I have a very hard time seeing that’s the case for us.

    What other options are out there?

    – Sorensson Squeeze will get another look for sure given recent versions from my PoV have been pretty dodgy.

    – Adobe Media Encoder we use but it’s limited.

    – Apple Compressor was garbage last time I checked but will investigate again.

  • Walter Soyka

    August 27, 2016 at 11:54 am

    [Andy Field] “Used Episode several years ago….but Adobe’s Media Encoder comes with the rest of the software….it’s fast intuitive and does virtually everything Episode did – without the extra software cost”

    I really liked Episode’s workflow system. I’ve always found batches of files a bit unwieldy in a list view.

    Walter Soyka
    Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live [link]
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
    @keenlive [twitter]   |   RenderBreak [blog]   |   Profile [LinkedIn]

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