Telestream Vantage and FlipFactory

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SoleraTec's Phoenix VCM already creates low resolution proxy videos to accompany all ingested videos, but you can also use Vantage or FlipFactory to create your own proxies.

After installing a Workflow for Vantage or FlipFactory, ingested video will automatically be sent to this third party software in order to create a low resolution proxy video that will be ingested with the high resolution video. No further setup in Phoenix VCM needs to happen in order for the automatic generation of low resolution proxy in Vantage or FlipFactory.

Follow these steps for installing a Workflow to automatically use Vantage or FlipFactory to create low resolution proxy at time of ingest.

Install Workflow into Telestream Vantage

1.On the system where Vantage is installed, create a directory called Vantage.
Create three subdirectories called Input, Output, and Status.
Make the newly created Vantage directory shared.

Create a Shared Directory

2.Go to <install-dir>/Config/ and create a text file named VideoComponentsGen.cfg.
Do this for each machine where Phoenix VCM is installed.
3.Edit VideoComponentsGen.cfg to add a new policy as shown below. Simply copy and paste the below code.

If using Windows or Linux, be sure to replace <machine-name> with the name of the machine holding your Vantage installation.

If using Mac, do not replace <machine-name> with the machine holding your Vantage installation. An example pathname could be /Volumes/Vantage/Input.

If using Vantage Post Producer, change the engine token value to PostProducer. To transcode P2 OP-Atom files, the Post Producer add-on for Vantage will be needed.

#

# VideoComponentsGen config file for Vantage Low Res Proxy generation.

#

 

policy_name = Vantage

[

 type            = videocomponentsgencfg

 version         = 1.0

 name            = Vantage

 description     = Config file for Vantage LRP generation.

   engine          = Vantage

 lrp_enabled     = true

 lrp_in_pn       = //<machine-name>/Vantage/Input

 lrp_out_pn      = //<machine-name>/Vantage/Output

 lrp_status_pn   = //<machine-name>/Vantage/Status

 lrp_timeout_sec = 600

 lrp_hide_ext    = _hide

]

4.Launch the Vantage Management Console.
5.In the left panel of the Vantage Management Console, select Workflow Design Items > Metadata Labels.
Import the PhoenixLabel.xml label file by clicking on the Import metadata label from file button at the top of the Metadata Labels pane and navigating to the PhoenixLabel.xml file.

You can download the PhoenixLabel.xml file from http://www.SoleraTec.com/products/vcm/resources.

Import the PhoenixLabel.xml

6.In the left panel of the Vantage Management Console, select Workflow Design Items > Style Sheets.
Import the PhoenixStyleSheet.xml style sheet file by clicking on the Import style sheet from file button at the top of the Style Sheets pane and navigating to the correct file.

You can download the PhoenixStyleSheet.xml file from http://www.SoleraTec.com on the Phoenix VCM Resources page.

Import the PhoenixStyleSheet.xml

7.Launch Vantage Workflow Designer.
8.Go to File > Create New Category. Call this new category Phoenix.

Create new category called Phoenix

9.Go to File > Import Workflow. Select PhoenixLrpFlip.xml or PhoenixLrpPostProd.xml (for PostProducer) as the new workflow to import.

You can download the PhoenixLrpFlip.xml or PhoenixLrpPostProd.xml file from http://www.SoleraTec.com on the Phoenix VCM Resources page.

  To transcode P2 OP-Atom files, the Post Producer add-on for Vantage will be needed. Workflow files are different when using Vantage versus Vantage with Post Producer.

Import the PhoenixWorkflow.xml

10.Activate the workflow in the Vantage Workflow Designer by choosing File > Activate Workflow. Setup is now complete.
11.When ingesting files using Target and Process or Target and Process Policies, Vantage will automatically be used to create low res proxies that will be ingested with the other files.

Install Workflow into Telestream FlipFactory

1.On the system where FlipFactory is installed, create a directory called FlipFactory.
Create three subdirectories called Input, Output, and Status.
Make the newly created FlipFactory directory shared.

Create a Shared Directory

2.Go to <install-dir>/Config/ and create a text file named VideoComponentsGen.cfg.
Do this for each machine where Phoenix VCM is installed.
3.Edit VideoComponentsGen.cfg to add a new policy as shown below. Simply copy and paste the below code.

Be sure to replace <machine-name> with the name of the machine holding your FlipFactory installation.

#

# VideoComponentsGen config file for FlipFactory Low Res Proxy

# generation.

#

 

policy_name = FlipFactory

[

 type            = videocomponentsgencfg

 version         = 1.0

 name            = FlipFactory

 description     = Config file for FlipFactory LRP generation.

   engine          = FlipFactory

 lrp_enabled     = true

 lrp_in_pn       = //<machine-name>/FlipFactory/Input

 lrp_out_pn      = //<machine-name>/FlipFactory/Output

 lrp_status_pn   = //<machine-name>/FlipFactory/Status

 lrp_timeout_sec = 600

 lrp_hide_ext    = _hide

]

4.Launch the FlipFactory Console and click Manage Factories.
5.In the Manage Factories window, right-click Factories and select New Factory to create a new Factory. Name this new Factory PhoenixLRP.

The new Factory must be named PhoenixLRP.

6.Click the drop-down toggle to expand the folders below the Factory PhoenixLRP.
7.Select Monitors. In the Monitors section, select Local Folder from the collection of tabs and then click Add.
8.Next select Local Folder under the Monitors folder and fill out the fields as indicated:

Field

Value

Enable

Select checkbox.

Description

Leave blank.

Priority of Submitted Jobs

Enter 3 - Normal.

Run Monitor on Flip Engine

Enter <machine-name>. This needs to be the name of the machine that FlipFactory is installed on.

Store

Enter media (Default Store).

Media Recovery

Deselect the Enable Media Recovery checkbox. This section will be grayed out.

Monitored Folder

Click Browse and navigate to the shared FlipFactory directory that you created in step 1. Select the Input folder that is in this directory.

Look in subfolders

Deselect checkbox.

Delete from Folder

Select checkbox.

Accept filename patterns

Enter *.

The wildcard "*" will allow FlipFactory to select all filename patterns.

Reject filename patterns

Enter a pattern that you wish to exclude from the selection. In the example below, "*_hide" means exclude any filename with the ending "_hide".

Submit Immediately

Select checkbox.

Submit immediately filename patterns

Enter *.

The wildcard "*" will allow FlipFactory to select all filename patterns.

Process and attach metadata

Deselect checkbox.

Enable FlipScan

Deselect checkbox.

Add Playback/Trim label

Deselect checkbox.

Settings for Local Folder

9.Right-click Products and select New Product to create a new product. Select QuickTime as the new product.
10. In Products > QuickTime > (QuickTime) > Codecs, select the option H.264.
11. In the H.264 section below Codecs, adjust the values for the desired specifications of the low res proxies that will be created. The recommended settings are shown below.

Settings for H.264

12. In the MPEG-4 Audio (AAC) section below Codecs, adjust the values for the desired specifications of the low res proxies that will be created. The recommended settings are shown below.

Settings for MPEG-4 (AAC)

13. Select Filters. In the Filters section, select Mask from the collection of tabs and then select the Enabled checkbox.
14. In the Mask section below FIlters, adjust the values for the desired specifications of the low res proxies that will be created. The recommended settings are shown below.

Settings for Mask

15. Select Destinations. In the Destinations section, select Local Folder from the collection of tabs and then click Add.
16. Next select Local Folder below Destinations and fill out the fields as indicated:

Field

Value

Replace existing files?

Select checkbox.

Destination Folder

Click Browse and navigate to the shared FlipFactory directory that you created in step 1. Select the Output folder that is in this directory.

Alias URL/UNC

Leave section blank.

Flatten delivery path

Select checkbox.

Create output in date based subdirectory

Deselect checkbox.

Create output in source name subdirectory

Deselect checkbox.

Settings for Local Folder in Destinations

17. Select Notifications. In the Notifications section, select XSL Transform from the collection of tabs and then click Add.
18. Next select XSL Transform below Notifications and fill out the fields as indicated:

Field

Value

Priority

Set the priority to 50.

Filename Pattern

Enter '.xml'.

Prepend source name to output filename

Select checkbox.

Create output in source named subdirectory

Deselect checkbox.

Stylesheet

Select Phoenix.xsl from the drop-down list.

You can download the Phoenix.xsl file from http://www.SoleraTec.com on the Phoenix VCM Resources page.

Transformed Destination Folder

Click Browse and navigate to the shared FlipFactory directory that you created in step 1. Select the Status folder that is in this directory.

Calculate checksum for each media file

Deselect checkbox.

Export with Encoding Type

Select Default.

Skip failed jobs

Select checkbox.

When output file exists

Select True.

Settings for XSL Transform

19.FlipFactory setup is now complete.
20.When ingesting files using Target and Process or Target and Process Policies, FlipFactory will automatically be used to create low res proxies that will be ingested with the other files.