Imagine Communications adds ProRes support to SelenioFlex File and Nexio Products

Imagine Communications, a global supplier of video and advertising solutions serving the media and entertainment, multichannel video programming distributors and enterprise markets, recently announced support of Apple ProRes for Imagine Communications’ SelenioFlex™ File and Nexio® product lines. The addition expands the company’s already comprehensive support of output formats for transcoding, media asset management, post production and broadcast workflows.

“We are pleased to add support for ProRes to our SelenioFlex File and Nexio product lines,” said Tim Mendoza, vice president, playout product management, Imagine Communications. “As a leading supplier of encoding technology, Imagine Communications is committed to providing our customers with a comprehensive range of compression options that further unleash the creativity of some of the most innovative companies on the planet.”

Built on the Imagine Communications Zenium™ workflow platform, SelenioFlex File delivers a dynamic system management environment, providing easy access to a catalogue of features, functionalities and licenses that are required at run-time. Broadcasters and media companies are under increasing pressure to streamline operations and maximise resources and content assets across a variety of platforms to increase productivity and reduce costs. SelenioFlex File’s distributed processing capabilities have earned the solution a reputation for workflow optimisation, flexibility and superior quality.

The Nexio product family is anchored by a suite of software-based, integrated and shared-storage media products for ingest and playout of high-quality channels targeted at origination, production and content management environments.

At the recent IBC 2015 exhibition, Imagine Communications showcased the latest capabilities of its entire Selenio product line, including support for IMF encoding and decoding, real-time and offline UHD HEVC encoding, HEVC ABR encoding and transcoding and high-quality linear compression, as well as SelenioFlex Live running in a virtualised environment. Also demonstrated was the company’s Nexio AMP® video server and storage solution suite with NAS-as-a-SAN functionality to easily handle SD-to-UHD content encode and playback.