The encoder is designed to enable media companies to design and launch scalable, cloud-based media processing applications, workflows and services on-demand, while reducing IT implementation and maintenance costs.
The solution integrates a processing engine with automated decision-making logic and metadata processing. It's also designed to support additional input and output codecs and file formats such as 4K UltraHD in AVC and closed captioning.
Accessible through a standards-based, programmable web interface with Media Services REST API, the Azure encoder can be used as part of an end-to-end Azure Media Services workflow. Included with the solution is a graphical workflow design tool that supports parallel tasks and in-line logic.