Sorenson Media today released the latest versions of its transcoding software, Squeeze Desktop 11 and Server 4.
Squeeze Desktop 11 Pro adds improved 4K exports, including support for 64-bit processing, the ability to overlay text watermarks, updated codec support for x264, H.264, VP9 and HEVC/x.265, multitrack MOV audio support, support for importing JPG and TIF image sequences, XDCAM OP1a (MXF) support and more, the company said.
Server 4 adds Avid ISIS support and multisource stitching to the package. Server is accessible via API and web console.
There is a hitch, though — Squeeze for Windows requires QuickTime for Windows. Unfortunately, because Apple has stopped patching security flaws in QuickTime for Windows, security experts are recommending that Windows users uninstall QuickTime. This problem affects Adobe Premiere Pro, as well, which relies on QuickTime to support ProRes, DNxHR/HD and QuickTime Animation codecs. Both companies say they are looking for long-term solutions to the problem.
Sorenson Squeeze Desktop 11 Pro is available now for $749; a Dolby AC3 Plus Pro plug-in is an extra $99. Squeeze Server 4 is $5,900 and includes a copy of Desktop 11 Pro as well as the AC3 Plus plug-in.
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