ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
Cambria FTC helped optimize our workflow by offering more robust handling of MXF source files and reducing time spent on manual intervention.

- Jan Ekman Senior System Engineer

Offering the best entertainment – whenever, wherever and on any device.

ProSiebenSat.1 combines leading entertainment brands with a successful production business. Based in Germany, it is one of the most diversified media companies in Europe.

The challenge to find the right transcoding software

ProSiebenSat.1 Tech Solutions needed to replace an outdated transcoding solution that could process a wide range of formats for a large amount of media workflows. This included all used broadcast formats as well as web formats, involving different types of audio and video processing. This transcoding solution needed to be very stable to perform well in a 24/7 environment with stress-free operation and maintenance. It was a challenge to find transcoding software that met these requirements.

“When I first evaluated Cambria FTC a few years earlier, I thought it was a solid product without some of technical flaws I’d seen in other solutions, but it lacked a few important features we required,” says Jan Ekman, Senior System Engineer. Capella impressed ProSiebenSat.1 Tech Solutions with how quickly it was able to implement numerous features, such as Dolby Digital Plus with Dolby Professional Loudness metering support, S3 support, Prometheus integration, and the list continues to grow today.

A transcoder that can evolve as technology moves forward

Today, a large amount of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE’s media workflows use Cambria FTC for transcoding as well as audio and video processing. Cambria FTC helped optimize workflow by offering more robust handling of MXF source files and reducing time spent on manual intervention. Processing time has improved significantly since implementation with higher overall video quality than its previous transcoding solution.

Through cutting-edge technologies and optimized workflow, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE continues to offer their viewers a superior entertainment experience, and it counts on Capella Systems to be a long-term technological partner in helping achieve this goal.

As Ekman says, “Life is too short to deal with poor audio and video quality.”