Main Concept Codec Suite 5.1 Broadcast Main Concept

Main Concept Codec Suite 5.1 Broadcast


Codec Suite 5.1 Broadcast: For CS5 users who need advanced encoding options, H.264/AVC CUDA encoding, Smart Rendering and who also need to input from and output to various production level media formats.

MainConcept Codec Suite 5, the successor to the popular MPEG-Pro HD plug-in from MainConcept, is a set of full-featured, native 64-bit editing and export Plug-Ins for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.

Codec Suite 5 Broadcast offers full support for the Sony XDCAM, Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra and DVCPRO camcorder and deck generations as well as for the Ikegami GFCAM and Canon XF series. The Broadcast Plug-In offers full MPEG-1/2, DVCPRO and H.264/AVC encoding support, including Smart Rendering for MPEG-1/2, DVCPRO and AVC-Intra* and CUDA accelerated H264/AVC encoding. With its additional support for generic MXF OP-1a and OP-Atom. MainConcept Codec Suite 5 Broadcast is the perfect solution for broadcast production environments that make use of high-end cameras for professional content creation and editing, including 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 support:

  • Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra Class 50/100
  • Panasonic P2 DVCPRO 25/50/HD
  • Sony XDCAM HD
  • Sony XDCAM EX
  • Sony XDCAM IMX
  • Sony DVCAM
  • Ikegami GFCAM
  • Convergent FlashXDR/NanoFlash
  • Canon XF series
  • MXF OP-1a/OP-Atom generic container (MPEG-2, DVCPRO, AVC-Intra**)

* General H.264/AVC Smart Rendering support is scheduled for an upcoming update of Codec Suite 5
** Currently only import of AVC-Intra in MXF -OP-1a generic container is supported.

Codec Suite 5 Broadcast offers numerous ready-to-use project, sequence as well as export presets, including MXF support and archiving to Professional Disc or similar media, in order to optimize your editing workflow. This all-in-one solution adds smart rendering for MPEG-1/2, DVCPRO as well as AVC-Intra to Premiere Pro CS5, in order to save time while exporting your projects.

Additionally, Codec Suite 5 Broadcast turns MPEG-1/2 and H.264/AVC editing into a productive, high-quality workflow. Using the versatile plug-in, you have the opportunity to import as well as export videos in these formats, including presets for:

  • DVD
  • Blu-ray Disc
  • HDV
  • HDTV
  • Cable Labs
  • CUDA H.264/AVC
  • Sony PSP
  • Apple iPod
  • ...and many more!

MainConcept Codec Suite 5 Broadcast comes with CUDA H.264/AVC encoding that offers export of your projects by making use of Nvidia's GPU hardware acceleration architecture. With a high-end Nvidia graphics card full HD H264 exports faster than realtime are possible. Additionally the ultra-fast Smart Rendering for MPEG-1/2, DVCPRO and AVC-Intra helps to boost up the export performance dramatically with speeds of up to five times realtime. Moreover, it offers advanced export settings that give the user full flexibility to specify the target formats details in a wide range and to create and save your own custom presets.

An additional Dolby Digital Professional Add-On for Codec Suite 5 allows exporting your projects with stereo or 5.1 multichannel Dolby Digital Professional audio.

The performance will depend on the PC's capabilities, and a free demo version is available to help users evaluate performance on their own systems. MainConcept Codec Suite 5 Broadcast can only be used with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 (not included).


  • MPEG-1/2, DVCPRO, AVC-Intra Smart Rendering to optimize the editing workflow with Premiere Pro.
  • Dolby Digital Professional 5.1 Add-On to support Blu-ray Disc, AVCHD and DVD creation
  • MPEG-2, DVCPRO and AVC-Intra in generic MXF OP1-a and OP-Atom containers.**
  • CUDA H.264/AVC Encoding support for NVIDIA GPU accelerated H.264/AVC encoding for selected presets (performance gain depends on the timeline complexity).
  • Export up to 6 channels AES-3 audio in XDCAM, P2 and generic MXF formats

 * Native MPEG-1/2, H.264/AVC , AVC-Intra and DVCPRO editing, including 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 support.

    * CUDA H.264/AVC Encoding support for GPU based accelerated H.264/AVC encoding for selected presets (performance gain depends on the timeline complexity).

    * MPEG-1/2, DVCPRO and AVC-Intra* Smart Rendering

    * Import and export of Sony XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM IMX, DVCAM MXF formats

    * Import and export of Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra and DVCPRO MXF formats

    * Import of Ikegami GFCAM series MXF files

    * Import of Canon XF Series MXF flies

    * Import of Convergent FlashXDR and NanoFlash MXF files.

    * Import and export of MPEG-2, DVCPRO, AVC-Intra** in MXF OP-1a and OP-Atom generic containers

    * Export up to 6 channels AES-3 audio in XDCAM, P2 and generic OP-1a and OP-Atom MXF formats

    * Import and export of DVCPRO in AVI container or raw DIF format.

    * AAC, PCM, and MPEG Audio support

    * Dolby Digital Audio import. Optional Dolby Digital Professional audio export available

    * Many ready-to-use export and sequence presets, such as XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, XDCAM IMX, DVCAM, Panasonic P2 DVCPRO and AVC-Intra, Blu-ray, DVD, AVCHD, HDTV, CableLabs, etc...

    * Professional MPEG-2 HD Sequence Preset Templates to enable editing with Smart Rendering of rendered previews even for formats that are not covered by the default sequence presets. e.g. GFCAM or NanoFlash

    * More editable encoding options and a wider range of parameter values

    * Optional 4GB split of P2 or XDCAM EX exports to an NTFS volume for the purpose of copying it to a FAT 32 formatted media later on

    * Full screen playback on a secondary monitor in a dual view setup



Host Applications:
Adobe After Effects

Operating Systems:

System Requirements:

  * MainConcept Codec Suite 5 is available for Microsoft Windows (64-bit). It is designed to work on any PC which meets Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 minimum system requirements.
    * Requires Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 (does not work with any version below CS5)
    * Additional requirements for CUDA H.264/AVC encoding: NVIDIA graphics card with CUDA support (Professional- Tesla, Quadro 4000-series and higher, FX, CX, NVS, QuadroPlex; Consumer - GeForce 8, 9, 100-series and higher GPUs - with a minimum of 256 MB of local graphics memory card or 512 MB for 1920x1080p encoding).
    * CUDA compute capability 1.1 and higher is strongly recommended (excludes certain GeForce 8800 models - GTS, Ultra. Compute capability 1.0 works in general for encoding , but has known issues.
    * In addition to these requirements, video editing requires that your system is operating smoothly. 


    * Before you start to install the new version of the Codec Suite Plug-In, please uninstall the current one. Additionally, make sure that no other MainConcept or Adobe Creative Suite program is running during uninstalling or installing new MainConcept software.

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