Encoding Tools

Here’s an inventory of some of the encoding tools we use at His Image Productions,
just to give you a flavour of the capabilities we have and options in our armoury!

On the Mac:

Professional-grade tools:

  • Telestream Episode 6 Pro
  • Sorenson Squeeze 8 (with plug-ins for Dolby Pro Audio etc.)
  • Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5
  • Apple Compressor 3
Consumer-grade tools (for quick-and-dirty encoding):
  • Aunsoft Video Converter
  • Roxio Toast Titanium
  • Elgato Turbo.264 + Turbo.264 HD (with USB H.264 hardware encode-accelerator)
  • Apple QuickTime Pro
For Live Streaming:
  • Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder

On Windows (running under Boot Camp or VM on Mac):

Professional-grade tools:

  • Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Pro
  • Sony Sound Forge Pro 10
Consumer-grade tools (for quick-and-dirty encoding):
  • Nero 11 Recode
  • Canopus ProCoder Express
  • Rovi DivX Pro
  • Apple QuickTime Pro
For Live Streaming:
  • Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder

So there you have it – probably far more tools than we should have, but by no means an exhaustive list of what’s available out there! Having said that, think we have most output formats covered, without delving into the realms of ultra-professional tools with huge price tags!