Why Upgrade From Squeeze 7 and Earlier?

Last Updated: Apr 08, 2016 04:00PM PDT
Input
  • x265 - Read MP4 source files with HEVC video
  • VP9 - Read WebM source files with VP9 video
  • Improved Default Reader Selection
  • QuickTime Timecode Track support
  • New MainConcept Reader
  • JPEG-2000 (MXF)
  • Apple ProRes
  • Avid DNxHD
  • Subtitle passthrough
  • Surround Sound support for QuickTime source files
  • DVD Import (Unencrypted)
  • Sequenced Still Image Files (.jpg & .tif)
  • Multi-Track Audio (.mov)

Output
  • HEVC/x265 - HEVC encoding using the x265 codec within the MPEG-4 Format.
  • VP9 - VP9 encoding within the WebM and MKV formats.
  • HLS Encryption - Encrypt HLS videos to stream securely; Customize root URLs in manifest files in order to serve index files and media files from different locations.
  • Audio Only/Low Bandwidth Apple HLS Adaptive Stream - Include a 64Kbps audio-only stream with HLS output (Apple Compliance)
  • Multi-Rate Bundle Encoding - Encode to multiple adaptive bit rate formats faster by only encoding each data rate once and packaging into multiple formats.
  • Simple Format Conversion - Presets designed to transcode from one format to another while trying to limit the amount of quality loss during the conversion.
  • HTML5
  • Updated MPEG-DASH
  • Updated x264 codec
  • Updated MainConcept H.264 codec
  • Color space options for MXF output
  • MPEG-DASH
  • Intel QSV
  • Apple ProRes
  • Avid DNxHD
  • Updated Apple HLS
  • Adobe Dynamic (Windows Only)
  • Microsoft IIS
  • x264
  • Subtitle passthrough
  • Extended settings for MC h264
  • Faster WebM encoding
  • XDCAM in MXF Format
  • Removal of output framerate restrictions
  • Improved 4K export (expanded 64-bit support)
  • Updated Codecs (x264, H.264, VP9, x265)

UI
  • Overall facelift and update in aesthetic
  • Streamlined workflow
  • Search tool more prominently featured
  • Simplified MXF preset creation
  • Enter timecode to navigate the playhead in the preview window
  • Improved search and folder organization

Filters
  • Expanded Timecode filter (Use source timecode, generate timecode with user defined start point, etc.)
  • Timecode Passthrough
  • Luma Scale
  • Export Captions (TTML, SubRip, and WebVTT)
  • Audio Sync Filter
  • 10bit to 8bit dithering
  • High Bit-Depth Dithering Filter (Truncate, Triangular, and Bayer Ordered)

Publishing
  • Improved publishing through expanded functionality (ex. Publish without re-encoding)

3rd Party Integration
  • Improved integration with Squeeze Server
  • Improved access to Squeeze Stream
  • Improved Review & Approval Workflow
  • Integration with Squeeze Server

Misc
  • Closed Captions Insertion - Embed Scenarist .scc files as EIA-608/EIA-708 into broadcast streams.
  • Windows 8 Support
  • Pre-Roll/Post-Roll video stitching
  • Support for export via Adobe Premiere CC
  • Parallel Encoding - Speed
    • MPEG-4
    • MKV
    • WebM
    • QuickTime
  • Simplified activation process
  • Updated presets
  • Detailed tooltips for x264 and MC h264 settings
  • More efficient multi-core utilization
  • Improved stability
  • Source File Info Dialog
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