Tips&tricks

Using Preset Templates to Get Started with Transcoding
Vidispine have made a number of preset templates that can be used as start for your transcoding needs. You can use the templates as is, or just using them...
Wed, 29 Jun, 2016 at 10:36 AM
Overriding Presets When Transcoding
Sometimes you want to override your presets when transcoding. This can be done with a set function, using the corresponding element names from XML. Say that...
Wed, 29 Jun, 2016 at 10:34 AM
How to Tell the Difference Between a Placeholder Item and an Item Without Shapes
It's not obvious how to tell the difference between a placeholder item and an item without shapes in Vidispine. You can solve this by querying ...
Wed, 29 Jun, 2016 at 11:52 AM
Posters Are Full Resolution Thumbnails in Vidispine
Sometimes the size of the thumbnails that are created are not enough, instead you want full resolution images to use. Full resolution thumbnails are ca...
Wed, 29 Jun, 2016 at 12:03 PM
The Vidispine Ruby SDK
There are other SDKs for Vidispine out there. One high-quality Ruby SDK for Vidispine is written by Nicholas Stokes from XPlatform Consulting. You can fin...
Mon, 4 Jul, 2016 at 1:51 PM
Install a standalone Vidispine transcoder
If you want to run the Vidispine transcoder as a standalone transcoder, you can easily install only the transcoder using the official Vidispine r...
Fri, 8 Jul, 2016 at 8:42 AM
Using scripts to automatically fit video
Let's start with a shape tag. I have copied this from the built-in, and modified the resolution:  <TranscodePresetDocument xmlns="http...
Tue, 2 Aug, 2016 at 10:25 AM
Video Resolution in Shape Tags
Some codecs cannot handle resolutions with odd numbers. When creating shape tags (and shape tag scripts), try to use a resolution divisible by 8. When creat...
Tue, 4 Apr, 2017 at 10:18 AM