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MainConcept Reference

MainConcept Reference is the successor of the renowned MPEG and H.264 Encoders. The new transcoding application combines almost all available MainConcept codecs. It enables you to convert videos in numerous formats.
Language: English
Ease of use: Not Rated
Latest Version: 1.6 (details)
OS Support: Windows 2000 Windows XP Windows Vista
License: Commercial, 250.00
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Description:Download a demo version of MainConcept Reference

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For years, storing digital video footage has been a big challenge because of the large amount of disk space required. Various compression methods have been created to reduce the space requirements, but often at the expense of quality. But what is the most useful format in video, production and broadcast business? H.264/AVC? JPEG2000 or DVCPro? The new VC-1 or the approved MPEG standard? Now MainConcept presents the its new Encoder application which combines all popular codecs and renowned formats. And the user decides which formats or codecs he really needs!

The demo version of the MainConcept Reference is a kind of basic application which includes the most important MainConcept codecs as a demo. You can test the power of the codecs the way you already know from the popular MPEG Encoder and H.264 Encoder application, i.e. only a watermark is added to the converted clips. The available demo codecs in MainConcept Reference are the following:

  • MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
  • H.264/AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10)
  • H.264/AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10) Pro
  • VC-1 Consumer Version
  • VC-1 Professional Version
  • DVCPRO 25/50
  • DVCPRO 100 (HD)
  • JPEG2000


Supported File Formats:

Input Files: AVI, H.264, MOV, MP4, MPG, WMV
Output Files: AVI, H.264, MPG, VC-1

OS Compatibility:

Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Vista

Revision History:

Version 1.6
  • Release Date: Sep 2, 2008
  • User Interface:
    • Added Smart Rendering and Remuxing support
    • Logo insertion and blending filter for adding still images to transcoded streams
    • New Blu-ray presets for MPEG-2, H.264 and VC-1
    • MPEG-4 Part 2 presets for Apple iPod and Sony PSP
    • MPEG-4 Part 2 and H.263 presets for mobile devices, such as cell phones
    • H.264/AVC preset to generate Apple QuickTime complaint files for playback
    • XML project files now include readable settings structure
    • MXF support for MPEG-2 Sony XDCAM HD added
    • Includes additional Sony XDCAM features
  • Codecs:
    • Version 1.6 for Windows now includes DivX codec support
    • Added encoding to uncompressed RAW/YUV
    • Added MPEG-4 Part 2 video and AMR audio support
    • Multi-Audio-Channel support now available
    • Added Mj2 file format support
    • DV Dif Parser added to allow playback of DVCPRO 25/50/100 streams in the Windows Media Player (Windows only)
    • Changed file extension to .f4v if encoding to Flash presets
    • Changed default elementary H.264 extension to *.264
    • Dolby® Digital had to be removed from MainConcept Reference
    • AVS Codec included as demo version (not available for purchase at the moment)
    • New Blu-ray presets for MPEG-2, H.264 and VC-1
    • Added H.264/AVC preset to generate Apple QuickTime compliant files for playback
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