Lustre 2013 supports a media encoding service called Media Converter. The Media Converter allows Lustre to offload encoding tasks to Wiretap Gateway servers (Linux and Mac OS X). This means that you can continue working on your project while media files are being generated in the background, even if you are using your local Wiretap Gateway server. It offers the ability to encode streaming formats such as Quicktime, MFX, graphic files like Jpeg, DPX and Tiff. and audio files like AIFF, Wave and mp3. It also adds support for formats and codecs only available on specific operating systems (Apple ProRes) and leverages your networking infrastructure (InfiniBand, 10-Gig, etc). The tasks are managed by Backburner Manager, the Autodesk queue management system. This means that facilities can centralize the management of these tasks without disturbing the creative suite and use a web browser to monitor and edit the tasks.
The Media Export workflow in Lustre is based on Export Versions: export configurations that are linked to a grade. Consequently, all the exports you create can be recalled for future use. Numerous options are available to suit multiple file delivery workflows.
|Format Options||Use to define file format options used for export, media location and the Wiretap Gateway Server used for the export tasks.|
|Resize||Use to define the output resolution and the Resize options of the exported media files.|
|LUT Options||Use to apply a LUT to the media files to be exported.|
You can create multiple Export Versions, with different export settings for the same grade. Export Versions contain all the data required to define an export job and are stored in the Library folder, alongside the grade metadata file. Export Versions are named after the grade they are associated to:
Destination: Displays the destination folder for the exports, as defined by the project settings. You can change the destination folder by clicking on the browse button. When browsing for a destination folder, only Wiretap Gateway servers are displayed. You can select different Wiretap Gateway servers than your default server. The path must be in the following format: