Video Toolkit

Video Toolkit is a cloud service providing high-quality workflow options for converting file-based video assets into on-demand DRM-enabled streaming formats. Our service helps you focus on what matters: getting content to market quickly and safely.

Modular Workflow Features with a Simple API

Encode and transcode

Encode / transcode


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Video Toolkit

Easy Migration from On-Prem to In-Cloud

We offer popular processing tools as ready to use automated cloud-based services with complete access to their functions. Instead of spending resources maintaining software or dedicated infrastructure, we handle the video preparation workload for you.

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Scalable speed

Scalable Speeds to Your Needs

Using the flexibility of AWS we offer secured scalability across multiple regions enabling VoD assets to be rapidly managed in parallel. We easily handle thousands of content titles with up to faster than real-time conversion.


Keep Costs Under Control

Cloud processing is inexpensive and ideal for variable demand: pay only for what you need!

Features for On-Demand Content

Video Toolkit supports over 100 video/audio codecs and formats as inputs to ensure your content is compatible.

Supported Inputs & Outputs
Packaging CMAF, MPEG-DASH, Smooth Streaming, HLS, Widevine Classic (WVM), CSF
Container formats ISO-BMFF (fMP4), WebM, MPEG2-TS, MOV, MXF, IMF, and more…
Encryption Common Encryption, Widevine (Modular/Classic), PlayReady, CMLA-OMA, FairPlay Streaming
Encryption modes All modes defined in CENC v3 (CTR, CBC)
Resolution-specific keys Yes
Video codecs H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP9
Audio codecs AAC, DTS, Dolby AC3/EAC3, and more…
Subtitles TTML (SMPTE-TT, DFXP, IMSC), WebVTT, SRT, and more…
Resolutions SD, HD, UHD/4K +
60fps Yes
HDR HDR10 compliant
Destinations AWS S3
Forensic watermarking Session-based
Third-party encodes/transcodes as inputs Yes
Workflow definition JSON REST API

Comprehensive Content Security

Fully secured

Fully Protected

Your content is encrypted along the entire workflow chain to ensure complete security: during file transfer, while processing/queuing, and the output file-set.

We have also integrated CloudDat by Data Expedition to add quick and secure transferring to and from AWS as an added option.


Common Encryption

Our API can use the Common Encryption (CENC) standard for playback compatibility with studio-recognized DRM systems such as Microsoft® PlayReady®, Google Widevine Modular, CMLA-OMA, and FairPlay Streaming (via CBC mode).

Forensic watermarking

Session-based Forensic Watermarking

Studios increasingly require enhanced content security measures. We enable session-based forensic watermarking to identify theft sources down to the user account level. Unique invisible information is embedded into streams which cannot be removed, regardless of distortions or alterations being made to content.

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Content key

Content Keys Options

During encryption you can have keys registered with your own DRM licensing service or you can take advantage of our robust DRMtoday cloud solution.

Example Workflows

Video Toolkit workflow

Below are a few examples of Video Toolkit capabilities, however, many more input and output combinations are supported.

Input Processes Output
Widevine Classic > transmux re-encrypt re-package > MPEG-DASH/CENC
(Eg: Widevine Modular compatible)
H.264/MP4 > package encrypt > HLS/FairPlay Streaming
MXF > watermark package encode > H.265/CMAF/CBCS encryption
(With separate keys for SD/HD/UHD audio tracks)
Smooth Streaming / PlayReady > re-package > MPEG-DASH/CENC
DFXP > subtitle convert > WebVTT

Farncombe Security Audit for Video Toolkit

Video Toolkit has received the Farncombe Security Audit mark from Cartesian’s extensive review of our service.

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Get in Touch

Speak with us today about how we can meet your encoding, encrypting, packaging, and watermarking needs.

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Playback Solutions

Streaming assets are compatible with our multi-platform PRESTOplay SDKs.

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