Encode a wide array of video file formats, stream live from webcams and camcorders or screen capture your PC. Make simple edits to video files and enhance your media with overlays and advertising. Choose encoding settings, choose from a range of player templates and publish rich media experiences with Microsoft Silverlight.
Expression Encoder Pro's approachable user interface gives designers, editors and producers the ability to use VC-1 or H.264 encoding to generate gorgeous encoded content wrapped in a Silverlight experience or for a range of popular players. Encode a wide array of file formats and produce live events using a range of simple to use profile presents including IIS Smooth Streaming.
Customize your video to guarantee viewers a rich, pixel-perfect media experience. Expression Encoder Pro allows you to add simple cuts to any clip, titles, pre-roll and post-roll advertising, captions, metadata and more. Capture computer screen activity for training or support needs.
Expression-standard user experience
With a designer-friendly interface, video editors, web designers, and producers can easily use a professional encoding application.
Encode content to the industry standard H.264 format using a range of profiles, including baseline, main, and high, for viewing on many devices, including Microsoft Zune and Apple iPod.
Import media with Dolby Digital multi-channel audio, and encode for multi-channel WMA Pro, or mixdown to stereo tracks.
Import media with multiple audio tracks such as language versions and encode the selected tracks to final output standard.
A/B compare provides a quick preview of encoding output, including multiple bitrate IIS smooth streaming content, with a split-screen viewer to compare against the original.
Rich metadata support
Add a wide range of standard metadata and customizable meta tags, including industry standards such as ISAN for asset tracking, search, and management.
Robust file import support
Add AVI, QuickTime, MPEG and additional media formats into encoding projects. Expression Encoder Pro also supports DirectShow decoder plug-ins enabling a broader range of media inputs.
The VC-1 and H.264 codecs support both multiple cores and multiprocessor encoding. Version 4 shows dramatically improved encoding performance with appropriate hardware.
Crop, scale, de-interlace or remove pulldown to deliver the best possible compressed output.
Remove unwanted sections, then add channel indents, adverts, watermarks or credits and drop in multiple clips to deliver the best content experience possible, all using a frame accurate timeline.
Capture all activity on your PC screen, including zoomed regions, with the screen recorder feature, optionally adding narration from webcam and microphone, then edit and publish in ultra-high quality using all the features of Expression Encoder Pro.
Stream media directly from professional camcorders and webcams. Multiple live sources can be mixed with file-based content in real time and published to servers running either IIS Media Services or Windows Media Services.
Expression Encoder Pro now allows you to reference your existing caption or subtitle files for playback in Silverlight.
Every aspect of a job can be stored in a preset through an improved interface and applied repeatedly to file after file to ensure the end user experience matches job after job.
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Protect your IIS smooth streaming content by linking your output to a PlayReady DRM server with one simple checkbox and a link to a PlayReady server.
Expression web integration
Drive the encoding and publish to the web features directly from within Expression Web 4 for a fast way to get high quality video on your website.
Cut and re-assemble VC-1 or H.264 clips, and Expression Encoder Pro will render only the stitch points of the video, saving encoding time and maintaining source quality.
Add chapters and bookmarks to media content, providing end users with choices for navigating through long-form content.
Write custom publishing plug-ins for Expression Encoder Pro to push encoded files or Silverlight media experiences to your web server or hosting service, Windows Azure or SharePoint.
This product is part of Microsoft's Open License Program. A minimum initial quantity purchase of five or a valid Microsoft authorization number are required for purchase. Please contact us at 1-866-469-2678 if you have any questions on this program.