A GLIM Update That Isn’t Making Telestream Glum


Workflow automation specialist Telestream, which also offers media processing, quality monitoring and test and measurement products designed to enable the production and distribution of video, has unveiled the latest version of its remote media player.

Built for broadcast engineering, operations and post production personnel who need to visually QC files when they are remote from the media, GLIM plays master video files of any size and format directly to a browser without the need to generate a proxy.

The new release of GLIM features a new UI that places the video front and center to the user experience while surrounding the content with audio VU meters and a new “zoomable” mini timeline with selectable overlays for GOP, SCTE 35 and 104 markers, and Nielsen watermarking.

The latest version of GLIM also introduces a technology preview of a new luma waveform display with more scope tools to follow in subsequent releases.

When running GLIM on a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) server, it supports up to five simultaneous playback sessions. A new, turn-key GLIM hardware appliance is now available which runs up to 15 concurrent sessions thanks to powerful GPU acceleration. GLIM can also run five sessions in an AWS EC2 environment or up to 15 simultaneous sessions when using GPU-accelerated instances of EC2.

GLIM is built upon the Telestream Media Framework, also used by the Vantage Media Processing platform.