MediaReactor Client Server

mr_clientsvr_logoMediaReactor Client Server is a scalable client/server media file translation system for post production and broadcast facilities.  Designed for enterprise level or high volume transcoding applications, MediaReactor Client Server controls the transcodes on multiple client nodes, providing for tailored, priority based and user directed media control and conversion. MediaReactor Client Server is $2,995.00 US (includes one client) and additional clients are $595.00 US each.


MediaReactor Client Server allows you to set up multiple "client" stations with MediaReactor transcoding software, and control the transcoding features from a single interface. This allows for streamlined high volume transcoding throughput.


MediaReactor Client Server provides a cost effective and expandable solution for media transcoding across a facility. All activity can be viewed from one point, and dynamically adjusted as dictated by the priorities of the facility's workflow and delivery requirements.

Wide Industry Standard Support

All signal and file formats are supported with the same version. SD, HD, Digital Cinema and 2K Film all from one interface.


MediaReactor does not convert between standards, but can transcode within a standard to provide media files for various applications and devices. Use the devices you prefer, the formats best suited to the application, and the workflow that best meets your requirements.

Automated Conversions with Watch Folder Support

MediaReactor can help you process existing file libraries or incoming files, in order to provide the correct format of media for a variety of purposes. Create media files for collaboration and review, editing, and processing.
Automatically create the file type you need, prioritize transcodes based on their importance, run conversions in the background; in short, transcode the files you require while maximizing your efficiency. Simply select a folder, create a profile, and set conversions to run automatically. As files arrive in the source folder, they are transcoded and the newly converted file arrives in the target folder ready for delivery.

Sharing Content and Collaboration

MediaReactor can create low resolution (or proxy) streaming files to share with your team where full resolution files are large enough to make distribution a problem.
Run your project through MediaReactor to create files of a convenient size to view, send and store easily.

Application Compatibility and Conversion

MediaReactor provides transcoding to and from the industry's most popular software editing applications. Transcode files for Autodesk Smoke/Flame, Combustion, Assimilate Scratch, The Foundry Nuke, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Eyeon Fusion, Apple Shake, Motion, Final Cut Pro, and many more.


Content Source Support

The complete list of supported formats, codecs and metadata is too long to publish, but what follows is a rough guide to the kind of content sources supported by MediaReactor Workstation, from major software and hardware providers past and present.

Extension File Format Codec Read Write
4224 4224 YCbCr 4:2:2:4 X X
AIFF Apple audio 16/20/24/32 bit stereo pairs X X
ARC IFX Piranha Audio/Video (YCbCr/RGB 8 only) X  
ARI Arri Raw 12 bit bayer X  
Audio: BWF, 
Audio files 44.1/48/96 kHz 16, 20, 24 and 32 bit X  
AVC, AVCHD, MTS AVC-HD MPEG-2 camera media X  
AVI Windows DVSD, DV25, DV50, DVHD, CineForm*, CineForm3D*, YCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD, standard codecs X X
AVS AVS Video redirection (Windows only) X  
CINE Phantom Phantom 10, 12 and 14 bit bayer X  
DNG CinemaDNG 10, 12 and 16 bit bayer X X
DPS DPS Compressed DPS files (Windows only) X  
DPX Cineon RGB 8, RGB 10, YCbCr 4:2:2 X X
DPX CineForm CineForm*, CineForm3D* X X
DT3D DT3D XML 3D redirector X  
DV/DIF DV/DIF Raw DV files X  
DVS DVS Uncompressed YCbCr and RGB files X  
fhgDI, fhgDP, fhgAP fhgDI, fhgDP, fhgAP Weisscam digimag format X  
FLM FLM Adobe FilmStrip X  
FLV/SWV FLV/SWV Flash/Shockwave video X  
GEN GEN 4:2:2 YCbCr (Avid DSHD) X X
GV XML/N0/T/I/A Grass Valley disk record native (K2) X  
H264 h.264 4:2:0 SD/HD up to 80 mbits/sec X  
HDR YUV DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100, RGB, Uncompressed YCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD X X
HDR YUV YCbCr10, YCbCr16, DPX RGB, DNxHD (licensable) X X
HDV HDV MPEG-2 camera files X  
IHSS Iridas RGB X  
JS Jaleo/Mistika Sgo native 4:2:2 YCbCr X X
KRW Kinefinity/td> KineRAW Compressed Raw X  
LXF Leitch/Harris DVSD, DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi50, AVCi100, MPEG-2, h.264 X  
MKV MKV Matroska audio video X  
MLV Magic Lantern Raw 14 bit bayer with PCM audio X  
MOV QuickTime DVSD, DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100, DNxHD (licensable), CineForm*, CineForm3D*, RGBA, RGB-10 (DPX), YCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD, standard codecs X X
MOV QuickTime ProRes, h264, AVCi, MPEG-2, XDCam X X
MP1/MP2/MP3 MP1/MP2/MP3 MPEG audio X  
MP4 AVC1,h.264,HEVC,h.265 Apple h.264, h.264 AVC, HEVC/265 X X
MP4 XAVC-S Sony XAVC-S HD/4K Cameras X  
MP4 MPEG-2 Sony/Canon camera X  
MPEG MPEG-1 4:2:0 up to 15 mbits/sec X X
MPEG MPEG-2 4:2:0/4:2:2 SD/HD up to 80 mbits/sec X X
MPEG MPEG-4 4:2:0 up to 50 mbits/sec X X
MTS, M2TS M2TS AVC-HD camera files X X
MXF AS-02 AVCi, DNxHD (licensable), DVHD, JPEG-2000 X  
MXF AS-11 DPP UK AVCi100, IMX 50 X  
MXF Avid DV25, DV50, DVHD, DNxHD (licensable), Uncompressed X X
MXF Canon MPEG-2 X  


(requires EasyDCP license)

DCP Encrypted X X


Digital Cinema

DCI Unencrypted X X
MXF EditCam DV25, DV50, DVHD, DNxHD (licensable) X  
MXF Grass Valley Grass Valley iCR X X
MXF Harmonic MPEG-2 X  
MXF h.264/AVC MPEG-2 X  
MXF JPEG-2000*** Grass Valley Infinity X X
MXF OP1a AmberFin, EVS, MainConcept, MOG, OpenCube, Rovi X  
MXF OP1a/Omneon DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100, Uncompressed X X
MXF OP1b Panasonic AVCi 4K X  
MXF Panasonic-P2 DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100 X X
MXF Pinnacle MPEG-2 SD/HD X  
MXF Snell & Wilcox MPEG-2, IMX X  
MXF Sony XDCamHD, XDCamEX 4:2:0/4:2:2 X  
MXF Sony HDCam SR 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 X X
MXF Sony F65 raw bayer X  
MXF Sony F5, F700 raw bayer X  
OGG OGG OGG audio video X  
OMF OMF DV25, JPEG, Meridien, AVBV, CamCutter X X
QNT Quantel Raw uncompressed YCbCr images X X
R3D RED Red camera files X  
RAW ML/IOI Magic Lantern RAW, IOIndustries RAW bayer X  
RBG RED BLU GRN Uncompressed RGB X  
RMF RMF Canon C500 raw 10 bit bayer files X  
RTIN RTINDEX Real time replay of CBR and VBR records while still recording X  
RTV RTV Uncompressed Video Toaster files (Windows only) X  
TGA Targa RGB, RGBA (RLE Play Only) X X
Stills Series of stills BMP, SGI, PSD, RAW, YUV10, YUV16, VSR, RAS, RAW, JP2, JPG - Series of stills (many others) X X
V210 V210 4:2:2 10 bit YCbCr image sequence X X
VC1 VC-1 WMV of raw wrapper X  
VOB VOB Unencrypted X  
VPB/QTL Quantel Quantel uncompressed YCbCr images X  
VRW Varicam Raw Panasonic Varicam Raw X  
WAV Wave audio 16/20/24/32 bit mono/stereo pairs/extensible X X
WEBM WEBM Youtube format X  
WMV/ASF WMV/ASF Unencrypted/DRM Free only X  
Y4M Y4M YCbCr raw stream X  
YUV YUV 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 YCbCr image sequence X X
Y U V YUV Multi file component YCbCr files X  

Note:  The CineForm file format requires an optional license.

Note:  If the MediaReactor Workstation trial is installed on OS-X, you will have to re-install the CSP to get those formats back after the trial.  In Windows the CSP and trial can co-exist.

Available Options

*CineForm Option - CineForm and CIneForm3D import (read) is included in MediaReactor.  The option adds support for export (write).

MediaReactor Specifications

Video standards - (SD) 8/10 bit NTSC/525, PAL/625, single or dual link (HD) 8/10 bit 720, 1080, single or dual link (2K) 2048 (hardware-dependent)
Audio - up to 16 embedded audio (SD/HD), 8 AES/EBU audio channels.
Clip Management -

Transcode - convert the file as set up by the user

Preview - play the file using the in-application viewer

Trim - only convert a portion of the file by trimming frames from the beginning or end of the file

Audio-only - discard the video portion of the file during the transcode

Video-only- discard the audio portion of the file during the transcode

Split audio and video - create separate audio and video files

Templates -

Maintain source, target settings including processing parameters, to use for similar conversions

Status -

Audio/Video, system, metadata, status and error reporting/display.