Why is CodecChef needed?

The number of surveillance cameras in public, semi-public and private areas is increasing rapidly, leading to a sharp rise in police cases featuring various kinds of video evidence. These videos usually need to be transcoded into a single, universally readable format for police searches, public prosecutors and courts – which is a time-consuming process. The time pressure, which is frequently intense, means that this conversion needs to take place as smoothly and efficiently as possible. This is where CodecChef comes in.

Gain time – particularly in critical situations

Multiple video files can be uploaded simultaneously, which CODECCHEF then immediately transcodes. Optimal utilization of the hardware allows multiple videos to be transcoded in parallel.

You can use CODECCHEF anywhere

No additional software needs to be installed to use CODECCHEF. For example, police officers on site can upload videos via a web browser and then start transcoding.

CODECCHEF stands out for its simplicity

No video forensic knowledge is required to operate CODECCHEFCODECCHEF provides the user with clear data management and direct access – all on a single page. After the video clip is uploaded, CODECCHEF automatically begins transcoding.

Standard video format simplifies your work

As CODECCHEF transcodes your videos into the widely used H.264 video format, data exchange with others is simple and provides the ideal basis for other video forensic work.

CODECCHEF's codec basis is continuously expanded, making it future-proof

CODECCHEF’s codec basis is continuously expanded and can be updated easily by the customer. The codec basis is configured according to customer requirements.

Metadata on CODECCHEF

CODECCHEF automatically integrates technical and any other metadata. Additional metadata and police case data can be added via the web front-end. CODECCHEF can be easily linked to existing media asset management systems, ensuring media-consistent metadata management.

Interested? Get in touch with us!

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about CODECCHEF or if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.