Does the Free to Start edition of Beamr Transcoder VOD have additional limitations?


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The Free to Start edition of Beamr Transcoder may be used to process up to 100 hours of HD video (H.264) each calendar month. The software is not time-limited, and does not embed any watermark on your videos. In order to enable reporting usage hours, the server on which the software is installed must be connected to the Internet. Following are more details on the HEVC time that comes with the Free to Start edition of Beamr Transcoder VOD.

The Free to Start edition of Beamr Transcoder VOD comes with up to 100 free hours per month of H.264 transcoding, or 50 hours of HEVC transcoding (up to HD resolution), or 25 hours of HEVC UHD transcoding. Any combination of the above transcoding types may be used, where each hour of HEVC HD transcoding is counted as two H.264 hours, and each hour of HEVC UHD is counted as four H.264 hours. Counting is based on source video hours, and maximum output resolution. A one-hour video transcoded into six ABR profiles where the top layer is HEVC UHD, will be counted as one HEVC UHD hour, meaning that four hours will be decremented from the 100 free hours allotted each month.