WINK Forge - Live Video Transcoder

WINK Forge™ a high-performance, high-definition live video transcoder. WINK Forge's transcoding engine produces highly compressed video at low latency compatable with popular Web, Mobile, and a range of IPTV Unicast and Multicast solutions.

WINK Forge can work with many codecs, including MPEG2, MPEG, H.263, H.264, HEVC, VP9, and numerous transport types such as RTP, RTSP, RTMP, HLS, MPEG-Dash, WebSockets and WebRTC. in addition to a number of cutting edge video formats and solutions.


WINK Forge supports integrations with popular Video Management Systems (VMS), Genetec's Security Center, Genetec's Omnicast, OnSSI, Milestone Corporate and Professional editions for sharing, transcoding and creating intercommunication between VMS systems.

Use Cases

WINK Forge features a wide range of transcoding and IP encoding solutions including, traffic cameras, live gambling, live auctions, horse racing, city monitoring, IPTV, hotel in-room entertainment and video management system interoperability and sharing.

Why Transcode?

Transcoding allows you to reduce bitrate, stablize frame rate, reduce noise and artifacting and convert your video into a format everyone can easily play.

WINK Forge Live Transcoder Technical Overview



H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, AV1, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VP8 and VP9 AAC, MP3, NDI, AC-3, MP2, Speex, PCM G.711


RTMP pulled and published RTSP pulled and announced MPEG-TS via HTTP and UDP HLS Pulled via HTTP and HTTPS

Middleware & Integrations


Genetec Omnicast Genetec Security Center MileStone Professional & Corperate Edition Fortez Security Gate


Dell EMC



H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, Passthrough VP8 and VP9 video AAC, HE-ACC, Passthrough and MP3 audio


HLS (MPEG2TS, fMP4) MPEG-DASH RTMP and RTSP playback and push MPEG-TS via HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, Unicast UDP and Multicast