Using the Main Concept Reference Software to Encode Video for Alcorn McBride Video Products
Main Concept Reference is an extremely versatile and inexpensive encoding software package. This software is capable of encoding video using various Standard-Definition(SD) and High-Definition(HD) video formats, including the popular MPEG-2 and H.264 codecs used by Alcorn McBride’s video products.
One of the greatest advantages to using this software is that the demo version of Reference is free and fully-functional. The free version only limits you by applying a Main Concept logo in the corner of the output video. In other words, you can be sure that the encoded video works properly on our video products before purchasing any encoding software.
Because this software works so well with our video products and is easy to use, we highly recommend it on a regular basis. This application note is intended to go a step further and show you exactly how to use this software to produce great high-quality video for your Alcorn McBride products using the Main Concept Reference software.
NOTE: This guide and the included presets work with Main Concept’s newest version of this software, which has been renamed to TotalCode Studio.
Installing Main Concept Reference
Before you get started with this application note, you’ll need to have the Main Concept Reference software installed on your computer. Currently, Main Concept has versions of Reference available for both Mac and PC. If you do not already have this software, you should first download and install Reference from the Main Concept Website: Download Main Concept Reference