Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Avid plug-in gives users direct access to footage shot with Ikegami GFCAM
Users of the new versions of Avid NewsCutter, Media Composer and Symphony editing systems now have direct access to, and compatibility with, HD video footage and metadata created using Ikegami’s GFCam HDS-V10 tapeless flash memory camcorder.
The capability is a feature of the Avid’s AMA (Avid Media Access) plug-in architecture. Avid created and updates the AMA plug-in architecture to support codecs from major camera manufacturers to enhance the production workflow efficiencies of users.
Avid AMA provides support for both Ikegami’s 50Mb/s and 100Mb/s GFCam formats. As a result, users can connect Ikegami GFCam removable flash RAM GFPak media to an Avid editing system via GFPak’s built-in USB 2.0 port or high-speed SATA interface and begin viewing and cutting footage immediately with no need to import, transcode, copy, move media or use other software to view or extract clips.