Telestream will unveil several new solutions to simplify access to digital media at NAB2005. The FlipFactory workflow automation solution will be featured at the show alongside a number of new Flip4Mac and MAP software solutions.
New features for FlipFactory include automated SD to HD conversion and expanded MXF format support. SD to HD conversion capability provides broadcasters and other content owners with an automated, scalable software solution for migrating content to the new HD standard. Enhanced multi-server functionality provides failover backup for critical broadcast applications and a more robust multi-server solution for high-volume transcoding.
Enhancements to Telestream's FlipFactory and MAP products enable all-digital workflows for the Mac community. New Flip4Mac products bridge the Mac/PC format gap. Telestream has also added support for Apple's Xsan storage area network file system. FlipFactory now provides Final Cut Pro workgroups connected to an Xsan network.
A Mac version of Telestream's MAPone personal IP delivery software application will also be on display at the show. The system transcodes and delivers broadcast-quality media files directly from Apple's Power Mac G5 systems or PowerBook notebooks running Final Cut Pro HD or other QuickTime-based software.
The new Flip4Mac MXF Import Component provides for direct import of MXF media from Sony’s eVTR and XDCAM systems. The MXF Import Component automatically transcodes Sony digital news acquisition formats into Mac-based formats for an upcoming version of Final Cut Pro HD software.
The Flip4Mac WMV Export Component, available now, enables Mac users to create Windows Media 9 Series SD or HD files directly from within QuickTime-based applications, including Final Cut Pro HD, Final Cut Express HD, iMovie, QuickTime Player, Discreet Cleaner, and the new Sorenson Media Squeeze 4 Compression Suite. Available the end of March, the new Flip4Mac WMV Import Component allows Mac users to import Windows Media files for viewing in the QuickTime Player.