KPRC Taps Telestream for Remote Newsgathering

KPRC, the NBC affiliate in Houston recently deployed Telestream's Launch media delivery software to manage and transmit footage from the field to the station.

On remotes, KPRC crews use Sony XDCAM digital camcorders along with Dell laptops outfitted with Grass Valley NewsEdit LT NLE news editing software and Launch IP media delivery software. Media files are transferred from the XDCAM via FireWire to NewsEdit on the laptop. Once the piece is edited, it can be saved in native Vibrint format or as an AVI file and sent to Launch, which transcodes the media into the WM9 format.

After hooking up to the Internet, the files are transferred via Telestream's FlipFactory application, which automatically ingests and transfers the files to a Grass Valley K2 media server, where content is immediately accessible by any of the station's newsroom NewsEdit SC and XT editing systems.

Version 1.1 of Launch allows users to deliver media with custom metadata labels and associated documents, allowing users to search for media based on label metadata.