Telestream Flip4Mac Brings Sony MXF Digital Ingest to Final Cut Pro 5

Telestream has announced availability of its Flip4Mac MXF Import Component for Apple’s Mac OS X platform. The Flip4Mac MXF Import Component is the first file-based solution to enable broadcasters to ingest MXF content directly from Sony XDCAM Professional Disc production systems into Apple’s Final Cut Pro 5 editing application for native IMX editing. The MXF product is the second in a series of new Flip4Mac digital media tools for the Mac to be offered by Telestream for immediate worldwide purchase at

"Until now, Mac users have lacked an efficient way to get the popular Sony XDCAM digital content into their systems for editing," said David Heppe, Telestream’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. "Apple Final Cut Pro users represent an important segment of the broadcast industry, and we’re pleased to support their needs with our digital media access technology."

Telestream’s Flip4Mac MXF solution solves an important need for broadcasters worldwide. For the first time, the Flip4Mac MXF Import Component provides a faster, more convenient all-digital workflow for transferring media files directly from Sony digital acquisition devices into broadcasters’ Final Cut Pro editing environments. This file-based solution eliminates the need to return to baseband video to accomplish the same task.

The Flip4Mac MXF Import Component allows Mac users to browse and import MXF content from Sony XDCAM systems for quick, easy access to either DV or MPEG IMX media. Sony systems supported include the XDCAM Camcorder, PDW-1500 Compact Deck, and eVTR IMX MPEG video tape recorder. Content is automatically transferred to the Mac, then re-wrapped to a .mov file for Final Cut Pro editing.