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Thomson, Pathfire develop faster-than-real-time Capture Service

Thomson has developed a faster-than-real time direct file import option with Pathfire to increase the HD content management capability of its Grass ValleyK2 Media Server platform.

The new K2 Capture Service software application enables the fast and easy handling of HD programs as digital files and eliminates the need for any third-party intermediate solutions.

The option requires a simple software upgrade to existing K2 systems, and will support SD and HD material transfer from the DG FastChannel Spotbox to K2 without additional hardware.

With the new capability, Grass Valley K2 users now have an efficient file transfer method that allows HD content to be uploaded to a K2 server timeline five to 10 times faster than real time without the need for external transcoding or file conversion.

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