Maximum Throughput editing software launches at NAB 08

Maximum Throughput Inc. (, developers of ultra
high-performance, software-based solutions for networked storage infrastructure
and media management, will unveil the new MAXedit Server Edition, a
cost-effective, server-based workgroup editing solution at the National
Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2008 convention being held from April 14-17
Las Vegas.

While Maximum Throughput is best known for Sledgehammer, its
powerful flagship storage system currently in use by such high-profile
customers as CBS, FOX News, NBC, ABC, HSN, RTE, and the BBC, NAB 2008 marks the
first time the company is offering editing solutions. Maximum Throughput
will conduct demonstrations of its groundbreaking, multi-resolution,
server-based editing technology at NAB Booth #SL11711.

The MAXedit Server Edition allows broadcasters to set-up
multi-seat HD/SD editing workgroups very simply and cost-effectively.
Rather than incurring the prohibitive costs of buying and networking expensive,
dedicated HD/SD workstations, MAXedit Server Edition provides the same
functionality at an affordable price point. Multiple users can access and
edit HD and SD video content using a rich editing toolset and fluid user interface
from the convenience of their Web browser. Multiple compressed and
uncompressed SD/HD formats are supported, including HDV, DVCPRO and MPEG-2
formats widely used in today’s newsrooms. By virtue of its innovative
server-based design, MAXedit substantially reduces congestion on Local Area
Networks (LANs), while still enabling realtime editing of HD/SD
“For many broadcasters, the prospect of investing in
multiple HD/SD NLE workstations is daunting,” said Giovanni Tagliamonti, chief
executive officer of Maximum Throughput Inc. “A typical high-end NLE
workstation can run tens of thousands of dollars, not including maintenance or
potential LAN upgrade costs. Our software cuts this cost and complexity by
allowing standard laptops and desktop PCs to handle frame-accurate editing of
compressed or uncompressed multi-resolution content simply and cost
With MAXedit Server Edition, several editors can work
simultaneously from a single server, but they never move large video files to
and from workstations over a LAN. The only data that moves between the
clients and the server is low bitrate editing commands. Editors edit
“live proxies” of streaming media which ensures frame-accurate, fluid editing
and complete creative control over the content.

Because the editing is executed solely on the server and not
the local workstation, editors are free to use inexpensive, standard equipped
PCs or laptops rather than expensive NLE workstations. And there is no
need to install or maintain a high-performance network because large files are
only accessed by editors remotely via their Web browsers.
“MAXedit Server Edition enables broadcasters to set-up
newsroom workgroups to collaborate on news stories,” continued Tagliamonti. “It
also enables them to make the leap from SD to HD editing in a very streamlined,
affordable way so they can deliver a more competitive and timely HDTV news
product to their viewers,” said Tagliamonti.
At NAB, Maximum Throughput will also introduce MAXedit Web
Edition, a hosted, subscription-based online editing service that video
professionals can access on demand from any location via the Web, making it
ideal for TV news crews on the go.

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