CCW 2015: Primestream To Demonstrate Dynamic Media Management

At CCW 2015, Primestream will show FORK v5.5 and Xchange v4.5, the latest versions of its acclaimed cross platform software suites for Dynamic Media Management. Primestream will demonstrate a manufacturer agnostic, end-to-end solution, natively integrating with leading industry manufacturers and professional services to meet your demands. Primestream’s FORK v5.5 and Xchange Suite v4.5 software offer seamless I/O, logging, editing, control room playout, master control playout, publishing to social media and archiving.

Controlling hardware from major manufacturers, and all leading tape and digital formats on both Mac and PC – with precision.
From 4K to SD, the latest version of FORK can manage your workflow from ingest to playout. FORK v5.5 features updates to Live Assist, the award winning FORK module for control room playout, enables graphic overlays with the FORK Simple Graphics Engine (SGE), a built-in tool for Live Assist, and new features in FORK Master Control Playout. The FORK platform give you the versatility and control to build and manage your end-to-end workflow even as your requirements continue to evolve. This major releases include updates to both FORK Production Suite and Playout, with advancements with MXF and 4K/UHD workflows. FORK v5.5 also includes new two-way integrations with non-linear editors like Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Apple Final Cut Pro X. The integration support edit-while-capture workflows with XDCAM, ProRes, and AVC-Intra — empowering sports, news, entertainment, and corporate video operations to use top NLEs — while gaining the benefits of the FORK I/O, logging, tagging, proxy editing, workflow management, and archiving. Available for Windows and Mac OS.

“Primestream’s FORK 5.5 builds on our commitment to innovation and creativity,” says Claudio Lisman, Primestream President and CEO. “Customers can enjoy a new level of productivity and control with this update, seeing enhancements to Live Assist, Logger, Playout and 3rd party integrations. FORK 5.5 is by far the most powerful and secure version of FORK yet.”      

If you see it – FORK can log it.
Instantly log live or pre-recorded video. FORK Logger delivers a user interface optimized for tagging real-time feeds with metadata you need to make quick turnaround – sifting, sorting and finding the right clips easy. FORK Logger is now available as a self-contained turnkey solution tailored for sports production – facilitating faster and more efficient workflows. Automatically add rich metadata and markers with FORK Logger using live data from STATS, the leader in sports data and content. The module’s extensively configurable and contextually dynamic user interface gives sports loggers the tools to quickly tag video with pre-defined metadata – making assets easier to manage, move and ultimately monetize.

Other new FORK features and capabilities include:

  • Thumbnails in the Content Navigator and FORK File-Import GUI
  • A new way of searching with FORK Query Bins
  • Property Forms for Bins
  • New and improved archive system support, with partial file restore

Store, share, edit, review, approve, archive, and prepare your footage – from any browser.
Xchange gives you instant Web access to content from any PC or tablet. Xchange 4.5 introduces closed-captioning support in Xchange, enabling powerful workflows for searching, previewing, sorting, accessing and creating caption data. Control distribution with new publishing features that natively export to OTT networks and social media outlets. Xchange v4.5 also delivers Insight, a flexible new comment, rating and media activity tracking system bringing enhanced interactivity to collaborative workflows.

“Production environments around the globe are creating and distributing an ever-increasing amount of content while needing to store, move and share media between locations,” says Claudio Lisman, President and CEO, Primestream. “We are solving these complex challenges by designing the Xchange platform with a rich set of functionalities and a solid infrastructure that is scalable and secure. This combination allows for a streamlined workflow that is easier to manage and promotes collaboration company-wide.”

Seamless Adobe Premiere Pro Integration with Xchange
Also at the 2015 CCW Show, Primestream will demonstrate an enhanced level of integration between its Xchange Suite software platform with Adobe Premiere Pro CC, the acclaimed video editing software for Windows and Mac OS X. Through an intuitive new interface, users can now quickly search the Xchange asset database based on group permissions from within Adobe Premiere Pro CC, select video, audio, still images and captions – then simply import those items into a Premiere Pro project with metadata and markers. When an edited sequence is complete users can export the project, using Adobe Media Encoder, into a finished file with embedded XMP data, ready for distribution.

“Adobe provides broadcast professionals the tools they need to deliver high-quality productions efficiently,” says Susan Skidmore, Head of Partner Relations, Professional Video at Adobe. “With Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Xchange v4.5, users can produce more substantive content more quickly — a clear advantage when it comes to getting good stories to air before the competition.”

NEW Features and capabilities include:

  •  Re-designed upload module includes batch uploading, drag and drop, and one click upload.
  •  Upload and attach files into existing media and keep the relationship for future search or archiving of projects.
  •  Clip Summary Download: Export filtered lists of your media with metadata for reviewing online or print for a more traditional hard copy review.
  •  Publish to SoundCloud, YouTube, and Vimeo using native APIs.
  •  Render OTT distribution-ready file formats for Xbox, Playstation, AppleTV, Roku.
  •  Native MXF support, including XDCAM, XAVC in an Op1a wrapper.
  •  4K codec support with H.264, ProRes, XDCAM, XAVC, DNxHD.

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