January 7, 2008
USA: Telestream, provider of digital media workflow solutions, has expanded its Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP) support for Thomson Grass Valley disk-based cameras and media servers. Telestream’s Flip4Mac Infinity component has been upgraded to import media from Thomson Grass Valley Infinity series digital media camcorders and REV PRO drives directly into Final Cut Pro editing systems. Telestream also announced new HD support for its Flip4Mac K2|Profile Component which enables file transfer between Thomson Grass Valley K2 and Profile professional media server systems as well as Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP). The new Flip4Mac Infinity Component imports MPEG-2 HD and DV25 SD media directly from Thomson Grass Valley REV PRO drives without transcoding the media file. The component produces a .mov file that goes directly into the FCP project bin for editing. Users can import and browse REV PRO drives for access to the media. The component eliminates the need to revert to baseband video and provides a more efficient file-based workflow. The Flip4Mac K2|Profile Component now adds import and export support for HD HDV 1080 50/60i video files to existing support for SD IMX MPEG and DV video as well as uncompressed audio files. The component enables direct import and export between FCP systems and Thomson Grass Valley servers or a local file system. Priced at $495 each, the Flip4Mac Infinity and K2|Profile Components are available for immediate online purchase from www.flip4mac.com.