Marquis’s Medway 3 now shipping
Marquis Broadcast is now shipping Medway V3, the latest version of its flagship media integration product, first shown at NAB 2013 and which will now be demonstrated in Europe for the first time at IBC.
“Medway V3 is an ‘interoperability engine’ that delivers cost-effective integration between leading broadcast content applications, ensuring products such as Edit Platforms, either standalone or using Shared storage and third-party MAMs and automation systems can work seamlessly together,” explains Ben Miles, business development manager, Marquis Broadcast. “Medway eliminates file incompatibilities often found in digital workflows to help increase the efficiency and the speed of data transfer.”
Medway V3 now includes new features to support lossy and lossless JPEG 2000 encoding and support for H.264 encoding for proxy creation. The H.264 support is being shown in an Avid proxy workflow where ingested media is prepared for the off-line edit after which Medway can deliver full resolution trimmed media for Avid to perform the relink and on-line and finishing, allowing for edit workflows which are faster and less resource-intensive.
Medway V3 also supports AS-02, the AMWA standard for versioning of sequences.
Miles adds: “Marquis is focused on helping broadcasters and other users of digital media to achieve maximum efficiencies from their workflow processes. Medway V3 is just one of our unique solutions that we will be showing at IBC, which improves the efficiency of today’s data-intensive and fast-paced broadcasting environments.”