IBC 2013: Create content anywhere with new Xchange Suite 2.5 from Primestream
Primestream has announced details of FORK Xchange Suite v2.5, the latest version of its companion application for the FORK media asset management and automation platform. FORK Xchange Suite gives broadcasters instant cloud access to content on their FORK Production servers from any Windows, Mac or tablet device. The latest version contains the new Xchange Shot List Editor add-on module for creating ‘rough-cuts’ as well as the optional Xchange for iPad offline media asset management (MAM) tool, an industry-first professional native iOS application making its European debut at IBC2013.
“We’re continually evolving our products and technology so that we can offer new ways to help our customers work more efficiently, especially in today’s fast-paced, on-the-go, need-it-now work environments. Now, if you can access a computer or tablet, you can access FORK. And if you’re in FORK, you can control your entire operation,” says Claudio Lisman, Primestream president and CEO. “Our Xchange Suite, especially when used with the new iOS application, is an organization-wide solution for managing, sharing, and reviewing a company’s media. With its highly scalable back-end, CDN-ready platform and API-based open architecture, Xchange is positioned to handle the most dynamic and complex workflows in the industry.”
Xchange Shot List Editor is a new add-on module that gives editors a fast and nimble way to edit proxy content that lives inside the FORK environment using Xchange for Web or iOS. An intuitive visual interface allows any user to start editing clips, subclips, voiceovers, and content with various frame rates within minutes. Users can also create subclips and markers, add metadata, and work with multitrack audio and frame-accurate video.
The Xchange for iPad application allows producers and editors to browse, edit metadata, and create annotations on content while disconnected from their production environments. When connectivity is restored, modifications are instantly synchronised directly to the original assets in the production environment.
With Xchange for Web and iPad, professionals get a user-friendly, cloud-based MAM that allows for searching, viewing, editing, managing, triggering automation, and archiving media from anywhere back to their ground operations. The tools extend access to content for producers and journalists, resulting in better stories and a better end product for viewers.