NAB 2013: Primestream To Show Latest Version of FORK Production Suite

At the 2013 NAB Show, Primestream will be exhibiting FORK 4.0, the newest version of its FORK Production Suite for managing and automating broadcast workflows. With new modules, features, technological improvements, and integration with third-party broadcast solutions such as Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, hardware such as Harmonic MediaGrid, Quantum archiving solutions and end-to-end workflows with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), FORK 4.0 is responsive, powerful, extendable, and adept at managing large-scale and multisite installations. New modules include the customizable FORK Logger metadata-tagging tool that allows for logging live and prerecorded video as well as improvements to FORK’s underlying technology — such as FORK Drones, dynamic metadata forms, and scripts.

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FORK 4.0 Production Suite

FORK Logger 1.0
The new FORK Logger 1.0 by Primestream is a cross-platform module part of the acclaimed FORK Production Suite 4.0. The metadata-tagging tool allows for logging live or prerecorded video with a tightly integrated and configurable user interface. FORK Logger 1.0 enables content loggers to tag video with defined metadata into the FORK environment effortlessly, making assets easier to manage, automate, and monetize.

The heart of FORK Logger 1.0 is a dynamic GUI that contains form panels, button panels, video viewers, marker thumbnail lists, and a bin list of created events, all of which are tools that can be combined — many in a dynamic way — based on the content. FORK Logger supports multiple layouts per system. Users can work live with ingesting feeds or call up existing clips inside FORK. With FORK Logger 1.0, users can log video files so that they can be searched, filtered, and organized by any metadata entry inside FORK Content Navigator.

FORK Xchange Suite 2.0
Primestream will exhibit version 2.0 of FORK Xchange Suite, an application that gives broadcasters instant Web access to content on their FORK Production servers from any Windows, Mac, or tablet device. FORK Xchange Suite 2.0, an add-on to Primestream’s highly acclaimed FORK software platform for managing and automating broadcast workflows, contains new capabilities for creating subclips and markers, as well as an upload manager, extended metadata functionality, multitrack audio control, and more new features that make it easier for media enterprises to manage content efficiently among multiple FORK Production sites.


Dig-IT 1.0

Dig-IT 1.0
At the 2013 NAB Show, Primestream will debut Dig-IT 1.0, a server-based software application that empowers broadcast, government, entertainment, and corporate IT departments to monitor their broadcast IT operations. The application can monitor individual servers in addition to the FORK Suite of applications, making it easy for IT administrators to manage any kind of broadcast-related IT activity. Facilities can monitor mission critical servers and applications, quickly identify performance bottlenecks, recover and prevent from system failures, and reduce downtime and operational costs.

Adobe Premiere Pro Integration
At the 2013 NAB Show, Primestream will demonstrate the enhanced level of integration of FORK with both Adobe Premiere Pro and the new Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium on Windows and Mac OS X. Using a newly developed panel, Premiere Pro users are able to search and browse the FORK media asset database with speed; select clips, bins, or timelines created in the FORK Editor; and simply drag those items into a Premiere Pro project. When an edited sequence is complete, users can send the project — ready for air — to FORK or into a newsroom system placeholder.

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