Primestream’s FORK v4.6 Debuts, Offers More-Efficient Workflow With Avid Media Composer

Primestream (Booth SL10216) has unveiled its advanced FORK integration for Avid’s Media Composer. This is a key feature of the FORK v4.6 upgrade, which will be available this summer. NAB 2014 attendees are able to see an Avid workflow demonstration on how FORK media-asset–management system offers Avid professionals significantly increased ability for collaboration without sacrificing an efficient workflow. In addition to Avid, FORK v4.6 includes integrations with other non-linear editing (NLE) platforms, such as Adobe Premiere Pro (CS6 and Creative Cloud) and Apple Final Cut Pro X.

“With an unsurpassed level of scalability and flexibility, the FORK suite is an essential toolbox for anyone working with a non-linear editing system,” says Claudio Lisman, Primestream president/CEO. “The FORK Suite is designed to minimize distraction and keep the artistic process flowing while increasing the bottom line.”

FORK v4.6 offers many powerful new modules and third-party integrations. Among them is the new Workflow Manager, which allows users to design, control, and automate production processes that span multiple departments and groups within their organizations.

These capabilities improve communication and response time from engineering and support staff, provide a global view of the tasks and processes being worked on, and assign tasks to specific groups or users while logging every step of the process with information for analytics.

“Our goal with this upgrade is to ensure that FORK integrates flawlessly with any platform while taking a huge amount of technical work off the creative’s shoulders,” says Henk Demper, director of software development at Primestream. “Additionally, we are focused on our customers’ need for an efficient, simultaneous multi-user experience to free them up to do what they do best: create.”

FORK v4.6 also supports edit-while-capture workflows with XDCAM, ProRes, and AVC-Intra while leveraging the benefits of the FORK media-asset-management and automation platform for I/O, logging, tagging, proxy editing, workflow management, and archiving. FORK also features new archiving workflows with leading hardware and software manufacturers, enabling FORK users to browse, search, and filter through archived content inside off-line storage solutions — all from within the FORK Content Navigator. Other benefits include partial file restore and availability for Mac and Windows OS, as well as hybrid environments.

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