Telestream, the leading global provider of media encoding workflow solutions, announced release of Episode 4.3.1 software which enables direct integration of its Episode desktop media encoding applications with Compressor 3, Apple's industrial strength encoding tool included with Final Cut Studio 2.
The integration expands encoding capabilities for Final Cut Studio users to an extensive array of video and audio formats and encoding settings, including Flash 8, Windows Media, VC-1 and mobile formats. It also enables access to broadcast specific formats such as GXF, IMX, MPEG-2 4:2:2 and high profile H.264.
"Direct integration with Apple's Compressor underscores the strength of our Episode Series encoding applications," said Telestream CEO, Dan Castles. "Episode adds direct access to virtually every video file format available and enables Final Cut Pro users to export media files directly from the Final Cut Pro timeline."
Episode provides an extensive range of SD and HD file format support. Optimized codecs, plus hundreds of filters and fine-tuning compression capabilities, enable users to generate excellent picture quality with ultra-fast conversion speeds.
In addition to Final Cut integration, Episode 4.3.1 now provides Dashboard Widgets on all Episode products. Already known for its ease of use, Episode widgets add even greater convenience by providing a simple way to submit encoding jobs and streamline workflows. Users simply drag and drop files onto the configurable widget to encode media at the desktop or on the server.
Episode Series 4.3.1 is a free upgrade for existing customers. Episode desktop media encoding applications, priced from $395, are available for online purchase at www.flip4mac.com. Episode Engine server applications, priced from $3,450, are sold through Telestream's direct sales and worldwide resellers.
More information is available at http://www.flip4mac.com and http://www.telestream.net.