Telestream, the provider of award-winning Flip4Mac® digital media tools for the Mac, today announced availability of the newest addition to its growing line of professional MXF components. The Image Server Component for Final Cut Pro provides IMX (MPEG-2) file compatibility, and direct file transfer between 360 Systems' MAXX servers, and Apple's Final Cut Pro editing systems.
"We are pleased to expand Flip4Mac support into Final Cut Pro for the new generation of 360 Systems' MAXX servers," said Barbara DeHart, VP of Flip4Mac Products. "Final Cut users can now pull content directly from their Image Server into Final Cut Pro, edit it and move it back to the server for playout, enabling a faster file-based workflow for IMX content."
Telestream leverages its expertise in digital media workflows to make file-based media workflows between Final Cut Pro editing applications and professional servers and disc-based cameras a reality for many Mac users. The Flip4Mac Image Server Component imports MPEG-2 IMX 30/40/50 M/bit standard definition video, uncompressed audio, and metadata from the MAXX server directly into the Final Cut Pro project bin for editing. It also exports the MPEG project from Final Cut Pro for seamless Ethernet file transfer back to MAXX servers. This file-based workflow provides greater speed, efficiency and productivity for Mac users.
"This tight integration is key to providing a faster, more convenient workflow for transferring media between our servers and Final Cut Pro editing environments," said Robert Easton, President of 360 Systems.
360 Systems' MAXX servers are a new generation of video server that offers broadcast quality and reliability at a reasonable price. MAXX Servers use MPEG-2 as the primary file format, and are available in both NTSC and PAL formats. Their extensive feature set makes them an excellent choice for VTR replacement, satellite ingest, and as play-to-air servers. The MAXX Server includes 3 video channels, and stores up to 170 hours of MPEG-2 video on internal drives.
Priced at $495, the Flip4Mac Image Server Component is now available for online purchase at http://www.flip4mac.com.