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Primestream to Demo FORK Integration with Sony XDCAM

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April 03, 2012

Primestream to Demo FORK Integration with Sony XDCAM



In an effort to produce next-generation HDTV file-based workflows, Primestream – a provider of advanced media asset management and broadcast automation software solutions – announced that its FORK Production Suite was integrated with the Sony XDCAM Station – a family of professional Sony media recorders that enhance the overall XDCAM workflow. The integration will also facilitate XDCAM Station to handle all operations simultaneously.


Primestream will be demonstrating the FORK integration with Sony XDCAM and other FORK solutions at an upcoming event.

Generally, broadcasters use XDCAM Station as an ingest gateway for SxS memory card and Professional Disc media, as well as on-location for live applications and material-sharing between camera operators and production staff.

With the help of FORK integration into Sony XDCAM Station, users of XDCAM Station can import content easily into FORK’s media asset management (MAM) software using the FORK Ingest module.

Additionally, users can also use FORK to control the XDCAM Station in recording as well as playout mode. This helps in adding master control playout and production automation capabilities to the XDCAM Station.

The video clips become available via Ethernet to the FORK MAM platform and vice versa once ingested to the XDCAM Station’s internal storage. Content from any video source can flow through the unit’s HD-SDI inputs and can be recorded onto the internal hard disk using the Sony XDCAM HD 4:2:2 codec, said officials with Primestream in a statement.

The integration also enables any clip stored on the hard disk – whether transferred from memory card, disc, or an external system – to be played out from the HD-SDI output, either manually or as a scheduled, automated action from FORK.

In addition, the XDCAM system can also play out clips as part of a playlist, either under manual operation using the On-Air Control feature or as part of a round-the-clock scheduled playlist.

“Sony is dominating the broadcast industry with the XDCAM Station,” said Claudio Lisman, CEO for Primestream, in a statement. “Sony’s leading-edge cameras and the FORK Production Suite together will spawn a new generation of HDTV file-based workflows and production automation. We are honored to be working with the Sony team to bring new solutions to market that enables greater control, speed, and flexibility.”

Recently, TMCnet had reported that more than 1.2 million Sony’s new hand-held game player PlayStation Vita were sold worldwide.





Edited by Jennifer Russell


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