Telestream Adds Xsan Support, Mac version of MAPone
Posted Feb 11, 2005

Telestream has announced expanded support for the Mac platform with a number of new workflow automation solutions. Enhancements to Telestream's FlipFactory and MAP products enable all-digital workflows for the Mac community. New Flip4Mac products bridge the Mac/PC format gap, simplifying the way professional users export and import files directly on their Macs.

Telestream adds support for Apple's Xsan SAN file system. FlipFactory now provides Final Cut Pro workgroups connected to an Xsan network with media and metadata exchange between a range of professional video devices, including leading media servers, NLEs, asset management systems, streaming servers, as well as communication with automation systems.

A Mac version of Telestream's award-winning MAPone personal IP delivery software application makes its NAB debut. Priced at under $1,000, MAPone for the Mac provides videographers and journalists with a solution for transmitting review-and-approvals, digital dailies, news cuts, and other edited material over any standard or wireless IP network. MAPone for the Mac transcodes and delivers broadcast-quality media files directly from Apple's Power Mac G5 systems or PowerBook notebooks running Final Cut Pro HD or other QuickTime-based software.

The new Flip4Mac MXF Import Component provides for direct import of MXF media from Sony eVTR and XDCAM systems for Macintosh users. Available by NAB2005, the MXF Import Component automatically transcodes Sony digital news acquisition formats into Mac-based formats for an upcoming version of Final Cut Pro HD software.

The Flip4Mac WMV Export Component, available now, enables Mac users to create Windows Media 9 Series SD or HD files directly from within QuickTime-based applications, including Final Cut Pro HD, Final Cut Express HD, iMovie, QuickTime Player, Discreet Cleaner, and the new Sorenson Media Squeeze 4 Compression Suite. Available the end of March, the new Flip4Mac WMV Import Component allows Mac users to import Windows Media files for viewing in the QuickTime Player, thus enabling the great playback capabilities in QuickTime for this popular transport format.