Primestream’s B4M Products at the 2012 NAB Show

The Primestream’s B4M FORK line of products combines multiple modules in a single, integrated software suite. The range of functions that FORK provides, from industry-leading digital asset management to advanced metadata and scripting, empowers media companies to implement automated workflows that free human resources to do what they do best — create.

NEW! FORK Xchange Suite™
At the 2012 NAB Show, Primestream will debut FORK Xchange Suite™, a professional Web application that empowers broadcasters with an easier and faster way to work together in a collaborative environment. The platform fully integrates with FORK Production Server and provides instant access to media when and where it’s needed — on any PC, Mac® or iOS device. Features include the ability to browse, add metadata and markers, trigger FORK action scripts, and transfer media from and to multiple remote production servers.

NEW! FORK Shot List Editor
New at the 2012 NAB Show, FORK Shot List Editor is a fast, light, easy-to-use FORK Editor module. Its visual interface allows editors to start editing within minutes using materials like clips or sub-clips, with multiple frame rates and markers from the media asset management interface. The shot list and timeline editor can finish new clips with speed so they can be ready for air promptly.

FORK for Final Cut® Server
A viable option for Final Cut® server users, FORK can migrate all Final Cut server assets, asset metadata, and productions into FORK clips and projects with the option of leaving existing assets in place. FORK supports extensive scripting, including command lines, XML import/export, email notifications, user groups, and permissions. The cross-platform FORK client supports property forms and searchable marker metadata, as well as ingest and playout operations.

Enhanced Adobe® Premiere® Pro Integration
Also at the 2012 NAB Show, Primestream will be demonstrating FORK’s enhanced level of integration with Adobe® Premiere® Pro on Windows® and Mac® OS X®. Using a newly developed panel, Premiere Pro users are able to search and browse the FORK media asset database with speed; select clips, bins, or timelines created in the FORK Editor; and simply drag those items into a Premiere project. When an edited sequence is complete, users can send the project — ready for air — to FORK or into a newsroom system placeholder.

Integration With Harmonic’s MediaGrid™
Now FORK’s broadcast automation and media asset management software suite allows users to control everything — from ingest to edit, playout to rendering — on Harmonic MediaGrid™. FORK can simultaneously record multiple concurrent streams of HD video straight to the MediaGrid, allowing live proxy generation with customized metadata and immediate live editing. Integrated media management provides a window into content and accelerates workflow with dynamic search tools and powerful scripts and triggers to automate tasks based on metadata status.

Integration With Sony® XDCAM® Station
The B4M FORK software suite integrates with Sony® XDCAM® Station to control, record, manage, and play out live and file-based media. FORK allows complete control over XDCAM Station’s SxS cartridge, XDCAM Disc, internal hard drive, and HD-SDI inputs and outputs from acquisition to playout. The XDCAM Station also allows for simultaneous record and playback with FORK Multi-Ingest or Playout  modules. Broadcasters can use the XDCAM Station with FORK ingest for SxS memory card and Professional Disc  media, or on location for live recording and material sharing between camera operators and production staff.





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