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Episode Engine Brings Unparalleled Encoding Performance to the Mac Masses at its NAB Debut

Unprecedented speed, quality & integration at breakthrough prices (April 17, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-4-17--TELESTREAM, INC
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Episode Engine Brings Unparalleled Encoding Performance to the Mac Masses at its NAB Debut
Unprecedented speed, quality & integration at breakthrough prices put scalable media encoding within reach of all web and video professionals

Las Vegas, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention, April 16, 2007 Telestream, the leading global provider of digital media workflow solutions, today announced that it is changing the encoding game with its Episode Series media encoding applications for the Mac. Episodes unique distributed encoding technology now enables faster-than-real-time encoding to all supported media formats as a standard feature. When combined with Apples new 8-core Mac Pro hardware, Episode Engine utilizes all cores to deliver unparalleled encoding speed. Industry-first direct integration with Final Cut Studio provides access to Episodes extensive array of video and audio file formats directly from within the Final Cut timeline. With lower prices, starting at $395 for desktop products and $3,500 for Engine products, Telestream brings Episode encoding within reach of any media professional.

?We are fully committed to Apples evolving hardware and software workflows to provide the ultimate encoding experience for any Mac user, said Dan Castles, CEO of Telestream.  ?Episode Engine saturates Mac Pro to the core. Direct integration of Episode Series with Apples Final Cut Studio Compressor underscores the strength of our encoding applications. By offering affordable pricing, we want to put our encoding tools in the hands of every media professional.

Episode Series media encoding applications scale from the individual desktop user to high-volume clustered network environments. Featuring an extensive range of standard definition and high definition file formats, optimized codecs, multi-thread processing, hundreds of filters and fine-tuning compression capabilities, Episode provides industry-leading picture quality and exceptionally fast conversion speeds. Episode Engines exclusive Split-and-Stitch feature distributes files across multiple cores and servers for faster-than-real-time encoding to all supported media file formats.

New Version 4.3 software is being demonstrated at this weeks NAB show. Highlights include an open architecture which enables direct integration with 3rd party products and support for more automated workflows. Apples Final Cut Studio is the first of such direct integrations. Broader QuickTime support for decoding of more formats through QuickTime plug-ins is also new. Plus, Telestream announced the addition of Dashboard widgets to Episode products. Already known for its ease of use, widgets add even greater convenience by providing a simple way to submit encoding jobs and streamline the workflow. 

Telestreams Episode Series encoding applications are receiving rave reviews. Germanys Macwelt magazine named Episode Pro ?test winner with the highest overall score when compared to Squeeze and Cleaner for speed, quality and functionality. DV magazine states ?Episode Pro belongs in every pro editors toolkit, and says of Episode Engine, ?for automatic transcoding to multiple formats with simple pickup and drop-off folders, this is a fantastic solution.  Digital Content Producer reviewer adds, "I love this product!  As digital content creators look to distribute their projects in multiple environments like iPODs, online and DVDs, Telestream's Episode Pro helps them do it quickly and easily." Digital Media Net concludes,
?Bottom line ? Episode = excellent. ?                                                  

Episode products are being demonstrated at this weeks NAB show in Telestream Booth SL9214. Version 4.3 software will be released shortly after NAB. Episode & Episode Pro desktop products are available for online purchase at  Episode Engine and Episode Engine Pro are available through Telestreams worldwide network of direct sales and Mac resellers. More information is available at and


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Telestream products have set the standard with the world's leading media and entertainment companies, corporations, and government institutions for the encoding and delivery of digital media. From plug-in components to desktop craft encoding applications to scalable enterprise-class transcoding systems, Telestreams workflow solutions save users time, effort and money while increasing revenues. The company's Workgroup & Enterprise solutions and Flip4Mac digital media tools for the Mac streamline media workflows for content owners, creators, and distributors in any industry segment. Telestream and its team of video experts are located in Nevada City, California, USA and in Stockholm, Sweden. The company is privately held.

Press contact for Telestream (US): 
Janet Swift 
ph: +1 530.470.1328  

Press contact for Telestream (Europe):
Meriam Khan, MKM Marketing Comms Ltd
tel: +44 (0)20 8141 4703

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