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Marquis Demonstrates New Product Range and Extends Medway Support for Third Party Platforms at IBC 2009

(September 04, 2009)
DMN Newswire--2009-9-4--Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, is demonstrating a new and expanded product range at IBC 2009 (Stand 2.A58) with Parking and Bridging, two new products designed to improve workflow efficiencies for post and broadcasting workflows. Marquis is also demonstrating Medway, its media transfer and format conversion software, with extended support for third party platforms including AVC Intra and XD-Cam HD media formats and the Grass Valley K2 range of servers.

Parking provides a fast and easy method for editors to create an archive file in an open standard format that can be moved from expensive online storage onto lower cost disks or tape archive systems thus saving on local storage. Parking brings a higher level of flexibility to editing workflows in terms of resource management and greatly facilitates the resumption of editing following project delays or future versioning requirements.

Bridging allows easy collaboration between Apple FCP and Avid editing systems by enabling editors to move entire sequence timelines from one editing system to another in a single drag and drop operation. Editors have more freedom in planning and organising projects and there is improved collaboration when a range of different systems is in use.

"Marquis is now in its 11th year designing products to improve broadcast and post workflows through technical innovation," said Granby Patrick, Partner Director, Technology, Marquis Broadcast. "As part of our ongoing commitment to product development, we are delighted to be attending IBC this year with a much expanded product range including Parking and Bridging. Both products provide simple and efficient methods of streamlining the movement of media between different editing systems and also between different editing locations both now and into the future. We also continue to work with leading manufacturers and are proud to be showing Medway functionality integrated into an extended range of broadcasting applications at the show."

Also for the first time at IBC, Marquis is showing its Medway media transfer and format conversion software with support for AVC Intra and XD-Cam HD media formats, and the Grass Valley K2 server. Medway provides interoperability functions for media companies that require fast, efficient digital workflows, without incurring delays that frequently occur when media moves between systems from different manufacturers. By rewrapping files, Medway allows media to be transferred quickly and easily between processes. The system also extracts and manages the metadata attached to media, therefore enabling easy repurposing of content.

By supporting AVC Intra and XD-CAM HD media formats, Marquis is making the benefits of Medway available to a wider range of professionals at the production end of broadcasting. Likewise, Medway's new support for the Grass Valley K2 server range enables Grass Valley customers to improve workflow efficiencies by simplifying and centralising the management of bi-directional media transfers between editing platforms including Avid and Apple systems and the K2 platform.

Medway is being demonstrated on several Marquis partner stands at IBC 2009 including Dalet (8.B77) and IPV (8.B67). Parking is being demonstrated on Marquis' stand (2.A58) and also with Blue Order (3.C40), Quantum (7.G29), Isilon (7.H10) and Omneon, Inc (8.B60) while Bridging is being demonstrated on the Marquis and Omneon stands.

Parking and Bridging will be available from November 2009 from Marquis' network of business partners. Medway support for AVC Intra, XD-Cam HD and Grass Valley K2 servers is available immediately.


About Marquis Broadcast
Founded in 1998, Marquis is a leading specialist in the identification, design and implementation of new workflow practices in the broadcasting industry, and has been instrumental in the redesign of hundreds of television centres and newsrooms worldwide. Marquis is also a developer of project management and systems integration solutions that enable broadcasters and other users of digital media to achieve maximum efficiencies from their workflow processes.

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