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Telestream Announces Major FlipFactory V6.0 Enhancements

Support for tape ingest, HD commercials and Screen subtitles highlight new release (April 17, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-4-17--TELESTREAM, INC.
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Telestream Announces Major FlipFactory V6.0 Enhancements
Support for tape ingest, HD commercials and Screen subtitles highlight new release

Las Vegas, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention, April 16, 2007   Telestream, the leading global provider of encoding-based media workflow solutions, today announced major enhancements for its flagship FlipFactory® workflow automation product line. Powerful, enterprise-class FlipFactory Version 6.0 software includes simultaneous transcoding while ingesting from tape with the companys new Pipeline network encoder, support for HD commercial and syndication workflows, a new Screen Subtitle option for open subtitling, auto-publishing of metadata with media to more enterprise video websites, integrated Flash 8 encoding, plus additional format support. FlipFactory continues to respond to rapidly changing industry needs as more content owners deliver higher volumes of media in more formats to both traditional and new media distribution outlets.

?FlipFactorys broad adoption throughout the media and entertainment industry is fueled by the needs of broadcasters delivering SD & HD content to air and repurposing to VOD, web and mobile markets, production and web professionals looking for massively scalable automated solutions for new media outlets, and rapidly expanding corporate digital asset management requirements, ? said David Heppe, President of Telestream. ?FlipFactorys success is a testament to our ability to quickly respond to these dynamic market needs with new product features that save our customers time and money while enabling them to cost-effectively grow their businesses and generate new revenues.

Telestreams new Pipeline network encoder for FlipFactory provides a faster, more reliable alternative to PC capture card/server solutions for ingesting tape-based media into any FlipFactory product. Pipeline provides real-time SDI encoding to DV, IMX and MPEG-2, as well as playout to SDI. Simultaneous transcoding while ingesting from tape greatly improves workflow throughput for real-time proxy generation and ingest for archival applications. In addition, batch ingest from an EDL file allows users to encode multiple clips from a single tape. Pipeline can also be used to schedule automated ingest of live feeds occurring at a later time and playout to tape.

Responding to recently-announced delivery of high-definition (HD) content to broadcasters by digital delivery service providers, Telestream now provides automated ingest of HD media from Pathfire and DG FastChannel.  FlipFactory TrafficManager automates the entire process of monitoring DG FastChannel catch servers for the arrival of HD and SD commercial content, pulling the media into the station for QA, proxy generation, transcoding, processing and delivery to on-air servers or archives, plus automation system notification. In addition, V6.0 automates ingest of Pathfire-delivered HD syndication content for broadcasters.

Telestream also announced a partnership with Screen Subtitling Systems by which a new Screen Subtitle Option for open subtitling and captioning will be available for FlipFactory users. Screens software solution utilizes open subtitling, a process whereby the subtitle text is permanently burnt-in and visible in the video portion of the media. Users can generate high-quality subtitles from a wide range of professional subtitle formats right from within the FlipFactory console. When combined with FlipFactory workflow automation, this allows for efficient generation of burnt-in subtitles in the required output file formats for multiple distribution outlets, while leaving a clean archive source file.

?Telestream has utilized Screens expertise and technology to engineer a new software solution for subtitling and captioning of digital media, said John Birch, Strategic Partnerships Manager for Screen Subtitling Systems.  ?The FlipFactory Screen Subtitle option meets the needs generated by the rapid growth of multiple marketplaces, including corporate, mobile TV and internet delivery. Broadcasters around the world now have a cost-effective solution to meet the rising demand for fast turn-around, open subtitling and captioning of digital media.

FlipFactory MetaFlip adds Google and AOL to the list of enterprise video websites that it supports. Telestreams exclusive MetaFlip technology automatically flips (transforms and delivers) metadata along with video and audio files to meet the data requirements of content distribution service providers. MetaFlip also supports iTunes, RSS requirements and Cable-Labs VOD workflows.

Teletream continues to expand its extensive depth of format support in FlipFactory V6.0. A newly integrated Flash 8 encoding option eliminates the need for users to purchase a separate Flix Exporter.  In addition, H.264 with AAC audio has been added for QuickTime, Final Cut Pro and 3GPP encoders in mobile workflows. 

Lastly, existing high-volume FlipFactory users will notice a faster, more responsive user interface. Version 6.0 software is being demonstrated in Telestream Booth SL9214 at this weeks NAB show. Public availability is slated for June 2007.  FlipFactory is available through Telestreams worldwide direct sales and resale channels. More information is available at


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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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