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Telestream and EVS Announce FlipFactory Integration with XT

Enables metadata exchange between EVS XT server and a greater number of systems (April 06, 2005)

Telestream, the leading provider of automated media encoding and delivery solutions, and EVS Broadcast Equipment, the leading provider of production server solutions, today announced Telestream FlipFactory transcoding support for the EVS MXF format, XT Server and XFile platform. The product integration provides seamless media and metadata file exchange between the XT Server and a greater number of professional systems, including Avid and other nonlinear edit systems, storage area networks, archives and other media servers. It also extends FlipFactory universal transcoding support to include the EVS JPEG format used for sports broadcast.

"The ability to easily reformat and exchange media and crucial metadata files with other systems, such as the Avid MediaComposer, provides tremendous workflow advantages for our customers," said Serge Comes, Product Manager Media Exchange Solutions for EVS. "The extensive range of FlipFactory format support combined with its high-performance transcoding provides our customers with the file compatibility they need and the quality they deserve in the demanding live production environment, where the efficiency of the workflow is essential."

Telestream maintains a strong position worldwide for its FlipFactory transcoding automation applications. No other encoding product provides the depth and breadth of formats and system support as FlipFactory. The integration with EVS adds support for the EVS MXF format for XT series servers, as well as the wide range of video formats supported by the EVS media servers, including MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, DVC Pro, Panasonic P2, Sony XDCAM, and more.

The integration improves workflow in terms of continuity between EVS and Avid systems. Media is recorded into the EVS XT server. Then, FlipFactory automatically provides transparent import and export of Avid-compatible media and metadata files with the EVS XT server. When media is ready to air, FlipFactory can also be used to deliver finished material back to EVS servers for play out.

"The addition of the highly-recognized EVS formats and systems is an exciting step forward for FlipFactory," said David Heppe, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Telestream. "Integration with EVS is an equally important step forward for Telestream as it extends our penetration into the live production market."

EVS will be demonstrating the XT integration with Telestream FlipFactory in booth C4534 at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, April 18-21, 2005. The demonstration will feature FlipFactory interfaced with Avid to enable seamless import and export of EVS MXF files. FlipFactory will also be demonstrated in Telestream booth SU11404. FlipFactory support for EVS is slated for availability in May 2005 from Telestream's worldwide sales and distribution network.

About EVS
EVS Broadcast Equipment has been committed to the international television community, developing digital video disk recording technology since the company's inception in 1994. EVS' revolutionary disk-based slow-motion replay devices include the Live Slow Motion system (LSM), which is second to none and has evolved into a worldwide industry standard. The newest range of general-purpose video servers includes models designed for live broadcast applications as well as for integration in an automated play-out environment. The EVS group currently employs over 135 people on a dozen different sites around the world. EVS products are being sold in more than 60 countries.

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About Telestream
Telestream products have set the standard with the world's leading media and entertainment companies, corporations, and government institutions for the encoding, organizing, and delivery of digital media. Customers rely on Telestream products for convenient, cost-effective, and robust digital media access and exchange over IP networks. The company's automation applications and smart media organization solutions streamline workflows for broadcasters and media companies, as well as content owners and content creators in government, higher education, and corporate markets. Telestream and its team of video experts are located in Nevada City, the "video valley" region of Northern California. The company is privately held.

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