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Telestreams Flip4Mac Compatible With Final Cut Express HDExtends Windows Media 9 encoding to Final Cut Express HD (March 31, 2005)
Telestream, the leading provider of universal media encoding solutions, today announced Flip4Mac compatibility with Apple's recently released Final Cut Express HD video editing application. This announcement marks the final step in Telestream's goal of expanding Flip4Mac's Windows Media encoding capability to support all the latest Mac OS X video editing products.
"We're pleased to add Final Cut Express HD to our growing list of compatible host applications for our Flip4Mac products," said Barbara DeHart, Telestream's Flip4Mac Program Manager. "By adding the convenience and flexibility of our WMV Export Component to the power and affordability of Final Cut Express HD, Apple video enthusiasts, students and aspiring filmmakers can now easily output standard or high definition Windows Media formatted files directly from their Macs."
The Flip4Mac WMV Export Component from Telestream provides the industry's first encoding capability to Microsoft Windows Media 9 Series SD and HD from within QuickTime-based applications. In addition to Final Cut Express HD, supported applications include Final Cut Pro HD, iMovie, QuickTime Pro, Discreet Cleaner 6, and soon Sorenson Media Squeeze 4.1 for the Mac.
In a product review published in the May 2005 issue of DV magazine, author Nate Caplin says, "Rarely does a product so simple and so powerful come out and elegantly solve such a pressing need for Mac-based compressionists. ... Flip4Mac will save Mac users the considerable expense and hassle of using different systems to produce QuickTime and Windows Media output. For the price, it's a bargain and a must-have product. Thanks to Flip4Mac, the Mac is once again a viable platform to perform virtually all of your video compression tasks."
By encoding within host applications such as Final Cut Express HD, users save time and the hassle of working with multiple systems and software programs, while maintaining control of the entire process on their primary system.
Two versions of the Flip4Mac WMV Export Component are offered by Telestream. The Standard version supports standard-definition resolutions, single-pass encoding, and stereo audio for $99. The Pro/HD version adds support for high definition, two-pass encoding, and 5.1 channel audio for $179. With additional new products coming to the Flip4Mac family in early April, users will soon be able to make, edit and play Windows Media on their Macs.
Flip4Mac compatibility with Final Cut Express HD is now available. A trial version of the Flip4Mac WMV Export Component is available for download from the Apple Final Cut Express HD Resources Directory at: www.apple.com/finalcutexpress/resources.html. It is also available for immediate trial download and online purchase at www.flip4mac.com.
About Flip4Mac (www.flip4mac.com)
Exporting and importing media in the formats you require shouldn't be a hassle. Telestream's new flip4mac digital media tools for the Macintosh make it easy. Since its beginning in 1998, Telestream, the company that pioneered high-quality media exchange over IP networks, has recognized the vital need for seamless access to media in any format across any network - in a way that is transparent to any user's workflow. With the new flip4mac digital media tools for the Macintosh, Telestream leverages its expertise in media encoding, transcoding and digital workflows to enable an all-Macintosh workflow for media professionals.
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. Telestream'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.
For more information visit www.telestream.net.
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