Telestream Flips for mobile market

Telestream is gearing up for mobile devices with FlipFactory Mobile, Version 5.0 software release for its flagship FlipFactory product line, and FactoryArray.

The company says FlipFactory Mobile automates high-volume media encoding for evolving mobile distribution outlets. Support for commonly-used mobile and web video and audio formats includes H.264, iPod, QuickTime 7, Windows Media VC-1, 3GPP, Real, MPEG-4, MP3, AAC and more.

Telestream is also looking to address more demanding file-based workflows with FactoryArray. The system extends any FlipFactory product from a single server to an array of servers working together to process jobs in the most efficient and secure manner possible. Key components include intelligent load-balancing and job distribution, failover protection, database mirroring and automatic recovery mechanisms for all workflows. Distributed control ensures there is no single point of failure in FactoryArray that will ever bring a system down.

Also new is FlipFactory Version 5.0 with a number of new features. Support is now available for Autodesk s Media & Entertainment Division systems products, including Autodesk Stone file system, Discreet Smoke editing/finishing system, as well as Discreet Inferno, Discreet Flame and Discreet Flint visual effects and compositing systems.

Editing system file format support expands in version 5.0 to include Apple QuickTime and Final Cut Pro IMX, DV50, DVCPRO HD, AAC audio and HDV, and Avid MXF decode. Camera support now includes decoding of Grass Valley Infinity DV25 and JPEG2000, Sony XDCAM HD MXF files, and Panasonic DVCPRO HD from P2 cameras. Media server support expands to include Omneon MXF, Leitch MXF, full support for Grass Valley K2 and SeaChange BML servers. Emerging formats now supported include VC-1 and Dolby 5.1.