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Primestream 2013 Broadcast & Cable Show Product Preview

August 02, 2013

At the 2013 SET Broadcast & Cable Show, Primestream® will exhibit FORK™ 4.0, the newest version of its acclaimed FORK Production Suite for managing and automating broadcast workflows. See us with AD Digital, Stand D21. FORK 4.0 boasts new modules, features, and technological improvements, as well as integration with third-party broadcast solutions such as Avid® Media Composer® and Adobe® Premiere® Pro; hardware such as Harmonic® MediaGrid™ and Quantum® archiving solutions; and end-to-end workflows with Cisco® Unified Computing System™ (UCS). These improvements make FORK 4.0 even more powerful, extendable, and adept at managing large-scale and multisite installations. New modules include the customizable FORK Logger™ metadata-tagging tool that allows for logging live and prerecorded video, as well as improvements to FORK’s underlying technology — such as FORK Drones™, dynamic metadata forms, and scripts.


“Media organizations throughout the industry have come to understand just how important file-based workflows, media asset management, and archiving are to their operations — and with that understanding comes the need for tools to manage and control various workflows across multiple facilities. That need has fueled our continued growth in the Brazilian market, and has made our commitment and partnership with the proven team of brilliant professionals at AD Digital even more important.”

—    Claudio Lisman, President and CEO, Primestream


“Primestream won the Best Mobile Technology award at last year’s show, which is an indication of the quality they bring to the market. Brazil is preparing to host two of the most important sporting events in the world and our innovative production and transmission solutions will deliver the highest quality media in real-time to audiences everywhere. With our partner Primestream, we will offer the best in workflow automation and media asset management technologies to ensure this success.”

—    Daniela Souza, CEO, AD Digital



FORK Logger 1

FORK™ Logger™ 1.0

The Primestream® new FORK™ Logger™ 1.0 is a crossplatform module for the acclaimed FORK 4.0 Production Suite. The powerful metadata-tagging tool allows for logging live or prerecorded video with a tightly integrated and configurable user interface. FORK Logger 1.0 enables content loggers to tag video with defined metadata into the FORK environment effortlessly, making assets easier to manage, automate, and monetize.

The heart of FORK Logger 1.0 is a dynamic GUI that contains form panels, button panels, video viewers, marker thumbnail lists, and a bin list of created events, all of which are tools that can be combined — many in a dynamic way — based on the content. FORK Logger 1.0 supports multiple layouts per system. Users can work live with ingesting feeds or call up existing clips inside FORK. With FORK Logger 1.0, users can log video files so that they can be searched, filtered, and organized by any metadata entry inside the FORK Content Navigator™ media asset management system.


FORK™ Xchange™ Suite 2.0

Primestream® will also exhibit version 2.0 of FORK™ Xchange™ Suite, an application that gives broadcasters instant Web access to content on their FORK Production servers from any Windows®, Mac®, or tablet device. FORK Xchange Suite 2.0, an add-on to Primestream’s highly acclaimed FORK software platform for managing and automating broadcast workflows, contains new capabilities for creating subclips and markers, as well as an upload manager, extended metadata functionality, multitrack audio control, and more new features that make it easier for media enterprises to manage content efficiently among multiple FORK Production sites.


Dig-IT™ 1.0

At the 2013 SET Broadcast & Cable Show, Primestream® will also introduce Dig-IT™ 1.0, a server-based software application that empowers broadcast, government, entertainment, and corporate IT departments to monitor their broadcast IT operations. The application can monitor individual servers in addition to the FORK™ Suite of applications, making it easy for IT administrators to manage any kind of broadcast-related IT activity. Facilities can monitor mission-critical servers and applications, quickly identify performance bottlenecks, prevent or recover from system failures, and reduce downtime and operational costs.