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Primestream’s FORK Software Now Supports Matrox DSX LE4 High Density SDI I/O Video Card

August 27, 2015

Primestream®, a leader in advanced automation and asset management software in cooperation with Matrox® Video, a technology and market leader in SD, HD and 4K digital video hardware today announced support between the Matrox DSX LE4 LP video I/O card and the FORK™ Production and FORK Playout software suites. The Matrox card can be used with FORK for high-density ingest, playout and edit-while-capture workflows with Adobe® Premiere Pro, Apple® Final Cut Pro X and Avid® Media Composer.

“The quality and flexibility of Matrox products are well known to the industry," says Todd Fantz, senior director of technology at Primestream. "Supporting the Matrox card reinforces Primestream’s commitment to open hardware and enhances the FORK platform with cost effective port density and other professional options.”

Ingesting with the Matrox DSX LE4 card can also be utilized with FORK Logger™, for live metadata tagging and sub-clipping. Production playout with the Matrox card is provided by FORK Live Assist™, a multi channel Production Control Room Playout(PCR) module with options such as MOS rundown integration and VDCP/BVW control options. FORK Playout utilizes the DSX LE4 in a Master Control Room style system for scheduled playout of all broadcast standard codecs with resolutions through 4K.

“We welcome Primestream as a strong partner to the long list of leading equipment manufacturers building broadcast solutions on Matrox hardware and software development tools,” said Francesco Scartozzi, Matrox director of sales – Americas. “This latest version of their acclaimed FORK software suite with the Matrox DSX LE4 card will give broadcasters a powerful ingest, logging and playout platform.”

Matrox DSX LE4 LP is a low-profile, half-length SDI card that offers up to eight reconfigurable I/Os, from SD to 4K making it ideal for ingest and/or playout applications. When configured with inputs, the card is equipped with built-in frame synchronizers to ensure clean SDI signals for integration into any environment. The Matrox DSX SDK offers a common API across all Matrox DSX Developer Products providing the full set of powerful tools OEMs need to get quickly to market with a complete product line.

Primestream’s FORK integration with Matrox DSX LE4 is available for FORK v5.5. Customers have the flexibility to buy DSX LE4-based turnkey systems from Primestream or board/software bundles they can integrate into Primestream-approved systems. Learn more at IBC 2015, Primestream Stand 7.D21. For more information on what’s new with Primestream solutions, visit Matrox products will be showcased at IBC 2015 on stand 7.B29