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FORK Live Assist


FORK Live Assist integrates seamlessly with existing control room configurations, enabling operators to easily push content directly to air, video walls or to enhance their studio productions. Live Assist was the recipient of Broadcast Engineering’s “Pick Hit IBC-2006 Award.”

Package Contains:

  • Search capabilities and Smart Bins for easy access to media
  • Receive finalized content and send it straight to Air
  • Multiple Codec Support including Sony® XDCAM®, Apple ProRes®, Panasonic® DVCPRO HD®, Avid DNxHD®, AVC-Intra
  • Never go to black with options that include loop, sync roll, hold on last frame, and play-through
  • Import rundowns of entire shows from NRCS, then update and manage the rundowns from the newsroom or from FORK
  • Fully integrated with Avid® iNEWS®, AP ENPS®, and other NRCS 

Live Assist is a module part of FORK Production Suite for control room playout. FORK’s VTR and VDCP emulation capabilities, along with its robust support for GPI-based events, enables Live Assist to be directly controlled from most major production switcher.

Live Assist contains integrations which allows for importing rundowns of entire shows created by producers in a Newsroom Control System (NRCS), including placeholder clips of items yet to be edited. Live updates of the rundowns can be managed from the NRCS or the Live Assist operator can take local control. Multiple playout channels in Live Assist can also be used to push content (such as graphic loops) to studio monitors for a rich production look.

  • FORK Production Server: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard or Mac OS X v10.6 or higher
  • FORK Production Client: Windows Vista or higher / Mac OS X v10.6 or higher


1x Media Server with RAID card and 8TB of RAID 5 storage

1x Media Production Server

1x Video card I/O HD/SD

2x Channels of FORK Live Assist

1x FORK Production Server and Media Asset Management

1x Network GigE Switch


Supported I/O:

  • AJA IO XT, IO 4K, 3G, LHi, LHe Plus and others**
  • Harmonic Spectrum™ ChannelPort™

**Contact us as for other supported I/O cards and solutions