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FORK v5.5 picks up playout tools

Primestream has unwrapped FORK v5.5, the latest version of its cross-platform software for asset management and automation.

The release includes updates to both FORK Production Suite and Playout, with advancements to MXF, high-density I/O and 4K workflows. FORK v5.5 is available for Windows and Mac OS.

FORK Logger, a customisable tool for logging live or pre-recorded video, has an update that enables Logger sessions to optionally add new clips to Live Assist.

Live Assist has been updated with more control over trimming clips in a Live Assist rundown, as well as graphic overlays with the FORK Simple Graphics Engine, a new built-in tool for Live Assist and FORK Master Control Playout.

FORK Master Control Playout now supports .MOV and MXF (ProPres and XAVC) 4K/UHD playout. The new version also has additional language and Unicode support, new scripting commands and device control. FORK Media Player is now 64-bit and also new is ProRes 4K ingest. Additionally, FORK can now ingest or playout four HD channels of XDCAM, ProRes or DVPRO on one PC.

Primestream is demonstrating direct MXF support in the FORK client. There is additional support for craft editor workflows in FORK v5.5 with Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Apple Final Cut Pro X.

Claudio Lisman, Primestream president and CEO, said, “Customers can enjoy a new level of productivity and control with this update, seeing enhancements to Live Assist, Logger, Playout and third party integrations.”