At IBC2015 Primestream will unveil FORK v5.5, the latest version of its cross-platform software suite for asset management and automation.
FORK v5.5 builds on over a decade of innovation and success with many refinements, new core technologies and integrations. 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, the customisable tool for logging live or pre-recorded video with speed and accuracy, will see an update enabling Logger sessions to optionally add new clips to Live Assist rundowns. This makes logged clips instantly available to an operator, ready for playout. A FORK Logger configuration can target a specific channel in a rundown, while multiple loggers can target the same rundown.
FORK v5.5 features an update to Live Assist, the FORK module for control room playout, which now includes more control over trimming clips in a Live Assist rundown. The update also adds graphic overlays with the FORK Simple Graphics Engine, a new built-in tool for Live Assist and FORK Master Control Playout. The Simple Graphics Engine (SGE) enables the management of graphics with animations such as a station logo, lower third, and clock or next up. SGE also provides tools to customise text fields and duration on the fly with a set of pre-made graphic animations.
FORK Master Control Playout will see an update – now supporting .MOV and MXF (ProPres and XAVC) 4K/UHD playout. The new version also adds additional language and Unicode support, additional codec support, new scripting commands, and device control. FORK Media Player is now 64-bit, enabling use of large amounts of RAM and increased performance. Also new to the Media Player is ProRes 4K Ingest. Additionally, FORK can now ingest or playout four HD channels of XDCAM, ProRes or DVPRO on one PC, reducing required hardware while increasing I/O performance.
Primestream will also be demonstrating direct MXF support in the FORK client, enabling native ingest, import, edit, and playout of media. With MXF, users now gain the flexibility and freedom to work across different editing and storage systems simultaneously.
Primestream continues to enhance 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, “Primestream’s FORK 5.5 builds on our commitment to innovation and creativity. Customers can enjoy a new level of productivity and control with this update, seeing enhancements to Live Assist, Logger, Playout and third party integrations. FORK 5.5 is by far the most powerful and secure version of FORK yet.”