At the upcoming NAB Show, Primestream will debut FORK v4.6, its software platform for media asset management and production automation featuring new modules and third-party integrations.
FORK v4.6 features Workflow Manager, a new module that allows users to design, control and automate production processes that span multiple departments and groups within their organizations. This capability improves response time from engineering and support staff, provides a global view of the tasks and processes being worked on, and assigns tasks to specific groups or users while logging every step of the process with information for analytics.
FORK v4.6 also includes deep two-way integrations with nonlinear editors like Adobe Premiere Pro (CS6 and Creative Cloud), Avid Media Composer and Apple Final Cut Pro X. The integrations support edit-while-capture workflows with XDCAM, ProRes and AVC-Intra.
FORK also features new archiving workflows with SGL, Quantum and Atempo enabling users to navigate/browse, search and filter through content inside Content Navigator — even when the hi-res media has been archived and is offline. Other benefits include partial file restore and LTO robotics control.
FORK is available for Mac and Windows OS as well as hybrid environments.
NAB will also see the introduction of FORK Xchange Suite 3.0, a major upgrade to the Web and iOS application that provides instant access to content on FORK Production servers. Single and multi-site production operations can now access their media from anywhere to manage, create and trigger various FORK automations — enabling hybrid cloud/ground workflows to interface all technologies such as archiving and popular NLE craft editors.
Primestream will also introduce Archive Bridge, a new module for the FORK Production Suite that provides tight integrations between third party archival products and the FORK media asset management platform. With Archive Bridge, administrators can track the status of all archival requests and analyze the performance of the infrastructure.