Product/Service

ClipPlay

Source: Telestream, Inc.

ClipPlay
ClipPlay receives, stores, and plays out high-quality video, audio and multimedia, making it ideal for a wide range of media distribution applications
ClipPlay receives, stores, and plays out high-quality video, audio and multimedia, making it ideal for a wide range of media distribution applications. The company also announced major enhancements to ClipMail Pro and ClipExpress as part of an ongoing commitment to strengthen the value of these flagship products.

The new ClipPlay provides a simple, affordable solution for distribution of media files via standard wide area networks and the Internet, making it ideal for review and approvals, rich media information kiosks and distributed training applications. ClipPlay features Telestream's store-and-forward system architecture with local or remote control. Media is received and stored on ClipPlay until a viewer is ready to play it back on a standard video monitor using a simple hand-held remote. When used for information kiosks, an operator at a control center can send and update playlists, loop video, or deliver the latest material for playout—all automatically. ClipPlay is available for large enterprises and media distribution service providers on a build-to-order basis.

Telestream's popular ClipMail Pro and ClipExpress Internet video delivery appliances will sport major new features during demonstrations at this week's NAB Show. Top of the list is the ability for these appliances to import and play standard MPEG files from third-party encoders, providing an open platform for the exchange of video content. Combining this new capability with the ability to send parcels to standard FTP servers opens the door for a greater number of users to exchange their high-quality media files using Telestream appliances.

A new batch digitizing feature on ClipMail Pro and ClipExpress automates and speeds the process of digitizing and encoding multiple clips from a source tape for transmission. Slave mode encoding controls start and stop of media acquisition and provides smooth integration with editing workstations and automation systems. This enables operators to "print" their media to a Telestream appliance, instead of tape, for fast, efficient delivery via the Internet. Other new features include watermark overlays to protect assets and brand media assets; slate and black clips which enable producers to insert branded or black leaders and trailers to clips; VBI encoding control; configuration security; and improved integration with the Telestream FlipFactory software applications.

Telestream, Inc., 848 Gold Flat Road, Nevada City, CA 95959. Tel: 530-470-1300; Fax: 530-470-1301.