Primestream’s industry-leading Asset Management and Automation software solutions enable broadcasters, video production companies and media organizations to create, manage, and distribute content over the air, via satellite, and to “second” screens such as PCs, mobile phones, and tablets. Primestream’s FORK line of products combines multiple modules in a single, integrated software suite. The range of functions that FORK provides includes advanced metadata search and scripting that empowers media companies to implement advanced automated workflows that free humans to do what they do best — create.
Based on an open and hardware-agnostic architecture, FORK integrates with most standard broadcast equipment and hardware from a wide range of computer and broadcast hardware manufacturers. This high level of integration provides total control for end-to-end management of the production process of live news, sports, video production, publishing and archiving, with significantly improved efficiencies that maximize the use and value of a client’s media assets.
Primestream’s FORK software suite is a proven solution for complete facility management. Primestream customers include some of the world’s leading broadcasters, such as CBS Sports, CNN, NYSE, NASCAR, NFL, CNBC, Reuters, Star News India, SunTV, RTL, Albavision Network, Disney, Yahoo Studios, The Wall Street Journal and many more.
Primestream is based out of Miami, Florida and The Netherlands.
FORK Production Suite™
FORK Production Suite is a world class Media Asset Management and automation toolset – complete with live, tape and file-based ingest, unlimited descriptive metadata logging and multi-field search, real-time proxy generation, lo-res editing and craft edit integration – but it’s also a powerful facility management framework that plays nicely with nearly all major broadcast hardware. Only FORK Production lets you control it all.
The metadata driven workflow provides a powerful automated management system that puts content at the user’s fingertips wherever it is needed in the production process. “Smart Bins” and scripts are configured with TV network/station staff to exploit the power of the information hidden in the metadata to automatically accomplish many typical workflow functions, leaving users able to concentrate on ways to most creatively tell their stories and deliver their content quickly.
FORK Social™ is a web based application that manages publishing of assets exported from FORK to YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. FORK Social monitors a folder for XML files and h.264 encoded .mov files that have been exported by FORK’s Packager™ module.
Simplifying task management enables content creators to focus on decision-making, communicating, and creating – while connecting administrators, engineers, and support staff to the workflow for staying informed and controlling the efficiency of the production process. FORK 4.5 with Workflow Manager is suited for all IT infrastructures including broadcast, postproduction, and corporate enterprise.
NEW Xchange™ Suite v4.5, a major upgrade to the application that gives broadcasters instant Web access to content on their FORK Production™ servers from any Windows®, Mac®, or tablet device. The new software update introduces closed-captioning features in Xchange, enabling powerful workflows for searching previewing, sorting, and accessing captioning data for intuitive content production. Control your distribution with new publishing features for natively exporting to OTT network and social media outlets. Xchange v4.5 also features Insight™, a flexible new comment, rating and media activity tracking system that brings enhanced interactivity to collaboration.