Telestream, makers of the Flip4Mac software that enables Macs to view Windows Media Player-encoded video using QuickTime, has announced the release of
Episode 4.3.1, a new version of their media encoding software designed to work with Final Cut Studio 2. A free update for registered users, Episode costs $395.
Episode enables video pros to encode content for repurposing and distribution on Web, DVD and portable devices. The software features optimized codecs, filters and fine-tuning for compression. Episode incorporates preset templates and support for custom settings, with preview capabilities so you can analyze your results before encoding. Filters include audio balance, channel mixing, fade in/out and more; video filters enable you to bur in timecode, restore black and white, adjust contrast, fade, correct gamma, adjust HSV levels, sharpen and more.
New to the 4.3.1 version is support for integration with Final Cut Studio 2, Apple’s recently released suite of pro video production software — specifically, support for Compressor 3, Final Cut Studio 2’s own video compression software.
Other enhancements include the addition of widgets for submitting jobs, more user friendly messages when an SnS job fails, improved fail-over installation and a variety of bug fixes.
Episode 4.3.1 is a Universal binary. More details are available online.