The Pipeline is a shared network video encoder designed for SDI tape ingest into Telestream’s own software including FlipFactory and Episode. It also works in Final Cut Pro and is available in multi-channel and single-channel modes. Using Pipeline, you can select encoding to DV/DVCPRO25, IMX 30/40/50 and MPEG-2 I-frame, performing tape ingestion in realtime. You can also ingest from live sources.
Paired with Final Cut Server, video pros can now ingest content directly into a networkable asset management workflow developed around Final Cut Studio. Telestream also indicated that Pipeline works with the Pro Res 422 codec for standard definition content; a software update later this year will enable Pro Res 422-encoded High Definition (HD) content to be ingested as well.