updated 11:00 am EDT, Fri September 10, 2004
Windows Media for OS X
Telestream today announced the industry's first on Mac OS X, enabling users to create and/or import files in standard and high definition using Windows Media in either stereo or 5.1, directly on their Macs. The Telestream solution for Windows Media supports any QuickTime-based application, including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and QuickTime Player. Telestream now enables users to conveniently select Windows Media 7, 8, or 9 Series from the list of available formats in the Export function of any QuickTime-based application.
Users can either set the desired format parameters, or choose a Windows Media format profile which was previously saved. Users can also import Windows Media files for editing or simply playing in their QuickTime Players.
A standard version supports standard-definition resolutions, including single-pass video encoding, constant- and variable bit rate encoding, and up to 48kHz audio sampling. The pro HD version adds support for high definition, two-pass encoding, 5.1 channel audio, and up to 96kHz audio. Both versions will be available for commercial release the fourth quarter with pricing starting under $100. It requires Mac OS X 10.3 and QuickTime 6.5.