updated 07:55 pm EDT, Tue September 9, 2008
Telestream Pipeline HD
Telestream has unveiled the Pipeline HD Dual, the latest addition to its series of video capture devices. Using two channels, HD video can be captured live or from recorded sources and encoded to Avid DNxHD, Apple ProRes 422 HD, and Panasonic DVCPRO HD. The device connects through a network, allowing access by multiple computers. HD sources can also be down-converted to SD formats, or SD sources can be encoded to SD formats including DV, IMX, MPEG-2, and ProRes 422(SQ).
When using several live cameras, the recording of feeds can be scheduled, and files can be accessed in real time or edited while the video is being captured. Media can be transcoded using Telestream's FlipFactory and Episode Engine, or transferred directly from the source into Apple's Final Cut Server.
Telestream plans to add AVC-Intra HD format early next year. Users can view what is being encoded with "confidence monitoring," and redundant power supplies have been included to help protect important work. The Pipeline HD Dual will be available for $10,000 in the coming months.