MAXedit Web Edition Enables Frame-Accurate HD/SD Editing without Investing in Expensive Editing Infrastructure
MONTREAL, Canada, March 12, 2008 â€“ Maximum Throughput Inc. (
), developers of ultra high performance software-based solutions for networked storage infrastructure and media management, will unveil the new MAXedit Web Edition, a subscription-based online editing service at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2008 convention being held from April 14-17 in Las Vegas.
While Maximum Throughput is best known for Sledgehammerâ€”its powerful flagship storage system used by such high-profile customers as CBS, FOX News, NBC, ABC, HSN, RTE, and the BBCâ€”NAB 2008 marks the first time the company is offering editing solutions. Maximum Throughput will conduct demonstrations of this innovative Web-based editing service at NAB Booth #SL11711.
With MAXedit Web Edition, freelance and station-affiliated TV journalists and videographers reporting from the field have a simple, streamlined editing solution thatâ€™s readily accessible whenever and wherever they need to work. Since MAXedit Web Edition is a subscription-based online service, customers can upload their SD or HD contentâ€”including HDV, DVCPRO, MPEG-2, and H.264 formatsâ€”to the online server and edit it and share it with other editors via a Web browser interface.
â€œMAXeditâ€™s adaptive streaming technology assures editors that theyâ€™re always editing their content with frame-accurate, realtime creative control,â€? said Giovanni Tagliamonti, chief executive officer for Maximum Throughput, Inc. â€œBecause the editing is executed on the online server, editors are free to use inexpensive, standard PCs or laptops in their studios or in the field,â€? said Tagliamonti. â€œBy eliminating the need for expensive, high-powered NLE workstations, storage systems, and LANs, MAXedit Web Edition offers customers dramatic operational savings without compromising high-quality production standards.
â€œThe MAXedit Web Edition combines the rich editing toolset and interactive user experience that people expect from a NLE workstation with the ubiquitous access and sharing they expect from a Web application,â€? added Tagliamonti. â€œCustomers donâ€™t need to purchase, install, or maintain their own high-end editing infrastructure because the service provides everything they need.â€?
At NAB, Maximum Throughput will also introduce MAXedit Server Edition, a cost-effective, server-based workgroup editing solution for editing uncompressed and compressed multi-resolution content. It allows multiple editors to edit content from a single server in their facility using standard PCs, low-cost MAXedit Server software, and a Web browser without taxing their LANâ€™s bandwidth. MAXedit Server Edition is well-suited to the collaborative workflow of todayâ€™s fast-paced TV newsrooms.
About Maximum Throughput
Maximum Throughput Inc. (
) is a media management tool developer and networked storage provider. Max-T’s media aware storage solutions deliver extremely high performance over commodity networks, using smart software that runs on industry standard hardware. Software-based, media management tools are tightly integrated within the product line, delivering enriched functionality in a single, versatile solution. Having pioneered the development of shared storage solutions that can be simultaneously accessed over both data and video networks, Max-T offers products with unparalleled performance, capacity management, and capacity availability, as well as having the lowest total cost-of-ownership in their class.