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Features & Benefits

Simplifies ingest and transfer of news from multiple sources

Automatically ingest content from leading news delivery services, Pipeline, Launch, ClipMail systems, FTP servers, legacy video servers and edit systems.

Seamless file transfer

Exchange media/metadata between your newsroom and legacy systems, including broadcast and VOD servers and leading nonlinear editing systems.


Replace tape and analog-to-digital conversions with faster, more efficient file transfer.

Best in class factory automation

Hands-free processing; simply set rules for where to look for source files, what to do with them, and where to deliver them.

Extensive format support

The industry's broadest and deepest file format support including frame-accurate proxies for browse edit systems.

Consistent, scalable, reliable

Set up factories once for consistent high-quality output results; scale across multiple servers; add 24/7 reliability for critical workflows.

Complex GXF file decode support

Provides decoding of Complex GXF files produced by Grass Valley news systems.

Convert news to streaming formats for the Web and Mobile

Windows Media, Real Video, QuickTime, Flash, H264, 3GPP and more.

Clip trimming

Trim media files of unwanted bumpers and trailers - simple user interface allows for frame accurate trimming of all input formats.

Multi-file submission

Simplify submission of multiple clips to the same transcoding session with the one-pass multi-file selection and submission feature.

Folder monitoring simplifies submission of source media

Built-in automatic monitoring of local, network and FTP folders for arrival of new media, then automatically submits media to an associated factory. Monitors are also available for video servers, ClipMail appliances, and media delivery systems. Save media directly to folders for automatic submission to a factory or simply drag/drop media into a factory.

Video & audio preprocessing support

Media processing enhanced with: mask filter for automatic conversion to 16:9, 14:9 or custom masked frames, a frame mode filter for controlling input video field/frame detection, audio level analysis with waveform generator, inverse telecine, automatic software updater, ability to re-submit jobs making restarts easy, audio/video fade in/out, hue rotation, saturation, sharpen, blur and RGB color rescale; audio channel mixing of up to 32 audio channels.

Overlays can be added anywhere in the picture

Embed an overlay such as a watermark into your video to protect your assets. Supports many image file formats including PNG, BMP, JPEG, GIF, LBM, PCX, PNG, PPM, TARGA, TIFF, and WBMP.

Transport plug-in architecture

Enabling seamless integration with specialized and user-provided plug-ins, making it easy to get media on and off various devices.

Supports Notify and Submit plug-in architectures

Allows you to combine the power of NewsManager with applications such as Virage VideoLogger, IBM VideoCharger, and IPV SpectreView.

Apple Support for FlipFactory Client

FlipFactory user interface runs on Apple Mac OS X operating system and Safari Web browser, providing convenient desktop access to media files for Mac users.

Mac and Windows Client Support

In addition to Windows, the FlipFactory user interface runs on Apple Mac OS X operating system and Safari Web browser, providing convenient desktop access to media files for Mac users.

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