MediaReactor Workstation for Assimilate, NuCoda, Autodesk, Adobe, Apple and Avid

mr_wks_logoMediaReactor Workstation is a direct plug-in version of Drastic's MediaReactor file translation system.  Rather than having to use a separate translation step, the artist can work with incoming footage directly in their preferred creative software. MediaReactor Workstation is available on Windows (XP, Vista, 7 - 32/64) and Macintosh OS-X Intel (10.5+) and Linux x64.  It provides plug-ins for Assimilate Scratch/Lab, Digital Vision NuCoda, Autodesk Flame/Flare/Lustre, Final Cut Pro 7, Avid Media Composer, Adobe CS5.x/6.x/CC, EasyDCP, QuickTime and DirectShow.  Many other applications that utilize the QuickTime and DirectShow interfaces are also supported. There are MediaReactor Workstation versions from $295.00 US (plug-in specific versions) to $895.00 US (the full MediaReactor Workstation version).

MediaReactor Workstation

Overview

Contemporary production work flows are able to access an ever-increasing choice of acquisition, production, mezzanine and output devices and formats.  Unfortunately, the proprietary nature of these media tools often leads to time consuming and potentially lossy translations of content, simply to allow other creative tools to access them. MediaReactor Workstation was designed to alleviate this problem.  MediaReactor Workstation provides access to the widest range of file formats of any single plug-in package. It specializes in high quality conversion on the fly, on everything from ancient OMF JPEG to the latest camera acquisition formats from Weisscam, Phantom and Arri.  Coupled with its incredible range of file and codec support, MediaReactor Workstation provides a group of plug-ins that make the content directly compatible with most major editing and creative software on Mac and Windows systems.

Assimilate scratch Scratch

Windows/

Mac

scratchlab Scratch Lab

Windows/

Mac

QuickTime QuickTime Icon QuickTime player

Windows/

Mac

QuickTime Apps

Windows/

Mac

Adobe  pr cc appicon hidpi100x100

Premiere

(CS5, 5.5, CS6.x, and CC 2014 or greater)

Windows/

Mac

 ae cc appicon hidpi100x100

After Effects

(CS5, 5.5, CS6.x and CC 2014 or greater)

Windows/

Mac

me cc appicon hidpi100x100

Media Encoder

(CS5, 5.5, CS6.x and CC 2014 or greater)

Windows/

Mac

 prelude small

Prelude CC 2014 or greater

Windows/

Mac

Avid avid mc5 web Media Composer 5.5 (32 bit)

Windows/

Mac

avid newscutter 9 small Media Composer 6, 7 & 8 (64 bit), NewsCutter, Symphony 6+

Windows/

Mac

Autodesk autodesk slim logo Flame
Flare
Lustre
Linux x64/OS-X
Digital Vision Digital-Vision-Logo-300x136 NuCoda Windows
easyDCP logo easydcp easyDCP Windows
Apple Final Cut Pro Final Cut Pro 7/Suite 3 Mac
motion Motion Mac
compressor Compressor Mac
Microsoft winmedia Media Player Windows
DirectShow Icon DirectShow Windows
DrasticPreview dp logo DrasticPreview

Windows/

Mac

MediaReactor Workstation provides support for the three major operating systems that have well defined plug-in systems (for Linux, please contract Drastic for available options).  The primary plug-in interfaces on Mac OS-X, Windows 32 bit, Windows 64 and Linux x64 are:

  • Assimilate Scratch and Scratch Lab SPA plug-in
  • Digital Vision NuCoda
  • Autodesk Flame, Flare and Lustre 2016
  • Avid Media Composer/Symphony/NewsCutter 6, 7 & 8 64 bit AMA access plug-in
  • Avid Media Composer/Symphony/NewsCutter 5.5 32 bit AMA access plug-in
  • Adobe file import and export plug-ins CS5.5/6.x and Creative Cloud 2014 64 bit 
  • Adobe file import and export plug-ins CS4/5 32 bit
  • Final Cut Pro 7 real time access and rendered file export

The Final Cut Pro 7 plug-in is OS-X specific, but Avid and Adobe are available on both platforms allowing seamless access to content with platform independence.  Support of older editing products in MediaReactor Workstation allows access to the latest file formats without having to upgrade your editing software.  Drastic is dedicated to supporting as many file formats as possible on all three major operating  systems and supporting all major production tools that provide a plug-in interface.

Special Features

Live Event Editing in FCP7, Premiere and Media Composer

MediaReactor Workstation also provides advanced edit-while-recording of live events directly in your favorite editing software, when coupled with a live event compatible recorder.  To take advantage of this huge time saver, set up your compatible recording device (Drastic DDR, MediaNXS or 3rd party system like XOS Hurricane Replay), begin recording and load the various camera files directly into Media Composer, Premiere or Final Cut Pro 7.  All material recorded at that point is immediately available for editing, and as new material is recorded it automatically becomes available on the editor.  Simply edit as normal, building packages, melds, internet content or new packages during the game, rather than having to wait and work long after everyone else has gone home.

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