MediaReactor Workstation is a direct plugin 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 plugins 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 $99.00 US (plug-in specific lite versions) to $895.00 US (the full MediaReactor Workstation version for all platforms).
Contemporary production workflows 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 plugin 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, Sony and Arri. Coupled with its incredible range of file and codec support, MediaReactor Workstation provides a group of plugins that make the content directly compatible with most major editing and creative software on Mac and Windows systems.
MediaReactor Workstation provides support for the three major operating systems that have well defined plugin systems (for Linux, please contact Drastic for available options). The primary plugin 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 plugin interface.
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 a 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.