LAS VEGAS, April 16 /CNW/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an
international communications and information technology company, announced
that it has integrated Apple's industry-leading Final Cut Studio(R) production
suite with Harris NewsForce(TM), the new file-based newsroom solution that
creates an optimized, truly collaborative newsroom environment.
NewsForce(TM), which is built upon the advanced NEXIO XS(TM) shared
storage server architecture, will take advantage of the open XML API in Final
Cut Pro(R), the Emmy(R) award-winning editing software at the heart of Final
Cut Studio(R), to provide tight integration with the NEXIO(TM) storage area
network (SAN). With servers, editors and graphics systems working directly on
the NEXIO SAN, NewsForce(TM) provides newscasters with a streamlined, MOS-
enabled infrastructure for producing, processing, distributing and managing
standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) content. The result is a
news workflow toolset that can create exceptionally fast completion to air
from browse, field and newsroom.
"Apple's Final Cut Pro(R) is extremely popular with editors, and we are
pleased to provide integration into a NEXIO(TM)-based newsroom for our
customers," said Tim Thorsteinson, president of the Harris Broadcast
Communications Division. "Now editors can enjoy the powerful capabilities of
Final Cut Pro(R) in a seamless, file-based NewsForce(TM) news environment."
"With an open platform that encourages third-party innovation, Final Cut
Studio(R) gives companies like Harris the freedom to create integrated
solutions," said Rob Schoeben, Apple's vice president of Applications Product
Marketing. "We are thrilled Final Cut Pro(R) editors can now use their tool of
choice in a collaborative Harris newsroom environment."
In NewsForce(TM), editors can use Final Cut Pro(R) to directly edit
shared content on the NEXIO SAN, avoiding file exchange and/or the requirement
to FTP between systems. All users can immediately begin cutting fresh content,
even as it is being ingested. NewsForce(TM) also provides editors with direct
exposure into MOS newsroom computer systems such as the AP/ENPS NRCS and
NewsForce(TM) playout, which comes directly from the award-winning
NEXIO(TM) playout server, provides reliable delivery of stories - even during
ingest and edit. Harris is currently extending its exclusive NEXIO(TM)
Instant Online(TM) conforming engine to enable further speed playout of Final
Cut(R) stories directly from timelines through the NEXIO(TM) server without
waiting for files to render. By providing integration of its newsroom
workflow tools and its high-performance, highly redundant broadcast video
server, NewsForce(TM) elevates the features and value of Final Cut Pro(R) into
the speed-critical, mission-critical live news environment.
NEXIO XS(TM) is a line of HD/SD transmission servers featuring
integrated, software-based codec technology and software-driven up-, down- and
cross- conversion to provide the ultimate in reliability, scalability and
format flexibility. The servers connect to the NEXIO(TM) storage area
network, providing newscasters with a streamlined, MOS-enabled infrastructure
for producing, processing, distributing and managing SD and HD content.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology
company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of about
$4 billion and more than 14,000 employees - including more than 6,000
engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class
assured communications(TM) products, systems, and services for global markets,
including government communications, RF communications, broadcast
communications, and wireless transmission network solutions. Additional
information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com
Apple, Final Cut, Final Cut Pro, and Final Cut Studio are registered
trademarks of Apple Inc.
iNEWS is a trademark of Avid Technology Inc.
For further information:
For further information: Laura Whitaker, Vice President, Communications
of Harris Broadcast Communications Division, +1-408-782-1201,