Sydney, Australia (May 11, 2006)–In a move to further enhance workflow efficiency in the broadcast and post environments, especially with HD content, Fairlight is showcasing the new MediaLink network with greater integration of Fairlight audio and video technologies. Additionally, MediaLink enables networking of third-party hardware and software providers including AVID Unity environments and AutoDesk finishing tools.
“Our goal is to supercharge productivity at the individual and workgroup level,” said Fairlight marketing director, Stuart DeMarais. “As a result our mixing consoles, DAWs and other audio and video products can exist independently or as part of a wider MediaLink network with third-party hardware and software.”
MediaLink enables real-time playback of numerous multi-track projects from a central server across a network link and allows multiple workstations to handle major projects with short deadlines. With Fairlight MediaLink, multiple engineers have immediate, simultaneous and direct access to a central sound effects library and to any projects that exist on the network.
MediaLink eliminates platform and format incompatibilities and duplications of source material, with seamless system integration and compatibility with OMF, Wiretap and other common workstation formats. The network features the company’s unique Virtual Studio Runner, a powerful traffic and ingest solution from Fairlight that maximizes productivity, cuts costs and prevents errors with electronic trafficking, automated ingest and offline archiving capability.
With AudioBase3, Fairlight’s comprehensive high-speed sound library, multiple DREAM users can share and search sound libraries, music libraries and other sound files on the network. The company’s AVTransfer file conversion utility was developed with cooperation from multiple manufacturers and enables audio professionals to open, play and export audio files and projects in today’s leading professional formats. Finally, the Fairlight SX-48 Signal Exchange unit provides flexible I/O management of both analog and digital audio inputs and outputs and a packing density of up to 48 channels in a single 2U frame.