|Rimage Archiver for P2 HD Now Supports Macintosh®|
Blu-ray Disc™Offload/Archive for Panasonic P2 Cards
|MINNEAPOLIS April 19, 2009 - Rimage Corporation (Nasdaq: RIMG), the industry-leading provider of on-demand CD/DVD/Blue-ray Disc publishing systems, has introduced its newest disc publishing application: Rimage Archiver for P2 HD to their worldwide distribution channels.
Rimage Archiver for P2 HD, introduced at the end of 2008, is a fully integrated solution for offloading and archiving Panasonic P2 HD content and is exclusively available on Rimage Producer™ III and Professional™ series of disc publishers. Until now, users of Panasonic P2 HD cameras have had to choose between keeping their footage on volatile hard drives or investing significant time and effort recording to and retrieving video assets from linear tape. Now, P2 solid state camera card files can be safely and automatically recorded for archive and/or distribution on a non-linear format in Rimage disc publishing systems using a simple drag-and-drop workflow while maintaining the P2 data structure and integrity.
In addition, Rimage now introduces the same level of support for Macintosh users with its new DiscFlow 2.0 software. Mac users will have the same effortless offloading and publishing capabilities of Panasonic P2 HD cards that Windows customers have enjoyed.
“The offloading and archiving of P2 card content is a real challenge for users of Panasonic P2 cameras and we are extremely pleased to provide them with a simple, cost-effective, and secure optical disc based solution that meets their needs” said Manny Almeida, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Rimage. “With the phenomenal partnership support we are receiving from the Panasonic Broadcast division across the globe, we are able to directly address their customers’ needs, be they event videographers or network broadcasters”.
Rimage Archiver for P2 HD employs a simple wizard, based on the long-established Rimage QuickDisc interface allowing users to browse for Panasonic P2 card contents in any local or network-accessible drive folder. The necessary MXF and XML structure of P2 Content folders is maintained from clip selection through label choice to final recording. In addition to providing user-selectable clip archiving, the Rimage system automatically prints clip thumbnails and metadata on the disc label, enabling an easy visual identification of discs associated with a particular program or shoot.
Tadao Shimozuru, Director of Professional AV Systems Business Unit at Panasonic, said “Rimage products are the perfect automated offload systems for P2 contents and their Archiver for P2 HD application provides P2 users with a very professional interface to archive to the Blu-ray format, thereby helping extend the tapeless benefits of P2 workflows beyond the acquisition and editing area for any video professional using P2 cameras.”
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Since 1978, Rimage Corporation (www.rimage.com) has been the world’s leading innovator of recordable media publishing solutions. Rimage systems can be found all over the world, serving 67 of the Fortune 100 companies. Rimage focuses its CD/DVD/BLu-ray Disc publishing solutions on a set of vertical markets with special needs for customized, on-demand digital information.