Telestream is shipping its Episode 4.3.1 software which enables direct integration of its family of desktop media encoding applications with Apple's Compressor 3.

This integration expands the encoding capabilities available to Final Cut Studio to include a wider number of video and audio formats and encoding settings, including Flash 8, Windows Media, VC-1 and mobile formats. It also enables access to broadcast specific formats such as GXF, IMX, MPEG-2 4:2:2 and high profile H.264.

"Direct integration with Apple's Compressor underscores the strength of our Episode Series encoding applications," said Telestream CEO, Dan Castles. "Episode adds direct access to virtually every video file format available and enables Final Cut Pro users to export media files directly from the Final Cut Pro timeline."

Episode provides an extensive range of SD and HD file format support. Optimized codecs, hundreds of filters and fine-tuning compression capabilities aim to help users generate high-quality video with ultra-fast conversion speeds.

Episode 4.3.1 now provides Dashboard widgets on all Episode products, enabling a simple way to submit encoding jobs and streamline workflows.

Episode Series 4.3.1 is a free upgrade for existing customers. Episode desktop media encoding applications, (prices start at $395), are available for online purchase.