Telestream has introduced support for Final Cut Server and ProRes within its Pipeline system.

Pipeline is a network video capture solution for broadcasters that can ingest media from various sources (now including Final Cut Server), and can support Apple's post-production format, ProRes 422.

Telestream announced support for Pro Res 422 standard definition workflows this week and for high definition workflows later this year. In addition, Telestream's Episode encoding software expands format support beyond QuickTime to virtually any file format for Final Cut Server. Pipeline offers real-time encoding to a choice of formats – DV25, IMX, MPEG-2 I frame, and now ProRes 422 SD (SQ).

"Telestream substantiates its commitment to the Apple community with further development of its Episode and Pipeline product families. This commitment continues with integration into Final Cut Server workflows and the adoption of this important industry format," said Dan Castles, CEO at Telestream. "Support for ProRes 422 means that Final Cut Studio users gain immediate access to this high-quality format for editing."

Used in conjunction with Telestream's Episode encoding software, Final Cut Server gains the ability to export media into "virtually any format", Telestream said.

The Pipeline product family which includes standard definition, single-channel and four-channel models is available now with prices starting at $1,950. The free Pipeline upgrade to include Pro Res 422 SD support will be available shortly after NAB. Pipeline high definition models, with support for ProRes 422 HD, will be available later this year. Episode desktop pricing starts at $395. Episode Engine server software is available in two models with prices starting at $3,450; integration with Final Cut Server is available immediately.