Flip4Mac developer Telestream has announced its Flip4Mac XDCAM Component Version 2.0.

The import component allows editors to ingest MXF content directly from Sony's XDCAM Professional Disc production system into Final Cut Pro 5 for editing.

The new version of the software ushers in support for high-definition media and low-resolution proxies. It's a Universal binary that runs happily on both Intel and PowerPC-based Macs, and will be available in the first week of May.
"The XDCAM system was designed with the flexibility necessary to interact with an array of industry solutions," said Bob Ott, vice president of optical and network systems for Sony Electronics. "The ability to access file-based XDCAM content, either as low-res proxy or at full bandwidth, in SD or HD formats, and move media to the Mac greatly enhances the flexibility and the efficiency of the system. We are delighted to see the availability of these new Flip4Mac features for the Apple-user community." 
The Flip4Mac XDCAM Component expands to enable greater functionality for video professionals using Sony XDCAM systems. Broadcasters can preview low-resolution proxies on a Sony device before transferring clips to their Final Cut Pro 5 editing systems. Final Cut Pro users can preview clips, make selections, and then import only the high-resolution files they need for editing.