We are looking to build some media servers to replace some pro servers that are out dated. I got a copy of the version 4 beta and its features look great. But with some testing we have found that our biggest issue is file formats that it won't play. The files we need are pretty basic. We need:
Mpeg2 both SD and HD
Black Magic, AJA, Avid DNAXD, Matrox with the codecs installed
Most of these crashed the software when we tried them - The Quicktime pro-res imported (slowly) and then played back glitchy and at fast speed. Do you have to convert these? Can these not be native?
We are on PC's. We found this software after looking at competing software GrandVJ. We ran across a demo copy of that and was thrilled that it played every file we needed without conversion, but operationally it is lacking the features that we need that this version 4 beta seems to provide.
Are file formats something that is a priority, or is this product just a VJ thing that is in its own environment?
Thanks, this looks like a cool product that professional production groups could (almost) use, I look forward to watching it progress with my credit card waiting.