» Drag and drop convenience

» SD or HD

» One or two video tracks – 3D capable

As Post Production audio schedules get faster, transcoding video or having to work with extra machines is simply a pain.

Fairlight products solve this by integrating full resolution SD or HD video capture and playback directly on the timeline. So, no locking up of external players or PCs, no distributed sync or control issues. Simply hit Play, safe in the knowledge that your guide video and audio is ready when you are.

The emergence of IBP (long-GOP) and other processing-efficient codecs in HD workflows has added extra challenges for the Audio editor. While production turnarounds get shorter, the need to transcode or reprocess the received guide audio is a delay that simply wastes valuable time. Fairlight avoids this with native handling of H.264, MPEG2 (Long-GOP), and other common HD transport codecs.

Working with picture is a pleasure in Fairlight systems. High quality HD video plays out of the same PC as the audio, so sync even at Jog speed is excellent. File handling is also straightforward – one project file carries all the information, and a single command can prepare all the media for archive or transportation.

Getting your video on board is easy. In most cases simply drag and drop from your Windows folder to the video track on screen. The codecs are loaded as part of the application software, so no file conversion is needed.

Fairlight products are completely agnostic about video file types, so you can mix and match files from different companies and standards on the same time line. You can also capture video in real time from a variety of interfaces including SDI and HDMI.

Pyxis handles video and audio in exactly the same way, so editing is a breeze.

Cut and paste, even crossfades (dissolves) between video clips can be created separately or at the same time as their audio equivalents.

Once the edit is complete, exporting the deliverables is a better-than-realtime process, with the option to perform the required processing as a background task. This results in less time wasted while the machine is tied up exporting, and more time available to ensure your project is everything it needs to be, (or to get onto the next project…)

Having the video on board has other benefits, especially in the way it is displayed. For example the video picture can be shown in the edit screen at any desired size, and/or sent to a separate monitor at full resolution. Fairlight’s video scroller can also display film-style frames on either side of the current play point, making it simple to see scene changes and upcoming actions.

Key Features:

  • Handles video qualities up to uncompressed HD 4:2:2.
  • Plays one or two video tracks, works with 3D video card
  • Real time ingest and playback of SD and HD including SDI and HDMI
  • Interfaces real-time to media servers
  • Handles a large range of video files natively (no transcoding needed). See list here.
  • Simple editing of video and audio tracks, separately or together
  • Video handling directly on the Audio PC, no “sidecar” machine required