RealNetworks unveiled a beta version of its new Real™ 10 Export Plug-In for Mac OS X, which is available for free download at www.realnetworks.com/info/real10export/. The Real 10 Export Plug-in allows video editors to export high-quality RealAudio 10 and RealVideo 10 formats directly from Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Avid Xpress Pro and more. Support for additional applications including Adobe Premiere and Discreet Cleaner is expected this summer.
Content authors can now prepare content for Internet streaming in RealVideo 10 directly from their preferred nonlinear editors. "Real’s new Real 10 Export Plug-in helps streamline our video production workflow by enabling our editors to create content in the popular RealVideo and RealAudio formats directly from the Final Cut Pro 4 timeline," said Laurie Silvers, president of Hollywood Media Corp. "RealVideo files can then be streamed to producers in other cities for review."
RealNetworks also released the final version of RealProducer Plus 10, a broadcasting solution to encode and deliver content in RealAudio 10 with AAC and RealVideo 10. "The excitement and positive embrace we have experienced from content creators, media companies and consumers for the quality breakthroughs in Real 10 since our beta launch in January 2004 has been remarkable," said Dave Richards, VP, business products and services at RealNetworks. "We are pleased to now extend Real 10 to the Mac creative community to provide Mac OS X users with the same great digital audio and video quality breakthroughs using their favorite editing tools."
Launched by RealNetworks earlier this year, RealAudio 10 includes support of the standards-based AAC codec for high-fidelity consumer music services, discrete multichannel audio for true 5.1 audio experiences and lossless compression technology for archiving.