Maximum Throughput to Unveil Web-based HD Editing Service

"Maximum Throughput, Canadian developers of software-based solutions for networked storage infrastructure, will unveil the new MAXedit Web Edition, a subscription-based online editing service, at NAB.

It's the company's first venture into networked online editing. Maximum Throughput is best known for Sledgehammer, a storage system for HD editing used by customers like CBS, FOX News, NBC, ABC and the BBC.

With MAXedit Web Edition, videographers have a simple, streamlined editing system that's readily accessible whenever and wherever they need to work. Since it's a subscription-based online service, customers can upload their HD or SD content (including HDV, DVCPRO, MPEG-2, and H.264 formats) to the online server and edit and share it with other editors via a web browser interface.

MAXedit's adaptive streaming technology assures editors that they're always working with frame-accurate, real-time creative control. Because the editing is executed on the online server, editors are free to use inexpensive, standard PCs or laptops in their studios or in the field.

Also at NAB, Maximum Throughput will introduce MAXedit Server Edition, a cost-effective, server-based workgroup editing solution for editing uncompressed and compressed multi-resolution content. It allows multiple editors to edit content from a single server in their facility using standard PCs, MAXedit Server software, and a web browser without taxing their LAN's bandwidth."

By Michael Grotticelli, HD Studio