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Drastic Technologies MediaReactor Workstation
   
Drastic Technologies MediaReactor Workstation

MediaReactor Workstation for Assimilate, NuCoda, Autodesk, Adobe, Apple and Avid

MediaReactor Workstation is a direct plugin version of Drastic’s MediaReactor file translation system for extensive file format support for editors.

MediaReactor plugins provide seamless access to content for key industry creative software, avoiding unnecessary transcoding steps, saving time and money. Use MediaReactor plugins to read and write to the software tools and devices you prefer.

Contemporary production workflows need to access an ever-increasing choice of acquisition, production, mezzanine and output devices and formats. Unfortunately, the proprietary nature of these media tools often leads to time consuming and potentially lossy translations of content, before other creative tools can access them. MediaReactor Workstation was designed to alleviate this problem. MediaReactor Workstation provides access to the widest range of file formats of any single plugin package. It specializes in high quality conversion on the fly, on everything from ancient OMF JPEG to the latest camera acquisition formats from Weisscam, Phantom, Sony and ARRI. Coupled with its incredible range of file and codec support, MediaReactor Workstation provides a group of plugins that make the content directly compatible with most major editing and creative software on macOS and Windows systems.

Adobe
Premiere - CC 2014 or greaterWindows/macOS
After Effects logo After Effects - CC 2014 or greaterWindows/macOS
Creative Cloud logo Media Encoder - CC 2014 or greaterWindows/macOS
videoQC
videoQCWindows/macOS/Linux
Digital Vision
NucodaWindows
Autodesk
FlamemacOS/Linux
SmokemacOS/Linux
LustremacOS/Linux
Avid
Media ComposerWindows/macOS
NewsCutterWindows/macOS
SymphonyWindows/macOS
QuickTime
QuickTime playerWindows/macOS
QuickTime AppsWindows/macOS
Microsoft
Media PlayerWindows
DirectShowWindows
Assimilate
Scratch/ScratchLabWindows/macOS

MediaReactor Workstation provides support for the three major operating systems that have well defined plugin systems (for Linux, please contact Drastic for available options).  The primary plugin interfaces on macOS and Windows 64 are:

  • Avid Media Composer/Symphony/NewsCutter 64 bit AMA link plugin
  • Adobe file import and export PRM plugins CS5.5/6.x and Creative Cloud 2014 64 bit
  • Adobe file import and export PRM plugins CS4/5 32 bit
  • Assimilate SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab SPA plugin
  • Digital Vision Nucoda
  • Autodesk Flame, Smoke, and Lustre 2016/2017/2018/2019

 

Special Feature

Live Event Editing in Adobe

MediaReactor Workstation also provides advanced edit-while-recording of live events directly into Media Composer or Premiere, when coupled with a live event compatible recorder. To take advantage of this huge time saver, set up your compatible recording device (Net-X-Code Server, a Drastic DDR or 3rd party system like XOS Hurricane Replay), begin recording and load the various camera files directly into Media Composer or Premiere.  All material recorded at that point is immediately available for editing, and as new material is recorded it automatically becomes available on the editor. Simply edit as normal, building packages, melds, internet content or new packages during the game, rather than having to wait and work long after everyone else has gone home.

macOS

MediaReactor’s primary plugins under macOS are Autodesk’s Flame, Flint and Lustre direct API, Apple’s QuickTime layer and Adobe’s import and export plugins.  For more information on the Autodesk specific plugins, please see the Autodesk page.  MediaReactor Workstation connects to QuickTime at multiple levels.  It provides codecs for encoding and decoding video frames, image importers and exporters, movie importers and exporters and low level data handlers.  The result is that all QuickTime enabled applications can access media as easily as a native QuickTime movie including still formats like DPX, Cineon, ARI and DNG sequences.  This includes metadata, multi-track audio, multi-track video, time code, closed captioning and other tracks.  All supported formats, including IPB MPEG transport streams and series of stills (that would normally require conversion) are directly available for editing in Adobe and many other third party products.

Windows 32

MediaReactor Workstation supports all four primary Windows audio/video layers, which are: VFW (Video For Windows), DirectX/DirectShow (Microsoft Windows Component Object Model [COM] framework), QuickTime for Windows and Adobe import/export plugins for older Adobe products (CS5+ uses the Windows 64 version).

QuickTime is the most standardized platform for media access on 32 bit Windows, and the MediaReactor Workstation connects to QuickTime on multiple levels.  It provides codecs for encoding and decoding video frames, image importers, image exporters, movie importers, movie exporters and low level data handlers.  The result is that all QuickTime enabled applications can access media as easily as native QuickTime movies including still formats like DPX, Cineon, ARI and DNG sequences.  This includes metadata, multi-track audio, multi-track video, time code, closed captioning and other tracks.  All supported formats, including IPB MPEG transport streams and series of stills (that would normally require conversion) are directly supported available for editing in Adobe, Avid and many other third party products.

For some applications, DirectShow or VFW provide the easiest or only interface for MediaReactor to file import.  DirectShow allows player applications like Windows Media Player to access all the available file formats seamlessly.

Windows 64

The latest production tools tend to prefer operating as 64 bit applications.  MediaReactor Workstation for Windows 64 provides interfaces to these applications. Assimilate SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab are great examples of powerful programs running on Windows 64. Drastic provides the technology to Assimilate for their CSP (Codecs Support Pack) plugin, and MediaReactor Workstation takes that interface to a whole new level, providing a much wider set of file formats and codecs. MediaReactor Workstation allows Assimilate’s software to access almost every production file type your workflow could need.

The latest Adobe Creative Suite products are also native 64 bit applications. MediaReactor Workstation provides both import and export plugins for all of Adobe’s Creative Suite tools. The plugins provide all the advanced media support and even improve on Adobe formats like MOV and MXF.

The Windows 64 bit version of MediaReactor Workstation license also allows you to install and use the Windows 32 bit version, which is fully compatible and can be useful, in Windows 64.

Linux 64

The primary plugin for Linux is the direct Autodesk plugin for Flame, Flare and Lustre. This plugin set provides access to all of MediaReactor’s file format read support directly in Flame, Flare, Lustre and to any other connected Autodesk app via the Wiretap gateway. Read Raw camera files, broadcast files and even web compressed files in real time directly on the creative workstations, and/or engage in proxy or network based rendering via the gateway. The MediaReactor UI is directly incorporated in the Autodesk products for fine control of debayer with raw file formats, and the fastest, highest quality reading directly into your workflow. For more information and to download a trial plugin, see the MediaReactor Autodesk page.

 

File Formats

ExtensionFile FormatCodecReadExport AvidExport AdobeExport MRWSExport videoQC
3GP3GP 26xh 264, 263, 261
42244224YCbCr 4:2:2:4
AIFFApple audio16/20/24/32 bit stereo pairs
ARCIFX PiranhaAudio/Video (YCbCr/RGB 8 only)
ARIArriRaw 12 bit bayer
Audio: BWF, 
8SVX, AU, AVR, GSM,
HCOM, IFF, PCM, SF,
SMP, SND, VOC, WVE
Audio files44.1/48/96 kHz 16, 20, 24 and 32 bit
AVC, AVCHD, MTSAVC-HDMPEG-2 camera media
AVIWindowsDVSD, DV25, DV50, DVHD, CineForm*, CineForm3D*, YCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD, standard codecs
AVSAVSVideo redirection (Windows only)
BRAWBlackmagic BRAWBRAW 12 bit, 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 and 12:1
CDXCodexCodec raw bayer stills

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
CINEPhantomPhantom 10, 12 and 14 bit bayer

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
CRWCanonCanon camera raw stream
DASHh.264DASH Fragmented MP4 and Smooth Streaming

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
DNGCinemaDNG10, 12 and 16 bit bayer
DPXCineonRGB 8, RGB 10, YCbCr 4:2:2
DPXCineon10 bit
WSAdobe
DPXCineForm CineForm*, CineForm3D*
WSAdobe
DT3DDT3DXML 3D redirector
DV/DIFDV/DIFRaw DV files
DVSDVSUncompressed YCbCr and RGB files
EXROpenEXEHigh dynamic range float stills
fhgDI, fhgDP, fhgAPfhgDI, fhgDP, fhgAPWeisscam digimag format
FLMFLMAdobe FilmStrip
FLV/SWVFLV/SWVFlash/Shockwave video h.263/264
GENGEN4:2:2 YCbCr (Avid DSHD)
GVXML/N0/T/I/AGrass Valley disk record native (K2)
GXFGXF SMPTE 360MPEG-2, DV25, DV50, DVHD
H264h.2644:2:0 SD/HD up to 80 mbits/sec
HDRYUVDV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100, RGB, Uncompressed YCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD
HDRYUVYCbCr10, YCbCr16, DPX RGB, DNxHD*
HDVHDVMPEG-2 camera files
HLSh.264HLS TS MultiRate
IHSSIridasRGB
ISMV ISMASmooth Streamingh.264, AAC, WMV
JP2JPEG-2000Series of JPEG-2000 stills
JSJaleo/MistikaSgo native 4:2:2 YCbCr
KRWKinefinityKineRAW Compressed Raw Stills and Stream

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
LUMA RMY BMYLUMA RMY BMYUncompressed YCbCr
LXFLeitch/HarrisDVSD, DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi50, AVCi100, MPEG-2, h.264
M3U8HLSh264, h265, TS or MP4
MKVMKVMatroska audio video, VPx, h.26x
MLVMagic LanternRaw 14 bit bayer with PCM audio

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
MOVQuickTimeDVSD, DV25, DV50, DVHD, CineForm*, CineForm3D*, RGBA, RGB-10 (DPX), standard codecs

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
MOVQuickTimeDNxHD/HR 36/145/220*

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
MOVQuickTimeYCbCr 8 & 10 SD/HD

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
MOVQuickTime(FFMPEG) ProRes (ProRes, ProRes LT, ProRes HQ, ProRes Proxy),

h264/AAC

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
WSAvid
LiteAvid
WSAdobe
LiteAdobe

videoQC
MOVReference FileMOV reference file pointing at h264, ProRes, DV

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
MP1/MP2/MP3MP1/MP2/MP3MPEG audio
MP4AVC1, h.264Apple h.264, h.264 AVC

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
WSAvid
LiteAvid

videoQC
MP4HEVC, h.265HEVC/265

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
MP4XAVC-SSony XAVC-S HD/4K Cameras

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
WSAvid
LiteAvid
WSAvid
LiteAvid
MP4MPEG-2Sony/Canon camera
MPEGMPEG-14:2:0 up to 15 mbits/sec
MPEGMPEG-24:2:0/4:2:2 SD/HD up to 80 mbits/sec

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
MPEGMPEG-44:2:0 up to 50 mbits/sec
MTS, M2TSM2TSAVC-HD camera files
MXFAMT3Avid Interplay/ISIS/Media Central
MXFAS-02AVCi, DNxHD*, DVHD
MXFAS-02JPEG-2000, MPEG-2
WSAdobe
MXFAS-11 DPP UKAVCi100, IMX 50
videoQC
MXFAvidDV25, DV50, DVHD, Uncompressed
MXFAvidNative DNxHD 36/145/220 (licensable)
WSAdobe
MXFCanonMPEG-2
MXFDigital CinemaDCI JPEG-2000 Unencrypted, Uncompressed Audio
MXFEditCamDV25, DV50, DVHD, DNxHD (licensable)
MXFGrass ValleyGrass Valley iCR
MXFHarmonicMPEG-2
MXFh.264/AVCMPEG-2
MXFHDFMPEG-2
WSAdobe
MXFIMFIMF JPEG-2000 YCbCr, Uncompressed Audio
MXFJPEG-2000Grass Valley Infinity
MXFOP1aAmberFin, EVS, MainConcept, MOG, OpenCube, Rovi
MXFOP1a/OmneonDV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100, Uncompressed
videoQC
MXFOP1aYCbCr 8 bit
WSAdobe
MXFOP1bPanasonic AVCi 4K
MXFPanasonic-P2DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100
MXFPinnacleMPEG-2 SD/HD
MXFSnell & WilcoxMPEG-2, IMX
MXFSonyMPEG IMX
MXFSonyXDCamHD, XDCamEX 4:2:0/4:2:2
videoQC
MXFSonyHDCam SR 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
MXFSonyF65 raw bayer
MXFSonyF5, F700 raw bayer
MXFXAVCXAVC HD and 4K
OGGOGGOGG audio video
OMFOMFDV25, JPEG, Meridien, AVBV, CamCutter
OMVOMVUncompressed capture format
QNTQuantelRaw uncompressed YCbCr images
R3DREDRed camera files
RAWML/IOIMagic Lantern RAW, IOIndustries RAW bayer
RBGRED BLU GRNUncompressed RGB
RMFRMFCanon C500 raw 10 bit bayer files

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
RTINRTINDEXReal time replay of CBR and VBR records while still recording
RTVRTVUncompressed Video Toaster files (Windows only)
SEQBayerRaw camera seq bayer files

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
SIVBayerRaw camera siv bayer files
StillsSeries of stillsBMP, SGI, PSD, RAW, YUV10, YUV16, VSR, RAS, RAW, JP2, JPG - Series of stills (many others)
TGATargaRGB, RGBA (RLE Play Only)
TIFFTIFFRGB, RGBA
TR-01TS J2KJPEG-2000, AES3
TSTransport streamMPEG-2, h.264, h.265/HEVC, JPEG-2000, AAC, AC-3, AES3
V210V2104:2:2 10 bit YCbCr image sequence
VC1VC1WMV of raw wrapper
VOBVOBUnencrypted
VPB/QTLQuantelQuantel uncompressed YCbCr images
VRWVaricam RawPanasonic Varicam Raw

LiteAvid
LiteAdobe
WAVWave audio16/20/24/32 bit mono/stereo pairs/extensible
WEBMWEBMYoutube format
WMV/ASFWMV/ASFUnencrypted/DRM Free only
XAVCX-AVC HD/4KX-AVC 264 in MXF
Y4MY4MYCbCr raw stream
YUVYUV4:2:2 and 4:2:0 YCbCr image sequence
YUVYUVMulti file component YCbCr files