BURBANK, CA — At the NAB show in Las Vegas, AlterMedia (www.altermedia.com) is debuting new features for its Studio Suite Xi studio management software. The company is also announcing new integration partnerships with Aspera and FileCatalyst that will significantly enhance the studio management workflow for Studio Suite Xi users.
Aspera is an IBM company that develops efficient bulk data transport technology. With this integration partnership, Studio Suite Xi customers can now send and receive large data and media asset files using their Aspera Connect accounts.
“Aspera’s mission, at its core, is about helping our customers move large data files at unprecedented speeds regardless of file size or network conditions,” says John Wastcoat, VP of business development for Aspera. “Partnering with AlterMedia in support of Studio Suite Xi at NAB 2015 demonstrates that mission perfectly. By enabling Studio Suite Xi users to leverage Aspera to move their most valuable assets through our systems, we’re helping to add significant value to the post production and studio management environment.”
FileCatalyst is an Emmy Award-winning developer of accelerated file transfer solutions. Integration of FileCatalyst with Studio Suite Xi will enable accelerated, reliable and secure files transfers for media professionals. Now Studio Suite Xi customers can seamlessly send and receive files using their existing FileCatalyst Direct accounts.
AlterMedia is debuting a number of new features at NAB. Charting allows users to view clear, dynamic, up-to-the-minute charts showing budgets versus actual, profit versus loss, breakdowns of each by category, and project statuses. Studio Suite Xi can now upload videos to YouTube, FaceBook, Wistia, or self-hosted files and can be automatically monitored, logged, and graphed within Studio Suite in relation to the actual physical or digital media asset it was sourced from.
It’s now possible for a user to start/stop tasks or processes and have Studio Suite Xi summarize multiple starts to a master event or task record. For smaller productions, a new call sheet option has been added.
Studio Suite Xi adds a new call sheet optimized for smaller productions. The read-only WebGlancer has been refreshed and has received UI improvements. In addition, the QuickLog for Mobile devices allows staff and freelancers to log their time into projects from their mobile devices. Additional improvements include new calendar features and better QuickBooks integration.
AlterMedia offers three versions of Studio Suite Xi: Solo, Pro, and Network, with Web and iOS access available on all network solutions. Studio Suite Xi runs on Mac, PC, iOS, and desktop browsers. It can integrate with Final Cut Pro, Avid, Pro Tools, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, MYOB & AccountEdge, Address Book, iCal, and Google Calendar.
A free, 30-day trial of Studio Suite Xi is available.