GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN — DejaSoft (www.dejasoft.com), the maker of collaborative editing solution for Avid Media Composer, Avid NEXIS and EditShare, has released DejaEdit 3, which supports private cloud environments using the open source MinIO object storage solution. DejaEdit allows multiple, remote Avid editors to work together by mirroring their locally-stored media and edit assets to the local storage of other connected systems. This is performed using secure, background transfers across the internet. It can also be used to exchange media with on-location DITs and VFX or audio houses.
DejaEdit uses a centralized server to ensure that all connected platforms have access to the permitted, up-to-date media. This central server is based on Amazon Web Services S3 storage and can be either provided by DejaSoft or it can use the client’s own AWS account.
New for Version 3.1, the S3 media server can be created by the client “in-house”, using MinIO S3 object storage. MinIO (https://min.io) is an open source Object Server, which can be run in-house on a Linux, Mac and Windows server, and it is also available for Docker. MinIO provides data storage via an S3-compliant API. This allows applications, such as DejaEdit, to store objects in private centralized storage, rather than to a cloud-hosted Amazon S3 storage device.
The ability to operate in a private cloud environment further adds to the security management features that were released for DejaEdit Version 3, where permission to access-specific assets by particular users can be controlled via a management console.
“We listen, engage and respond to our client’s needs,” notes Nikolai Waldman, DejaSoft’s CTO. “DejaEdit 3.1 brings cost-saving advantages, allowing clients to use their own servers. By choosing to run their own S3 object storage, clients remove the ongoing cost of an Amazon hosted S3 account, but more importantly for some clients, it brings the entire data operation in-house, ensuring absolute control with regard to data security and integrity.”
“All through the pandemic, we have extended our support to production companies, film studios, post production facilities and remote teams using Avid by offering half-price DejaEdit licenses,” adds DejaSoft’s CEO Clas Hakeröd. “This offer is available until the end of July, and we are delighted to help professionals in a much-valued industry.”
New software release DejaEdit 3.1 is compatible with workflows for all Avid Media Composer and NEXIS systems, and is now available to purchase.