BURLINGTON, MA — Avid (avid.com) has extended the power of its collaborative post production solutions with the introduction of NEXIS|Edge, a new software option that enables post teams to work from any location, delivering secure, remote access to media and metadata. NEXIS|Edge will be previewed at the HPA Tech Retreat in Rancho Mirage, CA, starting on February 21st.
The new tool allows video editors to work concurrently on the same video content, sharing metadata and media on Avid NEXIS from anywhere. Project and bin metadata can be shared by editors. Media content can be automatically converted to lightweight streaming formats, enabling realtime remote editing over a standard internet connections. Media can also be downloaded remotely by editors for disconnected operation.
Producers and other team members can readily browse and review content using the NEXIS|Edge Web Client, while assistants can accelerate editing workflows by finding media, organizing projects, editing clips and storyboarding sequences. For editors using Adobe Premiere Pro, they can access NEXIS|Edge with the Premiere Pro Editing Connector.
The new release integrates directly with Media Composer|Enterprise, enabling centralized, role-based administration. Using simple, web-based tools, administrators can easily control access to content and editing tools. With Media Composer|Enterprise, each team member can have a customized user experience.
“As content creation teams continue to adapt to the realities of the global pandemic, they are looking for ways to connect and collaborate, without having to be co-located within facilities,” explains David Colantuoni, vice president of product management at Avid. “That is exactly what Avid NEXIS|Edge delivers – and more. With Avid NEXIS|Edge, post production teams can easily collaborate from anywhere, tapping into the proven Avid workflows that have only been available on premises up until now. And, for the thousands of Avid NEXIS systems installed worldwide, adding these powerful, new workflow capabilities is easy – just deploy Avid NEXIS|Edge software and you are off and running.”
NEXIS|Edge capabilities will be included with subscriptions to Media Composer|Enterprise. The Avid Web Client and Premiere Pro Editing Connector will be available as a subscription.