EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, announced today the availability of Flow v3.1, the companys comprehensive media asset management solution. The Flow 3.1 update includes the following new features and workflow capabilities:
Support for AAF Import
Flow 3.1 supports Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) import, opening up a number of critical workflow functions for Avid editors including:
- Management of Metadata Created in Avid: New sub-clips, markers, comments and associated metadata created in Avid non-linear editors can be imported into Flow, making the sub-clips searchable log entries within the Flow database. With AAF import, Flow now provides a complete round-trip metadata workflow for Avid editors.
- Individual File Restoration: Flow users can easily restore archived clips based on AAF file metadata. This feature is particularly useful if an Avid editor wants to work on a sequence where certain clips have been archived. The editor imports the sequence (via AAF file) to Flow; Flow then locates all of the referenced clips, simplifying the search and restoration of media.
- Create an Instant Proxy Version of Your Sequence: Sequences can be cut in Avid and then imported into Flow (via AAF), where a simple cuts-only sequence will match up with the existing proxy files. The proxy version of the Avid NLE sequence is available immediately for playback in the Flow Browse standalone client, or in AirFlow.
EditShares AirFlow application for accessing Flow assets over the Internet via a standard web browser has been updated to improve the creation and playback of sequences and to provide powerful new filtering tools to help sort through searches and find your media faster.
Flow Panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
The new Flow extension panel puts the power of Flow Browse right inside the Adobe Premiere Pro CC application, providing dramatic improvements in convenience and productivity. Without ever leaving Premiere Pro, users can search and browse Flow assets, update metadata in the Flow database, and import desired clips into their Premiere Pro Project.
Proxy Editing for Adobe, Avid, Apple and More
Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro and other industry-standard NLEs can leverage Flow H.264 proxy files for editing. With improved metadata tracking, users can download Flow proxies through Flow or AirFlow, edit with the proxies, and then relink their NLE sequence to high-resolution files on EditShare Media Spaces, dramatically expanding workflow possibilities for large workgroups and remote collaboration.
About EditShare Flow
Fully integrated with EditShare shared storage (XStream, Energy, Field and Ultra) and archiving (Ark) products, Flow provides a true end-to-end workflow solution, from baseband SDI and file-based ingest with transcoding to asset logging, browsing and retrieval of content on EditShare media spaces and archives. Its integrated production tools provide fast shot selection, rough cuts and preview of media with associated metadata from standard desktop systems connected to an EditShare network. For more information on EditShare Flow, please visit http://www.editshare.com/products/flow.
EditShare is the technology pioneer in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the post-production, TV, and film industries. EditShare's ground-breaking products improve efficiency and workflow collaboration every step of the way. They include video capture and playout servers, high-performance central shared storage, archiving and backup software, media asset management, and Lightworks - the world's first three-platform (Windows/OS X/Linux) professional non-linear video editing application.
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