Users will be able to collaborate on projects from any location.
Avid has launched cloud subscription service, Avid | Edit On Demand, for production companies, post houses, and broadcasters.
The software allows users to turn on secure virtual post production environments in the cloud, aiming to be indistinguishable from on-premises editing. An early access program with more than 60 production companies, post houses and broadcasters participating put the final touches on the system.
Post production teams can now spin up virtualized Media Composer systems with Avid NEXIS cloud workspaces in a few hours, access their workflows from anywhere, and shut them down quickly when projects are complete. This can be done on a laptop or a mobile device.
Access is through customers’ my.avid.com account as a subscription service based on their needs. For example, a user can start with a small configuration, and then scale up to dozens of editing seats and hundreds of terabytes of storage.
Subscription includes Teradici’s PCoIP secure remote desktop solution, Cloud Access Software; FileCatalyst; and Avid Media Composer editing seats and Avid NEXIS Cloud storage hosted on Microsoft Azure.
Tim Claman, SVP & GM of video, post & storage solutions, Avid, said: “The operational disruption caused by the pandemic during the past year has accelerated interest in new ways of working, including cloud-based workflows. Edit On Demand delivers the editing experience and workflow our customers have come to expect on premises, even though it’s hosted entirely in the cloud.
“We partnered closely with our customers during the development of Edit On Demand to ensure that it’s quick and easy to configure and spin up, upload your sources, and use Avid’s proven collaborative editing workflow from anywhere in the world.”