Meet Your Workflow Partners in the ‘Solutions Showcase’ during Avid Connect 2015

By in Avid Customer Association

The countdown for Avid Connect 2015 is on less than two weeks to go, but who’s counting? Well our partners, Avid staff, and the worldwide media community. We have a full agenda planned for the conference, April 10 – 12 in Las Vegas,  that will play out over 36 hours of interactive activities designed by your colleagues—and we can’t wait to for you to experience what’s in store.

With the arrival of Avid Connect, comes the opportunity to learn about the next phase of Avid Everywhere and how it relates to your craft; to connect with industry leaders and aspiring artists and learn from their experiences; and to meet with our partners who help design the tools that power your workflow from HP and CloudCraze to Blackmagic Design and Pro Sound Effects.

This year, you can meet with more than 30 Avid partners and experts at the Solutions Showcase, which takes place Friday and Saturday.  View and demo the latest solutions from our partners, enjoy one-on-one conversations with the pros behind your workflow and “talk tech” with the Avid developers and engineers at the Avid Tech Bar.

The Blackmagic Design team at Avid Connect Europe 2014.

From pre-production to post production, distribution and consumption, every partner at the showcase plays a role in your audio, video or broadcast workflow.

From pre-production to post production, distribution and consumption, every partner at the showcase plays a role in your audio, video or broadcast workflow. Here’s a sneak peek at how a few of these sponsors fit into your Avid workflow.

Do you use Media Composer or our other creative solutions in the Avid Artist Suite? HP will be onsite to demonstrate how its HP Z Workstation supplies high-performance computing to power your creative toolset. Furthermore, HP is one of the powerhouses behind the Avid Everywhere infrastructure – you’ll hear more about this during their community session.

Now let’s say you finished cutting a film in Media Composer on a HP Z Workstation from your Boston-based editing suite, and now it’s time for the director to review the cut in the UK. This is where Aspera steps into the workflow. An IBM company, Aspera is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world’s data at maximum speed. They’ll be showcasing how the Aspera plug-in for Avid powers integrated, high-speed transport of high-resolution media between remote workgroups.

Pronology will also be on hand to demonstrate its innovative and interactive end-to-end solution based around a production-friendly interface that enables multiple groups to collaborate on a single project. Does a fact checker need to review the film after the director makes her edits? With Pronology’s solution, the fact checker and other colleagues involved in the workflow can view the content from any location, make time code accurate notations, collaborate with peers, push email links and even initiate multi-step workflows all from a standard browser.

When you’re working with hundreds of hours of film, you need the ability to tag, store and access the media. With Glookast, retrieving the right media from storage is a quick task to accomplish. The company will feature its innovative new GLOOPORT product family highlighted by MediaRetriever2.0. MediaRetriever provides on-demand transcoding while performing “partial restore” of content from third party storage to Avid Interplay.

But let’s say you’re an independent composer using Sibelius to create scores for others to purchase on Avid’s public Marketplace. CloudCraze, which delivers enterprise-class B2B/B2C cross-channel eCommerce on Salesforce, has partnered with Avid to power the marketplace. At the showcase, they’ll share how they help power both our online store and the Avid Marketplace.

The partners at our Solutions Showcase will teach you about new tools to support your craft and help answer your workflow questions.

These are just a few of our partners joining us at Avid Connect. Additional partners include AMD, Blackmagic Design, Bluefish444, CSI Leasing, CTG, Dolby, Editors Keys, FileCatalyst, Global Logic, G-Technology, HB Communications, iZotope, LaCie, Media Distributors, NUGEN Audio, Oracle, Pro Sound Effects, Root6, Salesforce, SGL, Sony, Spectra Logic, StorageDNA, T2 Computing, Telestream and Vintage King Audio.

As you can see, the partners at our Solutions Showcase will teach you about new tools to support your craft and help answer your workflow questions. I look forward to seeing you at the showcase and at all of the activities we have planned for Avid Connect 2015.

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As Director of the Avid Customer Association, I am fortunate to work with our exceptional customers and the Avid Leadership Team to ensure the success of the Avid Customer Association (ACA), a program designed to address strategic industry issues.