Axle ai Launches Remote Work Solution for Avid Media Composer

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Wed, 06/10/2020 - 11:06 -- Nick Dager

Axle ai has launched a new Pro option for its axle ai 2020 software that supports Avid’s Media Composer professional editing software. With the new axle ai 2020 Pro module, Avid editors now have the capability of accessing both native Avid media and a wide range of other media remotely, through any standard web browser. 

Axle ai has launched a new Pro option for its axle ai 2020 software that supports Avid’s Media Composer professional editing software.This type of collaborative workflow has rapidly taken over from traditional in-person editing workplaces since the advent of COVID-19, and is likely to remain a fixture in the industry moving forward. Axle ai 2020 already provides workflows for Adobe’s Premiere Pro CC application and Apple’s Final Cut Pro X.

In addition to cataloging and natively representing the Op-Atom media, axle ai 2020 Pro also includes the capability to export AAF sequence files to the Media Composer editor, so that collections of subclips from within axle ai can be directly placed on the Media Composer timeline. In addition, the software creates low-resolution H.264 proxies of MXF Op-Atom media which can then be processed by a range of available AI analysis engines supported in axle ai 2020, including axle’s own axle Speech cloud service and third party AI services such as Microsoft’s Video Indexer (for face recognition, object recognition and onscreen character recognition) and Speechmatics’ transcription engine. 

Sam Bogoch, CEO of axle ai said, “It has always been our mission to bring the power of remote video search, collaboration and transcription to an ever-wider group of creative teams. Avid’s Media Composer software is a flagship solution used broadly by top editors in Hollywood as well as the wider broadcast industry. We’re delighted to introduce support for this application and its file formats and workflows” 

The software works with Avid’s Nexis shared storage systems as well as with a wide range of third party NAS and SAN storage.  It also includes integrated upload and download capabilities for moving large media files to and from remote locations.

Axle ai 2020 Pro is available from $4,750 for two users including one year of remote access and software updates. The software is available to run on either MacOS or Linux servers; the Linux version can also be run as a virtual machine in a Windows Server environment. In addition, one free hour of axle Speech transcription is included and additional hours can be purchased in blocks of 10 hours ($19.00) and 100 hours ($170.00).  Subscription Interfaces to Microsoft Video Indexer AI-based tagging and Speechmatics transcription engines are available at additional cost.

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