Project Parking software works alongside Workspace Sync, a business continuity and management tool, which allows a workspace on a source Avid system to be synchronised (either in its entirety or selected folders) to a different Avid workspace. This is ideal for intensive, fast turnaround, hard delivery deadline productions, such as nationwide talent shows, ensuring the maximum loss of work in progress is only 30 minutes. ENVY uses the solution to synchronise content to another Avid ISIS™ for selected fast-turnaround shows. Workspace Sync identifies changes on local workspaces and pushes these to the remote system, including all file creations, modifications and deletions. When combined with Workspace Backup, a disaster mitigation and recovery system, this delivers a ‘set & forget’ business continuity solution for Avid workspaces, ensuring against more major outages such as perhaps flood or fire, which might affect the whole building.
The ever-increasing capacity of Avid shared storage has completely transformed production processes, with faster networks, greater storage and more concurrent clients operating at ever-higher resolutions. This is where Marquis’s Workspace Backup application can help; this powerful disaster recovery and business continuity solution now natively supports cloud storage. Designed specifically to protect Avid ISIS and NEXIS systems, Workspace Backup uses detailed analytics of Avid workspaces to ensure the highest levels of integrity of the project backup, ensuring the most crucial projects can be immediately and individually recovered to production in any location that can see the backup, whether in cloud or tier two storage.
Project Parking, Workspace Sync and Workspace Backup also work seamlessly together; one very large benefit is that using Project Parking analytics will prevent duplicate and orphaned media propagating into the Workspace Sync or Backup, saving significant amounts of storage whilst also accelerating time-critical sync backup and recovery processes.
Medway is a very powerful and scalable middleware solution, enabling a complete digital workflow to ensure edit platforms, MAMs, video servers and archive systems can work seamlessly together. Essentially, Medway works by transferring media and metadata from a source system to a destination one; it offers integration between incompatible systems in media production workflows and is now cloud-enabled too, bringing the richest set of legacy and contemporary integrations to cloud and hybrid workflows. Designed to meet the demands of the most challenging production environments, Medway is used globally by broadcast, production, post production, newsrooms and playout facilities. In addition, it is an excellent plug-and-play replacement for old Avid Transfer Manager systems, offering immediate cost, operational and performance benefits. Chris Steele adds, “What sets us apart is our large library of off-the-shelf legacy and contemporary industry integrations. This means that most customers will already have technology that we can easily support, enabling us to transform workflows quickly with the lowest risk.”
For Final Cut Pro X, Marquis launched its new Worx4 X media managing application, to sit alongside its X2Pro product. Worx4 X has proved indispensable with editors, producers and educators, helping them consolidate and manage their media. The software was recently used on the Tour de France production for ITV4; it drastically reduced the size of their completed Apple FCP X projects by analysing the media that had been used, then creating a folder of trimmed media, with no loss in quality.