Elements MAM launches cloud sharing option

Elements
Neal Romanek
Acquisition
July 19th 2017 at 10:48AM : By Neal Romanek

The new cloud sharing feature will be shown for the first time at IBC2017

Shared media workflow developer Elements is offering a secure cloud option for workflow collaboration. The new cloud feature, embedded in Elements Media Library, allows all connected workstations to share assets through a private cloud, directly from within the Elements GUI.

The new addition will allow every operator, from any workstation, even those without direct internet access, to initiate an upload and create a link to the video in the cloud. 

 

The new Cloud feature, embedded in Elements Media Library, allows all connected workstations to share assets through a private cloud, directly from within Elements’ GUI. With a simple mouse click every operator from any workstation, even those without direct internet access, can initiate the upload and create a link to the specific video in the cloud, or leverage the “auto-upload” functionality allowing operators to automatically load assets to a new cloud-hosted web platform for easy external access.

A new web portal allows the cloud to be easily accessible directly from within the Elements system via various applications including Elements Filemanager, Media Library and Task Manager. Customers can direct clients to view clips on an individually branded cloud-based portal, giving the impression of on-premise, self-hosted storage.

Viewers accessing the assets through the cloud are able to leave comments and drawings on the image. All annotations are integrated and synced to Elements Media Library.

The new feature will become part of Elements’ workflow management tool-set that provides a graphical user interface for managing media assets. The web-based workflow feature set is embedded in Elements appliances ONE, NAS, GATEWAY, SAN and the mobile appliance CUBE.

The optional Media Library media asset management tool is compatible with most professional editing applications. The Media Library also fully supports Avid bin-locking and project sharing.

“Following our basic principle to make processes safe, simple and fast for the user, we have managed to create our new feature in the most efficient fashion,” said André Kamps, Elements CEO. “Instead of uploading the big hi-res file, our cloud feature uses the smaller proxy-version of a clip, reducing upload times significantly. Now entire projects can be stored, shared and recalled with just a keystroke, making collaboration from anywhere convenient and easy.”