With Adobe’s new shared projects feature, coupled with Quantum’s new scalable Xcellis Foundation shared storage, you’ll learn how they can help get you and your team to collaborate seamlessly on projects together.
During this 20 Minute Webinar, hosted by Key Code Media’s Michael Kammes and Adobe’s Karl Soule, you’ll learn more about:
-What Project Sharing is and some of its key benefits
-Shared Project functionality and common workflow issues
-How Shared Storage plays a role in the industry
-Why having a Quantum solution is advantageous for users and how it helps enable an Adobe workflow
For many NLE’s, real time collaboration – that is, multiple editors using the same project at the same time, and seeing others changes easily – has been the gold standard for professional editorial systems. Normally, the lengths editors need to go to share cuts and adapt to those editorial changes took specialized, and sometimes very involved workflows, or staying within an Avid editorial ecosystem. 4 years ago, Adobe broke into this collaboration paradigm with Adobe Anywhere, followed by Adobe Team Projects, and now in late 2017 -shared projects.
It’s no secret that this feature is heavily targeted to multi user film and TV projects that are reliant on this kind of interactivity. While any workgroup can benefit from the workflow, it’s a necessity for the larger budget, mass media programs. However, it’s important to realize the Adobe has simply introduced the framework for this; that is, the outer shell of Premiere Pro allows for shared projects, but the hardware layer must be present. This is where SANs (Storage Area Network) and NAS (Network Attached Storage) come into play. SAN and NASes both allow for multiple users to access the same storage pool at the same time, as well as administer what users have access to what storage pools. For Adobe shared projects to work, the editor needs access to that storage pool AND project and media contained therein. A second editor (or more) can also logon to that storage pool and access the same media and projects. With this methodology, you now have the beginnings of a true collaborative workflow within your facility.
A very popular choice in the media and entertainment space is Quantum StorNext storage. Quantum not only has some of the fastest storage on the market, but also handles managing storage on multiple tiers of storage, tape archive, and cloud storage. StorNext, the file system on top of the Quantum disk, is also one of the most advanced file systems available on the market today. Capitalizing on this technology, Quantum has introduced Xcellis Foundation, which brings StorNext enabled storage to a price point where smaller workgroups can get the foundation of the storage platform that was, until now, only available for larger budget deployments.
By using Quantum Xcellis Foundation, your Mac or PC Adobe Creative Cloud computer can connect via 1GigE for offline or compressed codec editorial, or via 10GigE or even iSCSI when more bandwidth is needed for online or conform purposes. What makes Xcellis Foundation a killer starter system is that it can grow into a full-blown StorNext SAN, without needing a forklift overhaul like other NAS or SAN systems.
Key Code Media has been deploying Quantum, Adobe, and hundreds of other collaborative solutions since 2001, and we’d love to discuss how a collaborative workflow can make you and your team more efficient – but most of all, enabling you and your team time to create.