What is Adobe Anywhere?
Adobe® Anywhere for video is a workflow platform, using centralized media, across standard networks, to allow collaborative logging & editing on Prelude CC, Premiere CC, and After Effects CC. For complete control and security, Anywhere is hosted on-premises with other enterprise media storage and asset management infrastructure.
Adobe Anywhere is a complete workflow ecosystem deployment. However, there are huge differences between Adobe & Avids approaches to collaborative editing.
How does it work?
Adobe Anywhere creates a private secure cloud environment that allows production to collaborate on Adobe Premiere CC, Prelude CC, and After Effects CC products. Using the centralized storage & asset management based in a facility, users can access & edit media, securely, from remote locations via VPN.
Source files used by Adobe Anywhere are kept on a centralized storage server. By using the Mercury Streaming Engines your editors will be able to edit high-quality, full-resolution media, within the production facility or remotely. The media playback will automatically adjust, based on the available bandwidth at the editor's location.
What is required to make it work?
It is important to understand, that Adobe® Anywhere requires more than a software add-on to Adobe Creative Cloud for enterprise. Adobe® Anywhere requires you to purchase and install on-premise hardware prior to implementation. Adobe Anywhere is an open solution, designed to augment existing infrastructure and integrate with standard IT hardware, software, and networks.
In order to deploy Adobe Anywhere, you'll need one Collaboration Hub server, as well as three Mercury Streaming Engine servers. Depending on the number of users you may need more than three Mercury Streaming Engines. The system will also require shared storage, asset management, and appropriate network infrastructure. The experts at Key Code Media can assist with all of the necessary components of an Adobe Anywhere deployment.
How does licensing work?
Although it works with Adobe Premiere CC, Prelude CC, and After Effects CC, Adobe Anywhere is a separate offering from your subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. Anywhere is licensed per user on an annual basis. For more information contact your Adobe account representative, or request a consultation for Key Code Media (sales (at) keycodemedia.com).
How much is the initial point of entry?
A complete Adobe Anywhere solution starts at about $100,000.
Is there an asset management component built into Adobe Anywhere?
Adobe Anywhere is not a replacement for a media asset management system (MAM). Instead, Adobe Anywhere is supported through 3rd party MAM including: axle Video, Apace Media Gateway, Gallery, Levels Beyond, Vizrt, and CatDV.
Who is using Adobe Anywhere?
Adobe Anywhere has been installed in over 20 enterprise enviroments, including production, sports, and post production environments. Key Code Media has installed more Adobe Anywhere than any systems integrator nationwide.
- CNN for Broadcast:
- G-Men Media for Post Production:
What new in 2.0.1?
Hot backup- Backup the Anywhere Collaboration Hub in real-time without interrupting your work. Backups are scheduled at System Administrator-defined intervals.
Export from client- System Administrators can now determine how users export from a Premiere Pro sequence, either by using a set of custom presets or with a Simplified Export dialog.
Prelude rough cut support- Begin editing rough cuts in Prelude and finish your sequences in Premiere Pro.
OMF support- Anywhere can now export sequences as Open Media Framework (OMF) files. OMF is a platform-independent file format used to transfer digital media between different software applications. This expands the open-platform capabilities of Anywhere and improves integration with third-party solutions.
Preview rendering support in Premiere Pro and Anywhere- Preview rendering of effects and complex sequences in a Premiere Pro timeline is now supported. You can use the Premiere Pro UI to specify a range and then create preview files on the server.
Increased performance for large productions- Work more efficiently with improved ingest performance for productions with numerous assets. The media cache database is now shared with all Adobe client applications to increase performance when reopening media files. In addition, a streamlined administrative interface is now available to configure system properties.
Improved iPad App- In the field or on remote location, team members can view productions and play sequences from the Anywhere server on their iPads. Multiple iPad improvements include better performance, more robust scrubbing, and the ability to sort and filter large lists of productions. The Adobe Anywhere App is available as a separate download from the Apple App Store.