PLATFORM™ – One System, One Interface, One Price, and One Login!

Promax has three great stories to tell about it’s interoperation with Adobe:

  1. Premier Pro CC Integration: You can now access a whole heck of a lot of PLATFORM™’s functionality  within Premiere Pro’s interface
  2. After Effects Rendering – Offload rendering tasks to the PLATFORM™ server
  3. Proxy File Generation and Management

Promax has three great stories to tell about it’s interoperation with Adobe:

  1. Premier Pro CC Integration: You can now access a whole heck of a lot of PLATFORM™’s functionality  within Premiere Pro’s interface
  1. After Effects Rendering – Offload rendering tasks to the PLATFORM™ server
  1. Proxy File Generation and Management

1. Premiere Pro CC Integration

With the release of Platform V5 with integration for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, ProMAX has taken the first major step of workflow server integration within a NLE environment. This development further boosts workflow efficiency for media professionals, allowing them to work within one interface without the need for jumping from one UI to the other, which takes extra time and stifles the creative process.
“Many of today’s media professionals spend much of their time working with the Adobe Creative Cloud applications,” stated Jess Hartmann, CEO ProMAX Systems. “The last thing they want to do is open up other programs to manage media on their SAN, hunt down files to complete a project, or perform a transcode. So we designed ProMAX’s Adobe product integration around Adobe’s open API’s allowing the full functionality of Platform’s Workflow Server capabilities to be accessed from within Adobe Premiere Pro CC.”

The Platform Server family encompasses a multi-node architecture, native integration for asset management, ingest, transcoding, collaborative editing, rendering, delivery and archive capabilities. All of these features within Platform, which are based on the XMP metadata schema, are now available to editors inside their NLE through the Platform V5 integration.

“Today’s creatives need fast workflows that empower them to create, source, manage and publish content faster than ever,” said Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations, professional video at Adobe. “The Adobe video tools are designed to unlock the creative process across apps, projects and teams. The ProMAX Platform integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CC helps creatives make amazing and engaging content without skipping a beat.”

Top Features of Platform V5 Integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CC:

  1. Mount and Dismount media / project storage volumes
  2. Lock a Project Space to take exclusive control for editing
  3. Simple and advanced search for media and projects across Petabytes of data with sub-second response time. Search file name / folder name, Search for files by metadata, Search for files on disk or tape
  4. Play media in the Adobe Premiere Pro CC source panel by selecting a file in the search window
  5. Ability to Drag clips from the search window into a project, source or preview monitor
  6. Move, copy, delete media right from the panels interface
  7. Submit a file to the server for transcoding to another format and receive notification when the transcode is complete.
  8. See all open files / projects from other users
  9. Multi-panel sizes automatically configure views based on where the panel is docked.

… and here is a video – short and sweet – check it out:

2. After Effects Rendering:

PLATFORM™’s transcoding engine can be setup to be working on your After Effects renders in the background so you AE workstation can be freed up to help you with the creative process.  If you are going to be doing a lot of this, then you may want to option out your PLATFORM™ server with bigger, beefier processors, more cores, and a more powerful graphics card – all easy to do.  PLATFORM™ uses both the processor cores and the GPU cores to do rendering, and you have total control over it all!

Platform After Effects Rendering from ProMAX Systems on Vimeo.

3.  Proxy File Generation and Management

We are still learning about this one, but since PLATFORM™ is already hard at work rendering proxies of your video files, why make After Effects and Premiere Pro do the same thing?  You can actually reuse these proxies in your editorial process, saving you rendering time, freeing up your local storage, and CPU to help you with the creative process.  Please call you account manager for more details.

Platform V5 is easy to integrate with existing IT, and with Native Support for Active Directory. It is safe, secure and easy to maintain as part of today’s busy media professionals overall workflow.

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