Interplay Access unifies a breadth of capabilities previously available only by running multiple video applications – and makes them available anywhere, earlier in the production pipeline, to expand the workflow and erase workgroup boundaries. With new LAN and WAN video production workflows, team members distributed around the facility or collaborating around the world can easily work with any media and any asset, on any connected workgroup.
The first WAN video client for Interplay Production, Access allows remote access to the Interplay workgroup from any location worldwide. With a 1Mb/s or higher VPN connection to the facility, using either a Mac or a PC, up to 100 remote contributors can work with high quality H.264 media proxies anytime, anywhere. Log into multiple workgroups at the same time, get a global view of your assets, and drive intelligent background transfers between workgroups – without sacrificing productive time, and without distance constraints.
New Video Modes
With just this one simple desktop (or laptop) tool, producers, loggers, assistants or journalists can review footage, place locators on the footage with text and color codes assigned to each locator, mark in and out points to create a subclip, and combine these subclips into a shotlist.
All Assets, Multiple Workgroups
The Access interface collects Interplay’s basic video capabilities and its production asset database into one friendly view. Users can search for assets across multiple workgroups, browse the project folder structure, and store, track, and modify graphics, effects, scripts, spreadsheets, or other project-related files and their version histories – all in their native applications.
Tools and Services
Interplay Access users now have the ability launch new Interplay Transcode jobs to flatten entire audio/video sequences while transcoding to any format for distribution, or set Interplay Delivery to select a transfer resolution and send associated media to another workgroup – all from their own desktop interface.
The Interplay Access user interface has customizable layouts for each authorized user. On log-in, whether from their desktop at the studio or laptop out in the field, users can see as much or as little information as is assigned and appropriate to their role on the project.
Interplay Access is a lightweight, cross-platform application designed to run on any standard Mac OSX or Windows laptop. No direct connection to Avid storage is needed. There isn’t a requirement for a particular video card configuration, as long as your system can support most consumer media players. Base client hardware configuration is a common CPU with 2GHz Intel processor and 1 GB of RAM.