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Interplay | Production

Interplay | Production addresses a wide range of customer workflows and adds entirely new workgroup capabilities:

Accelerate turnaround time

Interplay | Production provides support for the new Media | Director option to simplify and speed up file-based workflows. Media | Director orchestrates the process of ingesting media into production and nearline storage, enabling you to start editing immediately and accelerate project turnaround. Prep an entire day’s worth of footage quickly and accurately by simply initiating media parking, transcoding, and check-in through the intuitive interface, which offers complete drag-and-drop ease. You can even upload file-based media from your mobile device to your facility using the Media | Director drop utility.

Access files remotely from everywhere

With support for the new Media | Index option, you can accelerate and extend file search across multiple Interplay | Production, Interplay | MAM, and iNEWS systems—regardless of where the media asset or iNEWS story is located. This optimized, high-performance search engine enables you to find and preview clips and sequences instantly across multiple Interplay databases—even across multiple global facilities—and serves as the linchpin of the entire collaborative process. And now these workflows are enhanced by user-aware search and the ability to browse Interplay Archives, enabling you to perform a single search of all online media asset repositories, as well as media that has been archived in an Interplay | Production Archive system.

Enable remote collaboration with Media Composer | Cloud

Media Composer | Cloud enables any Media Composer editor with an Internet connection to connect to an Interplay | Production workgroup. It connects multiple remote editors simultaneously, enabling them to combine footage from their location with material on the Interplay | Production system at the home facility, giving remote editors and contributors the same creative power and experience as if they were in the home facility. And now Media Composer | Cloud editors can trigger the Send-To-Playback process, accelerating time to on-air. Remote editors can also work offline from the production system by receiving high-resolution assets from a distant Interplay-enabled facility.

Work anywhere with Avid MediaCentral | UX

The acclaimed Avid MediaCentral | UX (formerly Interplay Central) web-based toolset enables flexible media review, annotation, logging, shot-listing, basic editing, and pre-planning from everywhere, plus simplifies deployment with single-point licensing and administration. Plus, you can scale your system as needed. Expand from a basic 5-seat Interplay | Production configuration to up to 330 connected users. Or upgrade to an Avid MediaCentral | UX Advance license and extend your connections to Interplay | Production, iNEWS, and Interplay | MAM.

Work faster with end-to-end closed captioning

Increase your operational efficiency by enabling contributors to create and maintain closed captioning throughout the entire workflow. You can even create and edit captions for sequences in MediaCentral | UX.

Save time and money with software virtualization

With support for software virtualization, you can reduce operational cost, as the hardware requirement to deploy and maintain Interplay | Production is minimized. In addition, upgrading software is easier than ever, enabling you to stage new releases of Interplay | Production software while the system is active, minimizing downtime, plus you can easily roll back to a previous release if needed.

Work with the hardware you want

Interplay | Production now works with both Avid and third-party servers, enabling you to reduce operational cost by capitalizing on the existing hardware servers and vendors you already have in your data center.

Gain total resolution independence

Take on any job—in any media resolution—without limits. Interplay | Production now offers Avid Resolution Independence, enabling you to work with and manage high-res media as easily as you do with HD and SD content. This “future-proof” workflow utilizes the highest quality video codecs available today, including the new Avid DNxHR codec and Sony XAVC-Intra HD 100 at 50i and 59.

Get support for multicam projects

Perform multicam logging and sequence generation from anywhere through the browser-based MediaCentral | UX interface, with the resultant composited video stream displayed as either multi- or single-angle directly in the UI player window, accelerating reality television, TV studio entertainment, and other similar production workflows.

Stay updated and connected

Workgroup members can use the Interplay | Production messaging system to exchange asset links and notes on assets throughout the workgroup and directly to the editing desktop, speeding pre-planning, review, and approval.

Deliver to multiple platforms with a single solution

Media | Distribute unifies and simplifies content distribution to a diverse community of channels and devices through workflow automation, in the right format for each.

Sync projects with Media Composer

A closer relationship between the Media Composer bin structure and the Interplay | Production directory structure enables production facilities to work similarly to maintain the shared bins/projects.