Media | Director
Ingest files quickly and easily through drag and drop
Media | Director orchestrates the entire process of parking, checking in, and transcoding media into production and nearline storage automatically, making the assets available to your entire team. Depending on your needs, you can easily initiate one or more of these ingest processes through the simple interface using drag-and-drop—on a Mac or PC. Once you set your job in action, view its progress in the Progress pane.
Park files on ISIS and third-party storage
Free up camera media cards and disks by parking the original source material on nearline storage until it’s needed for the final conform. Because Media | Director is built to support the open Avid MediaCentral Platform, you can park and register material on both ISIS and third-party storage systems.
Start editing immediately with ISIS
Once ingest begins, you can jump start the creative process immediately by logging and editing sequences directly from any native source material parked on ISIS shared storage, without having to wait for the transcode process to complete.
Get started fast with predefined orchestrations
Media | Director comes with a collection of predefined orchestration scenarios that enable you to get up and running fast, without having to configure the software. That said, the interface is also entirely configurable, enabling you to create customized profiles by using the Profile Builder to add interface elements and set rules for your specific workflows and needs.
Automate clip names
Using the Profile Builder, you can have Media | Director automatically name clips and the folders in which they’re stored, giving you and your team a clearer understanding of the media you have at hand. You can generate names from clip names, camera metadata, volume names, date, time stamp, and more, or even extract metadata from a preexisting directory structure, such as with media housed on a backup drive. If you always use the same naming scheme in your workflow, you can simply set it and forget it.
Customize the interface with the Profile Builder
Because Media | Director is script-based, it’s easy to customize the interface to make the software do exactly what you need it to do. Using the Profile Builder, you can add interface elements that prompt contributors to fill in certain required information (such as the shooting location, episode number, and/or clip name), set storage locations (to house original and/or proxy material), organize media into a folder hierarchy, and/or initiate the transcode process.
Work with the latest camera formats using AMA
Media | Director employs the same proven AMA (Avid Media Access) technology found in Media Composer | Software, enabling you to work with XDCAM, P2, QuickTime and the Avid MXF OP-1a plugin (Note: for details of supported plug-ins please refer to the Media | Director documentation).
Conform sequences with Interplay | Transcode
Media | Director works in concert with the Interplay | Transcode option, enabling you to conform your edited sequence to the parked original source material for final finishing and delivery.
Save money by using existing hardware
Media | Director works with Interplay | Production and can be installed on your existing hardware.