Features

Boost collaboration

Unleash the power of collaboration

The included Avid MediaCentral | UX interface provides focused tools for journalists, producers, assistants, loggers, reviewers, media managers, and administrators with powerful web-based tools that are usable everywhere. Search, browse, do multi-camera logging, basic editing, review and approve, build complete news packages, and more while non-creative tasks are handled in the background.

Collaborate with workgroup members

Track every media file component and its relationship to each project. Link all resolution and format versions, maintain version control, enable smart media deletion, and support workflows in a wide range of resolutions and formats. The built-in messaging system with deep links to assets enables enhanced collaboration between workgroup members.

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.

Work from anywhere

Access files remotely from everywhere

With support for the 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—and serves as the linchpin of the entire collaborative process.

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, 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.

Connect via the web

Web-based tools and media streaming enable collaborative review, annotation, logging, shot-listing, basic editing, and pre-planning from anywhere. Media Composer | Cloud adds support for remote Media Composer editing, full workgroup connectivity, and fast, transparent uploading.

Work anywhere with Avid MediaCentral | UX

The acclaimed Avid MediaCentral | UX web-based interface enables flexible media review, annotation, logging, shot-listing, basic editing, and pre-planning from everywhere, and simplifies deployment with single-point licensing and administration. Plus, you can scale your system as needed—from a basic 5-seat configuration to up to 330 connected users.

Access local and remote media

Eliminate guesswork and dramatically save time by directly searching for media in local and remote sites, then dragging and dropping selected in/out points to the timeline as the full-res version is automatically transferred in the target format.

Search and find media anywhere

Quickly find, browse, and bring media into your project from local or remote sites. Extended search allows for filtering based on a wide range of metadata attributes. High-resolution versions of remote media are transparently delivered to the destination site.

Work faster and more efficiently

Accelerate turnaround time

Interplay | Production provides support for the 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. You can even upload file-based media from your mobile device to your facility using the Media | Director drop utility.

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.

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.

Use less storage

Tracking of all media eliminates duplication and makes regular, safe deletion of unneeded media a quick and simple task. Workflow-connected nearline and archive storage expands media reuse and lowers average cost per used TB.

Integrate with your workflow

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 Panasonic AVC-LongG, Avid DNxHR and Sony XAVC-Intra HD.

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.

Connected media archive and retrieval

Extend online shared media access and retrieval with archive systems from partners: SGL, Masstech, Oracle, and Spectra Logic, enabling effective long-term storage management.  Retrieve and remonetize important sequences quickly with partial restore capabilities which save time and disk space by only returning the necessary portion of larger master clips.

Create your own solution

Link with web content management systems, manage ingest, orchestrate web and mobile distribution, or create any workflow you can imagine with optional Media | Distribute integrations, included Web Services APIs and the expertise of Avid Services.

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Complete integration, reliable operation

With complete integration and workflow testing with best-of-breed Media Composer, Avid shared storage, AirSpeed ingest/playout, iNEWS newsroom management, Interplay | MAM, and over 80 qualified partner integrations, Interplay | Production solutions minimize risk, decrease support problems caused by vendor finger-pointing, and decrease uncoordinated version compatibility issues.