Media | Director

Get a jumpstart on editing. Media | Director is a media ingest module for the Media Suite that speeds up file-based workflows in unscripted television, post-production, and broadcast environments. With its powerful yet easy-to-use scripting tools, Media | Director works with Interplay | Production to orchestrate 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 by initiating media parking, check-in, and transcoding through the drag-and-drop interface. Ideal for reality TV, broadcast news, and other productions that command high volumes of footage, Media | Director eliminates manual prep work, enabling you to lower production costs and gain maximum efficiency.

Key benefits

Accelerate turnaround time

Prepping a day’s worth of shot footage for creative editorial is often a repetitive, labor-intensive, error-prone endeavor done overnight. Media | Director is designed to park, check-in, and transcode material quickly, automatically, and reliably when you need it, so you can access footage faster. It works with all AMA (Avid Media Access) supported file-based media formats when connected to ISIS or third-party storage. In addition, with ISIS shared storage, you can immediately start logging and editing material parked on it—without having to wait for the transcode process to complete—enabling you to jumpstart the creative process.

Lower production costs

Media | Director eliminates the need to employ teams of media wranglers to handle overnight media prep and transcoding. Instead, you can let the software swiftly handle the process of ingesting all file-based media into production and nearline storage for you.

Streamline your workflow

Media | Director features easy-to-use scripting tools that enable you to create custom profiles that orchestrate your entire ingest process between Interplay | Production and Avid and third-party storage, from embedding metadata and telling the software where to park native source material, to transcoding material into the formats and resolutions you need. And because it supports Interplay | Transcode, you can set it to conform your edited sequence to your parked native source material when you’re ready for finishing.