FEBRUARY 17, 2023

Saas post-production with Avid | Edit On Demand


Post production can be complex, with multiple components, requirements, needs, and goals. Having the right tools can save valuable time, cost, and effort.

Our goal at Avid is to be there for you, to help make your creative process easier so that you can be efficient and stay at the top of your game. That’s why we designed a flexible new solution that meets your essential post requirements, even if they change mid-project. One that lets you take on new assignments, even with short notice.

Avid | Edit On Demand is a complete SaaS production solution that is secure, scalable, fast, and easy to use. It includes the familiar Avid Media Composer editing system and Avid NEXIS real-time media storage for easy adoption with no learning curve for Media Composer users, and has everything needed to efficiently cut your next project, whether it’s a feature film or short video.

Customers worldwide are realizing the many benefits of the award-winning Avid | Edit On Demand solution, recently named one of the most innovative “Best in Market” products by TVBEurope. Check out these top five ways Avid | Edit On Demand can benefit your post-production workflow.

1. Agility: Create a secure, complete editing suite IN HOURS

Yes, you read that correctly. The Avid | Edit On Demand post-production environment can be set up in just a few hours. You’ll have everything you need to edit just like on an on-prem workstation except that you’re in the cloud. You can ramp up new projects at a moment’s notice from wherever you happen to be. No need for expensive production hardware, administrative overhead, integration, testing, equipment rental, or manual installation. Setup is easy, no cloud expert required. Scale your SaaS post-production environment up or down as needed with up to 30 simultaneous editors and up to 60 named users. Increase cloud capacity up to 200 TB with add-on storage. Pretty cool, right? Here’s what’s included:

  • Media Composer licenses
  • Virtual workstations
  • Avid NEXIS cloud storage
  • HP Anyware (formerly Teradici CAS)
  • FileCatalyst media file transfer system
  • Avid On-Demand portal for usage monitoring and user management
  • Avid Cloud Basic support, featuring customer care and software upgrades

Watch these videos for more details on the benefits of Avid | Edit On Demand

    2. Cost-Efficiency: Only pay for what you need

    The Avid | Edit On Demand SaaS post-production solution is competitively priced and offers the flexibility to meet most any budget. Weekly and monthly subscriptions give you the freedom to customize your usage. There are no hidden fees or charges. And, if your production demands change, you can add Media Composer seats and storage at any time, or spin down seats when they’re no longer needed, helping you avoid unnecessary costs. Easily keep track of your usage to understand your current and future needs and maximize your subscription. 

    3. Collaboration: From any location with anyone anywhere

    With Avid | Edit On Demand, your in-house teams, remote editors, assistant editors, and producers can be based in multiple geographic areas and still work together. All they need is their laptop and an Internet connection to have full access to a Media Composer seat and an Avid NEXIS workspace in the cloud. No need to learn new software or workflows. That remote collaboration ability lets you tap into a much wider talent pool to find the best person for the job, regardless of geographic or physical constraints. Putting the right tools in front of the right talent creates tremendous possibility and high-quality results.

    See how editors can work together even when they’re apart with Avid | Edit On Demand.


    4. Flexibility: Say yes confidently to quick turnaround projects

    Avid | Edit On Demand works around you, your schedule, and your requirements. Quickly configure the storage and seats you need based on your schedule, enabling fast burst capacity to help meet demanding production deadlines. Scale your SaaS post-production environment down when your project ends. No need to round up, purchase, or rent workstations, software, and storage drives like a traditional CapEx model requires. This kind of flexibility offers low investment, low risk, and gives you the freedom to start small, take on new business, and scale up rapidly whether you’re a new business just starting out or a large, existing operation. Accept new, even last-minute, high-volume projects without having to worry about purchasing and receiving delivery of new equipment.

    See how Eggplant Picture & Sound quickly met the demands of a massive project with Avid | Edit On Demand.



    5. Efficiency: Over-the-shoulder virtual review workflows

    One of the most exciting features of Avid | Edit On Demand is its virtual “over-the-shoulder” capability, just like the collaboration that happens when teams are in-person, on-site. Anyone with permission can securely review a sequence over the Internet in various iterations from any location at any time.

    Here’s how it works: an editor initiates an SRT stream from their Media Composer timeline and sends it out as one stream to a single viewer or multiple streams to many viewers. Anyone, anywhere with the right permissions can view the playback in real time over the Internet. Editors retain full control over quality and security levels within the SRT settings in their software.

    SRT is extremely secure and reliable, offering end-to-end 128/256-bit AES encryption, so valuable content is protected. You can even password-protect streams and set other security options when sending output to devices. A big benefit of over-the-shoulder workflows is that an encoder is no longer needed to initiate the SRT stream because the review take place in Media Composer in the cloud. Over-the-shoulder workflows maximize efficiency while minimizing cost.

    See why Gorilla TV calls Avid | Edit On Demand “a godsend.”



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