MARCH 14, 2023

Avid NEXIS | EDGE—remote video editing and collaboration

Dual image of male editor in a facility and a female producer working remotely on a laptop while petting her dog

Let’s face it. Working remotely, at least part of the time, has become the new norm for many of us. It has its advantages, and it has its drawbacks. We’ve all had to find work-arounds and, at times, accept a less-than-optimal working experience. Content creation teams are no exception. But the compromises you’ve had to make over the last few years can soon become a thing of the past. Avid offers a remote video editing solution so you can get the same user experience and team collaboration whether you’re at the facility or working remotely.

Avid NEXIS | EDGE web client on laptop with media browser and editing timeline

Avid NEXIS | EDGE is a collaborative video editing and workflow solution for editors and post-production teams. At its core, it’s an innovative new proxy workflow that enables editors with Media Composer | Enterprise to work from anywhere with the same media access, workflow, and user experience as if they were working at the facility.


It does this by leveraging facility-based Avid NEXIS storage to provide secure access to media assets that mimics being on-premises, enabling you to create proxy media and easily select between the high-res or proxy versions right in your Media Composer | Enterprise timeline. This makes it easy to switch from working on-premises to working remotely—and puts an end to manual relinking.

It’s a solution that connects the tools you know, extends the post workflow across your team, while enabling the whole team—from editors to assistants to producers—to work from anywhere.

Editors can work from anywhere with the same user experience

Lifestyle over shoulder of woman working in Media Composer | Enterprise on desktop display

Editors can use Avid NEXIS | EDGE to work from anywhere using industry-standard tools they’re already familiar with. There’s nothing new to learn. They can collaborate more efficiently by securely accessing content on their on-premises Avid NEXIS system from anywhere and sharing projects and media without leaving their software.

Avid NEXIS | EDGE enables editors to find media fast. They can browse, search for, access, manage, and play content stored at the facility directly from within their Media Composer editing interface. Using PhraseFind (included with Media Composer | Enterprise), they can even find all clips that contain specific words of spoken dialogue in seconds.

With the EDGE proxy workflow, editors can work wherever they go. They can select between high-res or proxy media right in the Media Composer | Enterprise timeline, making it easy to go from working at the facility to working remotely—without requiring manual relinking. They can enjoy the same familiar Media Composer shared bins and projects workflow—with genuine Avid bin locking—wherever they go. They can even pack up a project quickly and work while air-gapped (or disconnected from the internet) with the ability to copy high-res media, proxies, and bins to a local drive in a single step. Once reconnected to the network, any changes are automatically synced in the bin.

Assistants can jumpstart projects quickly from anywhere

Avid NEXIS | EDGE web client on display with sequence in playback mode

Assistant editors can use Avid NEXIS | EDGE to prep projects and media for the editing team from anywhere. They can jumpstart post projects quickly—in parallel with production—as soon as the dailies are delivered into storage, using the EDGE web client to securely connect to the facility-based Avid NEXIS system. They can organize projects, create bins and sequences, create proxies, and group media quickly to support the editing team—without using Media Composer. The web client speeds up logging assets, enabling better search results so editors can find the exact clips they need faster.

Assistants can browse, search for, locate, and access video, audio, and image content stored on Avid NEXIS from anywhere using just a web browser. They can also find all clips that contain specific spoken words or phrases in seconds with the Phonetic Index option. They can even see the number of keyword instances and jump to the exact timecode for each one.

Avid NEXIS | EDGE enables collaborative video editing for assistant editors and story editors and the editing team with tools for editing simple sequences, whether working at the facility, on location, or elsewhere. Assistants can quickly mark in and out points, pull selects, storyboard ideas, and create stringouts and rough cuts using the EDGE web client’s drag-and-drop timeline to help shape the story for the team to further refine.

Producers can review media and approve content from anywhere

Lifestyle of Avid NEXIS | EDGE producer working remotely outdoors

Producers can simplify the post workflow by using Avid NEXIS | EDGE to review media and approve content from anywhere. There’s no need for them to be present in the editing room. The EDGE web client lets them review the latest cuts and content anywhere inside or outside of the facility using just a web browser.

Thanks to its remote connection and collaboration capabilities, producers can bring in and retain the talent they really want, regardless of their location. They can leverage Avid NEXIS | EDGE to scale production while lowering costs. With support for dozens of editors and contributors, EDGE enables them to expand the team and tap into a broader talent pool beyond their facility to adapt quickly to changing production or business needs. And since non-editors can contribute without requiring a full-featured editing solution, they can cut resource costs and training expenses, too.

Because Avid NEXIS | EDGE can communicate with unused computers at your facility using Media Composer | Distributed Processing—even when you’re far away—proxy creation, rendering, and other processor-intensive tasks can be offloaded to them, saving you time while freeing up Media Composer, so you can keep working.


The best part is that Avid NEXIS | EDGE and Media Composer | Distributed Processing are included with Media Composer | Enterprise subscriptions at no additional charge. And Avid NEXIS | EDGE web client subscriptions are also available to connect the rest of the post-production team members who don’t need a full-featured editing solution.

Give your team the leading edge with Avid NEXIS | EDGE

  • Pam_Gill

    With 25 years focused on media production technology, I am amazed by the transformation of the media and entertainment industry, and by our customers as they strive to embrace the continual evolution of viewing audiences, content demands, and technology.

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