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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT Shared storage Content Workflows Avid and Adobe have announced that Adobe Premiere Pro CC is now fully supported on Avid’s shared storage systems. This “unprecedented” collaboration between the two companies is said to enable fl exible and effi cient workfl ows for all video editors and creative professionals, regardless of their choice of editing application. “We are pleased that Avid’s shared storage systems now provide the high performance required for Adobe solutions,” said Simon Williams, director of strategic relations at Adobe. “With this news, Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Media Composer can share Avid DNxHD media and other open fi le types on the same infrastructure. Our large base of shared customers will undoubtedly realize signifi cant workfl ow benefi ts from this collaboration.” Marquis Broadcast and Pronology, the US developer of tapeless workfl ow technology, are working together to improve collaboration possibilities on exports from Avid Media Composer. By combining Medway, Marquis’ workfl ow automation product, with Pronology’s media asset management platform, it is hoped that editors will have the ability to export and fl atten Avid sequences, with rich metadata and view the results in a standard web browser. “Described as an interoperability engine, Medway has been designed specifi cally to unify multi-vendor systems,” said Daniel Faulkner, business development manager, Marquis Broadcast. “Medway’s ability to transfer media and provide conversion services between Avid environments now combined with Pronology will enable the export and process of Avid sequences seamlessly.” The integration allows editors to export both works-in-progress as well as a fi nal product, in a consistent and reliable manner. Exports are immediately visible to authorized production personnel both on-site and off using Pronology’s browser based interface. Mike Shore, co-founder of Pronology, added: “This collaboration is a huge step in making our customers workfl ow more effi cient. Our users can now take advantage of Marquis’ unique abilities to move content out of an editor, complete with useful metadata, and make it viewable inside of Pronology for an active back-and-forth collaboration that can happen from anywhere.” Visitors will be able to see the integration in action at NAB on the Pronology booth (SL12517). Furniture ITN, one of the world’s leading news and multimedia content producers, has chosen Custom Consoles technical furniture as part of a new studio installation for Channel 4 News. The main production desk is designed for use by a team of up to seven production staff. Integrated into the centre of the desk is a Grass Valley Kayenne vision mixer with fi ve fl at-screen monitor displays on Ergotron adjustable supports. Immediately left is the director’s position which accommodates talkback and server control equipment plus an additional display screen. Four production-support positions are located to the left of the director, each incorporating a forward-angled equipment bay with 4 rack-unit capacity and dedicated monitor screens. 26 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 100 APRIL 2015