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Adobe Anywhere

Posted by Andrea Keating on August 29, 2013

Cloud-based technologies are becoming a widely accepted practice for streamlining your data asset management. During the post-production phase it is a routine practice to exchange files with multiple individuals at a time. This process can be quite cumbersome and time consuming based on a number of variables related to FTP transfer protocols. Adobe has a solution dedicated to creating a more collaborative workflow. The Adobe Anywhere platform enables users of Adobe’s professional video solutions to work worldwide together off of a centralized media base.







If you are an Adobe Premiere facility this solution will simplify the entire file-sharing process amongst your creative team. It will allow you to work together seamlessly and create productions from essentially any location where there is network connectivity. The Adobe Anywhere platform contains two types of components, the Anywhere Collaboration Hub and Adobe’s Mercury Streaming-Engine. Most video workflows involve dealing with various types of project files. The majority of the time these files are specific to a certain application, and can usually only be accessed by one user at a time. The Collaboration Hub removes the boundaries between these project files and allowing editors, colorist, and producers to access the same files within different applications. The Collaboration Hub self-manages all of the project metadata, user access, and coordinates node clusters across the network. The simple explanation is all data management is performed by the system, allowing the creative team to remain focused on the task at hand. The Mercury-Streaming Engine allows collaborators to access full-resolution files with no data loss, eliminating the use of proxy files, and laborious FTP transfers; and the need to ship hard drives between post houses. The process takes place in real-time, and the media is streamed via its native file located on your company’s main server. The open platform is seamlessly integrated into existing asset management, storage and hardware with a robust application programming interface.




What You Need To Know



Adobe Anywhere will operate alongside your current network infrastructure and requires no additional proprietary hardware. Adobe Anywhere will directly implement all of collaborative capabilities in future versions of Adobe Premiere Pro, Prelude , and After Effects eliminating the downtime to learn yet another program. The goal is to keep the creativity flowing, by working with an efficient organizational tool geared to provide seamless workflow.



Adobe has delivered yet another significant workflow enhancement to help your organization, creativity, and overall workflow. If Adobe Anywhere works as promised, it will dramatically change the process of workflow by permitting faster collaborative work results with fewer limitations.



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