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Avid integrates SRT into Media Composer to deliver over the shoulder' collaboration


Creatives are able to view editors work as if they were in the room looking over their shoulder, accelerating processes such as content review and approval by producers and clients

By Jenny Priestley

Published: April 24, 2022

Creatives are able to view editors' work as if they were in the room looking over their shoulder , accelerating processes such as content review and approval by producers and clients

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Avid is updating its Media Composer video editing software to integrate Secure Reliable Transport (SRT), which the company says enables editors to stream high-resolution video and audio sequences anywhere at any time directly to individual or multiple end-points simultaneously.

It means creatives are able to view editors' work as if they were in the room looking over their shoulder , accelerating processes such as content review and approval by producers and clients.

While SRT ensures secure streaming of content with end-to-end 128/256-bit AES encryption, users additionally can restrict client access to Media Composer output, said Avid.

Teams can connect to a Haivision Gateway on premises or in the cloud to enable stream replication and firewall traversal so that devices behind a firewall can reach streams without breaching network security.

Our users will achieve big gains in team productivity and individual performance with this new release of Media Composer, said Michael Krulik, video product evangelist at Avid. With the ability to stream video and audio from Media Composer using the SRT protocol, true over-the-shoulder experiences for people working anywhere are finally here.

Other updates to Media Composer include a customisable toolset that enables creative teams to build and distribute role-specific tools that follow the user, not the machine, including configuring user interfaces, media creation settings, project settings, workspaces, toolbars, timeline views, bin views, and more with Media Composer | Enterprise.

User interface enhancements allow for a customised workspace so a user can maximise editing efficiency including docking the Tool Palette; organising bin content quickly; and moving clips up in the timeline.

A single sequence can now include as many as 99 video tracks and 99 audio tracks- expanding a user's ability to create more VFX-heavy sequences, and build bigger audio mixes.
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