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OWC Announces Jellyfish Manager 2.0 Offering New Design, Dashboard, And Cloud Backup Integrations

Offering deeper analytics, a cloud backup integration that works seamlessly with Backblaze, AWS, and Wasabi, and new or enhanced workflow integrations with Postlab,, and iconik

OWC®, the premier zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company, and a respected provider of MemoryExternal DrivesSSDsMac & PC docking solutions, and performance upgrade kits, announces Jellyfish Manager 2.0. The Jellyfish Manager is the modern, beautiful & intuitive interface between the user and the Jellyfish by OWC. It gives post-production teams the tools they need to be self-reliant and frees up IT teams to stay focused on their day-to-day tasks. With a style that matches the modern-day software tools creatives use daily, Jellyfish Manager is the easiest-to-use tool for server administration ever created. 

Jellyfish Manager 2.0 works directly with Jellyfish servers, a specialized shared storage device that allows multiple post-production video editors to work simultaneously with 4K, 6K, and 8K footage. Video teams at some of the largest companies in the world, YouTube creators, post-production houses, and creative agencies love the Jellyfish servers for their ease of use and video workflow support.

Since then, the Jellyfish team at OWC has added a ton of new functionality that called for a new layout focused on organization and a streamlined user interface. The updated design includes easily accessible menus and deep linking throughout the whole application. System alerts are now readily available from all pages in the app also additional tooltips across the board, and intuitive terminology to speed up the learning process. 

Embracing the cloud 

Jellyfish Manager 2.0 now includes the most requested cloud backup services that allow you to run scheduled backups, and if necessary, recover your data from the cloud. Jellyfish Manager 2.0 also improves integration with Backblaze and included AWS and Wasabi cloud services and will include more in the future. 

Enhanced workflow integrations syncing between Jellyfish folders and projects are now possible without going through watch folders on your workstation. Combined with the transcoding functionality of Jellyfish Media Engine, this integration helps teams collaborate through while storing their original footage on the Jellyfish. If you aren’t already familiar, Postlab is a platform that allows teams to collaborate more efficiently in Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro. It is cloud-based, but it can run locally on the Jellyfish itself instead of using the cloud with our new Jellyfish integration. We are proud that the Jellyfish is the only on-prem solution that works with Postlab Local.

“We are all excited about all this new functionality,” said Josh Minney, COO, OWC. “We hope you will enjoy the improved experience. There are many improvements in the new Jellyfish Manager 2.0 that users won’t notice but will allow us to build more integrations with our software and third-party applications.” 

Jellyfish Manager 2.0 Highlights:

Check your vitals: Check your vitals: Monitor memory, temperature, storage, and CPU usage immediately and quickly see the health of your drives

Manage file permissions: Decide who gets access to specific shares and folders with just a few clicks. Easily create and add local users and groups for your team and assign them permissions in less time than it takes to upload a cat video to Youtube

Customize network settings: Jellyfish systems come completely preconfigured for 4k+ video and direct connections, but if you’d like to create and modify network settings or bond ports into your switch, we promise you won’t have to read a 50-page manual first

Enable powerful workflows: like Jellyfish Remote Access, Snapshots, Davinci Resolve Collaborative Database, or iconik Storage Gateways

Pricing & Availability

Jellyfish Manager 2.0 will be available to all new customers and customers who have an active support plan. For more information, please visit

ZEISS Cine at Filmscape Chicago

If you are in the Chicago area this weekend make sure to join ZEISS Cine this Saturday August 28th & Sunday August 29th at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios for the annual Filmscape show! They’ll be on hand with the Supreme Prime and Supreme Prime Radiance lenses, providing you an opportunity to see the look of the lenses in person.  Register here for free.

As a part of the educational programming lineup, ZEISS will be presenting a workshop with their friends from Panavision, discussing optical lens flares and how to create dramatic images with them.  The discussion will encompass both old and new cinematography lenses.

Understanding Cinematic Flares
Join ZEISS for a panel discussion about Lens Flare, its creation, control and its ability to create dramatic images in your film production.

Saturday, August 28 @ 5:30pm Central
– Abelcine Chicago Theater, Cinespace Studios

Speakers include:

Snehal Patel – Head of Cine Sales, ZEISS
Al Collins – Optical Technician, Panavision

Get your Free Pass to Cine Gear Expo Exhibits before September 18

Cine Gear Expo 2021 is the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the film and entertainment technology industry. The event takes place in Los Angeles this September 24 -25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Cine Gear features exhibits, new product and service introductions, complimentary seminars led by industry leaders, master classes, awards ceremony, and ample opportunity to network with peers.

● September 24-25 — Exhibits, Premier Seminars, Awards Presentations, Special Events, Master Classes

Updates to the exhibitor list, event map, schedule, presentation topics, and speakers will be posted to the website regularly.
Questions? Please contact the Cine Gear Office at (310) 472-0809 or

Attendee Registration is open.

Registration is free until September 18th, 2021 11:59pm PDT.

All attendees must complete the Cine Gear Badge online registration process.

Explore and compare the latest tools and services in entertainment technology. Get educated and inspired while gaining insight from old friends, new friends, and everything in between.

August Adobe Video Community Meetup

On August 25, 2021 at 12pm UTC-8:
PART I: Learn how to work faster and level up your content with powerful audio tools for video editors (and vice versa) in Adobe Premiere Pro.

INTRO: In Part I of PODCASTS for ALL the PLATFORMS — hosted by Product Manager, Durin Gleaves — we explore ways to deliver complementary visual content for eager audiences on video-centric platforms like YouTube and Instagram.
PRODUCT DEMO: Durin shares examples of video podcasting and creative choices to address the need for visuals.
MEET THE TEAMS: Host Durin Gleaves is joined by Adobe colleagues for a discussion on the trends, best practices, and practical reasons for delivering podcast content to video platforms.
CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: Get a look at a recent project from a member of the community, showing how they create for all the destinations, audiences, and engagement. Q&A: All of the guests go deeper on gear, workflows, and lots more.

On Friday, August 27 at 10am UTC-8:
Part II of PODCASTS for ALL the PLATFORMS — focused on delivering exceptional content for audio-centric platforms like Apple Podcasts and Instagram:…

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Adobe Agrees to Acquire

Acquisition Brings Together Adobe Creative Cloud’s Leading Video Capabilities with’s Cloud-first Workflow Functionality to Create End-to-End Video Collaboration Platform

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, a leading cloud-based video collaboration platform. With over a million users across media and entertainment companies, agencies, and global brands, streamlines the video production process by enabling video editors and key project stakeholders to seamlessly collaborate using cloud-first workflows. The combination of Adobe’s industry-leading creative software, including Premiere Pro and After Effects video editing products, and’s review and approval functionality, will deliver a collaboration platform that powers the video editing process.

Whether it’s the latest binge-worthy streaming series, a social media video that sparks a movement, or a corporate video that connects thousands of remote workers, video creation and consumption is experiencing tremendous growth. Video teams must produce an ever-increasing volume of content, and each video project requires various stakeholders, including video editors, producers, agencies, and clients. Today’s video workflows are disjointed with multiple tools and communication channels being used to solicit stakeholder feedback. eliminates the inefficiencies of video workflows by enabling real-time footage upload, access, and in-line stakeholder collaboration in a secure and elegant experience across surfaces.

Collaboration is the next wave of creativity: Digital collaboration is now the foundation of all creative endeavors. Adobe’s acquisition of brings Adobe Creative Cloud’s collaboration services to video and builds on recent innovations for creative collaboration including Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries, Cloud Documents, Design Systems in Adobe XD, Adobe Stock, and Adobe Fonts, all of which together with, will make it easy for teams to collaborate across Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and other Adobe Creative Cloud applications.

Video workflows must empower all stakeholders: With the combination of and Adobe, Creative Cloud customers, from video editors, to producers, to marketers, will benefit from seamless collaboration on video projects with workflow functionality built natively in Adobe Creative Cloud applications like Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Photoshop.

Innovation benefits the video ecosystem: customers and partners will benefit from the company’s robust plug-ins and third-party application support along with the innovation generated by the combined Adobe Creative Cloud and teams. With the addition of, Adobe Creative Cloud’s commitment to enabling collaboration across all stakeholders of creativity extends beyond Adobe’s applications to the growing number of third-party applications across the creative ecosystem.

“We’ve entered a new era of connected creativity that is deeply collaborative, and we imagine a world where everyone can participate in the creative process,” said Scott Belsky, Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud. “With this acquisition, we’re welcoming an incredible customer-oriented team and adding’s cloud-native workflow capabilities to make the creative process more collaborative, productive, and efficient to further unleash creativity for all.”

“ and Adobe share a vision for the future of video creation and collaboration that brings together Adobe’s strength in video creation and production and’s cloud-native platform,” said Emery Wells, co-founder and CEO. “We’re excited to join Adobe to continue to drive video innovation for the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, agencies, and brands.”

Upon close, co-founder and CEO Emery Wells and co-founder John Traver will join Adobe. Wells will continue to lead the team, reporting to Scott Belsky. The transaction, valued at $1.275 billion, subject to customary purchase price adjustments, is expected to close during the fourth quarter of Adobe’s 2021 fiscal year and is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions. Until the transaction closes, each company will continue to operate independently.

Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities law. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to future events and future performance and reflect Adobe’s expectations regarding the ability to enhance Creative Cloud by adding’s cloud-native video collaboration capabilities and other anticipated benefits of the transaction. Forward-looking statements involve risks, including general risks associated with Adobe’s and’s businesses, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those referred to in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: Adobe’s ability to integrate’stechnology into Adobe Creative Cloud and otherwise realize the anticipated benefits of the transaction; the effectiveness of’s technology; potential benefits of the transaction to Adobe and Frame.iocustomers; the ability of Adobe and Frame.ioto close the announced transaction; the possibility that the closing of the transaction may be delayed; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. The reader is cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to Adobe and are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, individuals should refer to Adobe’s SEC filings. Adobe does not assume any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements or other statements included in this press release.

About is one of the world’s leading video review and approval platforms with over 1 million users. Integrated with most major professional video tools, streamlines the creative process by centralizing assets and feedback in the cloud. This allows remote creative teams to collaborate securely and in real time from anywhere in the world.

Conceived and designed in 2015 by video creators Emery Wells and John Traver, is intuitive and simple, yet powerful enough for creative professionals, technical administrators, and clients to use with little (or no) training. accelerates workflows and eliminates obstacles to creativity. From script or storyboard to dailies through delivery, has reinvented the modern video workflow.

“The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Editor Rosanne Tan, ACE, Joins Manhattan Edit Workshop as Their Next Artist in Residence

MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive Art of Editing Workshop Starts Online September 13th

 Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge, online digital-training destination for post-production specialists and content creators is proud to announce the upcoming Artist in Residence for the September 13th class will be three-time Eddy-nominated Editor Rosanne Tan, ACE.**  


Rosanne Tan, ACE, has been an editor on many acclaimed shows for a number of studios, including Amazon, AMC, Marvel, Netflix, USA, and many others.  She has experience in a variety of genres and has been able to explore dramatic, visceral worlds such as “Mr. Robot”, “Homecoming,” “Seven Seconds,” and “NOS4A2.”  She earned three ACE Eddie Award nominations for her work on “Mr. Robot” and “Homecoming,” and was also nominated for an HPA Award for “Homecoming.”  She just recently completed her work on Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” for Disney+.  Rosanne was originally born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but grew up in Los Angeles, CA.  She discovered her love for editing at a very young age, using VHS-to-VHS editing to compile all her favorite programs to tape.  The rest is history.

The next installment of MEWShop’s Six Week Intensive Workshop will be taught LIVE online beginning on September 13, 2021 and will be held Monday through Friday from 10 AM EST to 6 PM EST.  For more information on the Online Six Week Intensive Workshop or to register, please visit  “For students to learn and talk with someone that has Rosanne’s career trajectory is an amazing opportunity for our students,” says MEWShop Director of Education Janet Dalton.   “To hear firsthand about starting as an Assistant Editor in Reality TV, to an Apprentice Editor for film ‘The Social Network’, and now as an Editor on hit TV shows is an invaluable experience.”  MEWShop’s early bird pricing ends August 20th.

About Manhattan Edit Workshop’s LIVE Online Six Week Intensive Workshop: The post-production industry is highly competitive, and knowing the industry standards – Premiere Pro, After Effects and Avid Media Composer – is critical for success.  MEWShop offers all of this in one comprehensive six-week course, the training that aspiring post-production professionals need in each of these editing applications, taught by certified instructors.  

Beyond the creative and technical aspects of editing, a portion of the Six Week Intensive Workshop is focused on the best strategies to secure a job once the class ends.  Students will draft cover letters and resumes, which will be refined over the span of the class, and also discuss with instructors about interview strategies and job applications, as well as how to appropriately set rates and find the right work for each graduate’s unique interests.

Our LIVE online workshop will run Monday – Friday from 10am EST – 6pm EST with an hour lunch.  All media and projects will be provided online with screenings and discussions occurring on either Zoom or Google Hangout.  Students will need to obtain an Avid license from Avid or have or obtain an Adobe Premiere Pro license for the duration of the class.  These can be purchased separately, or Manhattan Edit Workshop can direct students to free or temporary options. 

Please make sure that your home computer specs are up to standard to handle these applications prior to taking the workshop. Manhattan Edit Workshop administration will do a trial run the week before the class begins with each student to verify that everything is working.

Online Class Highlights:

**Artists in Residence are schedule permitting.

AJA Desktop Software v16.1 Debuts with Apple® M1 Chip Support

AJA Desktop Software v16.1 for KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro products has arrived, bringing users native support for the powerful Apple® M1 chip, among other improvements. The latest update enables post production professionals to harness the power and cost-efficiency of Apple M1 systems for professional video I/O tasks, in addition to existing support for Intel-based systems from Apple, as well as Windows, Linux Ubuntu and Linux CentOS systems.

Via the update, AJA KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro users also gain new options in AJA MultiChannel Config, enabling 12G-/6G-SDI input support as well as extended audio input support for AJA KONA, Io, and T-TAP Pro products with Telestream Wirecast. Furthermore, the included AJA Control Panel now provides additional GUI feedback for situations where “Auto” has resulted in signal modification, allowing creatives and technicians to better understand results.

For more details about the latest release and to download it today, visit:

OWC Announces U2 ShuttleOne Build Your Own Affordable High-Performance U.2 SSD

OWC®, the premier zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company, and a respected provider of MemoryExternal DrivesSSDsMac & PC docking solutions, and performance upgrade kits, announces the OWC U2 ShuttleOne. This innovative “build your own” heat dissipating full metal adapter brings U.2 SSD performance and capacity to the mainstream in a flexible, easy-to-use design. Performance enthusiasts, IT admins, M&E pros, gamers, and more can now use a readily available and affordable NVMe M.2 “blade” style SSD in a 2.5-inch U.2 bay. Whether you have a U.2 bay equipped server, workstation, gaming rig, or external drive, the OWC U2 ShuttleOne gives you access to a new world of storage possibilities.

The OWC U2 ShuttleOne is available now for $44.99 at

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The 42nd Annual Telly Awards Honors Winners Netflix, Jennifer Garner, HBO Latin America, Microsoft, RadicalMedia, Condé Nast, Adobe, Nickelodeon, and Partizan

Continued surge in remote and virtual productions embodies ingenuity of creative leaders while Al Jazeera Media Network takes home esteemed ‘Telly Company of the Year’ award

The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, has announced this year’s winners, including Jennifer Garner’s “Pretend Cooking Show” series, RadicalMedia’s “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” documentary series, Partizan’s “Fantastic Voyage” campaign, and much more. Under this year’s “Your Stories Defy The Limits” theme, standouts encompass the artistic and technical innovations that have surfaced in direct response to the challenges presented by 2020 and 2021. Additional winners range from Netflix, Microsoft, Condé Nast, HBO Latin America, and Nickelodeon to BET Digital, Adobe, Playstation, BBC Global News, and PAPER.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by the Telly Award Judging Council, a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology, such as WarnerMedia, NBC News, Framestore NY, and Vimeo to name a few.

View all of the winners of The 42nd Telly Awards at

The 42nd annual Telly Awards received a 15% increase in entries from the previous year. The growth was driven by a significant rise in remote and virtual productions, with many brands taking to animation for the first time. The Telly Awards is also proud to name Al Jazeera Media Network as this year’s ‘Telly Company of the Year’. A trailblazer in bringing to life limit-defying content, Al Jazeera’s breadth of work, particularly its “A Day in Wuhan” and “Stricken Beirut” along with “About Cinema” series, perfectly embodies the creativity and storytelling efforts the Telly Awards have long shined a spotlight on.

“In the face of a year like no other, the visual storytelling community has continued to defy the limitations of our new world. Achievements have been both societal, such as embracing social media platforms to raise awareness about injustices and promote solidarity for movements, as well as geographical, like developing fully remote pipelines for dispersed teams”, says Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “This year’s submissions doubled down on what we already know about the industry. Creativity cannot be stopped. Collaboration will always prevail. New ideas and stories will always find a way to break through to an audience.”

In recognition of the industry’s evolving cultural change, The Telly Awards continued its commitment toward supporting the talent, voices, and narratives of underrepresented artists around the globe. At the start of the season, The Telly Awards welcomed Ghetto Film School and UK-based We Are Parable as media partners. This mission was also reflected within the international and multidisciplinary judging lineup, which was bolstered by the joinings of Shalini Sharma of NBC News, Ryan Honey of Buck, Andrew Wareham of Taxi Group Australia, Karyn Spencer of Whalar, Amy Tunick of WarnerMedia, Jamie Elden of Shutterstock, Kavita Lokchander of Thrive Global, Meghan Oretsky of Vimeo, and Andrew Rowan-Robinson of Framestore NY.

On the heels of a hugely successful virtual screening series, The Telly Awards has also rolled out its first-ever original and monthly interview series to further celebrate creators who have pushed the boundaries of possibility. Entitled “Hot Takes”, it features unfiltered discussions presented by a chosen industry expert. The latest installments include “Will Change The Future of Content and Media?” from Josh Ness of Verizon 5G Labs and “Brand Strategy In a Post-Pandemic World” from Dushane Ramsay of Square, with many more to come.

Finally, it was a standout year for the ‘People’s Telly Awards’, which are given to the most-loved pieces chosen by the Telly Awards audience and, this year, received the most public votes in the history of the category. Winners include Square’s “Black Owned”, a stirring film series chronicling the lives of Black business owners across three of the nation’s most populous cities, the Walt Disney Company’s “Cooking with Pixar”, and WeTransfer’s “Doubt. Create. Repeat.” global brand campaign. The latter boldly calls on the creative community to harness feelings of doubt in pursuit of their ideas.

42nd Annual Telly highlights from this year’s winners include:

Use of Stock Footage
● The Walt Disney Company won for “Star Wars: The Animals Strike Back” in Branded Content
● Adobe won for “Adobe Care Help Channel” in Non-Broadcast
● Les Beaux Films won for “Bob Dylan Retrospectrum – On The Road” in Non-Broadcast
● Viewstream won for “Meet Zazu” in Online Commercials

Virtual Events & Experiences
● PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs won for “Face the Facts: Election 2020 Youth Town Hall” in Online
● Christie’s won for “ONE: A Global Sale of the 20th Century | Livestream” in Online
● CK Productions won for “Tomorrowland – Around The World – First Digital Festival” in Immersive & Mixed Reality
● Jump! Creative won for “YouTube: Dear Class of 2020” in Social Video

Influencer & Celebrity
● Viacom Velocity won for “Bad Boys For Life – Couples Therapy” in Social Video
● CBS Interactive won for “The Late Late Show: Best of Gordon Ramsay & James Corden” in Social Video
● The-Artery won for “The Small Things (ft. Snoop Dogg) | SodaStream” in Branded Content
● FORTUNE won for “Collin Morikawa – The Sky’s the Limit” in Branded Content

Remote Production
● The Walt Disney Company won for “Our Star Wars Stories” in Branded Content
● ViacomCBS won for “U.S. Cellular – Fathers On the Frontline” in Non-Broadcast
● Nickelodeon won for “Staff Meeting Quote Tape” in Non-Broadcast
● Partizan won for “Pictures” in Branded Content

Museums & Galleries
● Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture won for “gOD-Talk 2.0: Digital #BlackFaith” in Social Video
● J. Paul Getty Museum won for “The Getty Villa” in Non-Broadcast
● Christie’s won for “Jonathan Yeo Studio Visit” in Branded Content
● Litton Entertainment won for “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation” in Television


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