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ProductionHUB announces 2021 Awards of Excellence Winners

ProductionHUB, the film, TV and video industry’s global network of freelancers, crew and vendors, is proud to announce the 2021 Awards of Excellence recipients.

The Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional technological innovation and practice. Each year, ProductionHUB editorial staff and industry experts collaborate to carefully vet and choose the winners. This year, as we continue to navigate the pandemic, we are conducting the entire awards process virtually. Award recipients are trailblazers in technological growth, products that help streamline workflows for film and video production, as well as advance the art of cinematography.

John Pokorny, President of ProductionHUB added, “We are continually impressed by all the innovation by our manufacturer friends that help push this industry forward. It is our great honor to recognize these companies for their creativity and contributions to the production community.”

ProductionHUB commends the recipients of the distinguished 2021 Awards of Excellence:

AJA Video Systems – AJA Bridge|LIVE
ARRI – ARRI AMIRA Live
Atomos – Atom X Cast
Blackmagic Design – Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2
Canon – Dual Fisheye Lens
LiveU – LiveU LU800 Pro4
Marshall Electronics – Marshall CV568 w/ Global Shutter
Mo-sys – mo-sys vp pro XR
OWC – Mercury Helios 3S+U.2 NVMe Interchange System Bundle
Panasonic 6K Lumix BS1H Mirrorless Full-Frame Box-Style Cinema Camera
Sony – VENICE 2
Teradek – Teradek Wave

Honorable Mentions:

Apple – MacBook Pro with M1X or M1Pro
Breakthrough Filters – Cinema DFM
Broadcast Pix – MX Hybrid Switcher
iZotope – RX 9 RX Post Production Suite 6
MRMC – Polymotion Chat
Nikon – Nikon Z 9 Mirrorless Digital Camera

For more information, visit www.ProductionHUB.com.

OWC Announces Accelsior 8M2 World’s Fastest and Highest Capacity PCIe SSD

Revolutionary PCIe SSD solution designed for exceptional reliability and mind-blowing real-world speeds up to 26,000MB/s and massive 64TB storage capacity

OWC®, the premier zero-emissions Mac and PC technology company, and a respected provider of Memory, External Drives, SSDs, Mac & PC Docking Solutions, Network Attached Storage, and Performance Upgrade Kits, today announces the all-new OWC Accelsior 8M2. The OWC Accelsior 8M2 brings impressive speed and storage capacity to 2019 Mac Pros, Windows or Linux computers, and PCIe expansion systems. It utilizes the total bandwidth of the latest PCIe technology and has a highly efficient heat dissipating design to provide ultra-reliable speeds up to 26,000MB/s. Creating the fastest PCIe SSD meant combining bold engineering with the latest technology. Each OWC Accelsior 8M2’s eight NVMe M.2 SSD slots can run at their full x4 lanes of data throughput. All that insanely fast speed through an entire PCIe 4.0 x16 lane architecture with up to 64TB of storage.

The OWC Accelsior 8M2 offers total performance gains in so many diverse ways that it lets you create without limits:

As a high-performance NVMe-based storage solution, the OWC Accelsior 8M2 delivers the consistent low latency data throughput required in edge computing applications such as industrial automation, smart city ecosystems, and smart retail solutions. It feeds CPUs and GPUs huge amounts of data lightning-fast for real-time predictive analytics. With 60% of storage professionals using NVMe SSDs to process large data sets generated at the edge, OWC Accelsior 8M2 is more than a competitive advantage. And to ensure OWC Accelsior 8M2 keeps running at peak speed for the long haul, there’s a quiet cooling fan in the aircraft-grade aluminum heat shield. There are no compromises, just the ultra-reliable performance that Mac and PC users have come to depend on from OWC storage solutions.

“We are always trying to push technology to the limits, and with the OWC Accelsior 8M2, can be summed up in one definitive sentence,” said Larry O’Connor, CEO, and Founder of OWC. “It’s the fastest, highest-capacity PCIe SSD in the galaxy.”

OWC Accelsior 8M2 Highlights:
Includes SoftRAID XT: Easy and Complete Drive Management

SoftRAID XT is the most powerful, intuitive software RAID utility on the market. Multiple RAID options let you select the RAID level that fits you or your project’s needs best. If you need maximum volume capacity, optimum drive performance, data protection, or a combination of attributes, SoftRAID has you covered. Packed with features like drive validation, verification, and failure prediction—SoftRAID includes features you don’t get with hardware RAID. It’s like having a data center on your desktop! From home users looking to protect photos and documents to professionals needing to protect and quickly access projects, SoftRAID is the perfect solution.

Your Digital Life. Protected for FREE.

Backing up and protecting your data is critically important. But all too often, it’s a task that falls to the bottom of the “to do” list, and you don’t realize it until it is too late. That’s why OWC has partnered with Acronis to give you 1 full year of the #1 personal backup and antivirus software to integrate into your workflow. Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office safeguards you from today’s data threats—from accidents to failures to attacks. With easy, intuitive backup and Ai-enhanced antimalware technology, your digital life is protected—photos, files, applications, systems, and the devices they are on.

Pricing & Availability

The OWC Accelsior 8M2 SSD is available now at MacSales.com in capacities ranging from 0TB (add your own drives) starting at $799.00 and 2TB, 4TB, 8TB, 16TB, 32TB and 64TB models starting at $1,299.00.

ZEISS Cinema Americas Expands to Better Serve Cinematography Community

In an industry that relies heavily on collaboration to combine technical excellence with inspiring creativity, the last two years have been a unique challenge. The ZEISS Cinema Lens team, meanwhile, has worked hard to not only continue communications, but to also expand and improve its capabilities across the Americas. Whether it’s from behind masks or monitors they have been actively engaging with the filmmaking community, unveiling new technology, maintaining channels, sponsoring online events and film festivals, and producing their Studies in Cinematography series with the likes of Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS, Matthew Libatique, ASC and Alice Brooks, ASC.

During the 2020 industry slowdown ZEISS safely sustained consultancy and demonstration services at their Cinema Lens Demo Center resource for cinematographers and ACs, opened in Los Angeles in 2019. With the launch of the Supreme Prime Radiance lenses later that year, and four additional focal lengths added this April alone, ZEISS’ LA-based, Head of Cinema Sales and lens expert Snehal Patel, points out the benefits of the well-appointed facility. “Even during the global pandemic,” he says, “we were able to keep demo lenses flowing out to rental houses and DPs, and our team used online tools to keep in touch with the community.” With restrictions easing, the comfortable Los Angeles space provides ample room for safe in-person lens demos and educational seminars.

All this activity calls for an even more robust team. After a comprehensive search they are eager to welcome the renowned Jean-Marc Bouchut to the ZEISS family. A thirty-year alumnus of French lens maker Angenieux, Bouchut takes the reins as Zeiss’ Director of Cinema Sales, building out the ZEISS presence on the East coast by providing support to cinematographers and crews from the New York office. Jean-Marc and I have known each other for a long time,” Patel notes. “With an extensive background in optics to share, he’s here to support filmmakers at all levels.”

Visitors to the Los Angeles headquarters can also meet another addition to the team, Anna Schmidt, who moves to ZEISS from Dynamic Rentals. Working with Tony Wisniewski, Senior Manager of Marketing, Anna supports ZEISS’ marketing activation and educational events.

To ZEISS, success is more than offering the top technology in lenses. As Tony sums it up: “The initiatives we’re running— sponsorships, education and engagement at festivals and trade shows, as well as our new people have one goal: to support the artists using our technology and to ensure they can fulfill their creative vision.”

For more information visit: www.zeiss.com/cine-democenter   

OWC TO BE PART OF THE FINAL CUT PRO 2021 GLOBAL SUMMIT

Tech leader will showcase a line of storage and connectivity hardware that enables creators more than ever before

The Final Cut Pro 2021 Global Summit is the premier event for production and post-production professionals to grow their careers, expand their skills, and experience post-production technology’s state of the art. The Summit returns as a free, six-day, all virtual conference for professionals from all NLE systems and backgrounds to share workflows, the latest technologies and advance the state of the industry.

For its 7th edition, experts worldwide will gather at the FCP Global Summit on November 8-13, 2021. The event features six days of cutting-edge sessions presented by top industry professionals who show off the latest software, plugins, and editing techniques.

Friday, November 12, will be Apple Day at the conference. Live from Apple Park, we’ll get an exclusive look from the Professional Applications team as they dive into details of the new Final Cut Pro for the first time. We’ll see innovative new features that allow editors to create beautifully tracked motion graphics and edit Cinematic mode videos recorded on iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro.

We’ll also get the latest and greatest on extending the Apple ecosystem with featured presentations from companies like OWC and Motion VFX. OWC will showcase a line of storage and connectivity hardware that enables creators more than ever before.

Joining the conference this year for a special session on Education are Vince Vaughn and Steve Douglas. We’ll hear about the Summer Stories program in Chicago, where kids learn Media Literacy in a hands-on program of mobile filmmaking. The program that they have built is helping children find success where traditional schooling left them behind. Despite being an A-list actor, Vince Vaughn has struggled with dyslexia and has turned his energy toward helping redefine education to support students with traditional learning challenges. The graduates of their program have found success in education and, through media creation, have found their voice.

Also joining the event this year are professional experts sharing their perspectives on the business of creators, filmmakers, and media makers of all types. From a Senior Vice-President at Nickelodeon to YouTube influencer iJustine, we’ll hear about the business strategies and professional approach to content creation at broadcasts networks and top-tier YouTube channels.

Hearing stores from differently-abled professionals is another essential part of the Summit. Accessibility strategies and techniques are showcased in the Final Cut Pro workflow and the features built into the macOS operating system.

As always, the Summit will have tons of content for both new editors still learning the basics in Final Cut Pro and advanced editors who are new to the Final Cut Pro workflow. The New to Me day will have many opportunities to get up to speed quickly, whether you’re an iOS or iMovie editor moving up or a track-based editor looking to expand your toolset and turbo-boost your workflow.

AJA DEBUTS BRIDGE NDI 3G GATEWAY APPLIANCE FOR NDI/SDI CONVERSION

Streamlines IP workflows with versatile, high-density solution for bridging NDI and SDI ecosystems

AJA Video Systems – launched BRIDGE NDI 3G, a sleek, high-performance 1RU appliance that enables reliable, high density, and high quality conversion to/from SDI and NewTek’s NDI® video over IP protocol. The flexible, intuitive gateway device supports multi-channel 4K and HD workflows and is designed to help broadcast, production and proAV professionals move seamlessly between various platforms, protocols, and connectivity types.

BRIDGE NDI 3G packs a punch with dual 10GigE onboard NICs for NDI I/O, as well as high-density SDI connections for up to 16 channels of 3G-SDI I/O – offering up to four channels of 4K or 16-channels of HD, or a mixture of HD and 4K NDI encodes/decodes in a compact form-factor. The device boasts an intuitive interface and system administration screen that make it simple to get BRIDGE NDI 3G up, running, and configured quickly and securely. Using a standard web browser, technicians, engineers, operators, and producers can access the interface remotely to view and manage content, including local monitoring preferences. Operators are also able to freely browse, favorite, label, and filter a large volume of NDI sources on the network, as well as label any SDI inputs or outputs, and see all I/O activity at any given time.

BRIDGE NDI 3G can easily be used to convert SDI camera and playout sources into NDI streams, enabling simple integration into NDI supported workflows, including virtualized productions leveraging NDI-based switchers. Using a common network, these sources can be located anywhere within a facility, allowing seamless integration of various production islands into a unified workflow. Conversely, NDI streams can be converted back into SDI ecosystems via BRIDGE NDI 3G’s configurable I/O, allowing NDI signals to move back into SDI routing systems and traditional baseband workflows.

Device configuration and management are simple via a local interface, or remotely from a web browser interface or REST API. The rack-mountable appliance supports UYVY and UYVA 4:2:2, 8-bit and P216, for NDI, and for SDI, YCbCr 4:2:2, 10-bit. It simplifies the integration of graphics and/or 4K sources into workflows with one-click grouping controls for video-and-key, and for 4K via 3G I/O. BRIDGE NDI 3G includes dual power supplies for redundancy and AJA’s legendary 3-year warranty.

BRIDGE NDI feature highlights include:

“As IP’s advantages become more readily apparent, NDI is picking up steam across the broadcast, production and proAV markets. Going all-in on IP, however, isn’t a reality for facilities with significant SDI infrastructure, which is why we’ve created BRIDGE 3G NDI,” shared Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “Facilities can use BRIDGE NDI 3G to easily integrate a range of 3G-SDI sources into NDI workflows. It’s designed to help customers make the most out of their current gear while taking advantage of popular IP video advancements in the market.”

Pricing and Availability

BRIDGE NDI 3G is available now through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for $11,995 US MSRP. For more information, visit: www.aja.com/products/bridge-ndi-3g.

Adobe Video Community | October/November 2021 Meet-up

This virtual event is part of the monthly series — Adobe Video Community Meet-ups — and will go live on Wednesday, November 3rd at 12pm PT (UTC-8).  .

Use this link to join the livestream:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn-Wov0z-6A&list=PLzTRmaCL97qv7dc8Uvx63fvs-PuMbt5Z3&index=1

Adobe Video Community meet-ups feature product demos, conversations, and Q&A with Adobe product teams, and spotlights exciting projects and creative workflows from the community. Each event is streamed to Adobe Video YouTube and Facebook channels on the last Wednesday of each month. Please help spread the word to your friends, colleagues, and community. Find all the AVC Meet-ups here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

What is Adobe Video Community? Anyone using Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Media Encoder, Character Animator, Photoshop, Animate… and more to create video content of all stripes. Subscribe to our channel: adobe.ly/videoandmotion

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Adobe® Video & Motion tools provide comprehensive video editing, motion design, VFX, sound, & animation for beginners to professionals. All tools are available through Creative Cloud membership here: http://adobe.ly/10uRQ5h

The Telly Awards Launches 43rd Call for Entries With All-New Judges from EA and Bloomberg, New Categories including Hybrid Events, Workplace Culture, and Sustainability, and New Podcast and Interview Series

World’s largest awards show for excellence in video and television across all screens heralds the return of the video and television community in a transformed world with a nationwide campaign, “A New POV”
Early entry deadline is December 10, 2021

The Telly Awards, the world’s largest award honoring excellence in video and television across all screens, is celebrating a reinvigorated content creation community and the power of storytelling by kicking off its 43rd annual call for entries.

In response to an unprecedented time in which companies and creators have retooled their offerings and workflows, representation is shifting across the industry, and more diverse voices are taking the lead behind the camera, the Tellys has announced new categories including Workplace Culture, Hybrid Events and Sustainability. In addition, the 43rd Telly Awards features expanded categories reflecting new production techniques including  Remote Production, Virtual Events, Animation, and D&I and Social Impact. 

To mark this year’s edition and the renewed creative spirit that encompasses it, the Telly Awards has unveiled an all-new campaign that fittingly embodies the theme of “A New POV.” Tellys Executive Director Sabrina Dridje explains, “Our industry has adapted in difficult times by developing and implementing new skills, new workflows, new tools, and a new sense of perspective on what is achievable in a transformed world. As our community continues to focus on the important work of storytelling, it has embraced a perspective that values innovation, agility, equity, and tenacious creativity.”

And as the television and video community reemerges, so do the Tellys live experiences, as the organizers are also thrilled to announce the return of live screenings. This year’s visual program will feature work from the likes of The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Nice Shoes, and Sony Music, and will take place in major venues in NYC and also tour other venues and cities in 2022, including NAB.

The new creative skill sets and perspective is coupled with the arrival of a new, esteemed set of Telly media and event partners including The Video Consortium, a global nonprofit network dedicated to supporting and connecting voices in documentaries and video journalism that is also partnering with the Tellys on the live screenings; The Future of Film, which consists of an online community, podcast, and an annual summit that has welcomed high-profile Hollywood producers like Andrew T. Jones (The Mandalorian), Jason Blum (Blumhouse), and Adobe Max. The Commercial Directors Diversity Program (CDDP), whose mission is to reflect the commitment to effect change and increase the representation of minority and women directors specializing in commercials and marketing communications, has also joined as a supporter of this year’s awards.

The 43rd Telly Awards entries will once again be evaluated by a diverse roster of judges consisting of top-tier leaders and innovators in the worlds of advertising, media, tech, and video. Among this year’s first-time judges are Ashish Verma, Global Head of Bloomberg Media Studios, EA Executive Producer Joe Lynch, Viewstream CEO John Assalian, Ghetto Film School Chief of Strategy and Partnerships Sharese Bullock-Bailey, Baobab Studios Senior Editor Vanessa Rojas, and Carol Madrigal, Senior Motion Capture Animator at Weta Digital.

Organizers have also unveiled The Telly Award Podcast. Each episode of the podcast, is hosted by Tellys Executive Director Sabrina Dridje and features two guests with similar expertise in different disciplines. The unique platform creates space for plenty of insightful conversations as the guests share their craft, debate their differences. and find common ground in their forms of storytelling. The first episode of the podcast, for instance, is dubbed “Editors: Reality TV vs. Virtual Reality” and features a lively discussion between two well-established editors from these respective mediums: Fernando Ramirez — a reality television editor with over a decade of editing household names such as 90 Day Fiancé and Jersey Shore  — and Vanessa Rojas, Lead Editor from Baobab Studios, a renowned interactive animation studio with credits from the likes of Pixar and Oculus VR. 

In conjunction with The Telly Podcast, the Telly Awards is keeping the conversational theme going by renewing last seasons’ launch of the monthly interview series dubbed “Hot Takes,” which features a chosen industry leader and expert offering an unfiltered, unrehearsed response to a hot button topic within their field. Hot Takes kicks off in October with Buck Design, where Creative Director Camille Chu speaks on the responsibilities of creative leaders to cultivate new talent and what up-and-coming designers can do to best face the challenges presented by an inundated industry. In subsequent months, Tellys judge and Ghetto Film School’s own Sharese Bullock-Bailey discusses the advantages of a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) in November, while in December, Alloy Studios Director Dimitri Lazarus explains why television content creators should look beyond broadcast as an end goal.

Founded in 1979 to honor commercials made for cable and local TV, The Telly Awards has continually refreshed its categories to honor the evolving, broad range of work being made — including branded content, social video, and animation — working with industry experts to identify categories where new platforms play an increasingly important role in the ways stories are being told.

As a result, last year, the Telly Awards saw a 15% increase in entries from the previous year, with growth driven by a significant rise in remote and virtual productions. Winners included top video content producers including Netflix, Microsoft, Condé Nast, HBO, Nickelodeon, BET Digital, and BBC Global News. 

To enter work in the 43rd Annual Telly Awards, visit www.TellyAwards.com. The deadline for early entries is December 10, 2021, and the winners will be announced in May 2022. 

 

 

AJA Announces Equity Stake in Diskover Data; Introduces AJA Diskover Media Edition

Powerful new data search and analysis toolset addresses M&E market demand for simpler way to manage stored assets on any platform from anywhere as content boom grows

 AJA Video Systems today announced that it has taken a proactive equity stake in data analytics software developer Diskover Data and simultaneously launched AJA Diskover Media Edition. The new software is based on open source roots and lets media and entertainment professionals (M&E) easily search, find, and analyze media asset data originating from on-premises, remote, and cloud storage – aggregating associated metadata into a unified global index. The solution enables users to make more informed data decisions, a key capability as the M&E industry is on track to create more data in the next three years than it has in the last three decades.¹

AJA Diskover Media Edition is designed to serve a range of professionals in the M&E industry, from executives to systems administrators, IT managers, operational personnel, creatives, and beyond. The software allows users to easily index hundreds of petabytes of data and more to easily locate files, analyze them, and pinpoint misallocated resources. It ultimately saves companies time and expenditure by helping them to identify wasted storage space, aging and unused files, data changes, and more. 

With AJA Diskover Media Edition, metadata can also be seamlessly harvested to add business context and insights to files to inform data decisions and business processes, and to streamline workflows. It includes custom plug-ins that address the specific needs of M&E professionals around the world, regardless of the physical or virtual platforms utilized to store media content. AJA Diskover Media Edition further enables users to search across multiple platforms simultaneously, and discover and present data in a master index, while generating reports and cost analysis to a range of roles across productions or enterprises.<br>

Key highlights include: 

• A single master index: Ensure that all files across cloud, remote, and on-premises storage are up to date, and that data access and rights can be easily controlled on a per-user level, with Diskover’s constant indexing and centrally located indexes.

• Snapshots in time: Tap into a history of indexes to easily compare storage over time and project future growth demands, as well as identify areas of concern.

• Elasticsearch: Scale to any environment size and type with an open-source core that simplifies asset search and provides insights into associated storage costs. Easily integrate with external APIs and order management platforms.

• Tagging: Use tags to support workflow actions and approval processes, such as file deletion approval on an expired asset.

• Analysis: Advance media workflows and monetization efforts with access to robust technical metadata (i.e. codec, number of audio files, resolution, etc.) via a simple search. Gain insights that provide team members with in-depth information about each asset and where it landed for more informed decision-making.

• Support for hybrid environments: Seamlessly run Diskover across on-premises storage solutions and cloud-based storage services. 

• An intuitive web-browser UI: Access AJA Diskover Media Edition from anywhere with an internet connection and easily deploy multiple indexers globally at other facilities, all reporting into one common platform and master index.

• Security: Read-only access to the file systems and a web-based UI not directly connected to the storage prevents file corruption, deletion, or unwanted changes to assets.

• Global asset overview: Provide remote teams and individuals with a global view of the assets for each given production, group of productions, or client – empowering their own relationship with the data.

• Cost analysis tools: Make more informed data-related decisions about time, resources, and investments to reduce operating costs. 

“We’ve seen firsthand how unwieldy data management has become for our clients in content production and post, which poses a huge challenge as the M&E market braces for an unprecedented content boom. The speed at which files are proliferating, determining where those files are stored, how much that storage costs, who is tapping into those files and where they’re being archived is essential, but that information is often hard to track down,” shared AJA President Nick Rashby. “AJA Diskover Media Edition takes the guesswork out of the equation, helping M&E professionals work much more efficiently. One of the secrets to AJA’s success these many years has been our ability to deliver technologies that solve industry problems through partnerships with companies like Diskover, and we’re excited to share the resulting technology with the M&E community.”
 
“We developed Diskover data curation technology as data management was just emerging as a problem across a number of industries,” shared Diskover CEO Paul Honrud. “Our solutions are already in use by companies around the world spanning technology, enterprise and medical, and we’re excited to scale our offering into the media content creation arena. AJA offers best in class solutions for content production and is an ideal partner for us, as many of their existing customers will benefit from our solution.” 
 
Ken Spickler, Director of Engineering at Visual Data Media Services, shared, “Diskover’s web interface allows anyone on our team to quickly access and identify any piece of information they’re looking for – whether tracking storage usage, identifying how to better manage our files or keeping apprised of our data growth. We look forward to seeing all the new features that AJA brings to the table with its Media Edition.” 
 
Pricing and Availability
AJA Diskover Media Edition is now available for an annual subscription of $11,995 USD per node. For more details or to access a demonstration, visit: www.aja.com/products/aja-diskover-media-edition.

 
[1] IDC Global DataSphere (2020)

ADOBE COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF FRAME.IO

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Frame.io, a leading cloud-based video collaboration platform.

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 The combination of Adobe’s leading video editing offerings—including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects—with Frame.io’s cloud-based review and approval functionality will radically accelerate the creative process and deliver an end-to-end video platform.

The skyrocketing demand for video means video teams must create an ever-increasing volume of content in close collaboration with dispersed stakeholders. Today, video review and approval processes are disjointed across multiple channels, leading to inefficient, time-intensive workflows. To address these inefficiencies, video tools need to be cloud-first with collaboration at the center, enabling every stakeholder to effectively contribute to the creative process with the appropriate controls, feedback mechanisms, and security.

With over a million users, Frame.io streamlines the video production process by enabling editors and key project stakeholders to seamlessly collaborate using cloud-first workflows. The addition of Frame.io creates an opportunity for Adobe, in conjunction with the partner ecosystem, to expand beyond video editors to a broader set of customers, teams and enterprises.

“With the growing importance of video, we’re proud to add Frame.io’s industry-leading, cloud-native workflow capabilities to Creative Cloud,” said Scott Belsky, chief product officer and executive vice president, Creative Cloud. “We are committed to enabling collaboration beyond Adobe’s applications to the growing number of third-party applications across the creative ecosystem, many of which Frame.io supports.”

Now that the acquisition is complete, Adobe together with Frame.io will make the creative process more collaborative, productive and efficient to further unleash creativity for all:

About Frame.io

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 Frame.io’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 Frame.io’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 Frame.io’s technology into Adobe Creative Cloud and otherwise realize the anticipated benefits of the transaction; the effectiveness of Frame.io’s technology; potential benefits of the transaction to Adobe and Frame.io customers; 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.

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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, Frame.io, 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 

Frame.io syncing between Jellyfish folders and Frame.io 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 Frame.io 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 Lumaforge.com/support

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