Avid Delivers Media Production In The Cloud for TV News And Sports

With thousands of stories breaking daily all over the world, distributed TV news and sports production teams need a reliable, secure solution to bring their workflows to the cloud for anywhere, anytime access. Avid said that’s now possible with its Avid Media Production in the Cloud solution. Based on the established Avid production tools and platforms, Avid […]

Avid Rolls Out New Media Storage Solutions

Avid has unveiled the next generation of its patented Avid NEXIS shared storage solutions with the Avid NEXIS F-series family of storage engines and Avid NEXIS | VFS (virtual file system). Available now, the Avid NEXIS F-series solutions allow media production teams of all sizes to work from anywhere by providing secure, remote access to media […]

Avid To Return To IBC Show In September

Avid Technology updated its outlook on exhibiting at large media and entertainment industry trade shows by unveiling plans for the annual IBC trade show this Sept. 9-12 in Amsterdam. Noting the improved global conditions related to COVID-19, including what it called the “safe and effective execution of recent trade shows,” Avid will host an IBC2022 exhibition floor […]

Avid Offers Cloud-Enabled Subscription Option For Avid NEXIS Storage

Avid has made its award-winning Avid NEXIS media storage solution available as a subscription offering, enabling flexible deployment on premises or in the cloud. Deployed in thousands of media operations globally, Avid NEXIS is a software-defined storage solution designed for media creation workflows. Avid NEXIS enables hundreds of users to collaborate simultaneously to create video content […]

Avid Posts 1Q Profit Of $10.6 Million

BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) _ Avid Technology Inc. (AVID) on Wednesday reported first-quarter profit of $10.6 million. The Burlington, Massachusetts-based company said it had profit of 23 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense and non-recurring costs, were 33 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts […]

NAB Show: Avid Promotes Future Of Remote Collaboration In Video Production

At the NAB Show in Las Vegas (through April 27), Avid, in collaboration with Microsoft and Haivision, is unveiling technology previews of “solutions that create more powerful remote collaboration.” Jointly demonstrated at Microsoft booth W3017, these previews include an “over-the-shoulder” experience with Media Composer streaming direct to Microsoft Teams; and MediaCentral Stream ingest and playout on the Avid | Edit On […]

Avid Media Composer Delivers Over-The-Shoulder Collaboration to Film and Broadcast Production Workflows

Avid has launched the latest version of Media Composer video editing software with new features that “dramatically enhance the speed and productivity of creative teams and individuals.” These include an “over-the-shoulder” remote collaboration experience available natively in Media Composer | Ultimate and Media Composer | Enterprise editions. The integration of the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol empowers editors to […]

Paramount Global Uses Avid’s Managed Cloud To Transform Video Content Production Operations

Avid has expanded its managed cloud solution offering with a focus on an industry platform. Paramount Global, one of the world’s largest providers and producers of media and entertainment content, has entered into an agreement that offers Avid’s managed cloud solutions for video content production to creative teams around the globe. The companies’ new cloud subscription […]

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As The Pandemic Wanes, Virtualization Isn’t Winding Back

Executives from ABC News, NBCUniversal Local, ABS-CBN and Avid told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week that they’re not reversing steps to build distributed production environments, regardless of how many people are returning to the office. But the road still has its bumps, such as persistent issues with latency and intercom and confidence monitoring.

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‘Once Adopted, There’s No Turning Back’ For Cloud’s Use In Field Production

Stations may be easing back into their studios as the pandemic abates, but cloud workflows that had been adopted out of necessity for field production are holding fast. Above, Avid’s MediaCentral Collaborate encompasses planning, assignments, task management and project tracking. It can be accessed on a web client, through a mobile app and also through the Media Composer and Adobe Premiere editing systems.

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In Outfitting The MMJ, Lightness And Flexibility Top The Wish List

As solo acts in the field, multimedia journalists are very particular about the kit they carry. From cameras to lights and audio, connectivity tools to editing software and apps, experience has taught them that flexibility and portability are among their gear’s most important qualities. Above: Sony’s remote production package, which includes the PXW-Z280 4K handheld camera, allows MMJs to remotely control, capture and transfer high-quality content in real time from any location.

Avid Pulls Sales, Support To Russia And Belarus

The company’s CEO and president, Jeff Rosica, writes an open letter of support for Ukraine.

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Remote production paves road to future in broadcast workflows

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated profound changes in television production workflows that broadcasters had been inching toward for years. Virtualization, the cloud, remote desktops and other technologies are paving the way to what Mike Kralec, deputy CTO of Sinclair Broadcast Group, calls, “more dynamic operating models.” These are bringing new flexibility and efficiency to broadcast operations, according to a white paper from Teradici, Avid and Microsoft. Download it here. 

Talking TV: Avid Bows Out Of ’22’s Big Trade Shows

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Jeff Rosica, CEO of Avid, about the company’s decision to sit out major trade shows including NAB and IBC this year and how such shows may look dramatically different on the other side of the pandemic.

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CEOs Beware: Ransomware Attacks On Broadcasters Hit ‘Ocean’s 11’ Sophistication

Broadcasters need an arsenal of ways to protect and mitigate against smarter ransomware attacks, particularly targeted against vulnerable CEOs as a “when,” not “if” predicament. These are the questions those CEOs should be asking.

Avid To Skip 2022 NAB, NAMM, IBC Shows

It says “it is not yet feasible to reliably predict the pandemic’s path, nor to ensure that large groups of its employees can be expected to convene at events that typically draw thousands of attendees.”

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NBC Sticks To ‘Sunday Night Football’ Playbook For The Super Bowl

Teed up by riveting playoffs, NBC will rely on the same core technical setup it employs for its regular-season NFL games when it broadcasts Super Bowl 56 on Sunday. “The more you can stick with what got you to where you are, the better off you are,” says Drew Esocoff, the big game’s director. Above, the Infinity Screen by Samsung in SoFi Stadium (Photo: Will Navarro).

Avid NEXIS | EDGE Powers Post-Production Workflows From Anywhere

Avid today extended the power of its collaborative post-production solutions with the introduction of Avid NEXIS | EDGE. This new software option lets post production teams work from any location, delivering secure, remote access to media and metadata. Avid NEXIS | EDGE enables team members to access the same, proven collaborative workflows, relied on by […]

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Virtualization Expands, Moving Off-Prem

Vendors say broadcasters are increasingly looking to expand virtualization of their operations across the whole chain, and they’re also seeking to take that virtualization off-premises, either in their own master control hubs or the public cloud.

Avid Learning Collective Awards Six Educational Organizations For Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through Media Creation

Avid and the customer-led Avid Community Association (ACA) debuted the Avid Learning Collective program to gift professional media creation technologies, training and certification to not-for-profit educational organizations that have proven to inspire, engage and activate creators in underrepresented communities. Avid and the ACA also introduced the six inaugural award recipients, identified for their outstanding missions and […]

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Remote Production Yields Many Upsides For News Storytelling, Workflows

Executives from ABC News, Fox Owned Stations, Newsday and Avid said at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum last week that remote production necessities have made an indelible impact on their editorial workflows, from more efficient meetings on Zoom to production agility that will stay with them long after COVID abates.

Avid MediaCentral Brings Graphic Designers Into Broadcast TV & Production Workflows

TV newsrooms and production workflow teams can now bring graphic designers directly into their AvidMediaCentral production workflows through the MediaCentral panel, which now includes support for Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. The lightweight software plugin erases the frustrating manual steps graphic designers need to take in order to contribute to large-scale production projects and keep track of their content. […]

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Capex To Opex Shift ‘Makes All The Sense In The World’

Broadcasters and their technology vendors are carefully moving from traditional capital expenditure models to software-based operational expenditure models. A Discovery executive says it’s about time as the industry moves toward its own distribution costs being based on volume.

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Remote Production And The Future Of News Storytelling

Executives from ABC News, Fox’s KDFW Dallas, Newsday and Avid will share how they’re reimagining news production and storytelling in a post-pandemic world at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum conference on Dec. 14. Register here.

Broadcasters Speeding Up Climb To Cloud

Executives at NBCUniversal Local, Sinclair, ABC Owned Stations and Avid shared stories of their accelerated shift to the cloud and virtualization in a TVNewsCheck virtual conference last week.

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Avid 3Q Numbers Top Wall Street Estimates

BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) _ Avid Technology Inc. (AVID) on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $14.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Burlington, Massachusetts-based company said it had profit of 32 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 27 cents per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts […]

Avid Adds Sony & TVU Networks To IP Content Sources For Live TV Content Workflows

Avid has introduced out interoperability of Sony and TVU Networks IP-connected devices with MediaCentral | Stream to dramatically expand the pool of journalists, producers and other production resources who can contribute live streams from anywhere for news and remote live production workflows. MediaCentral | Stream is a rapidly deployed, software-only solution that immediately opens the MediaCentral platform to contributions over IP from sources anywhere using any device. With MediaCentral | Stream, production teams can easily ingest multiple incoming IP streams in on-premises […]

Avid Launches MediaCentral | Sync Media and Metadata Backup Solution

Avid has extended its media production portfolio with the availability of MediaCentral | Sync, a secure backup solution available by subscription that protects television news organizations and other production environments against unexpected storage and database loss. MediaCentral | Sync enables disaster recovery and business continuity workflows by automatically replicating media and any associated metadata to a second production management system, minimizing the risk of production delays by ensuring simple, efficient and reliable data backups. […]

Avid Enhances Media Composer Subscription Offering

Avid today announced a new version of Avid Media Composer | Distributed Processing that it said significantly speeds up content production by using adjacent computing resources to help creative teams keep up with the increasing demand for new content. Media Composer | Distributed Processing lets editors  focus more on their craft by offloading processor-intensive media creation workflow tasks to any available local computers, […]

Avid Expands MediaCentral Integration With Third-Party Newsroom Computer Systems

In its continued drive for openness in television news operations, Avid today announced the integration of its MediaCentral content platform with CGI’s OpenMedia, a complete solution for journalistic workflows. With integration now available for the industry’s leading newsroom computer systems (NRCS) — also including AP ENPS and Octopus — MediaCentral empowers more production teams around the world to enhance […]

Avid 2Q Revenue Grows 19.7% To $94.9M

Technology provider Avid reported that its total revenue increased 19.7% year-over-year in the second quarter, driven by continued growth in subscription revenue, which was $21.5 million, an increase of 30.9% year-over-year, and a recovery in integrated solutions revenue, which was $31.3 million, an increase of 50.5% year-over-year. During the second quarter, net income was $7.0 […]

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TVN Webinar to explore remote production, the cloud and the future of television workflows

On July 29, technologists will share perspectives on how long-term remote work and a growing focus on the cloud are creating opportunities for innovation in television workflows and facilities design. Speakers, (clockwise from left) will be Kevin Brosnan, solutions architect, Teradici; Tim Murphy, principal program manager for media and entertainment, Microsoft Azure; Ray Thompson, senior director, partner and industry marketing, Avid; Mike Kralec, VP technical operations and deputy CTO, Sinclair Broadcast Group and moderator Glen Dickson, contributing editor, TVNewsCheck. Register to attend the webinar here.

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Cloud Editing Capabilities Grow, Latency Improves

With adoption pushed by the pandemic, cloud editing tools have expanded to cover light-weight, heavy-weight and hybrid workflows as vendors continue to minimize latency problems. Above, Avid’s Edit On Demand provides a fully provisioned and secure virtual editing environment, complete with Media Composer cloud editing and Avid NEXIS cloud storage, that can be deployed and scaled quickly.

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TVN Tech | Vendors: Storycentric Workflow Shift Long Overdue

Equipment manufacturers say newsrooms have been too slow to embrace a storycentric model of content creation, one far more in line with consumer habits than the old evening-newscast-as-endgame paradigm. Above, Sam Adams, the morning anchor for KHQ Spokane, is preparing clips for NonStop News, the station’s 24/7 streaming channel. He’s seated at the NonStop News Desk, which is where these clips are prepared. He can produce and present the clips in a very short amount of time. The lower TV in the distance is receiving NonStop News over-the-air on ch. 6.3.

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TVN Tech | New Tech Improves News Sharing, Collaboration

Pandemic-impacted newsrooms are increasingly embracing tools that allow more content sharing and collaboration from the field and between stations with the cloud playing an ever-larger role in the remote workflows involved. Above, Bridget Naso, news anchor for KNSD San Diego, uses Dejero’s LivePlus Mobile app on an iPhone to broadcast live from home during the pandemic.

Avid And LiveU Enable Secure Remote IP Contribution Through MediaCentral | Stream

Avid has set a strategic partnership with LiveU to enable the ingest of IP streams for television news and remote live TV production in Avid’s MediaCentral platform. This collaboration with LiveU, inventor and innovator of cellular bonding for transmitting high-quality live video, builds on Avid’s strategy to simplify on-premise and cloud-based production workflows and provide unparalleled openness for broadcasters […]

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Avid Shares Drop After 4Q Revenue Misses Estimates

Avid Introduces MediaCentral Stream To Help Broadcasters Make Way for Seamless IP Content Contribution

Avid today announced the introduction and immediate availability of MediaCentral | Stream, an agnostic and software-only solution that enables the ingest of incoming IP streams for television news and remote live TV production scenarios in both on-premises and cloud-based production workflows. Supporting IP contribution from anywhere and from any device – including cameras, encoders and […]

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NTF 2020 | Broadcasters Hold Firm On Remote Workflows

Tech leaders at E.W. Scripps, Meredith and Hubbard Broadcasting as well as at tech vendor Avid say that remote production workflows are getting more refined, while vaccine promises also have them hopeful of a return to newsrooms. “The adrenaline that goes through a newsroom is hard to duplicate at home,” said Scripps CTO Ray Thurber at last week’s NewsTECHForum.