BOSTON – axle Video, a software vendor for media management and collaboration, has rolled out axle Projectr, a system that allows instantaneous review of in-process projects saved in a non-linear editor.
The solution is based on axle's core browser-based axle 2015 system. Upon saving work in process, editors can bypass time-consuming rendering or consolidation steps to share the composition and receive immediate feedback from producers or clients from any Mac, PC or iPad web browser.
While a number of systems allow review of projects or sequences that have first been saved and then rendered out to media files, the rendering step often adds many minutes or even hours of delay to the review time. This is particularly true of so-called long form material such as TV shows and movies, with longer running times and which tend to include complex effects and titles that take longer to render.
Last year, axle introduced axle Gear, one of the first turnkey media asset management (MAM) solutions to support Adobe Anywhere for video, a collaborative editorial workflow platform. Unlike other integrations with Anywhere, axle's offering installs in a matter of hours, requiring minimal operator and administrator training. The system includes automated media tracking, proxy generation, remote browsing, and review and approval for Adobe Anywhere users. axle's Projectr solution, effectively the second generation of its offering with Anywhere, adds the unique feature of instantaneous review.
axle Projectr is available as a software-only solution at $8,995, or as a complete integrated system including rackmount hardware at $14,995. The system includes a browser-based media management server for five users, based on axle's simple media management solution, as well as a full integration with the Adobe Anywhere remote editing solution. Additional five-user license packages for the system are priced at $3,995.