NAB 2013: Aframe Expands Cloud Service With New Tools for Editors

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Edit Flow feature addresses “inefficiency in the early stages of productions,” says Aframe software engineer and Avid alum Jeff Bedell.

Aframe will debut a new version of its cloud-based collaborative production, management and distribution service at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Aframe 2.0 includes Edit Flow, a feature that allows users to export their metadata out of Aframe and directly into Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. Once there, the metadata would relink with the original media.

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Edit Flow was developed in part by Aframe software engineer Jeff Bedell, who was involved in the development of the Media Composer as one of the first employees as Avid Technology. “Edit Flow addresses a longstanding issue in the professional video workflow -- the inefficiency in the early stages of productions when multiple team members organize rough-edit footage before the professional edit process starts,” he said.

The list of new features in version 2.0 includes a redesigned user interface, API library, support for Panasonic’s AVC proxy workflow and speed enhancements. With Edit Flow, multiple formats can live together on Aframe, supporting native camera dailies and multi-format projects.