FileCatalyst Direct is a fast file transfer solution that provides accelerated, secure and reliable file transfers within Avid’s MediaCentral platform.
Capturing footage in high-resolution formats such as 4K, 8K and beyond has become commonplace. Editors and loggers working with video footage would need to either be on-site or have it shipped to their location. The further an event is from the production house, the more challenging this workflow becomes.
Avid’s solutions support distributed deployments, letting editors collaborate on media across geographically dispersed endpoints. Avid’s MediaCentral solution supports file transfers via traditional methods, like FTP, within Production Management and Asset Management.
The issue with FTP, however, is that as the transfer distance grows; the slower the transfer becomes. This is a crucial factor when dealing with live events where time is of the essence. For workflows with multiple Avid MediaCentral | Asset Management deployments, sharing content can be extremely painful if the endpoints are a great distance from each other geographically.
As more users adopt remote workflows with faster internet speeds, being able to perform work within a browser is crucial. With Avid Cloud UX, users can work on any media asset straight from within a browser. With workflows of this nature, the challenge then becomes moving this content into MediaCentral via FTP.