Archimedia has released Iris 1.0, a suite of applications that the company says overcomes six specific areas where file-based media production and distribution traditionally bog down.
“People who are involved with file-based workflow recognise these areas immediately,” says Mark Gray, CEO of Archimedia. “They are places in file-based workflow that are fundamentally different than linear workflow, and where unprecedented challenges slow things down.”
Overcoming these delays has not been easy. For the past eight years, Archimedia engineers have examined file based video production from all angles, built applications, and tested them at 14 beta sites. That work is done and Archimedia is releasing Iris 1.0, a suite of applications designed to change these six areas of delay into areas where workflow can be accelerated.
Of the applications that are part of the Iris 1.0 suite, two are technical, three aid communication and collaboration, and one enhances project management.
The six workflow points of delay and Iris 1.0’s approach to resolving them include:
- Coordinating Multiple Locations - There was a time when video production was limited by the physical presence of the master tape. But now file components are broken apart and worked on in many locations simultaneously. When remote workers cannot “see” the file work in progress, it can be hard to explain changes that need to be made. Iris puts a frame-accurate view of the file on every content production and distribution team member’s computer screen, anywhere in the building or anywhere in the world. Because team members see the work being done by others in real time, the whole team can work faster.