Avid Releases New Version of Interplay

Avid has released a new version of Avid Interplay (2.1) production asset management (PAM) system as well as Avid Interplay Capture, a new feed scheduling and recording option for Interplay.

The updated system allows customers to expand workflows with enhanced media access and control offered through Interplay support for Mac-based Avid editing systems and increase worfklow accuracy through streamlined asset ingest and metadata management capabilities.

“Interplay 2.1 extends production asset management linkage to facilities and sports broadcasters using Avid editors on the Mac platform, and speeds time to air for those broadcasters using end-to-end XDCAM workflow,” says Jim Frantzreb, senior market segment manager for broadcast at Avid. “

Interplay enables customers to efficiently manage content creation projects by centralizing media assets and extending access to remote users. Interplay 2.1 now includes support for Avid Media Composer and Avid Symphony editing systems on the Mac platform, including Mac OS Snow Leopard. Interplay 2.1 also offers Web Services 2.0, further extending third party interoperability with Interplay. In addition to accessing Interplay media and metadata, external applications can now, for example, use Interplay Media Services to move media between Interplay and external systems, convert media to different formats, or publish low-resolution proxies.

Interplay Capture schedules and controls the recording of incoming media. Features include a shared database with interplay, failover and redundancy, and a highly-configurable user interface.

“Sports content producers can also turn-around high-quality content faster.  The new system option, Interplay Capture, increases speed and accuracy of ingesting scheduled recordings and instant sports feeds, through logging of metadata during ingest and quicker access to media for editing.  With system diagnostics and automatic failover, feed capture is more reliable than ever.”

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