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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Announces Nomad—A Remote Workflow Tool for EVO

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, SNS has fast-tracked development and released a new tool that enables more efficient work-from-home and remote use cases. Nomad leverages several features already enabled and running in the background on most EVO media storage servers. Adding Nomad to EVO's feature set means companies have an improved collaboration solution not just for their in-house team, but also for editors working from virtually anywhere.

Announcing Nomad—The Emergency “Work from Home” Utility (Free) for your EVO

If you’re used to being in an office and editing from a computer with high-speed shared storage, then working on those projects from home can be a challenge. Working remotely from your primary storage server may require copying huge files at internet speed, which could take days over slow connections. In light of recent headlines, you may be imminently faced with that reality and wondering how to shift operations to a remote workforce. Luckily, if you’re using ShareBrowser and you find yourself needing to work remotely, your EVO storage server is already doing something that’s about to help you out in a big way.

Remote Editing Tips and Preparedness

Remote editing is more viable than ever, but it still has its limitations. Gathering footage, particularly on short notice or for an unforeseen amount of time away from work, requires a significant amount of foresight and planning. The file sizes are likely too unwieldy for online transfer, and getting footage from one editor to another would nearly halt the post-production workflow. The good news is that there are options that are already compatible with EVO right now.

Adobe Productions, The Evolution of Shared Projects in Premiere Pro

Say goodbye to projects as you know them. Premiere Pro is entering a new, more feature-friendly era of collaboration. At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Adobe announced a new update coming soon to Premiere Pro. And it’s sure to change the way teams use Premiere on large, multi-user projects like episodic television and feature films. It’s called “Productions,” and it’s not-so-much a new feature as it is a reimagining of the way a Premiere “project” is structured. Productions are a new way to manage projects, share assets, and keep everything organized when you’re collaborating with a team. Adobe is taking aim at Hollywood workflows, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to people who have been following Adobe’s rapid expansion into the TV and Film market. A growing number of Hollywood editors and up-and-coming filmmakers alike have been embracing Premiere Pro for a number of years.

PSA for Video Editors: Using Catalina With Network Storage

The highly anticipated Mac Pro and the latest version of Apple’s MacBook Pro (Nov. 2019) are shipping with macOS Catalina, and it’s causing issues for some pro video users. With two new Apple devices shipping with macOS Catalina, thousands of users are upgrading their existing systems, and thousands more are wondering if they should make the leap. If you’re undecided about whether or not you should upgrade, or you’ve already ordered the latest Mac Pro tower or MacBook Pro, here’s what you need to know.

EDL, XML, and AAF: The 3 Methods for Premiere Pro to Resolve Roundtrip Workflows

Premiere Pro and Blackmagic Resolve both offer incredibly powerful standalone features. Even though Adobe and Blackmagic are actively battling it out in a war for our timelines, using the two applications together opens up an entirely new world of possibility. While the Premiere Pro Lumetri Color panel allows for some speedy color grading and automatic adjustments, many teams benefit from using Resolve’s in-depth color grading tools alongside an Adobe Premiere Pro editing workflow. Thankfully, both applications support a large variety of file types and formats, which makes for a very complementary experience.

Post House Creative Uses Cine Tracer and EVO to Bring NHL Team’s Vision to Life

Post House Creative is a full-service video production and animation boutique. On a recent project for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Post House Creative had an opportunity to try something new. Instead of the usual style frames, storyboarding, and animatics, they went with a hybrid video game/app based on the Unreal Engine called Cine Tracer—a realistic cinematography simulator.

Using the ShareBrowser Panel with Premiere Pro Search Bins

  Earlier this year, we launched the ShareBrowser Panel, a new way for teams to manage media and interact with their storage systems from inside of Premiere and After Effects. The ShareBrowser panel brings all of your files, metadata, and bins seamlessly into your Premiere Pro or After Effects projects. If you’re already using ShareBrowser, you know how valuable metadata can be—especially when you’re always digging through Broll and stock footage libraries or trying to find finished projects after they’ve been delivered or even after they’ve been sent to archive. But there are also a few neat tricks you can use to take advantage of the metadata you’re entering into ShareBrowser. Like search bins.

A Tour of the ShareBrowser Workflow Extension for Final Cut Pro X

  Today, we’re very excited to announce the release of the ShareBrowser workflow extension for Final Cut Pro X! It’s designed to fit natively into your workflow and make it easier than ever for your team to collaborate and manage media in a multi-user editing environment. We’ve been busy putting the final touches on what’s sure to be a favorite feature among our crowd of FCPX fans, and our brand new extension is now available for EVO users to download in the app store. Check out the video and read below to see exactly what ShareBrowser can do for your team’s FCPX workflow.