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Build your Premiere Pro workflow

As an Adobe Systems Integration Partner and Adobe Platinum Reseller, we can retool your workflow to ensure you’re getting the most out of Premiere Pro.

Build your Premiere Pro workflow

As an Adobe Systems Integration Partner and Adobe Platinum Reseller, we can retool your workflow to ensure you’re getting the most out of Premiere Pro.

Feel the power

In nearly 30 years’ as one of the media industry’s leading suppliers and support partners, we’ve seen Premiere Pro’s popularity skyrocket, taking over the creative agencies, sport organisations, winning over ITV and even being adopted by household names like David Fincher.

The latest incarnation features Productions, a powerful new toolkit for managing multi-project workflows. Large complex workflows can be divided into manageable projects, which editors can collaborate on using shared local storage. Assets can be shared between projects within a Production, without creating duplicate files. And large scale projects can be broken into reels or episodes where multiple editors collaborate according to their preferred workflow using a shared storage network.

If you want to get started with Premiere Pro, expand your Adobe workflow or learn more about Productions, we’re the ones to ask. As an Adobe Platinum Reseller, we offer the best possible pricing on Adobe licences, and as an Adobe Systems Integration Partner, we can help you build a streamlined Premiere Pro workflow with optimised hardware and infrastructure.

What’s an Adobe Systems Integration Partner?

Simply put, we’re experienced Adobe providers who work with a range of other vendors to provide qualified workstations, compatible software and the recommended infrastructure to get the most out of Premiere Pro, After Effects and any other programmes you’re using.

We can advise on workstations, infrastructure, management applications and more, with options for every size of team and type of project – and any solution we design and install will be backed by our experienced in-house support team. Not ready to overhaul your workflow just yet? For £800 we can pre-build and install a workstation and up to three other key components, and configure them for optimal Premiere Pro performance.

Whether you’re in the market for an Adobe SI-approved workstation or a total workflow refit, whether you need a cloud-based or on-premise deployment, we’re ready to help. And once everything’s set up, we can even provide ongoing support to ensure you’re getting the best from your hardware and software, and have instant, expert help if something goes wrong.

Choosing your workstation

HP workstations

HP’s powerful, configurable workstations have found a real niche in post-production houses over the past few years, with users being won over by their combination of incredible speed, compute power and reliability – the result of thousands of hours of pre-release testing.

Our team can pre-flight and configure your preferred HP build so that it arrives ready for your editor or effects artist to start work, and provide ongoing support should anything go wrong. Here are some of our recommended models for Premiere Pro…

Workstation access

Mobile workstation

The world’s most powerful convertible PC, the ZBook Studio 360 combines a touchscreen interface with high speed SSD storage, NVIDIA Quadro 3D graphics and eighth generation Intel processors to deliver professional performance in a versatile form factor.

Ideal for multi-disciplinary artists who need to move between video editing and graphic design, thanks to its pressure-sensitive display’s ability to double up as a pen tablet.

Connection brokering

Entry-level workstation

The Z4 is a popular option in edit houses across the country, providing power and customisability. Our recommended base model runs on a 12-core, 3.5Ghz i9 processor, with 1TB of high-speed NVMe storage and 64GB RAM, all supported by NVIDIA 2080TI graphics. Best of all, it comes with a three year next business day warranty.

Cloud storage

Advanced workstation

Need more performance? The next level Z8 features a G4 Xeon 6254 processor with 96GB RAM and 512GB onboard storage for maximum responsiveness. NVIDIA RTX 8000 graphics ensure super fast, seamless performance even if you’re working at higher resolutions.

Asset management

Dell workstations

Dell are at the forefront of high performance computing, with dense, rackmount workstation options that are great for anyone looking to consolidate workstations in a machine room or hosted datacentre. Their Precision workstations have been tested with and by Adobe, and can offer significant performance enhancements for Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop. Here are a few models we love…

Mobile workstation

The Dell Precision 7750 mobile workstation is a high-powered, well-connected notebook that’s designed for creatives. Working with powerful 3D, colouring and editing applications is easy thanks to  NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 graphics and 16GB of memory. Accelerate your workflow even further with high-speed memory up to 128GB at 2933MHz, including optional ECC memory and up to 8TB high-speed PCIe storage.

Entry-level workstation

If you want a quiet, unobtrusive desktop workstation for your editors to use in-office or at home, the Dell 5820 is a near-silent option thanks to its groundbreaking thermal design. On top of this it features the latest Intel Xeon processor with up to 18 cores and 512GB of 2666MHz RDIMM ECC memory, so you can be sure of realtime performance from your Adobe applications.

Advanced workstation

Dell’s Precision 7920 is available as a tower or a 2U rackmount workstation. It’s ready to power through demanding tasks with up to 28 cores per processor, up to 3TB of onboard memory and on-board SATA or SAS drives. The 7920 Tower supports up to 900W of graphics power and up to three double width graphics cards up to 300W each.

Apple workstations

Every creative’s favourite computer just got more powerful with the return of the souped-up Mac Pro and its incredible Afterburner technology. But iMacs, Mac minis and even MacBook Pros have all proven themselves as viable Premiere Pro editing workstations. In fact, the Adobe range of applications was originally designed to work with Apple technology, so they’re engineered to work with Mac from the ground up. Here are a few of our preferred models…

Mobile workstation

With a stunning 16" Retina display, Apple's latest MacBook Pro makes full use of its next-generation graphics for an even more immersive experience. But it's not all about looks. Up to an 8-core processor and up to 64GB of memory mean this impressive notebook is perfect for creative professionals working on high-end video, audio and design software.

A more advanced thermal design allows the Intel Core i9 model to sustain higher performance for longer, while the highest capacity battery of any Apple notebook yet provides up to 11 hours of wireless browsing and video playback.

Entry-level workstation

The 27” iMac is Apple’s best all-in-one workstation, with 8GB of AMD Radeon Pro 5500 XT graphics memory, 1TB SSD storage for responsive performance and a 10-core i9 3.6GHz processor to power through your timeline. Our recommended configuration comes with 32GB RAM as standard, which is more than enough to get realtime performance from Premiere Pro or any other Adobe app your team need to use.

And on top of all this, it offers a 27 inch Retina 5K display (5120x2880 resolution) capable of showing a billion colours and the P3 colour gamut, all supported by Apple’s True Tone technology.

Advanced workstation

Mac Pro is back! Pair its incredible processing power with the colour-accurate monitors you need, and enjoy blistering graphics performance courtesy of two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo MPX Modules, which combine to deliver 56 teraflops of computing power and 128GB of high-bandwidth memory.

In our tests, A model with a 16-core Intel W3245 processor and just one Pro Vega II Duo module, racked up a multicore passmark score of 55,294 and a Cinebench score of 6806, meaning it could happily chomp through high-resolution editing and grading tasks – and that’s before you factor in the Afterburner performance acceleration that’s available when you pair Mac Pro with Adobe. Each model is configured to order, so get in touch with the team to start building your ideal workstation.

Moving to the cloud?

We’re experts in virtualised estates and cloud solutions, with our own suite of hosting, connectivity and remote access services available via our UK datacentre. We can also provide cloud transfer solutions like Aspera, the amazing new file syncing solution LucidLink, and hosted EditShare EFSv storage.

Our Via24 cloud services are designed to give your team access to the cloud applications, storage and high speed file transfers that you need. Our experienced networking and infrastructure team can ensure your media is where it needs to be, delivered securely and managed effectively within your storage hierarchy. Whatever you need to achieve, we can help design and support a sustainable cloud workflow that keeps you ahead of the competition, regardless of location.

Recommended shared storage

Synology

For small teams

Synology’s 12-bay desktop NAS is perfect for small teams who want reliable shared storage. All drives are hot-swappable, meaning you can swap out failed drives on the fly, and the entire RAID is Time Machine compatible, so Mac users can back up their local storage effortlessly in the background. Synology RAIDs are rackmountable, meaning storage can be centralised and managed without disruption to creatives.

EditShare

For mid-capacity projects

EditShare’s EFS 300 delivers the performance and capacity required for today’s largest media-centric environments. For mid-size teams, start with a 16 drive, 32TB master node, which provides generous bandwidth and includes FLOW media management and ARK archive workflow tools, meaning managing your shared storage can all be done in a single, user-friendly system.

EditShare

Higher capacity storage

EditShare’s 300 range is designed to be extensible. You can add up to seven additional nodes to your original 32TB master node with help from EditShare's Metadata Controller. All nodes are linked over 10Gb Ethernet and visible in a single namespace. To provide shared storage for a larger project, our minimum recommendation is the Xstream EFS 450 Cluster, consisting of a minimum single Controller and three storage nodes. It provides high speed and capacity as well as the option for high availability and improved node redundancy.

Asset management for Premiere Pro

EditShare FLOW

Flow is at the heart of many of the world’s leading production facilities’ workflows (and works particularly well with Adobe). FLOW is designed to be scalable, so you can develop your asset management systems as you grow, without having to switch platforms. Use FLOW to tag, organise and manage your media, automate tasks like transcoding and QC, or set up a remote editing workflow with FLOW Story.

Projective Strawberry

Developed by a German post house specifically for their own Adobe workflow, this is a great management option for Adobe teams. It automates a lot of logging and metadata tasks, so editors and assistants end up following a more thorough logging process almost by accident, making assets a lot easier for creatives to find and use. There are also great behind the scenes tools to help your IT team organise file structures and prevent footage being lost.

IPV Curator

As a long-term partner of Avid, Adobe and Apple, we really appreciate Curator’s ability to unite users on different platforms and bring them all into a single, streamlined content management workflow. We’ve deployed IPV in a range of environments, for clients of all sizes and from all sectors, so whatever workflow you need to enable, our team can help. Get in touch to arrange a live demo in our Soho experience centre.

Don’t forget ongoing support!

Creative workstation support

Get support for your operating system and software, regardless of manufacturer. Our support doesn’t replace a manufacturer’s warranty, but it does ensure you’ve got consistent support in place, whatever element of your workstation is giving you trouble.

We offer fast turnaround, with a target response time of under four hours, and a dedicated point of contact for each case. Cover starts at £250 per workstation per year, though all agreements can be customised on request, and as a contract customer, you’ll also get discounted pay as you go engineering time. Download the factsheet to find out more.

Collaborative environment support

Bring your entire shared storage system under one easy-to-manage contract, so you don’t have to juggle different manufacturers' support contracts when a crisis hits. We can support you with unlimited phone, remote and email support, and optional onsite visits to fix issues.

We can provide loan hardware and emergency replacements, and as a contract customer, you’ll qualify for discounted pay as you go engineering time. Download the factsheet to find out more.

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