The view from the front: Avid User Group Cymru

The view from the front: Avid User Group Cymru

Last night we hosted the Avid User Group Cymru’s annual Christmas meet-up, featuring a Q&A with Avid specialist Øystein Riise Næss and news of workflow automation tool (and Avid Alliance Partner) ContentAgent from Owen Walker. 

First off, a huge thanks to everyone who made it – there was a real community atmosphere, and it was great to see people sharing resources they found useful with other local Avid users. (The popular ones, for those who didn’t get them down on the night, were Freddy’s Big List of Relevant Avid Links, the official Avid Blogs and the Avid Editors of Facebook group.)

Coming soon from Avid

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Key points that we kept coming back to during Øystein’s informative Q&A included the very welcome return of PhraseFind and ScriptSync, the imminent arrival of Media Composer | Editorial Management, which promises logging, rough cut and asset management capabilities for producers and loggers who don’t have a Media Composer licence. There was also a recap of the improvements Avid have made to the audio tools available on your timeline.

Avid are still in the process of redesigning their audio interface, and one of the best things about the Q&A was that our members got to lodge their requests directly with an Avid specialist in person (though if you have any more, send them in and I’m sure we can pass them on).

We also got an exclusive preview of the newly-remodelled title tool in Media Composer, which looks fantastic following its recent redesign, and the chance to try out some of Avid’s new hardware options, including their latest video over IP solutions.

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Want to know more about ContentAgent?

Workflow automation toolkit ContentAgent was a new find for a lot of our attendees, but there was a surge of interest following Owen’s presentation. If you had a question that wasn’t answered, we’d recommend taking a look at the ContentAgent overview here, or getting in touch on the details below if your query is more specific.

Next from Avid User Group Cymru…

It was great to get the gang back together, and we hope to host more meet-ups in the very near future so that our local Avid user community can stay in touch. With that in mind, we’d really appreciate it if you could take this quick, five question survey to let us know what you’d like to see, and which Avid partners you’d like to hear from next time. Similarly, if there are any websites of platforms where you’d particularly like to see the AUGC make an appearance (Facebook, LinkedIn, Slack), let us know in the comments.

If you want to know more about Avid workflows or ContentAgent, give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter, or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

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How can root6 and Jigsaw24 help you?

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Our solutions include ROOT6 Technology’s industry-leading ContentAgent solution for media ingest and file workflow management, which makes it easier for non-technical staff to tackle complex ingest, conversion and delivery workflows, including work in the AS-11 standard.

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If you want to know more, give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com. For all the latest news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter, or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.