New Search Capabilities for Edit Bridge at NAB Show

Edit Bridge search panel enables custom searches for Avid Interplay

Edit Bridge is successfully used worldwide by production companies, broadcasters and post houses to integrate non-Avid editors and artists within Avid Interplay PAM or Media Central Production Management environments. It enables the attachment of non-Avid creative applications to the Avid environment, such as Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. The latest release of the software includes a new search panel, which gives users the freedom to build flexible searches across the Interplay PAM database. The search panel will operate in addition to the current browse panel, providing users with greater flexibility in how they access Avid assets.

Edit Bridge requires the user to log in using an Interplay account, so that the information that’s displayed, accessible and uploadable is controlled based upon that user’s permissions. The new panel allows the user to browse to an Interplay folder and search through the contents of that folder and its sub-folders, looking for Avid master clips, sub clips or sequences.

The searched fields are configurable so that the panel can be adapted for local requirements. Fields can be displayed in the panel with custom names or grouped together to help users understand their meaning. Multiple search criteria can be linked together to enable more complex searches. Plus, all searches can be specified over a variety of time periods, based on the modification date of the assets.

The results of the search are displayed below the search criteria, together with the basic metadata and thumbnails. From there, the user can access these assets and bring them directly in to their creative tool of choice. Content in the supported codecs are loaded into Premiere Pro for immediate ‘In-Place’ editing from the Avid storage. Other content will be copied and re-wrapped before importing. Then, the completed story can be delivered back to Avid ISIS using Interplay ‘Check In’.

To find out more about Edit Bridge, please visit Marquis Broadcast on booth SL14816 at NAB .

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