Marquis’ Edit Bridge Wins IABM Award at IBC

Edit Bridge from Marquis wins IABM award for enabling direct editing of Interplay content in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC.

It was an especially fruitful IBC 2015 for Marquis Broadcast. Not only for the first time in Europe did they show their Edit Bridge integration for Adobe’s Premiere Pro CC NLE and After Effects CC effects software with Avid’s Interplay asset management system, but they also won the Manufacturers’ (IABM) Design & Innovation Award in the Post Production category at the IABM awards ceremony held on the 12th of September during IBC.

Pictured (left to right): Peter White, CEO, IABM, Steve Ball, software development manager, Marquis, Simon Fearn, product manager, Marquis.

Pictured (left to right): Peter White, CEO, IABM, Steve Ball, software development manager, Marquis, Simon Fearn, product manager, Marquis.

“The IABM awards recognise new solutions that offer significant benefits or new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry,” said John Ive, director of technology and strategic insight, IABM.  Clearly our judges confirmed that Edit Bridge "…offers an innovative solution enabling competing manufacturers' products to work together”.

Edit Bridge lets you edit material stored on an Avid Interplay system in Premiere Pro and After effects by searching within the Adobe Systems’ own interfaces, viewing thumbnails, finding media and selecting it for editing. Content is streamed in the correct codec directly to Premiere Pro or After Effects allowing the user to control the workflow from their own native interfaces.

There are two Custom Panels in Edit Bridge, to browse Interplay material in the Premiere Pro user interface:

Adobe Interplay browse panel

Adobe Interplay browse panel

And a second panel to export content and metadata from Premiere Pro back into the Avid Interplay production asset management system.

Adobe Interplay export panel

Adobe Interplay export panel

These panels are add-on extension components running inside the Premiere Pro application letting users browse the source content on the Interplay system and trigger import to Premiere Pro. The second panel then exports their content and metadata from Premiere Pro back into the Avid Interplay production asset management system.

“Edit Bridge now gives Adobe users the power to browse, move and therefore edit content more easily” said Simon Fearn, product manager for Marquis Broadcast. “By taking care of the technical know-how, we enable editors to focus on the business of creativity.”

Editors who will get the greatest advantage out of Edit Bridge include those Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro editors trying to collaborate on a product who want to utilize Adobe After Effects to create motion graphics. Facilities set up with Avid Interplay or ISIS for their tier one edit storage and MAM (media asset management) will find Edit Bridge greatly simplifies their collaborative file exchanges.

“As key components of Adobe Creative Cloud, the 2015 releases of Premiere Pro, Prelude and After Effects have shaken up our industry and are empowering a new generation of video professionals,” said Susan Skidmore, Head of Partner Relations, Professional Video at Adobe. “The latest integration of our tools with Interplay via Marquis will enable our customers to streamline their workflows to create even better productions.”

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