SAM’s RIO now Works with COTS Storage

The Rio NLE is part of SAM’s collaborative Vibe system, now working with the storage on your back shelf.

At IBC 2017, Snell Advanced Media (SAM) demonstrated its powerful Rio craft edit system that makes sharing projects easy with media residing on COTS (Consumer Off-the-Self) IT storage. And it can now do it from any location using a web browser.

“This is all part of SAM’s Vibe centrally managed, multi-format news production system,” said Damon Hawkins, product manager for editing, color and finishing at SAM during a one-on-one pre-IBC interview with The Broadcast Bridge. “It’s a blend of off-the-shelf IT technology enabled by Go!, a thin client browser-based editor working along side the full-featured Rio craft editor.”

Rio is the craft editing component of SAM's Vibe collaborative new system

Rio is the craft editing component of SAM's Vibe collaborative new system

That way, any project sent to Vibe, can be cut on either Go! In a proxy mode, or finished on Rio at any resolution up to 4K.

“Also with Rio you have all the HDR (High Dynamic Range) or WCG (Wide Color Gamut) capabilities for more advanced post production work,” Hawkins added.

When Rio began life as a dedicated post production NLE, it required attached storage as sophisticated as its own internal circuitry.

But as Hawkins explained for us, “We’ve changed the hardware specs to let it run in proxy mode,” he said. “Most importantly, Rio is now designed to run off the Vibe core, which manages all the data off a common clips bin that can be accessed by all the editor systems connected to Vibe, including Adobe CC Premiere, Go!, and Rio.”

Another element in Rio that has changed significantly is its ability to run Python scripts.

With a single Python script, a file can be uploaded to social media

With a single Python script, a file can be uploaded to social media

“These scripts will let you create one button presses to drive the Rio,” Hawkins explained. “This can be especially useful to create backfill when fitting 4 X 3 video into a 16 X 9 production, or when publishing a finished project file to social media.”

So now because of this scripting capability, Rio can be run from remote locations and even be used as a rendering engine. This greatly increases the flexibility of SAM’s Vibe system as a collaborative news editing system that is also appropriate for more complex, high end craft productions.

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