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
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
“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.
You might also like...
In today’s fast-pace media world, content often needs to be edited where the content is being produced. A workflow has been developed by Avid that supports an off-site, high-end post production workflow. All the editor needs is an adequate i…
Storing assets is pointless if the correct procedures are not in place to manage where these assets are, keep them secure and ensure they are discoverable. In short, those who implement the bare minimum in plain storage risk missing out…
As today’s media workflows increase in size and speed, with Big Data analysis and Fast Data processing added to the mix, the need to better manage the entire lifecycle of content becomes ever more important. Building an efficient and eff…
This article concludes a three-part series on color grading products and technology. There are both hardware and software-based systems in all varieties of sophistication and cost. Key is first understanding your needs, then find a solution to match.
360-degree video is hot. Global 360-degree camera sales are expected to grow at an impressive CAGR of more than 35% through 2020. When will 360-degree news production begin? It’s happening now say some experts.