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...
As well as providing functionality, tangible products present the opportunity of adding worth through their aesthetic appearance, cost of manufacture and development expenditure adds to the perceived barrier to entry for other vendors, and combined with low volumes, the cost…
At the start of 2013, BCE at RTL City was a hole in Luxembourg’s ground and in less than four years they were on air broadcasting 35 different channels across Europe and Singapore. Costas Colombus is BCE’s Special Projects Manager and…
Investment in global TV poses a very interesting challenge – will there be enough content to satisfy the demand for OTT services?
The Pitfalls of Online File Sharing and Sending Services for the Media & Entertainment Industry:
In the last article on Cloud Broadcasting we looked at integration and how we communicate with SaaS and cloud services in the absence of GPI’s and serial connections. In this article, we introduce secure server access and issues around s…