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LucidLink, AJA, and Telestream Partner on Simplifying Remote Workflows

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—LucidLink, AJA Video Systems and Telestream have announced that they are working together to provide users with a faster way to access, organize and view data in one easy workflow. 

As a result of the collaboration, the LucidLink Filespaces SaaS-based solution now provides rapid access to data through AJA Diskover Media Edition in conjunction with Telestream GLIM and the Vantage platform. LucidLink serves as a central hub uniting what are typically two disparate systems creating seamless workflows for media professionals.

“We are excited to be showing this powerful solution for media professionals at IBC 2022,” said Rupert Watson, LucidLink’s Director of Alliances and Channels, EMEA. “Pulling together the innovative technologies from AJA, Telestream, and LucidLink into one workflow brings new capabilities for creative teams to work in tandem on the same project, giving them the power to truly collaborate and create in real-time, no matter where they are based.”

The solution provides users with one workflow from three powerful solutions, the companies said. 

LucidLink’s centralized data repository provides immediate data access combined with AJA Diskover Media Edition, which helps catalog and find the right file while customers use Telestream GLIM to review the data and Vantage for transcoding. 

The combination offers great speed; LucidLink allows remote workers all over the globe to share and access data with speeds that are normally only reserved for high-speed on-prem storage.

AJA Diskover Media Edition on top of LucidLink allows organizations to very rapidly index extremely large file systems stored via LucidLink and gives users visibility to the data no matter where they are located, but without the security risks associated with full, potentially destructive access to the data.

“The media and entertainment industry is bottlenecked with unwieldy data management across production and post, while remote workflows present additional challenges for managing file locations and metadata on the cloud,” explained Nick Rashby, president, AJA Video Systems.

“AJA Diskover Media Edition removes the hurdles associated with data management, helping industry professionals work more efficiently and make more informed data decisions," he continued. "Our partnership with LucidLink further simplifies navigating cloud storage, enabling remote teams to collaborate via a streamlined workflow akin to using on-premises storage, and even move immediately from viewing of media and metadata to further production of assets with tools like Telestream’s Vantage package.”

LucidLink Filespaces provides an infinitely scalable, centralized repository of data, in the cloud, that can be immediately accessed from anywhere for teams, the companies said. 

LucidLink works on any major operating system. The client can install on any server, laptop, or workstation and mount as a local volume. As a mount point on a server, LucidLink provides a standard directory structure and instant access to data for all these various services that have never been able to integrate seamlessly. LucidLink enables AJA’s Diskover and Telestreams GLIM and Vantage servers, which are located in different parts of the world, to easily access data and work in concert with each other.

Telestream GLIM helps creative professionals quickly preview high-quality media files with color accuracy via any web browser – without generating a proxy file. With direct access to and the ability to launch the player in AJA Diskover Media Edition, professionals can now easily view and validate files located on-premises or in cloud storage as indexed by Diskover Media Edition as associated metadata. All files are shown with SCTE-35 markers, waveform view, and audio metering to ensure compliance standards on-the-fly, for any user, in any location.

Access to Telestream’s powerful Vantage platform via AJA Diskover Media Edition v2.0 gives remote workers access to centralized tools for generating proxy files or transcoding media assets for delivery. Users can now select files and send them to an on-premises or cloud-based Telestream Vantage system to create proxies or transcode the assets, regardless of user, file, or Vantage system location. Coupled with AJA Diskover Media Edition’s global index, the plug-in accelerates workflows by eliminating roundtripping between applications and streamlining files.

LucidLink will be at IBC2022 (opens in new tab) (Hall 7, Booth B06). 

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.