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How to use AVID and ioGates together

AVID and ioGates works great together! Make automated media workflows with the Desktop App and save time. We’ve listed 3 different scenarios for you below, so you get the most out of the integration between the two systems.

Create dynamic and automated media workflows

Avid has a neat feature called ‘Dynamic Media Folders’ managing your media with watch folders looking for specific files and assigning them to your workflow. When combining ‘Dynamic Media Folders’ with the ioGates Desktop App, you can create dynamic and automated workflows pushing files to predefined destinations.

All you need to do is to link a folder in the ioGates Cloud Library to an Avid ‘Dynamic Media Folder’.

Avid imports and exports

WORKFLOW NO. 1

Files added to your assigned production folder in the ioGates Cloud Library will automatically be transferred and ingested into your Avid workstation.

You can also create links to your ioGates production folder, which will allow clients and partners to add new files. These files will then automatically be available for the editor to work with.

In the Cloud Library, as part of your automated workflow, ioGates can transcode any uploaded file to an Avid DNxHD file. This is useful if for example uploaded files originate from a mobile phone and need to be transcoded into a professional file format that can be used in the edit.

When exporting a sequence from the Avid to a dedicated Desktop App folder in ioGates, it can be shared with your clients. A notification email will automatically be issued alerting them to new material ready to view.

TV Stations (Broadcast Workflows)

WORKFLOW NO. 2

Reporters can, with the ioGates Desktop App, export directly from a local laptop to Avid. The Desktop App will upload rendered files to the ioGates account and send out notifying emails to the editor (back home) that new files are ready to be viewed and edited.

ioGates will seamlessly fit into any TV station’s workflow as well, managing uploaded files in the Cloud Library so that they are forwarded to the TV station’s own MAM.

ioGates can as well transcode incoming material into a preferred “in-house format” as well as issue notification emails and posts to the ‘Team & Slack’ channel when new files are ready.

Feature Film workflow

WORKFLOW NO. 3

Upload your feature film’s dailies and camera raw files to your ioGates library. The Desktop App will trigger the transcode of camera raw files to DNxHD in ioGates and push the DNxHD files to your Avid edit station. Links to uploaded dailies are emailed to the production crew and producers for instant viewing.

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