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axle Introduces Simple Media Management for Video Professionals

axle video, a startup focused on making media management simple and cost effective for small to mid-sized production teams, introduced axle 1.0, a media management solution for video professionals. axle lets video producers, small post production teams and owners of video libraries organize, annotate, search and comment on their media through a simple web interface without complexity or headaches. axle is based around two powerful concepts:

  • Radical simplicity: axle is focused on keeping out of the user’s way by minimizing changes to existing file organizations and workflows. Unlike other systems where media must be explicitly checked in and out or stored in special directories, axle monitors the user’s file system, automatically keeping track of files as they are newly ingested or deleted and accessing the database through an easy to use web browser interface.
  • Hybrid Cloud: axle integrates local and cloud media management. For each new media asset detected, a low-resolution proxy is created and delivered to a local streaming server and then optionally uploaded to the cloud. Users within the facility can collaborate with each other or with remote users on the same media through the same interface eliminating the need for separate local and cloud media management tools.

The axle server runs on a Mac mini, can monitor all standard file systems and SANs and is compatible with files from all the major content creation tool vendors such as Apple, Adobe and Avid. axle enables users to view, annotate, log, comment, upload, download and review and approve material from wherever they are located and on whatever device they choose, including Macs, PCs, IPads, IPhones and Android phones.

Visit axle video to see axle 1.0 at IBC 2012 in Amsterdam in Hall 5, Booth 5.C06, from September 7th – 11th.

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