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NAB Day 1: Me, myself and Monday

By William Rogers

Let’s dive right into the craziness.

RED sat me down with the other members of the press in a comfortably dark theater, as they blasted my face with footage demoed from their new Weapon-sensor equipped cameras. There was a bit of awkwardness in the air shared between the RED representatives and the press members—RED admitted that they hadn’t done this sort of sleek, private reveal before at NAB.

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AlterMedia beefs up Studio Suite Xi, adds Aspera, FileCatalyst Integration

At NAB 2015, AlterMedia will highlight new features for its Studio Suite Xi studio management software, as well as workflow enhancements achieved through new integration partnerships with Aspera and FileCatalyst.

New additions to AlterMedia‘s Studio Suite Xi include charting for productions and projects; new task timers; a call sheet optimized for smaller productions; a refreshed Web Glancer with UI improvements and a QuickLog feature for mobile users; new calendar features; improved QuickBooks integration; as well as the ability to upload video to online media platforms or self-hosted sites and automate monitoring, logging and graphic of video play counts.

The integration partnership with Aspera will enable Studio Suite Xi users to send and receive large data and media asset files using their Aspera Connect accounts. The integration of FileCatalyst with Studio Suite Xi will enable pros to perform fast, reliable and secure file transfers using their existing FileCatalyst Direct accounts.

Studio Suite Xi is designed to simplify management of contacts, resources, schedules, budgets/actuals, and other details of day-to-day studio operations. AlterMedia offers three versions of Studio Suite Xi —Solo, Pro, and Network — with Web and iOS access available on all Network solutions.

Studio Suite Xi runs on Mac, PC, iOS, and desktop browsers. It integrates with Final Cut, Avid, Pro Tools, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, MYOB & AccountEdge, Address Book, iCal, and Google Calendar and syncs and runs cooperatively with many other widely adopted systems.