Ravensbourne implements new asset management workflow based on Avid Everywhere

Digital media and design higher education instiution Ravensbourne is using Avid Everywhere to implement a production asset management workflow based upon the Avid MediaCentral platform.

To help students access media from any location and enhance collaboration between students and faculty, the school opted for advanced media management solutions from the Avid Media Suite. The new workflow includes a media asset management system and Avid MediaCentral | UX, a cloud-based, web front-end to the Avid MediaCentral Platform.

“Our editing and post production courses have doubled in size since we opened our new building in 2010,” stated Will Pearson, director of technology at Ravensbourne. “For these students, Media Composer is key for their learning. When added to the audio-based courses using Pro Tools, we already had a compelling case for investment in the very latest technologies. Our new Open Media facility will stand as one of the most advanced and flexible production spaces at any UK university. This would not have been possible without the support of Avid.”

To store and access the high volume of media students are creating, Ravensbourne deployed solutions from the Avid Storage Suite, including an ISIS shared storage system and an AirSpeed | 5500 server for ingest and playout. These solutions provide the faculty with increased flexibility for reviewing and approving student work, while providing the power, reliability and storage capacity students need to sustain real-time workflows.

The new Avid workflow also includes creative tools from the Artist Suite, which students use to create a wide range of video and film projects.

“Avid Everywhere meets the unique needs of educators and students by combining industry-standard solutions with continuous innovation all built upon the Avid MediaCentral Platform,” stated Jennifer Smith, senior vice president and Chief Marketing Officer at Avid. “We’re excited to see Ravensbourne leverage the power of Avid Everywhere to train students in a media environment that mirrors real world production facilities. Ravensbourne is helping students and educators collaborate in powerful new ways, and also teaching students the workflows they need for successful careers.”

Meanwhile, at the forthcoming BVE Expo in London, Ravensbourne will join other industry visionaries on the panel ‘It’s All About the Workflow’, which will examine workflows of the present and future. The panel takes place on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 11:30am to 12:00pm at the Post Production Theatre.

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