Avid Media Composer Integration

Welcome to this overview of the Avid Media Composer integration in Cantemo Portal. With the release of this application Portal is able to support the three major non-linear editors used in post-production today. This guide is intended to provide an outline of the Avid Media Composer Integration application feature-set and the fundamental workflow.

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Open Avid Media Composer from the Search View

The Avid Media Composer Integration application modifies a number of Portal menus, inserting the option to open individual items or the contents of collections and the MediaBin in Media Composer. With the Cantemo Agent application installed on the client system Portal is able to make use of the AMA Link feature in Media Composer to add clips directly to any bin — no copying of media or transcoding required. In a similar fashion the Cantemo Agent can be configured to monitor a designated watch folder and automatically upload exported files into Portal.

Opening Items in Media Composer

Once the Avid Media Composer Integration application has been installed there are several ways to send media items from Portal to Avid Media Composer. Each offers a level of convenience that will suit different editors’ needs.

The Pod Menu

The most immediate way to send individual clips to Media Composer is to use the menu icon on a single item pod.

  1. Create a new search in Portal.
  2. Click an individual item menu and choose the Open in Avid Media Composer option.
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Click an individual item menu to choose the Open in Avid Media Composer option.

The Gear Box Menu

The Open in Avid Media Composer option is also available in the gear box menu on individual item pages.

  1. Create a new search in Portal.
  2. Click to select an item pod to view an individual item.
  3. Click the gear box menu on the individual item page and select the Open in Avid Media Composer option.
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The gear box menu on the individual item page and select the Open in Avid Media Composer option.

Collections

The Avid Media Composer integration application can open an entire Collections in Media Composer.

  1. Choose Manage > Collections from the navigation menu.
  2. Click the appropriate Collection pod to view items inside the Collection.
  3. Select the gear box menu on the individual Collection page and choose the Open in Avid Media Composer option.
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The gear box menu on the individual Collection page can be used to Open in Avid Media Composer

The MediaBin

Opening the contents of the MediaBin in Media Composer is another very straightforward process.

  1. Click to open the MediaBin and view the items stored inside it.
  2. Select the MediaBin menu and choose the Open in Avid Media Composer option.
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Open items from Mediabin into Avid Media Composer