Automate-IT launches factory v2, a major update to its data-driven Customized Video Platform embraced by Media groups around the world to streamline their operations

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Paris, France – April 19, 2017 – Automate-IT announces the immediate availability of factory v2, a major software leap of its data-driven Customized Video Platform (CVP). The new version of factory is available for on-premise deployments, in the cloud, or in a hybrid mode. It includes an intuitive delivery nodal design tool enabling users to automate delivery of creative content for a range of delivery platforms, including broadcast, movie theatres, social media, and more.

Automate-IT develops advanced software automation and collaboration solutions for the content creation industry. The Company focuses on offering streamlined production solutions, with integrated panels for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and After Effects® CC to extend Adobe Creative Cloud® video and graphics workflows, including Adobe’s new Motion Graphics templates launched this week. The flagship data-driven Customized Video Platform called factory helps broadcasters, retailers and movie theatre chains to seamlessly manage the content creation process, comply with corporate graphics guidelines and ensure secure distribution.

The technology developed by Automate-IT is used extensively by promo and creative teams around the world to automate their post-production process for sophisticated trailers in multiple languages, manage different time zones in real-time, and enhance the overall quality of content going to air.

 
Automate-IT factory automates the workflow for digital motion graphics, visual effects and compositing as well as editing for video and audio, and can deliver to any format automatically: SD, HD, 4K and DCP.

The new version of factory brings additional features:

  • Enhanced user experience with a native responsive HTML interface
  • More connectors to pull data from external systems and deliver to any DAM, MAM, PAM, CMS, etc.
  • More connectors to integrate with leading high-speed delivery platforms
  • Support for CentOS server 7.X to strengthen security
  • Agent available to run factory efficiently in Amazon Web Services
  • Extended public API to allow full control of the Customized Video Platform
  • Elegant decision-based nodal design tool
  • Distributed workflow engine for post-generation processing with :
    • Copy from/to file, ftp, sftp, s3, etc.
    • Send/Receive application messages with Amazon SQS, RabbitMQ
    • Trigger Web-services
    • Actions reporting and notification via email, Slack, SMS
  • Task scheduling
  • Enterprise-class management system to streamline hosting costs: monitoring, start/stop, status.

In addition to its server-based factory platform, Automate-IT offers two other popular products:

Automate-IT workstation
This solution offers optimal control of After Effects® CC workflows for Windows and macOS. workstation optimizes projects, supports enterprise rendering, comes with bespoke control panels that run within After Effects CC, and offers real-time previews as editorial decisions are being made.

Automate-IT share-IT
share-IT is a family of collaboration tools allowing the Adobe Photoshop® CC & After Effects CC users to easily connect with leading Media Asset Management systems. share-IT offers a unified experience for creative professionals to collaborate with other departments without having to leave their favorite creative apps or learn how to use a MAM.

“Workflow solutions like the Automate-IT streamline the experience for editors, artists, and post-production professionals using Adobe video tools,” said Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations for professional video at Adobe. “An integrated pipeline means more efficient production, more scope for creativity, and a better end result.”

Automate-IT is used by customers like Canal+ International, Eurosport-Discovery, Ericsson Broadcast Services, France Télévisions, INA, Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, NBC Universal, Orange OCS, Orange OPTV, TF1, VRT. Automate-IT also entered a services agreement with The Walt Disney Company France in the Summer 2016 to automate the promo creation and approval process for Disney XD and Disney Channel in France.

Automate-IT will present the factory v2, workstation, and share-IT solutions at NAB in Las Vegas, April 24-27, 2017 on the Aspera stand (SL8124). Please write to contact@automate-it.fr to arrange a meeting or demonstration.

Adobe at NAB

At NAB 2017, a sweeping update in Adobe Creative Cloud for video will be available to help filmmakers and video producers collaborate and streamline video workflows. The Creative Cloud release delivers new features for graphics and titling, animation, polishing audio and sharing assets; support for the latest video formats, such as HDR, VR, and 4K; new integrations with Adobe Stock; and advanced artificial intelligence capabilities powered by Adobe Sensei. Announced at Adobe Summit 2017, Adobe Experience Cloud also allows brands to deliver connected video experiences across any screen at massive scale, while analyzing performance and monetizing ads. Attendees at this year’s NAB can get a closer look at the newly available features at the Adobe booth (#SL4010, South Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center). For more information, visit www.adobe.com.

About Automate-IT

Automate-IT is a software company that develops simple solutions to manage, orchestrate, monitor sophisticated Adobe Creative Cloud video and graphics workflows and automate recurrent tasks. The company develops automation products called workstation & factory that work on-premise or in the cloud as well as a family of collaboration tools for creative teams called share-IT.