Whats is DejaEdit?
DejaEdit is a collaborative editing solution for Avid Media Composer, Avid Nexis and EditShare. Media and timelines are automatically transferred between you and your co-workers around the world without the need to be online at all time.
There are two DejaEdit applications, Client and Nexus.
NEW IN 2.0:
- Support for Amazon S3
- New user types: Assistant and VFX
The media is sent to the server by the DIT via an encrypted internet connection. The media is then transfered to each edit-suite that is setup with DejaEdit-Client.
DejaEdit-Client is scalable on up to 20 edit stations, 4 assistant stations, 3 VFX stations plus one DIT station.
Since the media and bins are transferred to a local disk in each location you can continue to edit even when the internet is not connected.
The system works both ways, so if an editor imports a file it will automatically be synced to the server, and then of course to all other edit-suites.
With DejaEdit-Nexus you can connect an Avid Nexis* to the DejaEdit workflow. DejaEdit- Nexus is installed on a Mac, which is connected to an Avid Nexis*. It doesn’t need Avid Media Composer installed, just the Avid Nexis Client Manager** so it can connect to the Avid Nexis*. The editing stations connected to the Avid Nexis* don’t need any additional software installed, just Avid Media Composer. They can be both Mac and Windows.
* (AVID NEXIS, EDITSHARE OR SIMILAR SERVER)
** (AVID NEXIS CLIENT MANAGER, EDITSHARE CONNECT OR SIMILAR)
There are two different licenses for DejaEdit-Nexus, Full and Push.
Full license – You get all the functionality of DejaEdit. The Avid project on the Avid Nexis * is just like any other edit station. All media and metadata is exchanged between all edit stations, both on the Avid Nexis * and outside.
Push license – Allows media and metadata to be pushed from the DIT to the Avid Nexis *. This can be used when you want the media to quickly get from set to the Avid Nexis * environment.
The setup is easy. The server side is handled by us and we provide you with a register key for each edit-suite with all settings.
Watch the “Install” video on the Tutorials page.
The Media is synced when DejaEdit starts, if “Enable Auto-Transfer” is selected in Preferences.
After the initial sync, DejaEdit will look for new media once an hour. It will also send media created by the editor to the server.
When the Media Sync is done the editor will be notified if there is new media. Selecting “Sync” makes the media available in Media Composer.
The media transfer can be initiated with the “Force MediaSync” function available from the DejaEdit menu in case the editor needs new media within the hour.
Avid Media Composer folders
DejaEdit creates folders inside the Avid Media Composer project which was selected during setup. You find these in the “DejaEdit” folder. If you have a Push license you will only get the Source folder.
An assistant you can prepare bins for the editors and place them in this folder.
The Inbox folder will be created once an editor shares a bin in their Outbox. A subfolder will be created in the Inbox, so you can see who shared the bin.
Each editor has and Outbox where they can create bins to share clips and sequences with the other editors in the project.
This is where the DIT or Master Editor creates bins with the rushes.
Instead of exporting a QuickTime or mp4 and sending it to the director who is on set you can use DejaEdit’s “ToSet” bin.
In this folder the editor can create bins that will be sent to the DIT station.
Bins put in this folder are sent to the VFX company. At the VFX company these bins will appear in their Inbox.
These bins and folders are automatically synced once every 5 minutes.
Watch the videos explaining the different folders on the Tutorials page.
LUT files placed in the Avid Project’s LUTs folder will be transfered to all other edit-suites.
Watch the “Source” folder video, which explains how to use LUTs.
Avid project backup
Each night the whole Avid project will be backed up to the server, just to give extra security. It can also be backed up with “Force Project Backup” from the DejaEdit menu.
Is DejaEdit available for Windows?
– DejaEdit-Client is not available for Windows, but if you are connected to an Avid project/media server you can run Windows.
Please contact us for a quote.