London and Boston (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
Cloud video platform company Aframe has helped Norway’s largest commercial TV station, TV2, to produce the latest series of its eight-episode factual entertainment show “Sporty” with a dramatic increase in efficiency. By enabling a more efficient edit workflow, Aframe allowed the “Sporty” production team to save on the time spent on mundane tasks and instead devote more time on the storytelling aspect of their work. According to series editor, Steinar Marthinsen, the additional time spent on the creative has helped the team “produce the best series yet”.
TV2 deployed Aframe in the production and editing of Series 4 of “Sporty,” a show about 10 people getting fit ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The show was filmed in three locations around Norway, before the 450 hours of footage was brought back to base in Oslo for organizing, filtering and editing. Sifting through such a massive amount of footage was so time consuming that the production team would allocate 40% of each edit cycle to sort, manage, log and organize footage for each episode. Faced with big shoots and tight deadlines with each episode, the team wanted to free up time for more important efforts.
By utilizing Aframe as one central location for storing and managing all footage in the cloud, the production manager, director and loggers could move out of the edit suite, and upload and access content on their iPads and laptops from anywhere at anytime. They could assemble rough cuts and compilations with ease, socialize them among the team, note everyone’s comments and arrive at the edit prepared, with the footage already pre-assembled. Reducing mundane organizational tasks helped free the “Sporty” team to spend more time on creative storytelling, and helped assure they could deliver an exceptional product, on time.
Steinar Marthinsen comments: “The level of efficiency Aframe delivered compared to our very well-practiced workflow has genuinely impressed us. After three seasons of 'Sporty,' we were skeptical as to how much time Aframe could actually save us, but we were pleasantly surprised. Not only did the show get produced faster than ever, we got to spend an additional in the production cycle on our storytelling. Creativity is what it’s all about - and because we had more time to be creative, I felt we produced our best series yet."
Aframe adds efficiency to the entire production process with easy to use tools to quickly sort, filter and find exact clips and moments of footage. Users access Aframe from any web browser, operating system, and clips on computers, smart phones or tablets. Aframe begins capturing metadata the moment a piece of footage is uploaded. Once production reaches the edit stage, all of the metadata can be brought straight into the Avid, FCP or Premiere; vastly accelerating the total offline post time.
In addition, because “Sporty” footage needs to be annotated with logs to make it searchable, “Sporty”’s production team saved additional time using Aframe’s Logger solution. Logging is always a slow and cumbersome task with staff often adding timecode notes into an Excel spreadsheet or Word document from in an edit suite where they could access the edit network. Aframe's purpose built Logger solution enabled the “Sporty” production team to quickly add timecode-specific logs to the project. Logs would show up as searchable text, precisely assigned to the correct points on the timeline. In addition, because Aframe Logger is cloud-based, team members could access it from any laptop or desktop over the internet. A formerly cumbersome process became far more efficient and also freed up an edit suite for revenue-producing business.
Steinar Marthinsen concludes, “The benefits that Aframe has delivered have been far greater than just a more efficient editing process. It has enabled us to focus on the aspect of production that we actually all enjoy the most – making a great show that our viewers will really enjoy.”
“Factual entertainment has astoundingly high shoot-to-air ratios that make it the perfect use case for the upshot of efficiency that Aframe delivers,” said David Peto, CEO and co-founder of Aframe. “We’re happy to be at the heart of such quantified time-savings and most of all, that our solution is enabling even greater creativity.”
Aframe is a cloud video platform with capabilities in collaboration, review and approval, archive and tagging. Already many thousands of video professionals around the world rely on Aframe to organize and streamline video production or as an adjunct to existing media asset management (MAM) solutions. Aframe users upload their raw video footage from wherever they are in the world onto Aframe’s cloud, securely store it there, and share it with anyone, anywhere as they collaborate on TV, film, corporate video or advertising spots. The timecode-specific metadata that Aframe users generate can be transferred directly from the cloud into any of the top 3 NLE platforms. Once there, the metadata relinks with the original media – retaining all user changes automatically. If desired Aframe can provide logging services that makes video discoverable and expedite finding the perfect clip.
Aframe also can serve as a cloud-based MAM architecture to centralize a library of production and broadcast-ready video assets and supporting documentation. For more information visit http://www.aframe.com.