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BirdDog Introduces Cloud-Based Interactive Remote Workflows for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects

BirdDog has announced the launch of Cloud Connect for Adobe, a new application that allows editors to directly transfer any Adobe Premiere Pro or After Effects edit session to a collaborator — anywhere in the world.

BirdDog Cloud Connect for Adobe works directly from the Adobe interface. It provides a connected experience both for the editor and the collaborator. This new workflow has been touted as a “Frame.io for live editing” by editors who have used the workflow.

BirdDog developed a Mercury Transmit plugin that integrates into Premiere Pro’s playback engine. This enables ultra-low latency connections with the scalability to add features such as HDR High Dynamic Range video in the future. Custom branding allows larger production houses to add further value to this system as a service to their customers.

“Enhancing the collaboration of post-production is a key benefit for Premiere Pro and After Effects users,” said Sriram Iyer, Head of Products and Partnerships for professional video at Adobe. “We are excited that BirdDog is bringing its editing tools to more Adobe customers.”

Once connected to a BirdDog Cloud Connect session, the remote user can select and view any video screen in the edit suite, including the timeline, confidence and other monitors as well as cameras for a two-way production communications conference.

BirdDog Cloud Connect sessions can be accessed by any invited user on their device of choice with applications built for all Apple (iPhone, iPad, AppleTV), Android (Phone, Tablet, TV) and Samsung Tizen TV platforms as well as the BirdDog PLAY hardware receiver (Cloud Connect integration with BirdDog PLAY was also announced at NAB.)

“This is the next big step in developing our global video collaboration toolset and one of the most powerful and important to date,” said Jake Fineman, BirdDog Cloud Product Expert in describing the new software.

Cloud Connect for Adobe is available as part of a BirdDog Cloud subscription, available for download at www.BirdDog.cloud. BirdDog Cloud is available in monthly and annual subscriptions from BirdDog reseller partners globally and online.

Pricing options include a free watermarked BirdDog Cloud Free Subscription; BirdDog Cloud Monthly Subscription for $30 per month; and BirdDog Cloud Enterprise, from $500 annually.

Cloud Connect for Adobe will be on display at the NAB show in Las Vegas at BirdDog’s booth (C3319), with software download/subscriptions available immediately.

Also, BirdDog announced a new five-year global warranty on all P-Series and X-Series cameras purchased on or after March 1t, 2023. The company also announced a new suite of apps designed to make interfacing with BirdDog PTZ Cameras possible from iPad and iPhone, and viewing NDI sources on Android native TV’s and Chromecast with Google TV.

Designed to work with any NDI-enabled PTZ, from any manufacturer, NDI PTZ Control has an intuitive interface that allows users to access multiple PTZ cameras, move them around, set and recall camera pre-set PTZ positions and view the camera live in the viewing window.

Built for Android TV and Chromecast with Google TV, NDI TV Monitor provides a way to view all NDI sources including NDI HX2, NDI HX3 and High Bandwidth NDI. These sources are automatically detected.

Users can switch sources with the channel change button. The up/don/left/right buttons can move PTZ cameras around, and the 1-9 numbered buttons can save and recall pre-set camera positions.

BirdDog also announced Fleet Manager, an all-in-one interface for monitoring all BirdDog devices on the network. All devices are automatically recognised and populated into Fleet Manager, which then displays relevant information about each device, whether cameras or converters. This includes device status, IP address, NDI stream name, serial number and firmware version.

Device status is also indicated and if a device does go offline, Fleet Manager’s Advanced Recovery mode can quickly identify and retrieve the device. Fleet Manager also allows access to the BirdUI for all devices.

BirdDog enhances the quality, speed and flexibility of video through a range of solutions, using NDI (Network Device Interface). This enables video-compatible products to communicate, deliver and receive high-definition video over a computer network in a high-quality, low-latency manner. For more information, visit www.BirdDog.tv/.

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Frank Beacham is a New York-based writer, director and producer who works in print, radio, television, film and theatre.

Beacham has served as a staff reporter and editor for United Press International, the Miami Herald, Gannett Newspapers and Post-Newsweek. His articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, the Village Voice and The Oxford American.

Beacham’s books, Whitewash: A Southern Journey through Music, Mayhem & Murder and The Whole World Was Watching; My Life Under the Media
Microscope are currently in publication. Two of his stories are currently being developed for television.

In 1985, Beacham teamed with Orson Welles over a six month period to develop a one-man television special. Orson Welles Solo was canceled after Mr. Welles died on the day principal photography was to begin.

In 1999, Frank Beacham was executive producer of Tim Robbins’ Touchstone feature film, Cradle Will Rock. His play, Maverick, about video with Orson Welles, was staged off-Broadway in New York City in 2019.
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