STOCKHOLM, Sweden – September 10th, 2014: Leading software developer for the rich media industry Cantemo has announced the enhanced integration between Cantemo Portal™ media asset management solution and Adobe® Creative Cloud®.
For Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, the development includes new features available in the Cantemo Premiere Pro App for managing projects and advanced media tracking. Cantemo Konnekt™ for Adobe Anywhere has also been improved with support for rights management, leveraging the collaboration of editors in their remote media workflow.
“In line with our long-term strategy, we continue to develop our integration with Adobe products. We do so specifically by focusing on building solutions for the workflows that are key for the industry and providing key features for our joint customers,” said Parham Azimi, CEO and Co-Founder of Cantemo.
“The integration between Adobe Anywhere and Cantemo gives our customers an experience that makes their creative process easier,” said Simon Williams, director of strategic relations at Adobe. “The addition of rights management into Cantemo’s digital asset management solution further complements the Anywhere workflow.”
Cantemo will showcase the complete Cantemo Portal solution including the Cantemo Premiere Pro App and Cantemo Konnekt App at IBC 2014, booth 6.C28b.
About Adobe Creative Cloud
With Creative Cloud, your creative apps are always evolving. At IBC, Adobe is previewing the next wave of innovation coming to the video apps, including Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC. New advances include timesaving media and project management features, and a refined user interface with HiDPI support across all of the video desktop apps. With frequent feature releases, it’s easy for Creative Cloud members to stay up to speed on industry developments and new hardware and formats, including new support for the GoPro CineForm intermediate codec and more. Learn more about new features coming to Adobe Creative Cloud at www.adobe.com/go/video, or visit Adobe at IBC Hall 7, Stand 7.G27.
Cantemo provides flexible software and solutions for the digital media industry. The Stockholm-based company specialises in developing intuitive and streamlined media management solutions that can be natively incorporated into other software as well as in-house developed tools and back-office systems. Cantemo’s plug-in based infrastructure allows for custom configuration including adding new features and integration points (Apps), and re-skinning of UIs (Themes) for users on an individual, workgroup or division specific basis.
Cantemo and Quantum Partner to Deliver End-to-End Media Content Workflow
First customer win at Guardian News & Media for Cantemo Portal and Quantum StorNext
STOCKHOLM, Sweden—September 12th, 2014—Cantemo today announced a new partnership with Quantum to enhance file-based workflows in the media production space and provide new levels of integration between Cantemo Portal™ and Quantum’s StorNext 5 platform.
By partnering with Quantum, Cantemo aims to transform the management and storage of media assets, address key industry challenges and deliver ground-breaking media production solutions. Today the combination of Quantum’s StorNext® high-performance storage and Cantemo Portal™ provides customers with comprehensive workflow management. Moving forward, Cantemo will be working closely with Quantum to:
• set new standards for integration between existing products;
• develop shared initiatives for research and collaboration;
• create enhanced opportunities for innovation; and
• enable the next wave of Cantemo media asset management solutions.
Cantemo Portal is enterprise-class asset management software able to support small workgroups on a single server or accommodate thousands of users and many nodes in different geographical locations. Core functionalities include feature-rich content management, extensive administration tools, access controls, and intricate metadata structures. It provides a uniquely customizable toolset, themed interface, and modular applications, including best-in-class integration with the leading NLEs.
The browser-based interface of Cantemo Portal provides users with a unified, platform-independent access point for searching, viewing, annotating, and editing assets. The combination of Cantemo Portal and StorNext 5 creates an environment where users can not only ingest, edit, and deliver content concurrently without dropping frames but also ensure assets are readily accessible over time. Granular control of the rules that govern the file system means more efficient utilization of each resource and a faster, more dynamic workflow.
“Reflecting Quantum’s long-standing leadership position in media content storage and workflows, nearly a third of our current customer base uses StorNext for their Cantemo Portal Media Asset Management solution. As a result, we’re taking the natural next step of formalising our strategic partnership with Quantum as we both continue expanding our foothold in new and current markets.” said Parham Azimi, CEO and Co-Founder, Cantemo.
“Cantemo’s momentum is increasing across the media and entertainment market, and we’re excited about partnering to help users better leverage their valuable content,” said Gabriel Chaher, vice president, EMEA Sales & Marketing, Quantum. “With StorNext 5 providing the storage foundation for the Portal architecture, our mutual customers can get even greater benefit from their investment in Cantemo’s solutions.”
Quantum’s StorNext 5 platform provides the most advanced content workflow management in the industry, including best-in-class performance and scalability for file sharing and collaboration. It also offers fully automated, storage tiering that enables customers to match the most cost-effective storage medium with their data access requirements. In addition to tape, StorNext can archive content to Quantum’s Lattus extended online storage, a petabyte-scale, object storage-based solution that provides quick and easy access to content for reuse and re-monetisation.
In March Quantum introduced StorNext Pro Solutions, high-performance storage systems specifically configured to meet the requirements of post-production facilities and smaller broadcasters for refreshing aging Xsan environments, meeting new 4K workflow demands and supporting end-to-end content production and archive. In addition, the company recently announced StorNext Connect, a new tool set for simplifying the installation, discovery, management and monitoring of StorNext environments.
Key Customer Win at Guardian News & Media
Earlier this year systems integrator and reseller NMR won a six figure contract to upgrade the digital video infrastructure at Guardian News & Media (GNM), the leading global media organisation which publishes theguardian.com, as well as the Guardian and The Observer newspapers.
NMR upgraded GNM’s video content creation capabilities with a flexible and future-proof set-up based around Cantemo Portal and Quantum’s StorNext appliances. The current video editing and content creation technology will be replaced with a flexible platform based on Cantemo Portal Enterprise DAM (Digital Asset Management) system.
A key component of the project has been the migration of the Final Cut Server content to Cantemo Portal to create a central repository that can be accessed by Guardian staff not only in London but also in other group offices around the world.
Cantemo is a software company based in Stockholm, Sweden, which has established a foothold in the market with broadcast household names. Dedicated to the development of intuitive and streamlined media management solutions, its flagship product, Cantemo Portal™, is used by content creators and owners to intuitively manage their media.
Cantemo management has an extensive experience in the asset management industry combined with a strong entrepreneurial background. The company is represented by people with diversity in skills and background.
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