ProMAX Expands Platform Functionality for Adobe Creative Cloud

Panel and Proxy Offloading in Adobe Premiere Pro CC paired with Render Offloading in After Effects CC gives video teams the ability to maintain workstation performance and be more productive

ProMAX Systems, a world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations, announced new integrations to help accelerate production workflows for Adobe® Creative Cloud® users.

The ProMAX integration includes two major feature sets for Adobe Premiere® Pro CC and Adobe After Effects® CC, key tools within Adobe Creative Cloud. The Platform panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC gives users the ability to directly access their files from within the Premiere Pro user interface. Editors can search, filter and immediately access all of their media (even offline archived files) without leaving the application. ProMAX has also created a feature that will greatly increase editing efficiency through the offloading and centralization of proxies.

Utilizing the Platform transcoding engine, users can generate proxies quickly without using any local workstation resources, resulting in full access to high-res footage and proxies for the entire team. Additionally, the updated integration includes render offloading for After Effects CC. Users can utilize platform storage to offload rendering which frees up workstation resources and maximizes performance, even for lengthy projects.

“We continue to see increasing time pressure for all of our customers, who are pushed to put out better content than ever, faster than ever.  Adobe has done a great job of working with vendors like ProMAX to create integrations that give professional teams a competitive advantage when using our tools together,” Nathaniel Cooper, COO for ProMAX Systems.

“Adobe Premiere Pro CC gives editors a robust platform for creative and efficient video production,” said Sue Skidmore, head of partner relation for Adobe professional video. “ProMAX Platform’s panel enhances the user experience by giving direct access to network storage and the ability to offload renders which then improves workstation performance.”

About ProMAX Systems
ProMAX is the world leader in integrated workflow technology for creative media organizations. For over 20 years, we’ve built a worldwide client base of tens of thousands of customers, helping them find the most efficient, cost effective and reliable solutions to solve their production challenges with our range of workflow servers, workstations and archiving technology. From ingest to edit, from playout to archive, we’ve evolved our thinking to focus on the real needs of our customers – bringing everything they need together in a truly integrated solution. Whether they are creatives working in Film/TV, broadcast, post production, education, government, corporate or other industries, our customers trust ProMAX to be at the heart of their creative process. Visit for more information.

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