ELEMENTS in Avid Media Composer Environments

What are the challenges when working with Avid Media Composer?

For decades, the Avid Media Composer has been one of the most widely adopted non-linear editing solutions for media professionals. However, collaborative work in Avid Media Composer is only possible if the storage on which the projects are stored supports Bin Locking and Avid’s project sharing features. Unfortunately, many storage and network solutions do not meet the rigid specifications Avid demands to achieve a stable running application and smooth playback. As a consequence of this, the storage environment being used must often be solely dedicated to just supporting Media Composer. Essentially, this requires many companies to manage bespoke storage silos for typical post-production applications, including Avid Media Composer.

ELEMENTS storage is different. It is optimally configured for performance with Media Composer and simultaneously provides total flexibility for working with other applications and NLEs. In addition, all ELEMENTS systems offer native support for Avid Bin Locking and Project Sharing features that are necessary for efficient collaborative editing workflows.

Native Bin locking support

Team collaboration in Media Composer

The Avid Bin Locking feature allows multiple users to work on the same project simultaneously; this prevents the possibility of accidentally deleting, overwriting, or modifying items that someone else is currently working on. All ELEMENTS systems provide native and seamless Avid Bin Locking support, requiring only a single menu press to activate on any workspace on the storage. Thus, ELEMENTS enables the powerful project-sharing and team collaboration capabilities of Avid Media Composer. 

Not a one-trick pony

One system for all your needs

Apart from providing the perfect working environment for Avid Media Composer, ELEMENTS systems enable the simultaneous use of typical post-production applications just as efficiently. Many facilities use a combination of software tools like Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk Flame, and Baselight. Therefore allowing ELEMENTS to deliver the highest performance at every stage of the post-production process.

Easy management

Robust and simple to use

The ELEMENTS management and user tools are extensive, and all of these features are provided in a visually-driven, intuitive user interface. It makes managing the system easy – even for non-technical staff. Tasks like: creating new workspaces, adding users, managing access permissions, and instant resizing of workspaces are all achieved with simple menu selections.

ELEMENTS enables non-technical users to participate in the day-to-day management of your storage environment. All ELEMENTS solutions have a very robust permissions model, and this means that access to every workflow feature and storage location can be allowed or restricted for each user. Furthermore, audit logs of user-actions can be sent as push notifications in the ELEMENTS Client App or via Event Hooks to Slack.


Media Library integrations

Expanding the functionality of Media Composer

The ELEMENTS Media Library visualizes the content on your storage with dynamic proxies, complete with customizable metadata. In addition, this feature-rich MAM has powerful global and custom search features and provides an unrivaled collaboration workflow for your entire team. Users can easily find the content they need and play, tag, comment and annotate clips. In addition, users can edit multi-track sequences in a web browser and import these into Avid Media Composer via AAF or an EDL.

Furthermore, all comments and markers created in the ELEMENTS Media Library are easily imported into an Avid sequence. This collaboration allows for better communication between editors and creative stakeholders working on the production. The fully web-based ELEMENTS Media Library enables all of your staff to collaborate for review and approval tasks without the need for costly per-user licenses or annual subscriptions.

One central high-performance storage, even including Avid. An embedded MAM. Easily integrated with our in-house LDAP server. What more can you possibly wish for?!?

Jiří Novák, Sales Executive, AGORA plus

Solutions for Avid workflows


Boost your performance with a technology 10x faster than traditional SSDs

Implementing an efficient and easy-to-use storage system used to be a rather complicated task. With ELEMENTS BOLT your overall performance will not only dramatically improve. Your whole workflow will also become radically simplified: resulting in less stress and a significantly lower operating footprint.

  • All-NVMe media storage
  • Bin Locking Support
  • Ultra high performance
  • 8K and more in realtime
  • Scalable in performance and capacity

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Use only one product to support every step of the production process

Put an end to time-consuming data copying: you only need one single storage system for providing media assets to every department and every application in your facility, from scanning, to color grading, editing, compositing, VFX, and GFX – and everything else.

  • All-in-one server and storage solution
  • Bin Locking Support
  • Flexible storage space options
  • Scalable in performance and capacity

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Ultra portable media storage with editing capabilities and MAM

ELEMENTS CUBE combines all of ELEMENTS‘ unique features in an ultra-small form factor chassis for storing, managing and organizing assets in the field and on the go.

  • Ultra-portable media storage
  • Bin Locking Support
  • Edit-while-ingest
  • On-set editing and media management

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