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If you’re looking for video archive software to replace Apple’s now defunct Final Cut Server, check out our digital asset mangenent software: Portfolio Server 10.

Since the demise of Final Cut Server we’ve helped a number of companies make the switch to Portfolio Server and have helped the process by adding support for Apple’s ProRes video format as well as support for WMV. In Portfolio Server 10, you can instantly playback video and audio in both our Web Client and native Mac and Windows Desktop Clients. Video support in Portfolio has been further extended in NetMediaMAX, a media-processing module for Portfolio Server that allows for multi-threaded, video transcoding on-demand.

We’ve also enhanced our metadata support with the ability to embed XMP metadata to video files. If you need to migrate assets from an existing Final Cut Server, just point Portfolio Server to an existing Final Cut Server device for automatic cataloging and synchronization of media files.

To learn how video production agency 50 Kaliber Films easily made the switch, you can watch this webcast recording:

Images, Videos, PDFs and More:
Multimedia Agency Finds Numerous Uses for DAM


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Extensis Portfolio Server is digital asset management software that’s easy to setup and use. This video provides an overview of Portfolio Server, NetPublish and NetMediaMAX.


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Join us for a webcast about Australian video production agency 50 Kaliber Films who is using Portfolio Server to manage media assets for Ford, BHP Billiton, Oakley, and Beijing Olympic Games.

Chief Technology Officer at 50 Kaliber Films, Evan Butson, will present on how he helped his company and clients save time by migrating to an open and scalable digital asset management system.

Learn how Evan used DAM to:

  • Implement a searchable catalog of 20,000 video assets
  • Migrate from Final Cut Server to a platform-independent system
  • Track rights management and consent information
  • Scale beyond video file management with images, PDFs and other file types

Following the presentation, Evan will be available for a live Q&A session. Join us to see how Portfolio Server can help you save time and money.

North America
December 13, 2011
1:00 PM (Pacific) / 4:00 PM (Eastern)
Duration: 1 hour, including Q & A
REGISTER

Europe
December 14, 2011
9:00 AM (GMT)
Duration: 1 hour, including Q & A
REGISTER

(A recorded webcast will be emailed to you if you register but can’t attend.)


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Today we released a free v9.5.3 update for Portfolio Server 9.5 and Portfolio Studio users. The new version includes:

  • Server administration shortcut: A desktop shortcut that will open a new browser window and load the Portfolio Server administration application. The shortcut will continue to work correctly even if you change the port that the administration application uses.
  • Server improvements: Improved thumbnail and preview generation and metadata handling.
  • Web client improvements: Added download progress, option to delete all items, metadata display, previewing, and handling offline files.

The 9.5.3 update is available for all components including the Server and Desktop Client, as well as the NetPublish and NetMediaMAX add-ons for Portfolio Server 9.5.

Don’t use Portfolio as your digital asset management system? Request a free 30 day trial serial code for Portfolio Server 9.5 (for workgroups and the enterprise) or Portfolio Studio (for small teams).

Download the v9.5.3 update and release notes


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This week we released a v9.1.2 update for our Portfolio Server digital asset management software and NetMediaMAX image processing engine.

The new version adds support for additional Camera Raw formats, enhanced Adobe DNG thumbnail and rendering support, and several performance and stability improvements for the Server, Web Client, and NetMediaMAX.

If you’re using Portfolio Server 9, you will want to get this update. Note that this update is for the Server and Media Engine only, requires OpenOffice.org v3.2 on the Server and Media Engine(s), and that Desktop Clients should all be running the existing 9.1.1 version.

If you don’t own Portfolio Server 9 you can try it out for free. If you’re a Portfolio standalone user, check out the updated camera raw and DNG support in the recent 8.5.5 update.

Portfolio Server update downloads and release notes available here:
http://www.extensis.com/en/support/updates/PS-9-1-2.jsp


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Extensis software webcastsA few upcoming webcasts to note, this time for those of you who speak French and German.

On January 20th and 21st, we’ll be demonstrating how NetMediaMAX can assist in image processing workflows.

NetMediaMAX allows users to:

  • Create composite PDF proofs from various files without opening multiple applications.
  • Batch resize your images, convert to a different file format and resize for Web usage and save your preferences.
  • Deliver digital files via self-service web portals and allow others to export low-res files of the originals on-the-fly.
  • Automatically create multiple derivatives of your originals and even apply destructive watermarks for protection.

Register for one of our two webcasts. Choose the appropriate event based on language:

Extensis products are localized so that they run in many different languages. For most of our products, we support English, French, German and Japanese languages. In addition, we are working to expand the language support for many of our products to include Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.


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Portfolio NetMediaMAX for digitial asset managementLast week we released a new addition to our digital asset management product line, Portfolio NetMediaMAX. This Thursday we’ll be demonstrating how NetMediaMAX assist in image processing workflows.

NetMediaMAX allows users to:

  • Create composite PDF proofs from various files without opening multiple applications.
  • Batch resize your images, convert to a different file format and resize for Web usage and save your preferences.
  • Deliver digital files via self-service web portals and allow others to export low-res files of the originals on-the-fly.
  • Automatically create multiple derivatives of your originals and even apply destructive watermarks for protection.

Register for one of our two webcasts. Choose the appropriate event based on your location.

European Webcast

  • Thursday, December 3, 2009
  • 10 a.m. GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), 11 a.m. CET (Central European Time)
  • Register Here

North American Webcast

  • Thursday, December 3, 2009
  • 11:00 a.m. PST (Pacific Standard Time) / 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
  • Register Here

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Portfolio NetMediaMAX

Today we released Portfolio NetMediaMAX, an entirely new add-on for the our digital asset management solution, Portfolio Server 9. This media-processing add-on allows digital imaging professionals to automate their media workflows for increased productivity and workflow efficiency in high-output creative and image-intensive environments.

Designers and marketers spend significant time performing repetitive production tasks as part of their imaging workflow. The NetMediaMAX add-on can automate these repetitive tasks for faster production. Complex export operations no longer require users to locate, download and process files in multiple applications. With NetMediaMAX these tasks are offloaded to Portfolio Server so that users can spend more time on their core tasks, translating into faster output and profits for organizations.

“We have heard from many of our customers that their creative teams spend too much time doing repetitive, non-value added activities,” says Martin Stein, VP of Products and Services at Extensis. “NetMediaMAX is designed to automate manual processes, eliminate routine tasks, create consistency and standardize processes, resulting in individuals focusing back on their creative tasks.”

Converting batches of images into derivatives for use on the Web and in print can take many hours. With NetMediaMAX, which offers graphical tools to simplify processing tasks, file conversions are created on the fly for faster output. Presets can be utilized to accomplish common batch-processing operations—such as file resizing and format conversion—to ensure standardization and eliminate errors.

NetMediaMAX Highlights:

  • Automates repetitive image production tasks
  • Increases efficiency, quality and output
  • On-demand generation of digital assets
  • Download files and ‘save as’ many file types you choose- on the fly
  • Batch-convert images and other files into any standard format
  • Utilizes MediaScript™, an open, standards-based scripting language to automate and customize for many different workflow needs
  • Publish web portals that allow users to download files in a variety of file types
  • Distributed processing for high-volume environments with multiple media engines

NetMediaMAX is built on the Portfolio Server platform that provides support for Windows® and Macintosh® environments and utilizes server-side processing, freeing up desktops from media-processing tasks. The MediaRich® technology inside NetMediaMAX provides organizations with heavy workloads the ability to process media-related tasks dynamically and automatically, saving significant time and manual effort. Organizations can distribute media-processing tasks to one or more external servers for even faster performance.

NetMediaMAX provides support for a wide range of image file formats. Users can convert to the most popular file types such as TIFF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, PSD, TGA, BMP, PDF and EPS.

For enhanced capabilities, IT professionals can create limitless customizations by enabling custom scripts to automate steps such as transferring multiple digital assets, updating metadata, building composite logos, colorizing, resizing and more. NetMediaMAX comes with sample scripts to get you started. Scripts can be easily customized using MediaScript, Equilibrium’s easy-to-learn ECMAScript-based scripting language (like JavaScript) that is uniquely designed for media-processing environments.

For more information, see www.netmediamax.com.