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REMOTE WORKFLOWS 26 POST MAR/APR 2021 T he production and post industries have been implementing remote workflows for a number of years now, but without question, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated their adoption as a way to continue working during the worldwide lockdown. This month, we look at a number of companies that are offering solutions that help productions cut down on the number of workers needed on set, or enable those in distant loca- tions to collaborate, review or approve content as it evolves. Streambox software/subscription simplifies remote review Streambox ( has introduced Spectra, a new virtual streaming media application for cloud and desktop workflows. Spectra enables post pro- duction sessions from anywhere — at the highest quality — without the need for external hardware or difficult-to-manage and expensive fiber networks. Spectra delivers the quality needed by decision makers in collaborative post workflows, be it for remote color grading, editing, VFX or sound produc- tions. In conjunction with Streambox Cloud Services or on-prem production workstations, creatives can participate in virtual reviews without the need for special equipment. Spectra's remote reviewing capabilities overcome a number of existing chal- lenges that stand in the way of experiencing high color quality, low latency and multi-channel sound. Creative professionals can get started with by entering a modest monthly subscription, which enables secure live sessions over even a public internet. Spectra offers a high-performance software encoding app/service de- signed to interface with a variety of source applications and hardware. In addition to the Spectra app/service, Streambox provides application-specific plug-ins to inter- face Spectra with third-party appli- cations or devices, such as Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and other Creative Suite apps, Blackmagic Design video cards, and Apple's iSight or other USB cameras. In addition to SDI and other baseband sources, Spectra can work with NDI source streams over IP for multipoint cloud reviews or point-to-point sessions. Streambox Spectra works on Apple Silicon-, Intel- and AMD-based systems Remote Workflows Powerful, proven solutions help keep productions on track BY MARC LOFTUS CHROMADECODER SoftwareMediaPlayers SDIMonitor REMOTEREVIEWERS STREAMBOX CLOUD SPECTRA SOFTWAREENCODER AVID MEDIACOMPOSER DESKTOPEDITOR EncryptedDataStream ColorAccurateVideo

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