Post house ENVY is launching ENVY REMOTE, a new platform designed to bring production, editing on-site and editing remotely together through web and mobile apps. It goes live this month.

The platform will pull together various services under one login.

REMOTE Edit service provides editors direct dual screen access to their edit suite. They can access the same shared project as the rest of the team, with the Producer also seeing the same screens in real-time for over-the-shoulder working.

The Files service uses Signiant to give the team secure access to their Client Store, allowing them to upload music, voice-over and other files directly to the edits.

Tasks service, is a full task management platform. Clients can add categories and tasks, then assign them to any team member. Team members get notified on the ENVY REMOTE mobile app and progress can be tracked throughout.

The Notes function, allows the production team to see all edit and production notes in one place, including attachments.

Discussions and Live Chat allows teams to start fixed discussions on any topic, or ad-hoc live chats with individuals, all from the web and mobile.

The shared project Calendar keeps the team up to date with project milestones, shoots, viewings and events.

The integration, provides access to all links form within the platform.

The Storyboards feature replicates the wall of sticky notes that would usually be in the suite. Users can create a Storyboard, add notes, change the order, text, colour.

The platform will be available to all ENVY’s clients.

Dave Cadle, CEO ENVY: ‘ENVY REMOTE is unique platform which will extend our services to our clients. Working remotely is here to stay and this period has given us the idea of creating something truly progressive for Production teams and editors by enhancing the collaborative process regardless if you are working at ENVY or working from home. Flexibility and adaptability is the key and this platform will do just that. This is an industry leading platform’

Daniel Sassen, CTO ENVY: ‘I believe ENVY REMOTE takes cloud editing to a whole new level. It was a huge challenge integrating so many different systems with a mixture of public and private cloud technologies. As well as the ENVY REMOTE front-end, we have built a whole backend-end orchestration portal to manage it. We are just getting started, there are many more additions to ENVY REMOTE launching in the coming months.’

Jai Cave, Technical Operations Director: ‘Through ENVY REMOTE we are offering our clients edits on site, edits remote and crucially a mixture of the two. Up to this point the industry focus has been, either have your project completely local, or completely remote through a data centre. The reality is that our clients need a hybrid solution, that allows them to have some edits locally, some remote and others splitting their week between the facility and home. We recognise communication can be harder with distributed teams and this is something we were keen to solve. This is why ENVY REMOTE offers a whole suite of production, planning and communication tools to bring everyone closer together wherever you are.’

The platform will launch in November on the web, the App Store and Google Play.

Jon Creamer

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