Avid project & media sharing …now open sourced!
I’m part of a small team that has been working on an open source project that may be of interest.
Its called ‘indiestor’ and it allows multiple editors to share Avid Media Composer projects and media over a network using samba. While this is by no means unique, it is published under the GPL license – which is pretty special 🙂
Indiestor runs on Ubuntu server or desktop (12.04 LTS) and allows anybody to build their own NAS system for collaborative editing. The tool takes care of everything from the management of volumes, groups and users (homes, passwords, quotas), to the triggering of shared projects. All you have to do is choose the appropriate hardware to suit your site or project!
Installation documentation can be found at indiestor.com, alongside our package repository and links to the source code on our github page.
We’d be delighted to hear your thoughts or comments.