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BeBop Technology Partners with Avid to Extend Media Creation and Management to Microsoft Azure

Mon 15, 04 2019

LOS ANGELES and BURLINGTON, MA – (April 6, 2019) – BeBop Technology, provider of the most robust and secure platforms and solutions for moving media workflows to the cloud, and Avid (Nasdaq: AVID), the leading technology provider that powers the media and entertainment industry, today announced their partnership to make Avid’s market-leading creative tools and MediaCentral® powered workflows available in Microsoft Azure cloud, including Media Composer®, Avid NEXIS®.

The BeBop cloud platform virtualizes processing-heavy workflows such as editing, visual effects, rendering, animation, and other post-production projects on extremely powerful and highly secure computers in the cloud, utilizing flexible high-speed storage.

BeBop empowers creatives to use the same industry-standard tools they work with every day, but in the cloud. Once integrated, these tools will include Media Composer, the media and entertainment industry’s most-used editing software, Avid NEXIS, the industry’s first software-defined storage platform, and MediaCentral, the industry’s most comprehensive media workflow platform. Avid will be the first fully bundled software solution offered on BeBop, enabling Avid licenses to be obtained directly on the platform instead of the “bring your own license” model BeBop supports for other tools. The rollout of Avid tools and solutions on BeBop will begin with availability in North, Central, and South America, with deployments using Microsoft Azure cloud.

“Avid is committed to helping our customer community to capture the new advantages of working in the cloud to become even more efficient and collaborative, and deliver their best work faster,” said Dave Colantuoni, Vice President of Product Management at Avid. “BeBop offers a state of the art platform for Avid to securely and reliably provide its leading tools and solutions with SaaS flexibility, so our customers can more easily innovate their workflows and moderate their tools and resources as their business dictates.”

“We’ve worked hard to build a strong relationship with Avid, and the timing is right to bring this illustrious media brand onto the BeBop cloud platform,” said Bruce Long, CEO & co-founder of BeBop Technology. “BeBop is committed to expanding creativity and collaboration by making the best tools and solutions available to editors, visual effects artists, and animators anytime. We are excited to add Avid Media Composer, Avid NEXIS and the MediaCentral platform to the lineup of powerful tools on BeBop.”

Creatives use the BeBop platform to process, render, manage, and deliver media files in the cloud from any computer anywhere on as small as a 20mbps internet connection. Key features include BeBop OTS (Over The Shoulder) for secure and affordable remote collaboration, review and approval sessions in real-time, and BeBop Rocket, a powerful roundtrip file transfer solution for onboarding existing on premises workflows into the cloud. The BeBop platform is deployed on all of the major public clouds, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

For more information about Avid on BeBop, please visit: https://www.beboptechnology.com/avid-on-bebop

About Avid

Avid delivers the most open and efficient media platform, connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution, and consumption. Avid’s preeminent customer community uses Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and monetize the most watched, loved and listened to media in the world—from prestigious and award-winning feature films to popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, and celebrated music recordings and live concerts. With the most flexible deployment and pricing options, Avid’s industry-leading solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Avid NEXIS®, MediaCentral®, iNEWS®, AirSpeed®, Sibelius®, Avid VENUE™, FastServe®, Maestro™, and PlayMaker™. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTubeLinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

About BeBop Technology

Los Angeles-based BeBop Technology was founded in 2015 by veteran entertainment industry executive Bruce Long and Cloud technology expert David Benson. The company creates the most complete, secure, and innovative solutions for moving media workflows to the cloud. For more information visit www.beboptechnology.com, connect with BeBop on FacebookYouTubeLinkedInTwitter, or subscribe to BeBop News.

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