Users of the ioGates cloud-based media management service from Broadcast Pix will soon be able to manage content distribution from Mac, Windows and Linux computers, the company said.

The new desktop app must be installed on each system receiving content via ioGates, including servers, NLEs, and workstations. Clients can use it to browse files and upload to specific folders in an ioGates account, or it can be set to automatically download content based on codecs or file formats. It can also be used to move files around according to specific predefined workflows — transcoding and applying color transforms to files, for instance, and then delivering them to NLEs as edit-ready files while respecting the correct directory structure.

ioGates desktop app

“The ioGates Desktop App makes our workflow even more user friendly,” said ioGates COO Jesper Andersen in a prepared statement. “Our service already handles all content conversion automatically in the cloud. With our innovative and flexible share links, you can automatically distribute content and easily customize how each client receives that content on their workstations, so they never struggle with footage they can’t view.”

Broadcast Pix switchers come with ioGates accounts that are compatible with the desktop app. The new app will be available for demo at NAB 2018, Broadcast Pix said.

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