EditShare extended the Helmut suite of products for Adobe Premiere Pro workflow in advance of IBC, announcing HelmutCO and HelmutHK.
Earlier this year, EditShare began offering HelmutFX, a project- and user-management system originally developed by tech partner MoovIT that uses EditShare’s Flow API to integrate Premiere Pro workflow, through its own reseller network. The system was extended with HelmutIO, a grid computing platform for Adobe Media Encoder.
The new HelmutCO, or Cosmo, presents a visual dashboard making it easier to identify the location of different types of content — folder structures, metadata, assets and sequences — without opening Premiere Pro. And HelmutHK, or Housekeeper, uses the same data to help manage archiving and indexing.
“We’ve seen a huge amount of migration of clients to Adobe — in particular, a lot of Adobe deployments in broadcast,” EditShare Marketing Director Lee Griffin told StudioDaily. “One of the issues, they say, is that their Adobe deployments don’t have certain traditional tools from the Avid environment. Helmut provides all of those back-end office tools for project management, indexes, databases, and archiving. It’s designed for enterprise-scale Adobe deployments by facilities in the broadcast and M&E market segment.”
As an example of a major deployment of Helmut, Griffin cited Portuguese television channel TVI, which has a Premiere Pro workflow with Helmut software and EditShare storage “intrinsically linked.”
At IBC, the company launched EditShare Academy, which will offer a series of training courses covering EditShare tools and workflow for dealers, salespeople and, beginning next year, end users. “We want all of our users to get certification,” Griffin said.
EditShare Academy Program Tracks
- The EditShare Associate Program: providing channel partners and customers with foundational knowledge of EditShare products, workflows and solutions.
- The EditShare Engineer Program: upon completion of this track, channel partners and customers will command expert technical and operational knowledge of EditShare products and solutions.
- The EditShare Sales Professional Program: designed for channel partners who actively support customers through the sales process and manage ongoing customer success.
The training and certification program was developed with CSMD Group.