How do I create an Adobe Anywhere server, and connect to it, to use it for a team project in premiere pro?
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Yes, I have read this, and I would like to create an Adobe Anywhere server, for my enterprise.
Creating an Adobe Anywhere setup is pretty complex and expensive.
I know, we have it.
You need some pretty beefy servers (minimum of 3) All running Windows Server OS.
One as the Anywhere Hub which is the "traffic controller" and the others are Mercury Streaming Engines that have Tesla cards
that do all the heavy lifting as far as compressing and pushing the video stream out to the clients (other editors)
Plus, you need a pretty fat pipe to send and receive the data efficiently. And if your editor doesn't have a consistent internet
it can be very laggy and frustrating to work with. As well as a very high end switch.
To manage projects and setup outside editors, it's fairly complicated and takes a bit of attention.
To be completely honest, since Adobe Team Projects came along, we've been using that.
Now we make light weight proxy media of all camera footage and send to an editor and the only thing
being pushed over the internet is the Premiere project or Team Project.
For files that are created either by you or the outside editor (graphics, vo, etc...) we use shared CC Files folders.
Don't get me wrong, it's a brilliant idea and has it's place for certain applications.
But for small to medium places like us, Team Projects are the way to go. IMHO
Hope that helps a bit.
I hope you don't mind me jumping in here - I've been looking for people who are running Adobe Anywhere to ask if it really works - you've kind of answered part of that for me
So what kind of investment did you need to make for the servers and cards etc? Was/is there no cloud based alternative e.g. in AWS etc (I'm guessing not as it has very specific hardware requirements).
Have you automated your proxy generation and sharing and do you share using any kind of digital asset management system?
Finding out a bit more about how you do it would be very interesting as we're part of a new startup that needs to create a very large amount of digital content (AR, video, animation, images etc) and need to build a new team of content creators who will likely be working remotely.
The hardware investment was significant, just under $100k.
3 enterprise class servers with Tesla cards, 10G and 8G fiber cards new switch etc.
We had an existing SAN which is your storage as you are housing all media assets (not cloud)
Anywhere requires a DAM to ingest media into a production, so we had to invest in that as well.
Hope that is what info you were looking for.
Keep in mind, Anywhere only works with the Premiere Pro and Prelude apps.
No After FX or Audition, etc...
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Many thanks, that’s really helpful. Which DAM did you go for?