October 13, 2017
Simian, the video sharing and collaboration platform that ad agencies, production companies, post houses and media brands rely on to ensure an efficient workflow for their video content, has introduced a new plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro that promises to make an editor’s job faster and easier.
Dubbed Infusion, it does just that: It imports directly into Adobe Premiere Pro the comments and annotations clients make to videos that are part of Simian Project folders. Infusion will allow editors or other artists using Premiere Pro to save time when making changes or revisions by having the client’s comments and instructions right at their fingertips (or, more accurately, on their Premiere screens), with no more toggling between programs or having to print out comments and refer to them separately.
Infusion is also a two-way tool, as it allows editors to reply to client comments from within their Premiere Pro environments and share them with others on that project’s team. Incoming client comments or notes can appear directly within the edit as markers, too, helping to minimise mistakes or misunderstandings, and editors can upload their revised edits directly back to Simian Project from within Adobe Premiere.
“Editors will be to keep track of important client changes and recommendations while still working in Premiere. With the Infusion plug-in, any comments or notes clients make will appear in a special panel within Premiere,” says Brian Atton, Simian Co-Found and COO. “We think Infusion will remove not only relieve some headaches for Premiere users, but also reflects our overall strategy here at Simian, which is to automate as many functions of the production and post production process as we can so they can focus on doing what they do best, which is be creative,” says Brian Atton, Simian Co-Founder and COO. “It further integrates Simian’s sharing and review capabilities with the basic tools that creative people rely on day in and day out.”
Simian users who’ve taken Infusion for a test drive are impressed with its handling. “With the kind of expedited deadlines we’re working under in TV commercials, branded content and just about any other form of media deliverable, this Premiere Pro plugin is an incredibly helpful timesaver,” says J.P. McMahon, Executive Producer and Partner at the L.A.-based hybrid production and post production company A Common Thread.
To download Infusion, visit the Simian apps page here.