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Connectivity Toolkit Media Suite APIs

The CTMS APIs provide a common Avid Platform entry point into Avid back end services, including Interplay | Production, Interplay | MAM and iNEWS. Use the APIs to gain access to the media assets held in the target back ends, using core Avid Platform services exposed in a unified, managed and coherent manner.

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Avid Connector API

The Avid Connector API is the framework for integration of your custom service into the Avid Platform. It was designed from the ground up for a multi-zone environment with deployment across geographically remote machines where multiple service instances are possible. All service discovery and request routing is managed by the Avid Connectivity Service bus, the communication backbone of the Avid Platform. The same API is used internally by MediaCentral Services.

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MediaCentral UI Toolkit

The MediaCentral UI Toolkit includes everything you need to integrate external tools and services into MediaCentral | UX workflows as a UI plug-in. For example, use it to integrate a web-based project management system, or your own custom software offerings. Features static (client-side) UIs for simplified integration of JavaScript libraries, while retaining the ability to match the style of the native MediaCentral | UX user interface, as desired.

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Dialogue Search

The Dialogue Search REST API enables users to integrate the fast and powerful speech search and metadata search and filtering of a Dialogue Search server into any application. Programmatically import media from any number of diverse media stores.

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The Illuminate REST API enables users to fully automate the creation of profiles and execution of jobs to validate closed captions, language, and video description. Access detailed job results, automated pass/fail analysis based on user-defined criteria, and retimed captions.

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Audio and Video Effects

Create high-quality audio effects and virtual instrument plug-ins for real-time and off-line audio processing in Pro Tools, Media Composer, and VENUE systems.

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Create resolution-independent, cross-platform visual effects plug-ins for Avid editors.

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Control Surfaces

EUCON is a control surface-to-software application protocol that transcends the bandwidth limitations of the traditional MIDI interface used by many control surfaces. It can support user interfaces with thousands of high-resolution controls, for a user experience that combines the advantages of large physical control surfaces with the flexibility and power of software applications.

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Avid Media Access (AMA)

Avid Media Access (AMA) is a plug-in architecture that allows users to link to and write back (export) common media formats and popular interchange formats, like MXF OP1a, AS-11, AS-02, MOV, and MP4, that are not supported natively within Avid environments. This architecture eliminates the need to convert to Avid native formats, e.g., from XDCAM EX MP4 into Avid OPAtom carrying XDCAM EX, so that users can link to acquisition formats and associated metadata for immediate viewing and editing. The architecture also allows for write back/export to popular delivery formats. By creating AMA plug-ins, developers can enable rich workflows with custom media file formats and associated metadata within Avid environments.

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Open I/O

Avid Open I/O allows manufacturers to develop their own plug-in for their hardware to function with Media Composer, Symphony and NewsCutter. They can now bring Avid video editing compatibility to their hardware I/O cards and devices.

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Scorch iOS SDK

Create iOS apps to display, play back, transpose, change instruments, layouts, etc., for native Sibelius (.sib) and encrypted (.sco) files. In addition, can display PDFs and music XML files.

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Sibelius | Cloud Publishing

Take music scores created in Sibelius, or MusicXML or PDF files, and publish into a web browser consumable format. 

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Sibelius ManuScript 

Sibelius ManuScript is a simple, human-readable scripting language that helps you automate frequent actions or perform complex musical operations on scores. Script creation is simplified since the scripting language features built-in musical concepts including Score, Staff, Bar, Clef, NoteRest, etc. 

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iNEWS | Command SDK

iNEWS | Command provides precise automation control over a range of Avid and other popular video and graphics devices. It manages news playout reliably by dynamically linking with newscast rundowns. The iNEWS | Command SDK opens the iNEWS | Command platform for video servers and graphics devices, allowing flexible workflow configurations. 

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Interplay | Production
Avid Media Toolkit (AMT)

Avid Media Toolkit enables the process of creating and reading compliant Avid OP-Atom media files and matching AAF metadata, and exchanging them with an Avid Interplay workgroup environment or Avid creative tools like Media Composer. It provides a frame-based API that is often used with a second SDK, for example for reading MXF or QuickTime-based media frames and converting them to Avid OP-Atom. AMT includes codec support for Avid native formats such as JFIF or H.264 proxies. It optionally includes the DNxHD codec for partners that have licensed the DNxHD/DNxHR codec. AMT also supports a pass-through mode for reading and writing OP-Atom packaged XDCAM, XAVC-I, AVC-I and JPEG2K, as well as >HD DNxHR media. AMT depends on Interplay | Web Services for check-in/out functionality.

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The Capture API provides SOAP web services for interacting with Interplay | Capture. The API allows software developers to perform numerous operations including adding, removing, or changing scheduled recordings, starting and stopping recordings. Also covers schedule-based operations, including downloading the whole schedule, watching the schedule, and monitoring the schedule for changes.

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Interplay | Delivery enables multi-site workflows by smartly handling transfers of media, sequences, and shot lists between Interplay workgroups, using industry-standard FTP. For facilities that use a different transfer protocol infrastructure, the Interplay Delivery Service API is the mechanism for integrating it into the Avid Interplay ecosystem.

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Interplay | Web Services

The Interplay | Web Services (IPWS) API provides SOAP web services for interacting with Avid Interplay Production. Among other things, the API allows software developers to access media file location, resolution, approximate file size, metadata, and selected services managed by Interplay | Production, and to trigger selected Interplay | Production features. 

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PMS Archive

The Production Media Services Archive API enables archive vendors to seamlessly integrate their middleware with Interplay | Production's archive and restore functionality. Similar to DET, the Archive API provides access to Avid media files already wrapped in MXF but also supports the Interplay | Archive engine for greatly simplified metadata handling.

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TM Auto

Use the TM (Transfer Manager) Auto API to control Avid Interplay |Transfer functionality from your Windows application. Includes the ability to invoke ingest, TM-DET, playback and workgroup-to-workgroup transfers, as well as to pause, cancel, resume, and retry transfers, and monitor transfer status.

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Transfer DET

Transfer DET provides programmatic access to the Interplay | Transfer Engine. Use it to integrate your ingest, transcoding, playout and/or archiving device with the Interplay workgroup environment, including ISIS storage. Transfer DET is the appropriate API when the target file is already an Avid media file wrapped with MXF or OMF metadata. 

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Transfer DHM

DHM is the Data Handling Module SDK for Interplay | Transfer, used for developing integrations to Windows-based applications that deliver or consume video frames from or to custom file formats or devices. The Transfer DHM API lets you create a plug-in compatible with Interplay | Transfer to push and pull image frames stored on your custom device to and from an Avid editor or shared-storage device.

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AirSpeed API

Integrate control systems using a TCP/IP socket-based protocol to query and control AirSpeed ingest/playout servers. Includes commands for obtaining hardware readiness and configuration information, interacting directly with the AirSpeed database, as well as sophisticated transport control commands. Commands are sent and received using XML (Extensible Markup Language) formatting.

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The RETalk3 API supplies development resources, graphic and code samples for third-party developers to connect to the RenderEngine 7 real-time graphics renderer.

Create your own control interfaces and data handling applications that can then be used to control Avid’s RenderEngine 7 during productions. 

Minimum requirements for installation: Microsoft .Net 4, Microsoft VC++ redistributables 
Recommended components: 4Designer 1.1, RenderEngine 7.0, SharedData 7.0 (or newer)

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