Media and project sharing for Media Composer

XATLAST server and client is the only software that lets you share Avid projects and media from your own editing station. Edit on your laptop and invite another user to access your project and media files. Or build your own server (a Mac and some drives).

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iMac to iMac Editors

This is the smallest type of setup with Xatlast server and client. In its simplest configuration, two editors can collaborate on a project, sharing media and project files, without a dedicated computer for the server.

In this setup, it is also possible to connect the Macs directly, with an ethernet cable from one iMac to the other, bypassing the ethernet switch completely.

  • Mac-to-Mac connection
  • Project Collaboration
  • Media Sharing
  • Perfect for assistant editors
  • Real-Time Editing

XATLAST

iMac to iMac Editors

A server (and client), shared storage software for Avid Media Composer editors. In its simplest configuration, two editors can collaborate on a project, sharing media and project files, without a dedicated computer for the server.

  • iMac Connection
  • Project Collaboration
  • Media Sharing
  • Dedicated Computer Server
  • Real-Time Editing

XATLAST

MacPro with
3 Editors

A server (and client), shared storage software for Avid Media Composer editors. In its simplest configuration, two editors can collaborate on a project, sharing media and project files, without a dedicated computer for the server.

  • iMac Connection
  • Project Collaboration
  • Media Sharing
  • Dedicated Computer Server
  • Real-Time Editing

XATLAST

MacMini with
3 Editors

The other type of setup, uses a dedicated Mac as the server. This is typical for a situation where 3-4 users need to access projects and media, collaborating on larger projects, with a faster drive (RAID) setup.

  • Mac-to-Switch-to-Macs connection
  • Project Collaboration
  • Media Sharing
  • Dedicated Mac Server
  • Real-Time Editing

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XATLAST

XatLast is a server (and client), shared storage software for Avid Media Composer editors. In its simplest configuration, two editors can collaborate on a project, sharing media and project files, without a dedicated computer for the server.

That means you can bring two laptops to a location, and ingest on one system, and start editing on the other.

One of the systems will act as both server and edit station (which means it will run both the server and the client application, as well as Media Composer).

The second system will connect to the first over a switch, or connect directly to the first system with an ethernet cable running between them, bypassing the need for a switch.

For best performance, keep in mind:

  • Always have a backup of projects and media.

  • The performance and number of connected clients depend on your hardware (drives, computer, ethernet speed etc.)

  • Create shared MEDIA drives for Avid Media and PROJECT drives for the projects.

    Don´t put media on the project drives or projects on the media drives.

  • Tested on MacOS 10.13-10.15

  • One computer needs to run the server (and can also run the client app, for the smallest possible shared storage setup, with one Media Composer editor on the same machine as the server)

  • Everyone connecting to the server only need to install the client app.

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DIY MEDIA AND PROJECT SHARING FOR EDITORS (MEDIA COMPOSER)

Sharing media and project between Media Composer editors has always been very expensive. Now, you can probably get a working system for less than 10.000 usd. Cheaper, but not cheap, and if you are a single editor that sometimes wants to collaborate with an assistant editor or another editor, there are really no options for you. Until now. Xatlast is the software part, you bring the hardware.

You can take the Mac you are already editing on and turn it into a server. Or take any Mac and use it as a a server only. More than likely, you already have a fast Thunderbolt drive, or some sort of RAID setup. You need to connect the wires (ethernet and drives) yourself, but Xatlast does the rest.

Our Pricing

Two User

$1999monthly

Four Users

$7999monthly

UNLIMITED

$15999monthly

Contact Us

We usually respond promptly, feel free to email us at david@xatlast.com