September Feature Highlight: Convert PDFs into searchable text

This month, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features- some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common- they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

This week, let’s cover how…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to make your PDF’s searchable


axle ai lets you view proxy versions of PDF files, view individual pages of multi-page PDFs, and create metadata tags to find your files quickly. With our new OCR tool for PDF, axle ai helps you convert all of your PDF files into searchable text. You can browse the text of an individual file and search across multiple pages for phrases or keywords, or search through your entire media library with our advanced search tool.

Want to see it in action? We’ll be hosting an upcoming virtual product demo to cover this and other features we love in axle on September 30th. Register on our events page and check out our latest full length demo here.

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September Feature Highlight: Simplify searches with new filters

This month, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features- some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common- they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

This week, let’s cover…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to filter your media by file type

While video may take up most of your hard drive space, most teams have a variety of assets, including still images, audio, PDFs and the like in their portfolios. axle’s flat folder capability makes it easy to find content based on file type and avoid having to dig through multiple folders to find your content quickly. Simply choose your search terms, then choose video, audio or images to filter out superfluous content and get you to exactly what you’re looking for, fast.

Want to see it in action? We’ll be hosting upcoming virtual product demos to cover this and other features we love in axle next Wednesday, September 30th. You can register for this and other upcoming events at https://axle.ai/events/

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September Feature Highlight: Remote Access with Reverse Proxy

This fall, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features- some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common- they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

This week, let’s cover how…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to securely access your media from anywhere

​Whether you’ve just started to work remotely, or you’ve always been a distributed team, axle ai enables users to access centrally stored media from anywhere, securely, via our reverse proxy workflow. Take advantage of all the capabilities of axle, including ai-powered auto tagging, and downloading your original hi-res files or mezzanine proxy files, from any web browser when you’re on the road, on location, or in the home office.

Want to see it in action? We’ll be hosting an upcoming virtual product demo to cover this and other features tomorrow, September 16th. You can register for this event, and other upcoming events, on our events page.

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September Feature Highlight: Search your video in Premiere Pro

This fall, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features- some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common- they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

This week, I’d like to show exactly how we can help solve your media management problems.

axle ai makes it radically simple… to search and work with your media in Adobe Premiere Pro

While axle’s tagging and bin tools will get your editors off to a quick start, it’s inevitable that you’ll need to find more content once you’re working in Adobe Premiere Pro. That’s where the axle panel comes in handy. This plug-in for Premiere Pro enables you to search all of your axle catalogs, preview clips and then download them directly into the Projects panel-without having to leave Premiere Pro. Access the panel on your local network in-office, or remotely using our secure remote access tool.

See it in action…

To see more feature videos visit our site: https://axle.ai/academy/ We’ll be adding new features every week.

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August Feature Highlight: Fast with Proxy Scrubbing

This month, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features- some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common- they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

This week, let’s look at how:

axle ai makes it radically simple… to preview your proxies with our scrubbing tool


View and quickly scan through multiple videos on your folders with our proxy scrubbing tool. When multiple clips match your search criteria, this is a fast and easy way to help you find the clip you’re looking for without having to open each individual file in axle’s video player. Just drag the mouse across the thumbnail to see the entire clip to determine if it’s the right one.

See it in action…

To see more feature videos visit our site! https://axle.ai/academy/ We’ll be adding new features every week.

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August Feature Highlight: Advanced Search in axle ai

This month, we’re highlighting some of our team’s favorite features- some you may know about, and some you may not! These are different aspects of axle ai with one thing in common- they all make it easier for you and your team to work with video, audio and graphics, whether you’re in the office or working remotely.

This week, we’re talking about how:

axle ai makes it radically simple… To create your own way to search

axle ai’s powerful advanced search tool gives you total control over how you search your media. Along with searching by standard fields like file name, creation date or approval status, users can search by any custom metadata fields they’ve created. Tailor your search parameters to fit your content and workflow, then save those searches as smart filters for easy access at a later time.

See it in action…

To see more feature videos visit our site! https://axle.ai/academy/ We’ll be adding new features every week.

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Remote Leap bundle makes your video workflows remote

axle ai just launched the Remote Leap bundle, a complete solution of software, hardware and services that enables remote workflows for media teams. It’s a complete solution for remote media access priced at $295/month on a 4-year lease (or $11,995 for purchase). As its name implies, the bundle lets media teams make the leap to remote workflows from traditional “sneakernet” solutions where hard drives are passed around in person between team members. The solution, comprised of axle ai’s industry-leading video search software and state-of-the art Apple 10-core iMac hardware that acts as a server, represents a value breakthrough. Remote access and search are increasingly needed today as COVID-19 restrictions require work from home and make travel and in-person collaboration difficult. Media teams and postproduction facilities can hook up this complete solution to their network and cloud storage, and be up and running with full remote access in a matter of hours. Unlike cloud-only service providers whose costs rise dramatically as more media are stored, axle ai’s Remote Leap pricing is the same regardless of whether the site manages tens or hundreds of terabytes of media files.

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Remote work for Avid Media Composer with axle ai 2020 Pro

With the new axle ai 2020 Pro module, Avid editors now have the powerful new capability of accessing both native Avid media and a wide range of other media remotely, through any standard web browser. This type of collaborative workflow is quickly taking over from traditional in-person editing workplaces since the advent of COVID-19. Axle ai 2020 already provides workflows for Adobe’s Premiere Pro CC application and Apple’s Final Cut Pro X.

In addition to cataloging and natively representing the Op-Atom media, axle ai 2020 Pro also includes the capability to export AAF sequence files to Media Composer, so collections of subclips from within axle ai can be directly placed on the Avid timeline. In addition, the software creates low-resolution H.264 proxies of MXF Op-Atom media which can then be processed by a range of available AI analysis engines supported in axle ai 2020, including axle’s own axle Speech cloud service and third party AI services such as Microsoft’s Video Indexer (for face recognition, object recognition and onscreen character recognition) and Speechmatics’ transcription engine.

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Big News – Axle ai brings radically affordable transcription to your Dropbox content with new ascribe.ai app

Today, we’re excited to announce a new partnership and integration with Dropbox to bring the intelligent speech transcription capabilities from ascribe.ai to your Dropbox content. By leveraging powerful AI capabilities in ascribe.ai with Dropbox’s revolutionary smart workspace approach to content, the new ascribe.ai app enables new workflows for distributed teams. Remote editors and those currently working from home can now access and transcribe their media from anywhere with Dropbox and ascribe.ai accounts.ascribe.ai is available for free download for MacOS and Windows from ascribe.ai – transcription starts at under $2 an hour and you receive a free hour of transcription just by creating an account.

Ascribe.ai uses the same axle ai speech services employed by our groundbreaking ascribe.ai panels for Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as our industry-leading axle ai 2020 media management system for small and midsize video teams. The ascribe.ai app runs directly on any MacOS or Windows system running current versions of each platform, and connects with the axle ai Speech cloud service to perform the transcription, as well as Dropbox as a source for the transcribed files and destination for the resulting transcripts. Instead of sending the whole video file to be transcribed,  ascribe.ai creates an audio-only file that’s quickly processed in the background.

The app displays this transcript and displays an editable version via a self-explanatory user interface. The whole process is faster than realtime, with each minute of footage transcribed and results returned to the app in as little as 10 seconds. The app can store the resulting transcripts in Dropbox, and write sidecar XMP metadata files or industry-standard SRT caption files. Languages supported in this release are English (both American and British dialects), Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Korean.

Want to see it in action? We’ll be hosting two webinars in the coming week to give a live demo and Q&A of how you can make your media work for you with ascribe.ai and Dropbox. Register for these and other events at axle.ai/events

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Great story – how APT used axle ai to adapt to COVID-19

Gerry Field of APT shows off his home setup, using axle ai for remote video search

When the staff of our customers at American Public Television, like many media companies, had to abruptly start working from home due to COVID-19, they were ready. “axle ai, as well as some of the other key network technologies we’ve implemented, were the difference between being disconnected totally from our business due to COVID-19, and being able to operate nearly at regular capacity,” says APT Vice President of Technology Gerry Field. You can read the whole story here.

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