Customize your proxy settings in axle ai

This summer, 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 a key component in axle…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to work with proxy files


An important piece of axle ai is our use of low-resolution proxy files. Axle creates h.264 proxies of all your original media, making it fast and easy to view media from any web browser. There are several default proxy settings, such as location and resolution, that can be customized for your system. By default, the size of a proxy file is about five to ten percent of the original file size, and any system can be set to process higher-resolution proxies. It’s important to take this into account when planning your designated proxy storage for your axle library. Adding a watermark to your proxies is an available feature for your axle library that is typically done when the system is first installed.

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Seagate and axle ai Announce Smarter Media Solutions

Video capture is growing crazy-fast, and while storage leaders like Seagate offer robust technologies for storing media, they realize their creative customers often lack the tools to easily tag and search that media.

That’s why we’re excited to announce our product collaboration with Seagate, which can make your media smarter, more accessible, and way more organized.

Our new Smarter Media bundles let you choose from a slate of new and innovative storage products from Seagate and manage your video content with axle ai’s media management software, speech transcription, and facial recognition.

With our effective, easy-to-learn media navigation system and Seagate’s unique data storage solutions including the new Lyve Cloud, businesses can greatly reduce the time spent searching for relevant media, deciding where to move that media, and locating and reusing it at a moment’s notice.

Learn more about the axle.ai and Seagate partnership at axle.ai/seagate

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Automate workflows directly from your axle library

At axle ai we’re known for our AI-powered video search and remote access software, but we have another great tool in our belt. Connectr is a workflow automation application that is totally separate from axle. It requires almost no coding and can integrate with just about any third-party application to automate routine repetitive tasks that chew up time but don’t generate revenue.

Radically simple integration between axle ai and connectr


Connectr workflows can start in a number of ways; they can be triggered manually, scheduled, and also controlled from within the axle ai interface. Administrators can link their axle ai and connectr systems via the Admin Pages and enable permissions to let users run connectr workflows from axle ai. Once enabled, users can start workflows from the Action Menu. By selecting “Send to Connectr” in the dropdown menu, users can trigger any active workflows in the connected project for chosen files or folders.

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Elements of connectr for no-code automation

At axle ai we’re known for our AI-powered video search and remote access software, but we have another great tool in our belt. Connectr is a workflow automation application that is totally separate from axle. It requires almost no coding and can integrate with just about any third-party application to automate routine repetitive tasks that chew up time but don’t generate revenue.

Radically simple visual workflow design with connectr 2021


Let’s look at some more elements of the connectr interface. In the project table, users can add new workflows, or copy existing workflows, to a project. This is where you can name your workflow and see details of the workflow components. A cool feature here is “Show Data Flow Visualization” which displays a visual indicator that the workflow is running.

​Variables in a connectr workflow help store and transmit data between units or workflows within a project. The variable tab is where users can add or remove variables, create new units based on your variables and apply variable data to units.

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Connectr elements for NoCode design

In June we’ll be taking a closer look at the elements that make up a connectr project, starting with the interface. The main areas in the connectr interface are the workbench and project panel. The workbench is where you can assemble the elements of your workflow and run it. The project panel is the main control center for your workflows. From here you can find units to bring into the workbench, add information, set variables and add triggers to customize how your workflow will run.

Want to see it in action? Check out our latest full length connectr demo here, or join us for an upcoming live axle ai info and training session with our team – our next session is Friday, June 18th at 1PM EST. You can register on our events page.

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No code required with connectr 2021

At axle ai we’re known for our AI-powered video search and remote access software, but we have another great tool in our belt. Connectr is a workflow automation application that is totally separate from axle. It requires almost no coding and can integrate with just about any third-party application to automate routine repetitive tasks that chew up time but don’t generate revenue.

Radically simple visual workflow design with connectr 2021

Connectr 2021’s graphical interface enables users to build automated workflows using a sequence of building blocks, called units, that either trigger an action or process a file. While users can build totally customized workflows from scratch, connectr comes with a number of predefined workflow projects that can be tailored for your own environment. Workflows can initiated automatically, by events such as dates/times, emails or database updates, or can be run manually from within the connectr interface. Like axle ai, connectr is available for Mac and Linux.

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Working with audio files 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, let’s take a closer look at audio files in axle…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to see a visual display for audio files

As well as video files, most axle users have many other types of files in their system, including audio files. When viewing an audio file, axle shows a waveform which presents a very useful visual display for the audio files. This makes it easy to browse audio files of different lengths and helps users create precise subclips for export to their editor. As with any file in axle, users can apply custom metadata to any audio files as well as adding timeline based comments. Users can also process audio files with axle speech to create an editable, timestamped and exportable transcript file. 

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axle ai Goes Beyond Video

For April, 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 talk about different types of media in axle ai…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to work with non-video files


Axle ai is known for “radically simple video search,” but we don’t stop at video! Axle supports a wide range of media file types from images and audio files to PDFs. Axle creates different preview types depending on the original file format; for example, PDFs appear as a thumbnail preview of the first page, and in player view you can preview each page of the document. Audio files feature a waveform preview. For Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign and text documents, a thumbnail preview is not generated, but users can still create and search by custom metadata fields for these types of files.

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Customize your axle ai system with logos

This spring, 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 talk about logos…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to customize your axle system with your logo


The axle ai logo on the login screen is a familiar sight to most users. Did you know that logo, and the one on your homepage, can be customized for each of your axle users? Admin users can add the logo for your organization in place of the default axle logo, or set different logos for different departments or clients so each user has an axle interface customized for them. Logos can be customized for light and dark mode, and easily changed in the Appearance tab of the Administrator pages.

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Wildcard searches make it simple to find metadata

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 talk about using wildcard searches…

axle ai makes it radically simple… to find metadata


Axle’s metadata fields and advanced search panel help users create nearly endless search parameters for their media. Sometimes, however, it’s helpful to search for something as simple as whether a chosen field has data or does not. This is where wildcard searches come in handy – by using an asterisk in place of data in the advanced search panel, users can easily find media files where a chosen metadata field is either populated, or empty.

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