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My friend Ezequiel Jadib at Southworks is the developer for the Rough Cut Editor solution that is posted up on the MSDN Code Gallery. He’s done a fantastic job of turning some of my early ideas on what the RCE could be into a shipping solution that includes source code and easy extensibility based on the PRISM framework.
Recently, Ezequiel took that idea much further by extending the capabilities of the Rough Cut Editor to include one of the features that we planned it would support early on – but did not have the resources to complete.
Since I have taken on the IIS Transform Manager, I have focused on making sure that it is extensible, pluggable, and supports good integration with partner applications, CMS, DAM systems and other custom applications. When we first created the RCE project, we did some initial integration with Rhozet Carbon Coder using watch folders. We also did some work to integrate it with Marquis Medway which allowed us to output from RCE directly to an AVID box and vise-a-versa.
Today, Ezequiel posted a fantastic blog article with source code that shows off the extensibility of the IIS Transform Manager by writing a custom Task for T.M. that allows you to edit a file using the Rough Cut Editor and output the file to an IIS Transform Manager watch folder, which then uses Expression Encoder to generate a new asset from the edit. We used to call this “conforming” an asset from an edit decision list.
Keep up the great work Ezequiel (and SouthWorks!).
Here is a diagram of the workflow. Check out the full article here.