Adobe Bridge over Network

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I work in an office with an enormous amount off old footage. We used to keep Raid 5 drives hooked up to our computers to store the old broll and stock footage on, but it slowed down the performance of the computer (Mac). The drives keep spinning up periodically so you end up having to wait for all the drives to be spinning when you need to save a file or open "finder". It was pretty annoying and slowed the editing process down.

It made sense for us to keep all the old footage, broll, and anything else we wanted archived on another computer who's sole purpose is to act like a media server. So we could look for files that we needed and download them to our computers over the network for projects.

The problem I've found is Bridge only work on the local computer. So when we want to tag or search for footage we need to go to the computer that the drives are on. It's a pain and if a few of us want to access it we have to wait for the other to finish.

So my hope would be to make Bridge able to see networked drives and files with the ability to tag. This way we never have to leave the Adobe Ecosystem and can easily find the files we want on our local machines.

This is important to our team and we are currently looking at AVID, because it has this option with their media manager. I personally would rather stay with Premiere, so I'm hoping this is an easy fix.
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Nick Spiropoulos

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I'm confident that Bridge is very different than it was 4 years ago when this original post was created. Today, Bridge is still not as network friendly as I would hope. It's amazing but still has room to grow. Adobe, please work towards a version of Bridge that is network friendly by allowing LAN server-side cache storage, highly customizable caching options (CFA=yes, PEK=no, etc.), allowing for xml sidecars or embeded meta and team DAM and MAM features. We are needing you to do this.
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Chris Cox

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Let Bridge write the cache to the local directory (in preferences) and you have your service side (and shared!) cache.
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Nick Spiropoulos

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Are you aware of anything that can help with the other requests? Ability to deactivate CFA and PEK caching, team-based DAM and MAM features?
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Nick Spiropoulos

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Actually. Chris, I need help with MAM over NAS. Any suggestions of systems/software for DAM/MAM that are Adobe friendly, certified, recommended? Do I just need an XMP compatible solution to make it work with image/video assets for Premeiere?
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Nick Spiropoulos

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We produce from small historical docs all the way up to immersive 360 degree, 27 projector experiences. We've got quite a variety of needs. Of course there's never a budget big enough to do exactly what we need, so I'm sort of up the creek. Still, any suggestions?