Nomad Media Explorer for Adobe

Access all of your cloud-hosted assets
from within your Adobe applications

“As a designer, you work in your native Adobe CS environment, but can search deeply into millions of assets stored in the cloud for immediate use through a single click.”

Simplify your Adobe CS experience.

With Adobe CS and Nomad Media Explorer working together, graphic designers and video editing teams can simplify the way they search, edit, and collaborate on their Adobe suite assets. Media creators can easily access their Adobe files directly from Nomad Media Explorer, saving countless hours as well as greatly improving workflow efficiency.

How it works with Nomad:

The Nomad Media Explorer for Adobe Creative Suite gives team members access to a single search interface giving them the ability to easily preview, collaborate, make edits in real time, and save. Simply open the Nomad panel inside any of the supported Adobe CS Suite programs - Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC, or After Effects CC - and Nomad simplifies the user’s experience. With Nomad Media, all of your cloud-based Adobe files and assets become immediately searchable and accessible right within the panel. Users can browse files by file name, or even search by the specific metadata and tags brought in by Nomad Media using the Nomad Media AI and ML rich tagging capabilities. Users can now freely edit their Adobe content right within their native environment and save it back to the cloud when they are done. For more information on Adobe products:

Permission structure can be specifically assigned to allow approved project members to see what files have posted so that they can easily edit and access within the team.

Industry Challenges

For years, creative teams have used a patchwork of tools for collaboration, dailies delivery, file transfers, and approvals – this has become even more fragmented in this 24/7, work from anywhere environment. Further exacerbating this is the size of the media involved, requiring high bandwidth for collaboration and powerful workstations for high rendering loads. There needs to be one central hub that enables sharing of media and streamline workflows so creative teams can work closely together from anywhere in the world. Key to these production workflows is the ability to search and locate the exact clips required in often vast libraries of poorly organized content. Also it must be possible to create and scale separate teams on multiple simultaneous productions, set permissions to give everyone secure access to only the content they need.


Patchwork of tools for collaboration

High bandwidth for large media transfer

Heavy workstation rendering loads

Locating clips withing large, disorganized libraries of content

Simultaneous projects need secure access control


Utilize pre-rendered proxy versions of original media

Copy just project clips from AWS S3

Advanced media asset searching

Set permissions to ensure secure project access

Integrate and utilize cloud assets with Adobe CC applications

Manage security and access controls

Search and access all Adobe files in one click

Make changes on the go

Edit in real time

Share and Preview Adobe files

Bring Adobe projects from the cloud to your workstation

Nomad Media Benefits

The Nomad Media Explorer is an Adobe Creative Suite extension which connects Adobe CS applications directly to a creative team’s Amazon S3-hosted media assets managed by the cloud native Nomad platform. Using the Nomad Media Explorer, products such as Adobe Premiere Pro can access media assets stored in Amazon S3 buckets. This removes the need to separately download media assets from Amazon S3 buckets, greatly streamlining the media production workflow and reducing the time and bandwidth requirements for media projects. 

In addition, the Nomad Media Explorer leverages several advanced features of the Nomad Media platform to optimize work efforts:

Advanced media asset searching from within the Nomad Media Explorer - find the exact media needed leveraging the power of Nomad AI discovery.

Projects can use preview or proxy versions of original media, pre-rendered by Nomad, to incorporate in projects. This further reduces the bandwidth requirements for the project, as well as minimizing the rendering load on the workstation.

When the project is complete, can toggle the Adobe application to switch to using the original assets in the project for production-quality outputs.

When using original assets, only the clips used in the project are downloaded from the original assets, greatly reducing both the bandwidth and download times needed to produce the output.

When using the Nomad Media Explorer, only clips used in projects are copied from S3-hosted assets. The assets are preserved in their original state, even for users with write access to the media in the AWS S3 bucket.

Create and scale separate teams on multiple simultaneous productions. Set permissions within Nomad to give everyone secure access to only the content they need.

Nomad Media Explorer - Directly Integrated inside Adobe

Nomad Media Explorer - Full View

Search and Discover Across Entire Library

Nomad Media Explorer - Search

Direct Integration with SSO

Nomad Media Explorer - SSO Integration

Browse and Download

Nomad Media Explorer - Browse List View

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