what is QUE and how does it work?
Scale and speed up data integration with a flexible, secure data source for your dynamic video content.
Introducing QUE, the optimal data source with an API to leverage the full capabilities of Templater to produce dynamic videos. QUE frees you from the scalability constraints of traditional tabular data sources, such as spreadsheets, which become unwieldy as the volume and complexity of your video production needs grow.
QUE integrates four components
Delivering improved scalability, security and productivity to your video production workflow.
Templates are representations of Adobe After Effects® projects with layers mapped to static and dynamic asset data via Templater. Dynamic assets — such as text strings, audio-visual files, and color definitions — can change from one video to the next and are controlled by QUE. You create new QUE templates directly within Templater’s manifest dialog.
Jobs are sets of properties that can be applied to one or more AE templates. These properties include your videos’ customization data as well as configurations for how AE should render them, such as resolution settings and output formats.
Satellites are unique machines running an instance of AE in your environment that interact with QUE via Templater Bot. You can specify which satellite will process each campaign or job, enabling you to allocate your rendering resources efficiently.
Que is ideal for
Companies and enterprise firms with high-volume, high-variation video production requirements, or with needs to safeguard dynamic video data.
Engineers and coders seeking an easy way to integrate Templater Bot into their apps using a back-end API.
The advantages of QUE
Scale your data sources
You can use QUE as your exclusive data source. It empowers you to consolidate dynamic video data from multiple internal or external sources. It can receive data from any app or service with its exposed API endpoints — mobile apps, web apps, voice apps — the sky’s the limit!
Secure your data
All data stored in QUE is encrypted at rest, and only decrypted when an authorized client requests the data. No one — not even Dataclay system administrators — can view your stored data. In addition, QUE employs field-level masking to prevent the unauthorized viewing of specific sensitive information, such as demographic or health data.
Extend your capabilities
QUE includes an API that makes it easy to build apps that integrate dynamic videos. This opens a world of possibilities for exciting new customer experiences and entirely new business models. Best of all, you don’t need to be a software developer to use the API.
Monitor your operational metrics
For you “render wranglers” out there, QUE provides a dashboard to keep an eye on the state of your rendering operations. At a glance, you can see the status of each job, utilization rates of each rendering machine, when each machine was last active, and more.