AFD (Accelerated File Delivery) is Imagen’s high-speed file transfer service used by many of the world’s biggest media companies to securely distribute broadcast quality files to key clients at speed.
Deliver large, broadcast-quality files at high speed
Download or send files easily to any PC or Mac
Unlimited installs for all Imagen users and their clients
AFD: Imagen's core acceleration technology
Imagen is a video management and distribution platform used by leading media companies, sports organisations and businesses.
It enables their clients to search and access large video libraries and download high-resolution files at blistering speed using Imagen’s built-in Accelerated File Delivery (AFD) feature.
Once you’ve downloaded the desktop AFD application you can link it to as many Imagen accounts as you like. Accelerate downloads to any of your online AFD installations from any web browser on any device.
Why do you need to accelerate your file downloads and why use AFD? Find out here.
AFD moves large files at blistering speeds by utilising available bandwidth more effectively.
With full encryption during transit you can be sure your valuable files arrive safely.
AFD is fully integrated into Imagen, letting your clients discover and access large libraries of content.
Anyone can use AFD. It works on Mac or PC. Unlike other acceleration file technologies, it requires no complex configuration or technical skill to set-up.
AFD is integrated with Imagen’s User Analytics so you know what content is hot - and what’s not - so you can calculate ROI and better plan future content.
File transfer solutions can be an expensive add on for media companies and content owners. AFD is completely free for all Imagen users and their clients.
One AFD account for multiple Imagen content portals
Your AFD software can connect to multiple instances of Imagen – so if you’re a broadcaster or production company looking for the latest sports video, or a TV production company looking for clips to license – you can use your AFD client to manage file transfers from any number of Imagen platforms – much better than installing a different file transfer application for each individual supplier.
Global file delivery from any connected device
Coordinate distribution of huge files to multiple delivery points worldwide from any connected device. E.g. send large, broadcast-ready files to edit suites in London, Los Angeles and New York using your mobile phone.
Download long-form content or create clips
Download full-length video content with AFD immediately or use Imagen to create short clips. Your clips may take a while to process, but you can nominate any of your AFD accounts (across multiple machines or locations) to automatically manage the download of the clips when they are ready.
For machine-to-machine integrations or for subscribers of Imagen's MRSS and Saved Searches, Imagen AFD will automatically handle file transfers when new content becomes available.
Easy to set-up and use
Imagen AFD is fully integrated into every Imagen platform so accessing high-resolution files quickly is an engaging and intuitive process. Finding, downloading and delivering content is simple with Imagen and AFD:
1. Find the content you need on any Imagen platform using our powerful search tools.
2. When you click the download button, Imagen will give you the option to install Imagen AFD on your PC or Mac.
3. Use AFD to connect to an Imagen platform using your account details and start enjoying super-fast downloads. You can connect your AFD client software to any Imagen platform where you have a user account.
4. Imagen AFD will give you constant feedback on the status of your downloads.
AFD keeps you up to speed with events by integrating with Windows, Mac OSX notifications and the Imagen platform itself.
Imagen AFD in action
Find out how IMG Replay use AFD to deliver exclusive sports content to a worldwide customer base.