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InMedia

Metadata & Workflows
Contributing Editor Jim Evans logs the latest developments in the increasingly
complex arenas of metadata, workflows and the associated technologies...

M

edia
and
broadcasting
organisations are implementing
new techniques for asset management.
Cloud
technologies
and
new
applications
for
metadata
are
helping both content creators and
broadcasters to improve and automate
not only the overall storytelling
process, but also to upgrade the
content
processing,
archiving,
workflows, distribution and delivery.
In today's OTT and digital TV
landscape, catalogue complexity and
metadata quality are still proving to
be major challenges for operators and
content providers.
Viewers have the option to watch
content across linear TV, catchup, DVR, TVOD and SVOD, and as a
result, operators are struggling to
understand metadata coming from
several different sources. In order for
service providers to deliver a seamless
TV experience, content cannot live
in these silos and metadata must be
cleaned and harmonised in order to
provide the most value.

providers, creating non-obvious links
between data. It also includes live
feeds of dynamic data such as trending
shows and sports events.
"Delivering true personalisation
and a superior user experience is
only possible if the underlying data
is rich, deep and understood by the
personalisation system. Operators
and content providers face enormous
challenges today in handling even the
simplest of metadata management
tasks- and today's technologies do
not have the functionality to support
them," says Pancrazio Auteri, CTO of
ContentWise. "To support operators,
technologies must automate metadata
processing, validate enriched data
before it goes live, consolidate
workflows and export clean and
richer metadata to existing content
management systems. Our Knowledge
Factory is built precisely to help
operators make the most of their
metadata,
delivering
innovative
user experiences and smart content
discovery."

Crossroads StrongBox has features aimed at the media sector

ContentWise has announced the
release of the latest version of its
metadata
management
solution,
ContentWise
Knowledge
Factory,
and its launch as a standalone
product offering. Knowledge Factory
is an integrated set of metadata
management software and tools
that help operators "source, enrich,
integrate and maintain better content
metadata".
The ContentWise Knowledge Factory
blends,
reconciles,
de-duplicates
and enriches data from different
sources, eliminating metadata silos to
deliver personalised TV experiences.
While
improving
content-based
personalisation, it also extracts
maximum value from metadata
licenses
with
third-party
data

Crossroads Systems has released
new StrongBox features specifically
designed for the media and
entertainment industry. In conjunction
with its partner, Marquis Broadcast,
Crossroads
unveiled
the
new
capabilities at IBC 2015.
StrongBox is a storage gateway
that simplifies data management
and provides the most cost-effective
archive for media projects. The system
supports up to 256 unique workflows
while addressing all online, nearline
and archive storage needs. By fusing
high-performance storage with costeffective LTFS tape, disk and cloud,
StrongBox delivers speed and agility
with the economics to fit a budget in
one simple and massively scalable
solution.

ContentWise Knowledge Factory is offered as a standalone product

During IBC, Crossroads highlighted
StrongBox's new Partial File Restore
feature that allows segments of
specific media files to be quickly
restored and utilised from many hours
of footage. By retrieving timecodebased segments, production teams can
now avoid moving whole files to find
individual shots, thus minimising the
use of storage resources and speeding
up the production process. It allows
media professionals to access only the
clip they need and avoid the hassle of
sifting through hours of content on
disk, tape or in the cloud.
"We see many broadcast and media
customers who need to accelerate
their workflows," says David Cerf,
Executive Vice President of Strategy
and
Business
Development
at
Crossroads Systems. "Partial file
restore improves file access speed
while keeping content easily available
in the StrongBox archive. Crossroads

continuously innovates so that our
customers can take full advantage of
the power of StrongBox."
Primestream has announced an
enhanced level of integration between
its Xchange Suite software platform
for asset management and automation
with Adobe Premiere Pro CC, the video
editing software for Windows and Mac
OS X. "Primestream is committed to
bringing cutting-edge workflows that
solve important problems," comments
Claudio
Lisman,
Primestream
President and CEO. "We continue to
set the bar high with this latest update
to our Premiere Pro integration. The
Xchange panel will enable Premiere
Pro editors to work collaboratively
from anywhere, enabling the world
to produce and deliver more creative
content."
"Adobe
provides
broadcast
professionals the tools they need

Primestream Xchange Suite
Adobe integration


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