Digital media consumption and publishing technologies are all playing their part in fuelling the appetite of professionals and consumers alike to gain access to the wealth of news, entertainment and heritage content held within broadcast archives and audiovisual collections. So as the digital media evolution continues at a relentless pace the digitisation of analogue content, such as video tape and film, becomes an increasing focus for those organisation that are empowered to hold and preserve the content.
Mediaflex Ingest provides support for a number of methods for capturing and digitising media content. Mediaflex VTR provides the ability to control a VTR, such as a Digibeta, from a workstation using the standard RS422 and the Sony protocol; Mediaflex Cart provides the ability to carry out automated batch ingest using a robotic tape library such as the Sony Flexicart and Odetics TCS range and Mediaflex Lines which provides comprehensive line feed scheduling and control of routers and encoders for the ingest of content from sources such as contribution feeds, satellite down-links and studios.
Once the content has been ingested Mediaflex-UMS provides a comprehensive solution for the management of both the content and metadata. Cataloguing is carried out across all aspects of the content life-cycle with metadata added at the most appropriate point in the workflow.