As the world continues its insatiable appetite for digital media content, the need for media organisations to efficiently acquire file-based content from many sources becomes ever more prevalent.
Mediaflex Import, part of the Mediaflex Ingest module, provides a flexible and efficient solution for the file-based content acquisition requirements of organisations, whether it be for broadcast playout, post production, on-demand, VOD, web and mobile content creation, content preservation or other forms of digital asset management. Mediaflex Import can also be deployed as part of an automated Content eXchange Solution using the Mediaflex Storage and Mediaflex Publish modules.
Support for multiple delivery methods and integrations to 3rd party technologies such as FileCatalyst, Signiant and Aspera give customers the choice of best-of-breed file delivery and acceleration technologies when implementing Mediaflex. All integrations are carried out using the API from the relevant vendor and managed through the Mediaflex SOA platform giving flexibility resilience and scalability across the business processes.
Automated file import is implemented in a number of ways including the use of a sidecar XML file. Metadata mining from the content essence file is supported including DPP compliant content. The Mediaflex CI (Content Intelligence) engine provides the ability to utilise the mined metadata to make intelligent automated decisions as the content is imported and then processed through the relevant workflows.