Production and Post-Production MAM
PRODUCTION AND POST-PRODUCTION MAM
Etere and StoneFly overcomes unprecedented challenges in post-production such as media and metadata management, as well as seamless third-party integrations that combine cost-effectiveness with high reliability.
Therefore StoneFly with ETERE partneredto build flexible MAM to help you in your business with a turnkey MAM Solution (Hardware and Software)
Media Asset Management for graphics solutions empowers broadcasters to manage in real-time, the end-to-end process of preview, invoicing, approval and scheduling. With its seamless integrations, Etere-StoneFly solutions improves efficiency, streamlines operations, connects resources across the entire workflow and results in an overall reduction in manual operations.
MAM is a highly-effective digital content management solution that is designed specifically to streamline the process of ingesting, indexing, storage and retrieval of digital assets. MAM is an end-to-end software solution created to fully optimize the value of your assets through a centralized management of digital content and associated metadata. Its effective implementation both increases operational efficiency and maximizes the return on investment of digital media. MAM simplifies the process of content management by streamlining the digital workflow, bringing media to the market faster and in multiple formats, ensuring an exceptional and frame accurate content.
Streamline your workflow and increase operational efficiency with Post Pro package which is designed as a one-stop solution for all your post-production needs. The power-packed Post Pro package includes some of our top-of-the-line products at a single package price, including HSM, Transcoder, MAM with QC, CAL, Workflow, Resource Management, Tape Loan Management, Ingest, SNMP console, Media Manager, Proxy Browsing, Hires Player and Tapeless Reception.
Nunzio is a highly-flexible and cost-effective solution with fully empowered NRCS capabilities to manage the entire tapeless workflow of a Newsroom environment, starting from the planning of news stories (virtual assets) to the control of on-air playback. Nunzio makes all jobs within a Newsroom easier, helping managers control overall daily operations, guiding journalists to prepare their stories, and enabling editors to quickly edit (e.g. voice-over) and deliver news stories.
ETX-G is a commercial graphics management software that boasts an efficient archive management system for all graphics databases combined with an intuitive user interface that enables SDI-supported, real-time previews, instant addition and deletion of graphics any time before playout. ETX-G is part of MERP which enables seamless integration with all departments.
ETX-G ‘s seamless integration with Airsales supports the logging of invoices for both automatically and manually triggered graphics. In addition, real-time connectivity with Executive Editor manages your commercial graphics and broadcast schedules, ensuring a smooth transition and playout. Etere’s STMan incorporates a graphic controller for automatic playout and comes with the ability to control multiple graphics for a single primary event.
ETX-G’s load balancing capabilities distributes tasks across several resources for a fault-tolerant and reliable performance.
QC is an integrated file-based module for performing Quality Control (QC) via a streamlined workflow. It automatically detects and marks audio/video issues (e.g. freeze frames, black frames, scene changes, audio loss) on assets’ EDL according to their quality, setting also a default quality rating at the end of the process. QC is able to speed up, automate and streamline the operational efficiency of file-based quality controls performed via workflow across the entire content life cycle.
Ensure content readiness and get the best returns on your investments only with Advanced QC which boasts speeds of QC tasks that are faster than real time. The powerful software is able to analyze up to 4 files at the same time with the basic license. Advanced QC is a robust, cloud-ready software that is both cost effective and advanced. The web based video quality check software is built with power-packed features designed to streamline QC analysis configuration and to avoid inaccurate and time consuming checks.
Browsing is a must-have and powerful software to enhance the modular world of System. It has been developed to increase the range, functionality and usage of all software modules including Media Asset Management, Executive Editor, Scheduling, Ingest and more. Browsing allows the user to ingest, edit, preview, playout and archive functionality with a productive digital newsroom.
Logger is the Data Storage, Retrieval and Editing System for the effective management of large amounts of audio-video contents. Logger uses Browsing as a core task to view and record high and low resolution events contemporaneously. The low resolution can be used to easily link the high-resolution EDL to be aired with frame precision.
HSM is a tool to move and optimize video contents between different media. The data movement policy is applied to get the best compromise between cost and speed. Our HSM manages all archives in a single integrated environment, supporting a mix of proprietary and/or industry file systems under a unified cockpit that provides all information on archives located on-site and across multiple geographic locations.
Tapeless Reception manages all your digital contents from external sources such as production companies, advertising agencies, etc. Tapeless Reception allows you to implement a web service-based portal framework for remote content reception, where digital files and metadata can be received under a fully monitored system integrated with post-delivery workflows. Tapeless Reception allows the integration of NLE systems (e.g. FCP, Avid, Edius, etc.) and other file-based sources within the station’s archive, this web-based solution is cemented on the latest streaming technologies for video distribution.
ETX is the most advanced, tightly integrated and cost-efficient video management system on the market, completely based on IT technology. It is a complete channel in a box with full IP (in and out) capabilities, enabling you to drive the most popular HD/SD digital video/audio/graphics platforms without using middle-ware or proprietary hardware. ETX is also a fully digital ingest/playout engine that gives you professional video technology with the reliability and efficiency of Etere to ensure support for all major essences and wrappers in the broadcast industry. ETX is able to IP in and out multiple frame, and also supports SDI output, multiple layer of graphics, 3D graphics animation as well as Flash graphics.
NLE Integration for MAM
The NLE integration for MAM license allows stations to achieve a tight integration with the NLE systems without using insecure ‘hot folders’ or ‘ftp open sites’ but including full tracked uploads (i.e. digital receipt of files) and immediate workflow triggering.
F90 is a module that provides a more efficient connection between two different systems and guarantees the maximum accuracy in the information importing and exporting processes, through a fully automated and paperless data flow application. This automated process improves operation efficiency and reduces human errors that could cause the interruption of the work processes. The application is particularly helpful when the periodical export or import of this data becomes a part of a station’s natural workflow.
Resources Management is the solution that manages all broadcast related activities. It is powerful and user friendly enough to help media companies to become more efficient and profitable, it also enables new optimized structures to be designed when required.
Tape Loan is a module that provides a comprehensive and user-friendly management of tape loans including a fast loan and return feature using barcode scanning, an on-air library and loan receipts printouts. Tapes managed by this module are stored in Etere database for reliable management from their initial loan up until their return, allowing operators to create, search, view or modify all tape loans performed by the station.
Subtitle Management is a powerful tool to generate Open and Closed Captioning even from live with an intuitive, flexible and robust user interface that delivers live edits and multi-languages integrated in Etere MAM for video and captioning management. Subtitles Management allows broadcasters to freely produce their own subtitles, search by subtitle’s metadata and to streamline the process with real-time sharing of edits made on the video files without any additional hardware. Organization is made easy with the insertion of subtitles into a centralized MAM database with high availability for automated workflow tasks such as playout and delivery.
Web Services is the solution to interface Etere with external systems, enabling communication with the different applications in your system. Web Services is based on a SOA open architecture and includes functionality as a suite of interoperable services that can be used within multiple, separate systems from several business domains.
SMNP Console is the leading edge technology with a simple, intuitive and user-friendly interface that helps to optimize all the infrastructure performance and availability of a system. The SMNP Console provides a smarter solution since it takes under-control not only Etere and Stonefly solutions but all processes/devices involved in the system.
Ingest is a versatile and powerful software to significantly improve the ingest process of any broadcasting and media company. Our Ingest is able to capture in real-time SD/HD media from virtually any video source, broadcast stream, FTP and IP stream. Ingest is an all-in-one package that enables you to capture media from all common feeds into a cloud storage and apply to it any required workflow, thus giving a unique mark of quality, consistence and reliability to your assets and their contents. Our Ingest is also multi-channel, multi-formats and multi-resolution recording system.
Loudness Control provides automatic audio control including loudness using ITU-R BS. 1770/ITU-R BS. 1771 and peak value analysis. Etere is the most versatile instrument for correcting common errors and avoiding fines due to transmission’s volume excesses; being also possible thanks to Loudness to perform a preliminary calculation of the output volume through the loudness statistics of a specific television day.
Transcoder is the new encoding solution for file-based workflows, a transcoder able to provide all major format conversions required in production, post-production, broadcast and distribution environments.
Workflow is an essential part of the broadcasting process not only because it allows to set broadcasting management rules but principally because it expresses how modules interact to perform the broadcasting process, making easy to the operator the understanding of how the system works. Workflow establishes a simple, fully personalized and reliable way to create or modify distinct broadcasting procedures.
Player is the ultimate enhancement on Etere’s media capabilities, it’s a media player specifically designed to satisfy all current and forthcoming browsing challenges faced in broadcast, production and content distribution. Player provides a definitive browsing solution offering all the features needed to unleash your media playback capabilities and make your browsing operations a seamless experience:
Media Management is a highly effective digital content management solution, specifically designed to streamline the process of ingest, indexing, storage and retrieval of digital assets. Media Management is a cost effective solution empowered with features including:
■ Multi-Device Connection
■ System Fault Tolerant
■ Libraries Management
■ Low-res Video Transcoding
■ Proactive Cache Management
■ Scheduling/MAM Prefetch
■ Newsroom Integration