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NOA Audio Systems: Media management aided by archive apps

New products to help manage media assets have been launched at IBC. NOA has introduced a new video content tool, mediarc for Web, and released VideoScanner for streamlined video file format handling. The company has also added support in JobDB for a range of modules developed for the mediARC environment.

MediArc for Web allows users to access archival content for a large user base, and now features an extension to show video content. It also offers easier navigation based upon an index of shot detected scenes. Video proxy files can be located more rapidly and various video segments can be easily processed to an order basket. Mediarc for Web then exports items in the basket in the required production formats for use in a production asset management system.

The new NOA VideoScanner decodes a list of dedicated production formats to a lossless compressed mezzanine format. It also produces an index of detected shots and allows for unified handling in the subsequent archiving process. VideoScanner is capable of streamlining the day-to-day TV workflow, and is said to make the production of required file formats more efficient.

The JobDB workflow system can now be enhanced with the ingestLINE module FrameLector, and the actLINE modules VideoFileAnalyser, mediaButler, and VideoScanner.

With the additional module options, JobDB now provides an extended infrastructure for service providers and archives not running mediARC. It allows them to produce video preservation formats and proxy formats in order to achieve a variety of workflows in legacy video archive digitisation.

These tools, developed initially for a mediARC environment, and successfully deployed at SRF Sweden, RTV Slovakia and RTV Slovenia, are now available for the jobDB workflow environment.