Specialist services and product provider Three Media demonstrated its new metadata and content management at IBC 2019.
XEN:Pipeline enables users to discover and process all types of files and metadata, from programme inception through to packaging and delivery. Supported by a fully flexible data schema and a powerful business process layer, the highly automated system supports all methods of processing and transformation of assets, files and metadata for delivery to any linear or non-linear location.
Three Media CTO Craig Bury said, “We believe our new product line is unique. It ticks all the boxes; it enables increased revenue generation, it reduces costs and timelines, it improves accuracy, it offers greater visibility and supported by reduced code it provides a simplified user experience.
“We re-built our previous generation products from the ground up and following a year-long development project conducted jointly with Imperial College London, we significantly advanced the application of machine learning and data analytics as a key part of simulation and real time optimisation of workflows. This also improved our ability to identify and curate volumes of archive type content. Coupled with the capability to quickly and efficiently model complex workflow parameters and identify areas for improvement, XEN:Pipeline ultimately delivers substantial time and cost savings.”
Provided as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) via the Cloud or local instances, XEN:Pipeline supports all existing – and anticipated – media processing platform services.
Bury added, “XEN:Pipeline is a highly configurable and scalable platform that helps discover and associate misplaced content as well as finding hidden bottlenecks and under utilisation, all of which in turn enables users to dramatically reduce overheads and simultaneously identify and create new revenue streams. This design includes artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data analytics which are now core functions within the product”.