Blue Lucy Media (BLM) has announced the launch of an all-new, browser-based user interface to Blue Lucy Asset Manager (BLAM) and other BLM Service components. The new browser offers global accessibility to its media management tool set, which means that all workflow management operations – from ingest, through sub-clipping to fulfillment – can be managed through its highly customisable interface from anywhere in the world.
BLM CEO Julian Wright said, “The new interface really comes into its own when enriching essence catalogue metadata and syndicating content. BLAM’s built in web server allows private and public clouds to be created, which decentralises content cataloguing operations and greatly extends the reach of syndication – and therefore monetisation – of digitised content.”
Also new for BLM is its VTR Status Monitoring software. The BLM VTR Status Monitoring plug-in is designed for use with the company’s Ingest Service to ensure video tape issues are minimised. Utilising Sony’s Interactive Status Reporting (ISR) protocol, the plug-in monitors VTR channel status during ingest operations and records any VT ‘amber’ or ‘red’ conditions against time-code. The plug-in can create a quality control report during ingest, which is saved to the BLAM and flagged for visual inspection using BLM’s Baseband Video Player Service, also new this year. This provides a simple way to play back media files on a broadcast monitor by decoding to baseband.
Wright added, “These new video processing components are designed to support unattended bulk digitisation operations and ensure that the highest levels of quality control are maintained with minimal operational intervention. We believe this further affirms our status as the ‘go to’ company for archive digitisation and preservation.”