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Plugging in to DPP file format validation

Aspera’s new plug-in for Metaglue enables automatic file format validation for metadata in Orchestrator workflows and high-speed fasp transfers.

Aspera has partnered with Metaglue to integrate AMWA AS-11 and Digital Production Partnership (DPP) media file format validation into Aspera’s high-speed file transfer software and workflow orchestration platform.

Metaglue tools integrate systems and data to help organisations manage and validate standard and custom metadata schemes used industry wide. To meet European broadcaster requirements, Metaglue has added support for the emerging AS-11 and DPP standards.

The new Aspera plug-in-for Metaglue, demonstrated at IBC, fully integrates the Metaglue analysis engine, and is available as a plug-in for Aspera Orchestrator, Aspera’s workflow orchestration system. With Orchestrator, broadcasters can insert file format validation at any step within complex, distributed workflows, including ingest, transformation and distribution.

Additionally, with new software interfaces in Aspera’s fasp 3 platform, the Metaglue plug-in can now integrate inline Aspera fasp transfer sessions. The fasp 3 transfer platform brings new software interfaces that will allow users to add any file validation step in line with the Aspera fasp transfer session, with fully integrated control, allowing the transfer session to complete or fail depending on whether the validation is successful. Success and failure conditions will be reported through the Aspera client interfaces, Aspera Console centralised management interface and APIs, ensuring digital content in the correct format is delivered as efficiently and reliably as possible.

“Aspera transfer solutions are widely used throughout the media industry as part of complex file-based workflows that inherently require an efficient, automated mechanism to verify that media content conforms to standards,” said Ian Baker, managing director and co-founder at Metaglue.

“Aspera transport technology is critical to many of today’s broadcast workflows. Working with Metaglue to create efficient, trouble-free content supply chains for our joint broadcast customers was an obvious choice,” added Bruce Brewer, EMEA sales director at Aspera.