Spain’s Chello Multicanal is to implement asset management and broadcast process workflow tools from Tedial as it migrates to HD production and transmission.
The new architecture supports both XDCAM-HD, the broadcaster’s high definition transmission format, and low resolution H.264 proxies to speed the post production workflow across a network of Final Cut Pro editors.
The Tedial solution implements a number of its standard tools to provide a comprehensive workflow. The Indexer tool manages all metadata, including quality control and verification of corporate standards, as well as the creation of the low resolution proxy. Tedial also manages a multi-level storage system, moving content as needed between online production and transmission servers and a data tape archive.
To speed and simplify post production tasks, Tedial tools are fully integrated into the Final Cut Pro environment, appearing as additional menu items. The user can search the full index directly from Final Cut Pro, and to minimise the network load and to speed transfers, editors start work with the low resolution proxy content. As a background task the required material is transferred to allow the online resolution to be conformed.
Once complete, the editor uses the customised export commands to send the finished piece to the required delivery platforms. Tedial automatically handles any format conversions and metadata generation and conversion, making it a completely transparent process for the editor.
“Our rapid growth in Spain and Portugal, together with the move to HD, has meant that we needed a powerful asset management system that would support our workflows,” said Cosme Rubio of Chello Multicanal. “We needed it to be simple to implement so that our people could be effective as quickly as possible. With Tedial, moving content around is as simple as drag and drop.”
José Mesas, managing director of Tedial, added: “Multi-channel broadcasters need to be able to handle and manage large amounts of content, for immediate transmission, for post production and for archiving. They need to know that wherever the content is it is securely stored, and can be accessed quickly as needed. That is what our architecture provides.”