Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GV STRATUS DIGITAL MEDIA PUBLISHING CAPABILITIES, part 2 - Automated Segmentation and Video-on-Demand publishing

In a series of Blog Posts, we are discussing the different options and features provided by GV STRATUS for publishing content to different digital media platforms. 

As we said in part 1 of this series, harnessing the power and capabilities of GV STRATUS, Grass Valley can address a number of Digital Media Workflows:
  1. Newsroom Video-On-Demand publishing via preset-driven GV STRATUS watch folders
  2. Automated segmentation Video-On-Demand publishing through Ignite Konnect with GV STRATUS
  3. Live streaming with rights management content replacement and hyper-client-based targeted ad insertion via Ignite processing, being managed by GV STRATUS
  4. 24/7 web & mobile TV as-live channels with live inserts for syndication on portals, broadcaster website, and/or mobile app and mobile TV
In this blog entry, we will briefly describe automated segmentation Video-On-Demand publishing through Ignite Konnect with GV STRATUS. 

Taking advantage of the great integration between Ignite and Newsroom Computer Systems, reporters, producers and directors can set up automatic story segmentation from within the story script. When the newscast is aired, Ignite will automatically initiate a recording of the show, and subclip each story automatically according to the segment markers added in the newsroom system during the production process. 

Once the segments are automatically created, GV STRATUS rules can be applied according to pre-defined publication profiles, so that each story is uploaded to a video-on-demand platform or website for immediate streaming via mobile applications or social media. This automated workflow reduces considerably the manual labour for operators to segment the live newscast after the event and publish the stories sometimes hours later. With GV STRATUS and Ignite, stories can be available online seconds after being broadcast.

Not only this increases speed and efficiency, giving you the edge over the competition to have the latest content online, but also provides immediate feedback from consumers as to what stories are most popular, hence allowing producers to make informed decisions about the content they cover and publish. 

This is just another example of how GV STRATUS can streamline and automate your Digital Media Publishing to maximize efficiency and increase throughput!

For any question concerning this subject contact regis.andre@grassvalley.com or beatriz.alonso-martinez@grassvalley.com

Sunday, August 3, 2014

REMOTE SENDS PART 1: Multisite and remote workflows with GV STRATUS

In a 3-part series of posts, we are going to cover the various workflows and requirements to share content between remote locations, and how GV STRATUS provides you with the tools and flexibility to choose the most suitable workflow for you.

GV STRATUS supports Wide Area Network (WAN)-based workflows that enable multisite media search, browse and transfers from GV STRATUS clients across distributed facilities, whether within the same site or from remote field locations.

The GV STRATUS system uses progressive download to display low-resolution proxy video of assets from remote sites. This minimizes the effect of a slower load time when you load an asset into Inspector or some other GV STRATUS viewer. Progressive download selectively downloads and caches the portion of the low-resolution proxy video asset just before and after the current scrub bar position in the video player, until finally the entire proxy file asset is downloaded. As long as the GV STRATUS application remains open, the downloaded proxy asset remains locally available. If you load the proxy asset into the video player again, the GV STRATUS application uses the locally cached proxy file asset. 

Let's take a look....

GV STRATUS multisite and remote workflows provide efficient, low-cost, proxy-based workflows that allow the use of all tools from a local client, allowing for high-latency, low-bandwidth connections. 

For any question concerning this subject contact regis.andre@grassvalley.com or beatriz.alonso-martinez@grassvalley.com