Lesotho TV Builds tapeless Workflow on MediaDeck and MediaTools
January 27, 2009
Lesotho TV, the country's public broadcaster based in the capital city of Maseru, is using an Omneon MediaDeck integrated media server to support a new file-based workflow that streamlines post production and simplifies playout of the station's news programming.
Systems integrator Inala Broadcast provided the MediaDeck server — the first Omneon system installed in Lesotho — in a turnkey solution that also includes the Omneon MediaController panel and Omneon MediaTools software, including PlayTool, RecordTool, and ConformTool for integration with Avid edit applications.
The MediaDeck system is integrated with Avid Media Composer Adrenaline editors to support a smooth editing workflow, and PlayTool provides an easy-to-use interface for creating and manipulating playlists, as well as scheduling clip playout from the MediaDeck server.
In conjunction with the MediaController panel, RecordTool facilitates the ingest of content into the MediaDeck server by enabling scheduled recording of clips on either a regular, repeating basis or as a one-time event. Segmented recording allows editors to begin work on long-duration content during ingest, rather than wait until the entire record session is complete.
FTP delivery of edited material to the server for playout reduces pressure on editors, who are able to deliver news packages faster and with greater confidence.