At BroadcastAsia 2008, IPV is showing its Mac- or PC-compatible Curator, a browser-based, scalable tapeless workflow media system. First unveiled as a technical demo at last year's IBC, the system has already been taken up by broadcasters such as National Geographic and the UK's Five. Curator uses IPV's SpectreView browse technology to create a database of high-quality, low bit rate, frame-accurate content. Users can share this content around a network of standard computers, allowing them to search, create and manipulate metadata, perform offline edits, subclip selection and media annotations as well as general proxy media viewing.
Curator uses the Windows Media VC-1 format for its browse resolution content. This can be ingested directly from SDI video or transcoded from other file formats. Tools within the system enable shot change detection, closed-captioning overlays, multiple audio track management and the speeding of tasks such as scene-by-scene transcription, review and approval and metadata preparation.
For more information, visit www.ipv.com.
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