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Omneon Partners With Gallery’s Sienna

Gallery has integrated its PictureReady software with the Omneon MediaGrid active storage system to enable direct ingest and instant editing of DVCPRO 25, 50, and HD material with Final Cut Pro. The complete Sienna news automation suite from Gallery also is integrated with the MediaGrid system and Omneon Spectrum media server.

Part of the Sienna newsroom automation suite, PictureReady is a video capture application based on the Apple platform using AJA Kona video interface cards. PictureReady uses QuickTime encoders to encode the incoming media. As media is recorded and ingested into the MediaGrid system, the growing clip can be placed on the timeline or in the preview window of Final Cut Pro and even scrolled through or played. Video “fills in” under the clip, so the editor can easily access the most recently ingested portion of the clip.

While PictureReady allows users to ingest content directly to the MediaGrid system, the Sienna MediaServices module automatically copies finished media from the MediaGrid system to Omneon Spectrum or MediaDeck server systems for active playout, even as the file transfer is underway. Sienna AutomationX—live assist automation, which is tied to the MOS newsroom system—provides Ethernet-based play-out control of the Spectrum and MediaDeck systems, with dedicated functionality for live news and sports programs. Using this integrated system, broadcasters can deliver newly ingested feeds into MOS placeholders embedded in news stories and positioned in the rundown.

“Gallery now has more than 700 channels of PictureReady in use at leading broadcast and post facilities worldwide,” said Jason Danielson, senior director of market development at Omneon. “The integration of our media server and active storage systems with Sienna applications brings a combination of efficiency and reliability to ingest, shared editing and playout, thus allowing users to streamline their end-to-end workflows.”

The integrated solution supports both SD and HD content.