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Indexing service provides on-site, online video asset library

Broadcasters can now easily search and browse thousands of hours of video from anywhere, select and play specific clips and mail clips to colleagues with the new Indexing Service from Lanterna Magica.

To begin, Lanterna Magica's customers send the company their video archives in any format. Indexers ingest and encode the material at any resolution and index it according to customer-specified business goals.

They can also suggest application-appropriate indexing schemes from high-level to fine shot-level indexing and make sure content descriptions are consistent throughout the entire library. The index can also incorporate closed-captions for productions in which text takes precedence over image, such as newscasts.

With the indexing complete, Lanterna Magica returns a ready-to-use video library and search engine. New material can be added at any time, and the entire library can be browsed and queried by any of several parameters from any Web-enabled computer.

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