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KWTV reduces tape with Telestream MAPreview

The station is replacing tape with a more efficient file-based, digital archiving workflow
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Prior to purchasing the Telestream system, KWTV recorded all of its aired programs onto VHS tapes.

Oklahoma-based KWTV has deployed Telestream’s MAPreview digital video capture and logging system to replace its massive tape-based video archives with a more efficient file-based, digital archiving workflow.

Prior to purchasing the Telestream system, KWTV recorded all of its aired programs onto VHS tapes. That involved multiple VHS tape machines going nonstop 24/7. In addition, all newscasts were recorded onto Betacam machines. This required a great deal of machine maintenance, tape handling and shelf and rack space to hold the tapes.

Using MAPreview, KWTV now captures and archives all station programming 24/7 in Windows Media 9 format onto MAP media capture servers. These programs are held for nine months for BMI and ASCAP audits, ad-run verification, program analysis and executive review. MAPreview also captures and archives KWTV's two competitors' programs 24/7.

MAPreview provides multi-feed media recording, organization and desktop viewing in one easy-to-use server-based application. Metadata such as closed captioning, timecode, keyframes, labels and as-run logs are captured during ingest, plus custom metadata labels can be added to enable powerful searching. KWTV has programmed its MAPreview to automatically display ratings data with the video every 15 minutes. They also use it to confirm proper closed captioning on the video.

For more information, visit www.telestream.net.

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