Vidispine is a scalable Backbone for Media Repositories

Vidispine is a content management platform for developers and media professionals. It has the richest functionality in the industry and is delivered as a middleware, much like a programming language for video. The advanced APIs make it easy to create custom solutions for the most complex requirements. If you are a media professional you will find it built-in to turnkey solutions by third party. If you are a software developer you will find a way to shortcut R&D while creating new innovative solutions. Whoever you are, we offer a complete backbone for the creation, management, storage and processing of rich-media content

Technology benefits

Cutting edge Content Management.
Simplified. Scalable. Extensive

Vidispine will help you shortcut R&D when building solutions where video is a critical component. It has the broadest and deepest feature set in the industry. More importantly, it's built for integration with a rich and well documented API. Find out here how it can help you innovate

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Adaptable & Adjustable

Vidispine is an API-only content management platform with strong capabilities as a video content repository. You can create software and solutions to meet any challenge in the media industry. It enables you to build solutions for a wide range of services, work flows, applications and control process optimization. In short: A complete backbone for the creation, management, storage and processing of audio-visual content.

Extensive format support

Manage formats
& resolutions seamlessly.

Vidispine offers advanced capabilities for media transformation including managing all formats and versions of an asset consistently. This means that you can do wonderful things like seamlessly manage multiple formats through both editing and distribution. Or easily access low-res clips before deciding which material to use in HD. And instantly use an odd format you usually would spend hours to find a way to convert

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Creating a lowres version from an original video file is not complicated. Transcoding is just the beginning of the challenge. Besides supporting a very broad number of formats, Vidispine added advanced capabilities in managing the different formats of each asset format consistently. This is a huge advantage for a developer where he or she can access a certain low-resolution version from time code A to B by a simple API-call. The developer does not even have to know where the actual essence resides, or if it even exists. Vidispine will find or create the exact supported version format going beyond just standard video and images. Both the data model and APIs can manage any kind of file, and based on what kind of file it is; proxies, thumbnails or just metadata will be managed along with the original asset. Our unique data model makes it possible to support more or less infinite versions and compositions.

What you get.

  • CONTAINERS: MXF (OP1A, OP1B, OPATOMS,AS02, AS11), MP4/QUICKTIME, AVI, DV-DIF, MPEG-2 TS, MPEG-2 PS, FLV, WEBM
  • ENCODINGS: DV (25-100 MBIT/S), MPEG-2/IMX(5-200 MBIT/S), MPEG-2 HD (LGOP AND I-FRAME ONLY), VC-1 (WM9), VC-3 (DNXHD), MPEG-4 PART 2, MPEG-4 PART 10 (AVC/H.264, INCLUDING AVC-INTRA 100), RED, DPX, VP6, VP8
  • Plug-in architecture for external transcoders
  • KEYFRAMES & THUMBNAILS: VIDEO, 3D OBJECTS, AUDIO WAVE FORM
  • SCENE CHANGE DETECTION
  • MULTI-CORE SUPPORT
  • MULTI-STAGE TRANSCODING
  • CONTAINER PROCESSING
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Technology
making it possible.

Efficient media transformation, transcoding and transwrapping are essential in any advanced rich media workflow and editing. Vidispine gives capabilities of abstracting from how your content is stored and represented. You simply tell the Vidispine repository what you need and it gets delivered.

The Vidispine transcoder handles a great number of codecs. Other transcoders are supported by plug-ins to the API. The Vidispine transcoder not only support transcoding, but can also do efficient transwrapping (changing container format), or render sequences including overlays or effects. For further extension there is a plug-in architecture so that you can build or buy solutions for face recognition, file based QC, DRM, water marking and more.

Unlimited multisITE support

Advanced multisite
support
with no borders.

Production in NY, offices in London, Stockholm & Sydney. The client in her hotel room in Singapore who needs to approve the final version before going to bed. No problem. Vidispine provides seamless replication with multiple repositories so they all act as one. Hi-res, proxies, audio tracks etc can be at different locations and you can still program and configure from anywhere

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Your content repository should be a unified entity regardless of how many physical or virtual sites you deploy. Vidispine is built for scaling, and supports enterprise-wide repositories. Thanks to the advanced revision system for metadata and essence, Vidispine facilitates multi-site configurations. This means that it is possible to build peer-to-peer or centralized (hub-and-spoke) configurations, where sites share any number of assets (or all) between each other. Developers can configure and program where media or even certain parts of media resides. This means that hires, proxies, audio tracks etc can reside at different locations. The capabilities can be combined with user/group/rights management, jobs, metadata and everything else that is stored and managed by Vidispine. Because of the data model in Vidispine, it is possible to set up rules for what to share for a particular group of assets. This means metadata or part of metadata, essence or only essence in certain forms, or “shape” as we call it in the Vidispine lingua.

What you get.

  • SUPPORT FOR CENTRALIZED AND FULLY DISTRIBUTED MODELS.
  • METADATA REPLICATION
  • REPLICATION OF ESSENCE
  • NATIVE ASPERA INTEGRATION
  • NATIVE SIGNIANT INTEGRATION
  • RULE-BASED SYNCHRONIZATION ENGINE WHICH OPTIMIZES STORAGE & BANDWIDTH
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Technology
making it possible.

Thanks to the unique library functionality in Vidispine, the API facilitates site replication of a dynamic set of assets. As an examples: “For all items which have the custom field priority set to urgent, replicate metadata and all shapes to site B. For all other items, replicate a subset of the metadata and thumbnails.”

Because of Vidispine's revision system, replication handles off-line nodes in a stable manner. This means that replication can be done to a local system on laptop, whenever the user connects to the network, or that replication of large video files only takes place on times of the day when network capacity is good.

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Creative tool integration

Real integration
between creative tools.

You are creative. And you use creative tools. With Vidispine you can deploy with multiple tools and solutions to the same repository. It is not just about transcoding to different formats, our capabilities also includes metadata, transwrapping, manage effects seamlessly and a lot more

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An absolutely crucial part of any media asset mana gement and media workflow system is a tight integration with creative tools like industry accepted editors and more. Vidispine comes with built-in handling of native tools for managing bins, sequences, events, and projects. This means that it is possible to build workflows where media and timelines are passed lossless and seamlessly between different tools like Adobe PrPro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer). Every creative tool has its own expertise. Also, every tool has its own preferred formats. Fortunately, given the rich format support of Vidispine, dealing with several formats using the same asset is simple. Vidispine can even create references and index files on the fly, which means no waste of storage, and maximum performance. And since the Vidispine API is supported by all programming language, it is possible to integrate Vidispine exactly where it makes the most sense – close to or even inside the creative tool.

What you get.

  • NATIVE SUPPORT FOR PROJECT FORMATS
  • Special format support for leading editing tools like Adobe PrPro, Apple FCP and Avid MC
  • SUPPORT FOR REFERENCE FILES
  • STRONG METADATA MODEL MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO MAP CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT TO ASSET MANAGEMENT
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How it
is possible

A rich data model for managing metadata is essential for exchanging data between different tools. Vidispine’s REST API makes it possible to map all metadata, annotations, locators, and technical information into metadata fields without losing any information. The capability of transforming metadata automatically per application in Vidispine makes information flow a straight-forward task.

Because of the format support of Vidispine, media can be tracked through-out the workflow. This means that metadata and informa- tion about the origin, down to a single frame or sample, is recorded and made searchable. Imagine the possibilities of knowing exactly where a particular shot has been used, in every file of your organization!

Robust & scaleable

Solid & scalable.
Today
& in the future.

Our architecture is built like a true spine: Strong to support a wide range of capabilities, but also very flexible and absolutely vital to your solution. Whether you're a toddler in the media world or a full grown international broadcast giant, Vidispine will adapt to your size and growth. But even more important, the architecture is utilizing existing, hardened software and standards but is designed to handle whatever the future holds

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From ground up, Vidispine is designed as enterprise software utilizing already well established industry software for databases, application servers, etc. The architecture is built with components that easily scale to hosted environments and clouds environments. Furthermore, Vidispine is agnostic to everything from OS to search engines, and can even operate in mixed environments The idea behind Vidispine is to always use 'best of breed' technologies. That means that we embrace already well established, but never adhere just to current standards. This philosophy has resulted in a product that is easy to deploy on a number of operating systems and application servers. It also means that you can handle millions of terabytes in different formats scattered over multiple systems and locations. And with “handle” we’re not only mean storing, but also editing and distributing the media.

What you get

  • Runs on Ubuntu, RedHat and Windows
  • Uses standard Java EE 6 technology, works with Glassfish and JBoss
  • By using Java Persistence API, all major databases are supported such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle Database
  • Metadata Replication
  • Supports an unlimited number of storages, transcoders, and network access paths
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How it
is possible.

In Vidispine, storage devices, transcoders, network connections and network accelerators, are all treated as resources. Each Vidispine instance supports an unlimited amount of resources, and optimizes the use of each resource at every given moment. This means that the Vidispine instance can grow with the demands. Starting from a single server (or desktop) set-up with a single storage partition. On the other hand, it is easy to configure a very large system with storage policies, network optimization, cloud support, and even multi-site configuration.

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