The Vidispine data model is constructed to be as flexible and efficient as possible. This will enable you to implement your workflows as you want, while still being ready for any future changes.
Codemill have integrated and tested a couple of speech-to-text technologies into Vidispine transcoders so that the audio can be transformed to metadata. Here are a few insights from that work.
You know that your team and your external producers are using Dropbox, S3 and their laptop to store their video, instead of storing it where YOU want. Do you want to spend your time making them change their mind, or do you want to see their content and create value from it?