LOGIC Media Solutions implemented a complete Vidispine media supply chain for German live-broadcast provider AKK in just three weeks thanks to the use of managed services and by reusing development components.
Vidispine´s cloud-native platform Vidinet is a service portal for managing content and for hosting media services such as the Vidispine API, Vidispine Transcoder, AWS Elemental Mediconvert and Bitmovin to mention a few. This whole architecture is designed to act both as a cloud-native MAM system ready to go, and as a developer platform in the cloud. We call this ecosystem, Vidinet.
The Vidispine MAM solution was the perfect choice for building a media supply chain, flexible enough to meet the workflow challenges and requirements that LOGIC and AKK were facing.
When an operator uploads a clip to the MAM this initiates the Vidispine Transcoder service, theˇ transcoder workhorse in the Vidispine media supply chain, to immediately convert the incoming video formats from uploaded ProRes versions to H264 versions for various multi-format distribution workflows. Due to AKK’s need for different users, the MAM system enables different user types, which apart from the administrator role, contains two main types of users:
• The operator – responsible for uploading clips and content to the MAM system
• The journalist – qualified to download content for news publication
The journalists log on to their accounts and depending on credentials, get access to highlights, interviews, statistics and more needed to update news articles as the sport events proceeds.
“The beauty of this architecture is that it also allows individualized user access to provide journalists with content that is even more target group-specific. For example, a workflow covering a football premium league will allow account logins for each individual game.”
– Helena Steinholtz, Customer Success Manager at Vidispine
Helena Steinholtz and her customer success team at Vidispine designed and delivered a fully working system for LOGIC in just three weeks. This was made possible due to Vidispine´s culture of working close together with our customer as well as the accurate system specification provided by LOGIC and AKK.
The Vidispine media supply chain for LOGIC and AKK was first used in the Diriyah Tennis CUP 2019. The Vidispine CS (Customer Success) team designed a dedicated graphical user face based on the Video Library component of VDT, a building block for creating unique graphical user interfaces for any customer media supply chain. The Video Library component of VDT is a Vidispine graphical user interface model based on our VDT (Vidispine Developer Toolkit) available for our customers.
“Being able to not only present a company profile GUI (Graphic User interface) but also exposing just the right tools for each user is a significant workflow advantage of the Video Library component of the VDT. AKK and LOGIC gave us some basic graphical guidelines for the user interface, and we built the user interface based on those guidelines.” – says Helena