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Automated Content Ingest & Annotation

Content ingest and media transformation

Traditionally this media acquisition process has covered media ingest type of video ingest such as tape, disc and satellite feeds.  Today the video ingest process also includes file transfers and feeds over the internet but device control is still an important factor for “traditional” media. At the same time, especially in fast-turnaround workflows or workflows involving longer pieces of content, we need to handle file transfers in such a way that we can start working on media during the transfer.

A significant challenge in the content ingest and annotation process is having access to an ingest system solution that can adapt to the any media source whilst ensuring scalability and security.

Additionally, the more your information you can gather from your collection of media and metadata you can associate with it, the more automation and efficiency media supply chain your can build and the more value you can extract from your assets.


Software for analyze and quality control will check the technical status of your media ingest to determine which kind of transformation and transcode is necessary.

But it doesn’t stop there.

With new Vidispine cognitive services based on today’s available machine learning algorithms, much of the previous manual logging of the video ingest can now be automated to include languages analytics, transcribe, face and item recognition, explicit language, violence and much more. Also, visual rule sets for brand quality can be part of a cognitive driven ingestion process.

In the sports arena AI driven high light detection is probably the most asked for and used cognitive service today and can be added already in the automated content ingest and annotation process.

Also, the associated metadata information necessary for finance such as licensing, rights and more needs to be analyzed to enable necessary automatic decisions downstream in the digital media supply chain.


The ingest process covers important security aspects of your media ingest workflow. Being able to isolate the first ingest step in a DMZ like zone to protect the rest of the environment for Viruses, Trojans and similar malicious attacks.

The Vidispine value

At an application level the Vidispine MediaIngest orchestrates the complete process of ingesting and normalizing incoming material to the video, audio and metadata standards of the organization. The all-in-one application offers a single, operator-friendly interface to manage and monitor all ingest sources, with or without a MAM integration.

Here is also where add extended device control in all standard broadcast environments and support for growing file ingest where transcoding and metadata transformation starts as soon as the first elements of the media files gets ingested. This is an ingest technology that is very important to enable fast turnaround file-based workflows.

All our technical solutions are closely related to the reality of the available business model for any customer. This is why we believe in a cloud first architecture in co-existence with any on premise environment in order to rapidly be able to scale up or down depending on the customer currents needs and requirements. Yes, we are a hybrid solution if you need us to be.

The VidiFlow application in the Content ecosystem enables full integration with your current workflow and distribution system where we can add automated server control, 3rd party services integration, automation and scheduling, media ingest, AI cognitive media analyze.

Our solutions for automated content ingest & annotation

MediaIngest - Advanced Ingest Control & Content Origination

MediaIngest orchestrates the complete process of ingesting and normalising incoming material to the organization's video, audio, and metadata standards.


A cutting-edge media management back-end that forms the foundation for your media infrastructure.


A transcoder that adapts to every unique requirement.

VidiNet - your media service platform

VidiNet is a cloud-based platform at the heart of the content ecosystem. The foundation for a broad range of applications and services, VidiNet provides a robust footing for the complete content chain.

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Your Contacts for Automated Content Ingest & Annotation

Kurt Krinke
Expert for Broadcast Solutions - North America
Dirk Steinmeyer
Expert for Broadcast Solutions - Europe & MEA
Peter BC
Peter Booth-Clibborn
Sales Manager - Worldwide with focus on UK