Quality control is an important process at many points of the media workflow. Not only to identify defects that can be seen or heard by the end viewer, but also to make sure it's up to internal standards and to uphold regulatory compliance of what can, and can’t, be published - for example, rules regarding flashing lights that may cause epilepsy attacks, loud sound levels that may damage hearing, or how much skin that is allowed to be shown in TV-shows in specific countries.
Distribution of media can be either an internal requirement or a distribution workflow for targeting your customers and viewers. Either way, the media itself needs to be prepared for the best viewing experience. This process involves the preparation of both your media content and metadata data.
The media files themselves need to be transcoded for distribution to standard target devices such as web browsers or smart devices such as Chromecast, Apple TV, and similar. This target group for distribution is commonly referred to as OTT (over the top) and will require the media to be transcoded into a ladder of different bitrate profiles to fit the currently available bandwidth and the device’s decode capability.
Equally important is, of course, the metadata management in the distribution processes were descriptive (title, abstract, author), structural (technical metadata) and administrative metadata (rights and preservation metadata) are correctly updated and applied depending on distribution target.
In VidiNet, you will find scalable and cloud-native transcoding and packaging services available such as VidiCoder, AWS Elemental MediaConvert, and Bitmovin to ensure the most robust media processing distribution capabilities for your digital media distribution workflow.
A more traditional form of distribution to typical streaming providers, broadcasters, and cinema is, of course, also part of this distribution workflow.
No matter the target, you will need the necessary information to automate this process as much as possible to maintain efficiency by avoiding the human factors as a single point of failure.
The VidiCore service in VidiNet includes the necessary API building blocks to connect to your existing Video CMS.
Our vision is to be the most innovative and widely used platform for managing media from digital to the audience.