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Benefits of using digital archives software

Most, if not all, organizations have their digital assets and media stored in an archive. There is no such thing as unusable or unnecessary media content that can’t be utilized in one way or another. Everything has value, you just need to find the right time and right place to use it.

The issue at hand isn’t that you don’t have any media to use, the issue is that you either don’t know where it is or that you aren’t aware it even exists. Digital archives software resolves both of these issues through their advanced search functionalities and automated metadata tagging.

You might sit upon a gold mine without even being aware of it. Most media companies have thousands upon thousands of digital assets that can be utilized both now and in the future, but without a holistic solution to manage them, the time and effort it takes to sift through them isn’t worth it. Just the sheer amount of them can be a challenge, preventing you from getting the most value out of them.

The importance of search functionality within a digital archives software

Each type of media will have their unique combination of codecs, file wrappers, resolutions, plus a plethora of metadata which may, or may not, accompany the assets. How will you be able to find that one clip, of that one person, talking about that specific thing 10 years in the future among maybe hundreds of thousands of other videos? You don’t!

To be able to achieve a monetizable, future-proofed media archive, you need a clear strategy on how to archive video files. What you need is a holistic digital archives software with advanced search functionalities and automated metadata tagging to be able to help you find what you need, when you need it, at a moment's notice.

To archive your media files successfully requires a consistent plan for logging, tagging, and categorizing the content. You need to establish a taxonomy for the files that’s accurate, detailed enough to be useful, and consistently deployed across your entire archive to allow for advanced and easy searches.

How we optimize your process to archive video files

The traditional approach is to enter the data manually. This is however prone to human error and makes for an expensive and time-consuming process. Instead, the Vidispine solution leverages the power of AI and machine learning to automate major parts of the process. AI helps to extract and catalog file and/or data feed metadata by utilizing automatic scene recognition, facial recognition, and speech-to-text transcription.

Automation plays a big part in reducing both the time and effort required for accurate metadata extraction, thus making your video archive more searchable, and in the end, monetizable. 

Contact us to learn more about the Vidispine video archiving solution and to get a free demo today. Read more about the Vidispine media archive management solutions.


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Peter BC
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