Crispin Corporation

Crispin is a supplier of master control automation, and asset management solutions for broadcasters, cable operators and other television and media operations. Crispin products make television and media operations run more efficiently by automating and optimizing everyday news, production and master control functions.

Founded in 1997, in Phoenix, Arizona the company was sold and it later moved to Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Crispin Corporation prides itself on staying ahead of the game developmentally and customizing to meet the needs of each customer.

The company offers powerfully simple Master Control Automation, scalable from one to hundreds of channels including multi-channel operations, sports & live operations, and multi-site & hub operations.

Crispin's media asset management suite automates every task from ingest to on-air without dictating your workflow. Find it, copy it, move it, store it, delete it automatically. Digital Transfer Agent (DTA) fully automates copying and timing of Pathfire, Pitch Blue and DG content. Dubber quickly and frame accurately records tape & live sources to your air server. DigiPrep streamlines media preparation in a modern file-based facility so you can time, segment and QC material without using a video server port.

Track and manage your assets from anywhere using Crispin’s sophisticated suite of web-based tools. AssetBase combines powerful relational database with extensive media management functions like continuous monitoring, mirroring and promo management. MediaNav Workflow automates file-based workflows according to your own rules to detect, inspect, move, copy, QC, transcode, store and delete material. With MetaTag you can build your own metadata dictionary so you can easily annotate and retrieve assets.

Crispin newsroom applications work with your existing technology by operating openly with other systems. Crispin NewsCat ties your newsroom together, creating a unified digital workflow from rundown to editing and playback to archive.

Built from the same technology that drives Crispin on-air master control automation, NewsPlayX provides news element playback for live news operation. It has real-time interfaces to iNews and ENPS, continuously updating clip listings. It supports video servers, switchers and other on-air devices. Rundown information is received through a graphic user interface (GUI) for playback control.

With Studio Control, the newsroom technical director can view the MCR playlist, roll breaks and monitor MCR countdown timers.

NewsWheel provides an automated & unattended 24-hour news channel with full integration to ENPS & iNews. The system offers complete control over on-air programming and provides support for live news, weather cut-ins and commercial breaks.