TMD Compose Software-Defined Workflows

TMD’s NAB exhibit focuses on software defined support to automate workflows. It is also launching an encoder for creating content for online publication.

TMD’s Mediaflex-UMS Orchestrator workflow engine is the heart of the company’s technology. It controls a wide range of third-party devices and integrates to numerous business systems. The platform is for implementation on premises, in the cloud, or as a hybrid solution. Media applications are available across the media supply chain, from ingest, and production to archiving and distribution.

“The real benefit of software-defined architectures and IP connectivity lies in the ability to automate workflows to do exactly what your business requires,” explains Paul Wilkins, director of solutions and marketing at TMD. “Our Composer workflow designer allows workflows to be easily created, cloned, and edited in-house at any time, without recourse to expensive programmers or TMD’s professional services. There are no restrictions on the number or complexity of workflows and no need to restart the system to implement workflow changes. You can have the idea for a new workflow and see it go live in minutes. That is a transformative approach to modern media architectures.”

New at NAB2018 is Fidelity, an encoder for creating content and watching it on the web. Also new, is an updated integration between Mediaflex-UMS and Avid’s Interplay production systems.

With the latter, Avid users can now select content, master clips, or sequences and trigger Mediaflex workflows to archive or distribute the media. Journalists and editors can search for content within Mediaflex using the original Avid locators and metadata, and restore the media or sub clips to their Avid environments. Production Planners can allocate jobs to editors, select content, create cut sheets and automatically push the content into Avid.

TMD will also be emphasising its support for IMF (Interoperable Master Format). It says Mediaflex-UMS recognises IMF content and automatically updates its metadata to reflect new material.

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