N​OA Puts Focus on Optimization

AV digitizing and archiving specialist NOA is sharing a new Archive Asset Management approach and will host a ‘hands-on’ in-house digitization factory at its IBC stand.

The NOA mediARC solution is a new Archive Asset Management (AAM) approach following recommendations, which call for the separation of user and production management domains and the separation of content on its original media format from its digital representation within the archival storage.

The system supports use of one lossless format, which in turn needs to be able to support all present and future business procedures between legacy archive and production workflows.

“NOA mediARC allows users to enrich legacy essence with content-related information and store it inside a central repository, where it will remain for many years,” says Christophe Kummer, managing partner of NOA. “This advancing technology is changing the way we will address the issue of archival asset management in the future.

The new NOA jobDB 4.1 workflow system is said to bring increased efficiency and reduced labor costs among other benefits. Along with a “classy” new look and feel with even easier navigation and management than before, jobDB 4.1 features physical carrier handling with new tools, such as BarcodeStation and UniversalDialoguer. This means the system can manage up to 1000+ carriers in a single workflow each day, massively increasing efficiency and lowering labor costs.

The innovative new version also incorporates the control of video outgest workflows; a new NOA VideoPlayer for access to frame accurate positions and dedicated linked files; the ability to prioritize workflow settings to easily manage specific files; and a user management rework, which syncs via jobDB ProcessorHost toward an active Microsoft directory.

For users who are interested in scaling reports, jobDB 4.1 offers special browser report enhancements. The upgrade provides advanced action logging so events are statistically collected; key controlled searches for workload organization between different user groups; send email to notify users on status; as well as workflow pausing.

An upgraded QualityChecker for jobDB and mediARC features functions, which enable an effective approach to industrial digitization projects by combining validation, correction and editing of recorded material into a single step within the overall workflow. Interaction between QualityChecker and MediaButler, NOA’s transcoding application, has been optimized to efficiently transfer a set of tasks from the analog to the digital domain, thereby streamlining key processes in video digitization projects.

New functions include the annotation of the current state of audio roles in QualityChecker, enabling MediaButler to shuffle and/or level-correct individual audio pairs of the recorded video during transcoding to the final file according to predefined processing rules.

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