​IPV and Root6 Automates Workflows

Asset management tool Curator incorporates ContentAgent API to further speed up post-production workflows.

The partnership sees IPV’s Curator asset management software integrated with the Root6 ContentAgent workflow management tool. The combined technology automates a range of functionality for faster post-production workflows.

Curator’s integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC allows users to find relevant clips and create new content using streaming proxies. This means that they can easily access and work with content, even if they’re not in the same location as the high-rez files. Once they’ve edited through Curator, ContentAgent’s direct API integration lets users automatically complete tasks such as exporting content in different codecs for each media platform. This removes the need for users to do this manually, so they have time to produce more valuable content instead.

Through ContentAgent, editors can also add timecodes, watermarks and more to media from within Curator. The joint solution allows the automation of video delivery when using transfer engines like Aspera or FileCatalyst. It also lets users transcode media – all while being quality controlled.

“To ensure a faster workflow from start to finish, Curator works with Root6 Technology’s CardAgent to enable editors to automatically select and preview clips, add in-and-outpoints, rename clips and add custom metadata where required,” explains IPV’s product manager, James Varndell. “This information will automatically be populated in Curator. The ContentAgent workflow lets users stitch together clips or transcode these individually for a smoother edit. Curator gives editors peace of mind that content is ingested exactly as it should be and the original file structure retained. Once they’re ingested, the stitched files are made available for social media and web editing through Curator, and proxy versions are created to allow viewing anywhere.”

All of this can be overseen and controlled through the Curator management interface. At the same time, Curator Analytics can be used to provide a clear overview of exactly where and when all of these processes are happening, so it’s easy to identify bottlenecks and savings opportunities. This allows users to monitor every step and plan the next move.

Adds James Varndell,The integrated Curator and ContentAgent workflow allows for multiple versions of the same media to be associated as a single clip within Curator, rather than having duplicated files in different resolutions – UHD, HD and proxy. This removes the need to wade through multiple versions of media, making it easier to keep track of assets. It also makes it easier to edit content in different resolutions as needed for different video platforms – whether it’s for social video or broadcast. 

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