The Tecom Group announces Media Ingest

File-based workflows are great—if one can quickly get the media into the system. Media Ingest from Tecom is a tool to enable and manage that process.

Recently, the media world has been put on the digital superhighway that pushed broadcasting and production organizations to switch to file-based workflows and to change how media content is viewed in general.A huge amount of media asset that should reach a TV studio and be processed there before being broadcast to the public, poses a big challenge for companies in this industry. The latter need a tool, that would allow taking media from different sources like cameras, tapes, discs, USB flash drives and others and transform it to habitual file-based media asset.

The Media Ingest menu showing clips, complete with timing marks.

The Media Ingest menu showing clips, complete with timing marks.

The Tecom Group recently released a new software application, Media Ingest, to assist stations in ingest management. The lightweight application overlays and is compatible with other automation-type programs. In news production applications Media Ingest is especially quick. The application provides an easy-to-navigate interface, one not cluttered with dozens of buttons. Operators can quickly become productive on the easy-to-learn interface. A built-in video player makes it possible to quickly preview the source material and select desired clips.

Metadata can be set on each clip to ensure quick and easy search and retrieval. As soon as a clip is edited and all changes are made, the operator is able to choose an appropriate transcoding profile and media format for the output video file. Multiple levels of transcoding quality can be selected from an on-screen menu.

Once the media is ready to use, the system migrates the content to the proper video servers where it is stored until being it is needed for broadcast.Thus, Media Ingest helps content production companies to streamline mission-critical processes in asset management.

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