​Masstech and LiveU Partner for ENG

MAM solutions provider Masstech has partnered with LiveU to offer a path between remote contribution and subsequent television newsroom non-linear workflows. The integration is claimed to “dramatically” reduce the time and effort required to move live electronic newsgathering content into production workflows and make it available to journalists.

The coupling between LiveU’s Bonded Video Transceiver and Masstech media management solutions automatically makes recordings of all LiveU-delivered live streams visible and accessible to everyone in the newsroom via their familiar NRCS and editing systems.

Content streamed from LiveU IP-bonded field transmission units appear in the NRCS as wire stories with linked video files and embedded previews, with no manual recording, transfer or transcoding steps required. Using Masstech newsroom technology, journalists can use simple drag-and-drop actions within the NRCS to preview the video, transfer all or part of the full-resolution clip into their production systems, archive the video for long-term preservation, and share it among users and stations in their ownership group.

The integration has already been deployed at 10 U.S stations.

“Our collaboration with LiveU makes it easier than ever for journalists to access and use content that is being streamed live from the field,” said Steve Hutchinson, Product Manager at Masstech. “Previous approaches required customers to record incoming LiveU-delivered video through one of their production or playout servers, tying up a server port, and requiring additional manual steps before journalists even became aware of the content in their NRCS. The tight integration of MassStore with LiveU’s solutions eliminates these obstacles while letting users take full advantage of our advanced workflow capabilities, from intuitive archiving and sharing to automated transcoding and metadata processing.”

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