VSN to Launch Editing and BI Tools

VSN will launch WEDIT, a new web-based video editing tool integrated with its MAM product, VSNEXPLORER. It will also showcase an updated business intelligence tool.

WEDIT is HTML5-based and enables users to work within the VSN MAM system on deep archived, near-line or online content. In effect, WEDIT is a cloud content editor, because it allows users to access and edit files on the cloud, a capability that can boost collaboration between editors and departments.

In terms of editing features, WEDIT users can edit sequences quickly by cut; generate cut lists; mark-in and mark-out segments with proxy frame accuracy; associate metadata to the editing cuts; edit from the interfaces timeline; and consolidate sequences and publishing. Users can export a project into an EDL file to finish editing, if necessary, in another third-party NLE, such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro or Avid.

VSNEXPLORER BI is a module of VSNEXPLORER for extracting information on assets, quality, traffic, transcoding and other activities from VSN data sources or even third-party systems; then it presents selected data in simple graphics and customer reports that can help decision-makers analyze business performance.

“Eliminating the need to create reports manually or rely on third-party systems, VSNEXPLORER BI can generate reports based on workflow status, pending user tasks or any custom MAM metadata criteria defined by the user,” explains Jordi Capdevila Espitia, Marketing Director of VSN. “Users also have access to automatic analytical documents and reports created by default, as well as to customized dashboards that combine different reports and layouts (bar, pie, column, chart, bullet, speedometer, etc.)

“VSNEXPLORER BI enables users to control and analyze any given broadcast company’s data – even segmenting data by department and including filters to select based upon circumstances. Thanks to those reports, an administrator can make business decisions at the start of a process and then monitor it from a single dashboard.”

Among other showcased products at the 2017 NAB show is the recently launched VSNQC for quality control, which complements the entire range of VSN solutions for whole media lifecycle. This new software allows users to establish exhaustive control of its content, as well as detect errors in each phase of the media cycle.

VSN will also show how the integration of VSNEXPLORER with an online thesaurus from curated link sources fosters an improved cataloguing and use of metadata. The latest HTML5-based enhancements for VSNEXPLORER’s interface are also expected to draw attention. Among these, especially noteworthy is the forthcoming HTML5-based MPEG-DASH player, which will enable the broadcasting of high-quality content wherever and however users want to view it, regardless of device, bandwidth, files and browser.

Finally, VSN will exhibit the advanced workflow for news production jointly developed with VSN’s partner Ross Video, as well as the improved integration between VSNEXPLORER and Microsoft Azure Media Services Cloud platform. Functionalities for cataloguing and media organization, such as speech-to-text, auto-cataloguing and the latest advances on keyframes, are already fully operational.

“This improved integration with Microsoft Azure is the perfect example of where the broadcast and media industry is headed,” said VSN’s Sales Director for Americas, Robert Duif. “Nowadays the most avant-garde technology permeates each and every broadcast workflow, and we currently need software solutions that are much more agile, flexible and quicker than ever before to address our clients’ needs. The industry is moving towards new broadcast business models consisting of less investment, more recurrent and flexible expenses, and less onsite equipment. At VSN, we are bringing those models to life.”

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