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VSN to Introduce Advanced PAM and Video Editing Tools at IBC 2017

VSN will showcase multiple new and updated products including PAM software and WEDIT, a web-based editing tool. Also showing is VSNExplorer BI, a broadcast-centric BI (business intelligence) tool.

VSN’s new advanced Production Asset Management (PAM) tool provides comprehensive project visibility and streamlines the management of workflows and material. The latest version of VSNExplorer PAM software gives production teams continuous control of ongoing projects from a single screen, enabling production departments to become more efficient and collaborative. 

The easy-to-use, intuitive tool delivers a range of features including: browsing and discovery of metadata and assets through a hierarchical tree view; custom at-a-glance management of all tasks, user permission management, control, and collaboration; asset creation within the interface, downloadable EDL files, to complete video editing in any third-party NLE system; and tracking of assets across multiple media storage accounts, regardless of location. 

The HTML5 browser interfaces not only with internal VSN modules, but also with external NLEs, social media channels, archival services, programming partners, quality check systems and more.

VSN’s new advanced production asset management tool provides comprehensive project visibility and streamlines the management of workflows and material.

VSN’s new advanced production asset management tool provides comprehensive project visibility and streamlines the management of workflows and material.


The new WEDIT was launched at NAB 2017 and is a highly functional web-based editing tool integrated within VSNExplorer, a media and business process management platform. 

Developed in HTML5, this quick and easy tool allows journalists to edit and prepare content for broadcast from a single and unique interface, without having to switch to another system. Within the VSNExplorer interface and integrated with a full-featured MAM, WEDIT users can work on footage and clips located in deep archived, near-line or online storage. 

In effect, WEDIT is a “cloud content editor,” because it allows users to access and edit files in the cloud. 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 quickly from the interfaces timeline; and consolidate sequences and publishing. At any time, users can export a project into an EDL file for finish editing, if desired on another third-party NLE, such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer.

VSNExplorer BI

The newly enhanced VSNExplorer BI is capable of transforming media information and metadata into powerful business intelligence. A module of VSNExplorer, this broadcast-centric BI tool can extract information on assets, quality, traffic, transcoding and other activities from extensive VSN data sources or even third-party systems. It then 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. 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. A powerful analytic and decision-making tool, VSNExplorer BI helps companies detect inefficiencies and bottlenecks, solve problems, and make decisions that drive greater revenue and more efficient use of corporate resources.

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