Digital Nirvana Metadator Application Makes IBC2018 Debut

Digital Nirvana, a global provider of media solutions and services, will showcase its new Metadator application at IBC2018 in Amsterdam, running from September 14-18 at the RAI Amsterdam. First introduced at NAB in April, IBC marks the international debut of Metadator – a software application that makes the editing process more efficient for broadcasters and content creators. Digital Nirvana will exhibit in Hall 14, Stand D05 during IBC.

Metadator is a software application that makes content-based metadata creation process more efficient for broadcasters and content owners who are using the AVID media platform. The application has the ability to export media from AVID, create metadata automatically over the cloud and generate locators. The metadata, along with the locators will be automatically ingested and attach itself to the video asset present in AVID Interplay.

Creation of high-quality transcripts as metadata for pre-edit footages helps to streamline the editing process as well as simplifies closed captioning/subtitling processes. Content editors do not have to manually comb through huge amounts of video footage to create scene summaries. While editing footages down to a show, editors can easily find out the desired clips using the metadata that is available in the infrastructure.

A high-quality transcript generated through this service also aids in script writing and creating closed captions. Use cases also include video description wherein the application directly sends proxy videos to cloud service. Content owners will now be able to create transcripts easily for their media archives and create a searchable database within their AVID MAM infrastructure.

The Metadator application, installed at client’s premises, communicates with the user’s internal AVID InterPlay/ISIS infrastructure to extract media and securely transfer it to Digital Nirvana’s cloud-based platform over HTTPS. Metadator allows its users to choose whether to transfer the video assets or to extract audio-only from the video assets and send it outside the customer premises. The audio/video received at the cloud center is processed for auto-generation of metadata which includes keywords, auto-transcripts, high-quality transcripts, and video descriptions. Once the metadata is created, Metadator can fetch it and post them on the user’s internal infrastructure. The application is also integrated with a continuous monitoring and alerting system that monitors each job and notifies all stakeholders on the status of the jobs.

Digital Nirvana has been providing knowledge solutions and services for customers worldwide. Broadcasters and media companies rely on Digital Nirvana’s innovative solutions to improve operations, ensure compliance, reduce costs and protect revenue streams. DN’s solutions help broadcasters capture content from multiple sources, create content and publish to various digital platforms while monitoring for quality and compliance. With this rollout, Digital Nirvana is hopeful to scale new heights serving the media & broadcasting industry across the world.

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InSync Technology at IBC2018

InSync Technology is a specialist in motion compensated frame rate conversion. Content owners with assets that aren’t in the format or frame rate needed for their chosen audience’s displays must carry out standards conversion in order to match the various display sizes and frame rates. Good standards conversion is essential to preserve the quality (and therefore the value) of the material.

FrameFormer by InSync is a software motion compensated standards converter that is available as a plug-in for popular edit software such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X, as a component in Imagine Communications’ SelenioFlex™ File, and as a stand-alone application supplied by InSync Technology for integration into custom workflows.

FrameFormer runs under Linux, Windows, and Mac operating systems and targets CPU-only deployment for maximum flexibility.

At IBC2018, InSync will announce several new integrations — including deployments within Dalet AmberFin and other media asset management systems, Marquise Technologies’ MIST mastering system, and the Hiscale FLICS transcoding environment — that provide more flexibility and options when deploying FrameFormer.

New MAM Workflow Integrations

Frame rate and format conversions are often essential elements in a content workflow. Repurposing material for international distribution, reformatting movies for TV broadcast, or converting assets for web and mobile delivery all require high quality standards conversion within the media chain.

To give customers more choice in how and where they use FrameFormer, InSync has partnered with a number of broadcast workflow solutions providers, making FrameFormer available within a range of products. At IBC2018, InSync will announce several new integrations, including deployment within Dalet AmberFin and other media asset management systems and the Marquise Technologies MIST mastering system.

IBC visitors can see these integrations on Dalet Stand 8.B77 and Marquise Technologies Stand 7.D49.

Hiscale FLICS Integration for Cloud Pay-Per-Use Converter Option

Many broadcasters and content owners face unexpected needs for frame rate and format conversion. For example, footage that was expected to be 1080 50i turns out to be 720 30p, and there’s no option to reshoot, or a client requests a clip for integration into a UHD 59p program, but the only version on the server is HD 50i. Keeping a standards converter on standby for such situations is not cost-effective.


At IBC2018, a new option for a pay-per-use standards conversion solution will be demonstrated — FrameFormer for FLICS. The FrameFormer for FLICS solution is already in evaluation with a major European broadcaster. The demonstration will show the outstanding quality available from the FrameFormer standards converter within the Hiscale FLICS video transcoding platform.

InSync FrameFormer Conversions Demonstration

On InSync Stand 8.D97, visitors will see results of the FrameFormer software motion compensated standards converter converting a range of UHD content between multiple different frame rates. The demonstrations will allow customers to see up-close the superb quality available with FrameFormer and its ability to handle a wide range of material, including content produced with High Dynamic Range.

InSync invites customers to compare the UHD source with the FrameFormer conversion to verify the quality of conversion. The proof of a great standards converter is in its ability to handle high contrast, fast moving, detailed content, which the demonstration will clearly show.

“Multiplatform distribution of content is essential in today’s broadcast and media services, and with the proliferation of different content formats, new tools such as HDR and WCG, and production now at 8K and beyond, there’s never been more need for high quality standards conversion. Repurposing material for multiple distribution platforms not only allows you to grow your audience, it also enables you to generate more value from each asset. However, the value of your assets can be lost, and audiences can switch off if you don’t pay attention to quality. FrameFormer by InSync ensures that you get the best from your assets, whatever the application.” Paola Hobson, Managing Director, InSync Technology Ltd.