Please find below a listing of our most recent projects and a brief description about the products and services that we've been contributing.

The ORF is a longstanding customer of x-dream-media in the field of workflow automation. Each file-based workflow begins with the ingest of camera media, other storage media or Internet deliveries. At ORF this is done via a centralized ingest desk. 


project details

  • multiple workplaces based on workstation HW and connectivity for all popular storage devices
  • file browsing and selection as well as metadata collection
  • virus scan
  • transcoding
  • quality control
  • hand over to Media Asset Management

project objectives

  • increased productivity
  • securing the metadata and video quality
  • safety in handling media from unknown sources
  • integration with surrounding systems

used products

  • Signiant Managers & Agents
  • Harmonic Carbon Coder
  • AVG Virus Scan
  • Interra Baton
  • Ardendo MAM

our solution

MUZI - Swiss Army knife of file based ingest

The Vodafone Group operates a centralized VOD ingest and preperation facility for its various entities throughout Europe. Content gets deliverd from various content partners via different file transportation methods to that facility. Here video, picture and metadata files are being aggregated and processed. Finally the prepared VOD content packages are made available to the endusers throughout Europe. x-dream-media's role within this project was implementing the end-2-end business process.

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RTP is a OmniBus OPUS heavy user. This system acts as MAM and Trafic System. As part of the end-2-end business process it has need for high volume transocding and subtitle processing. By an increased volume of file delivered content and the move from SD to HD production a need for upgrading the original transcoder was caused. This was desired to happen without changes to the existing OmniBus OPUS. As consequence an API translation approach was selected.

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ORF uses Sony XDCAM HD cameras for daily reporting. After each use the storage media are ingested and then prepared for the next use. This is done by the staff of the central ingest desks. So far individual drives were operated manually. For an efficient design of the work processes a Sony XDJ-1000 Disk Library hardware was purchased. But unfortunately it has no user interface. It is a device which requires the integration into a workflow automation. This was created within this project and all relevant functions have been made available to the operators.

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