Vizrt partners with Nexidia for powerful speech search capabilities

Vizrt and Nexidia today announced greater integration of Nexidia’s patented Dialogue Search application into the latest version of Viz One.

Vizrt will demonstrate the integration at IBC 2014 in Amsterdam, hall 7.A10.

The new integration expands on the extensive search functionality in Viz One to now include finding assets or clips based on the actual words and phrases, quickly and accurately. The integration with Nexidia allows Viz One users to preview matching clips or assets based on search results and permanently save them within Viz One. Markers can be used as a base for immediate roughcut using Viz One’s browser-based player, or exported to an edit workstation.

“Search is key to the user experience. When building the Nexidia integration, we focused on making sure that the entire dialogue search and roughcut process was seamless,” said Petter Ole Jakobsen, CTO, Vizrt. “This meant making sure all operations could be performed within our native web-based HTML5 interface. Thanks to the open architectures of both Nexidia and Viz One, and the very strong engineering teams on both sides, we were able to meet that goal.”

“A MAM is only as powerful as its ability to provide you the right content,” continued Jakobsen. “If you can’t find the material you need - then the MAM serves little purpose. With Viz One - our open metadata forms, brand new logging tool, and best-of-breed search engine and interface all play their part in making sure users find the content quickly. Nexidia dialogue search is a natural integration to further that goal. Ultimately that goal saves our customers money and ensures that they can air the best content first.”

”The Dialogue Search API provides Viz One users with a fully integrated search experience,” said Drew Lanham, senior vice president and general manager of Nexidia’s Media and Entertainment division. ”Customers will realize significant reductions in the costs associated with finding media since searches will no longer be dependent upon logged metadata or transcriptions.

Nexidia

Nexidia is the audio and video search company with patented technologies and breakthrough applications that make it quick and easy for customers to gain new insight, boost their competitive advantage, and monetize large volumes of audio and video assets from entertainment, sports, news, education, corporate, government, financial, house of worship, and non-profit organizations. More information is available at www.nexidia.tv.

About Vizrt

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics, studio automation, sports analysis and asset management tools for the media and entertainment industry. This includes interactive and virtual solutions, animations, maps, weather, video editing, compositing, and playout tools. Vizrt has customers in more than 100 countries worldwide including CNN, CBS, Fox, BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, NDR, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK and the list keeps growing. Vizrt has nearly 600 employees and operates in 40 offices worldwide. Vizrt is a privately owned company by Nordic Capital Fund VIII.

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