The Enterprise Solution for Media Asset Management from Vizrt is based on Viz Media Engine. The previous iteration of the solution was known as Viz Ardome. It includes several Vizrt tools and products, which cover different tasks – from tape ingest and video editing to branding and multi-platform delivery. The solution integrates with leading systems for non-linear editing, scheduling, newsroom, playout, traffic, automation, analytics, and content delivery networks. Several mechanisms, such as APIs and event-based architecture, ensure smooth integration with your existing third party systems.
Real MAM is more than just a database with a web frontend. We wanted to make all the daily tasks of media management, from ingest to editing and playout, not only easier, but also more efficient. For instance, users can check the availability and status of media files directly from their desktop. They can instantly see if media files are being used in other contexts, when a file was last used, and if special restrictions apply. After finding a suitable file, users rough-cut it right on their desktop. There is no need to assign subtasks to other departments and this makes the whole workflow more efficient. Allowing resources to be freed up for other tasks. This helps everyone across the business work together as creatively and efficiently as possible.
Since first installed as an Enterprise Solution in 2001, the Vizrt team has gathered valuable experience in planning and delivering enterprise-grade MAM projects. The collective Vizrt expertise is at your disposal. We can help, throughout the entire project, to ensure successful implementation for all project sizes. How much support you want is completely up to you; our services range from basic installation support to delivering full turn-key solutions.
The solution can be accessed by all your staff - whether a few hundred to many thousands - across multiple departments and sites. This, combined with our task lists and workflow orchestration, gives you greater visibility and control of media production across the business.
To meet these requirements, the core of our solution is designed to meet a broad variety of uses, ranging from typical broadcast usage, for example fast-paced news production, to specific usage in other markets such as playout to multiple devices, or long-term preservation of media assets. Special product capabilities and integration points are a common requirement. Our Solution Architects will help design and create a solution that meets all your needs - be it highly specialized programming workflows or building a gateway to new media implementations.
The feature-set is also easy to extend, thanks to access to core functions via APIs for storage management, metadata handling, search, workflows, and user management. Using the APIs, optional features are realized by product extensions and integration that enhance the solution.
Nobody can say for sure what the technical requirements for a media asset management system will be in five years time. It’s good to know then that the solution can be scaled to address all demands to a future system. The size of the database itself is virtually unlimited. You need to store years and years worth of video material? Not a problem - our largest installation to date easily supports 2.6 Petabytes (2,600,000 Gigabytes) and there’s still room for future growth.
The Enterprise Solution provides a flexible and powerful end-to-end workflow to effectively enhance the value of your media.