Vidispine is a content management platform for developers and media professionals. It has the richest functionality in the industry and is delivered as a middleware, much like a programming language for video. The advanced APIs make it easy to create custom solutions for the most complex requirements. If you are a media professional you will find it built-in to turnkey solutions by third party. If you are a software developer you will find a way to shortcut R&D while creating new innovative solutions. Whoever you are, we offer a complete backbone for the creation, management, storage and processing of rich-media content
Vidispine will help you shortcut R&D when building solutions where video is a critical component. It has the broadest and deepest feature set in the industry. More importantly, it's built for integration with a rich and well documented API. Find out here how it can help you innovate
Vidispine is an API-only content management platform with strong capabilities as a video content repository. You can create software and solutions to meet any challenge in the media industry. It enables you to build solutions for a wide range of services, work flows, applications and control process optimization. In short: A complete backbone for the creation, management, storage and processing of audio-visual content.
Advanced search & metadata
Finding the right file is not enough. You need to find the right clips, sub-clips, frames and audio-tracks. You want to perform complex searches based on any kind of metadata model. You want to limit search result based on who is searching and what is in your repository. You will want to be able to find your content wherever it is. Find out how Vidispine can help you with the most advanced video search requirements
One of the most complex issues with rich media and video is to find exactly what you are looking for among large amounts of content. Your solution, service or application will never be better than the underlying platform, and how well your data is structured. Even worse, the platform can only be as good as its data model, metadata structure and the tools provided for indexing its content.
The API for searching is straightforward but still powerful. Being able to find the right rich media asset is critical to increase the value of your content. Vidispine is designed to support any metadata model. There are no limitations in number of fields, hierarchies, supported languages or even what you index. Through the Vidispine APIs, developers can easily index anything from complete rich media items to parts of individual audio tracks or anything else in the rich media repository.
Metadata models and structures in Vidispine can be anything and the definition of the same is extremely flexible. Vidispine support for example hierarchies with infinite depth both on model and fields, weak references, groups, true multi-lingual support, tiered metadata definitions to support multiple applications in the same instance, taxonomies, keywords, patterns, ACLs on individual fields and much more. There is also support for specialized plug-ins like face recognition, voice-to-text, colour recognition etc in order to auto-populate the metadata.
This is the basis for high-performance search with great options of mass-index your content repository with metadata. In the end, it is all about the data model. How data is represented is absolutely crucial to all of the above. Vidispine data model is designed to handle the most advanced cases, with multi-hierarchical, time-based, multi-language, versioned, metadata. This is the foundation to extract as much value as possible from your content.
Extensive format support
Vidispine offers advanced capabilities for media transformation including managing all formats and versions of an asset consistently. This means that you can do wonderful things like seamlessly manage multiple formats through both editing and distribution. Or easily access low-res clips before deciding which material to use in HD. And instantly use an odd format you usually would spend hours to find a way to convert
Creating a lowres version from an original video file is not complicated. Transcoding is just the beginning of the challenge. Besides supporting a very broad number of formats, Vidispine added advanced capabilities in managing the different formats of each asset format consistently. This is a huge advantage for a developer where he or she can access a certain low-resolution version from time code A to B by a simple API-call. The developer does not even have to know where the actual essence resides, or if it even exists. Vidispine will find or create the exact supported version format going beyond just standard video and images. Both the data model and APIs can manage any kind of file, and based on what kind of file it is; proxies, thumbnails or just metadata will be managed along with the original asset. Our unique data model makes it possible to support more or less infinite versions and compositions.
Efficient media transformation, transcoding and transwrapping are essential in any advanced rich media workflow and editing. Vidispine gives capabilities of abstracting from how your content is stored and represented. You simply tell the Vidispine repository what you need and it gets delivered.
The Vidispine transcoder handles a great number of codecs. Other transcoders are supported by plug-ins to the API. The Vidispine transcoder not only support transcoding, but can also do efficient transwrapping (changing container format), or render sequences including overlays or effects. For further extension there is a plug-in architecture so that you can build or buy solutions for face recognition, file based QC, DRM, water marking and more.
Unlimited multisITE support
Production in NY, offices in London, Stockholm & Sydney. The client in her hotel room in Singapore who needs to approve the final version before going to bed. No problem. Vidispine provides seamless replication with multiple repositories so they all act as one. Hi-res, proxies, audio tracks etc can be at different locations and you can still program and configure from anywhere
Your content repository should be a unified entity regardless of how many physical or virtual sites you deploy. Vidispine is built for scaling, and supports enterprise-wide repositories. Thanks to the advanced revision system for metadata and essence, Vidispine facilitates multi-site configurations. This means that it is possible to build peer-to-peer or centralized (hub-and-spoke) configurations, where sites share any number of assets (or all) between each other. Developers can configure and program where media or even certain parts of media resides. This means that hires, proxies, audio tracks etc can reside at different locations. The capabilities can be combined with user/group/rights management, jobs, metadata and everything else that is stored and managed by Vidispine. Because of the data model in Vidispine, it is possible to set up rules for what to share for a particular group of assets. This means metadata or part of metadata, essence or only essence in certain forms, or “shape” as we call it in the Vidispine lingua.
Thanks to the unique library functionality in Vidispine, the API facilitates site replication of a dynamic set of assets. As an examples: “For all items which have the custom field priority set to urgent, replicate metadata and all shapes to site B. For all other items, replicate a subset of the metadata and thumbnails.”
Because of Vidispine's revision system, replication handles off-line nodes in a stable manner. This means that replication can be done to a local system on laptop, whenever the user connects to the network, or that replication of large video files only takes place on times of the day when network capacity is good.
Creative tool integration
You are creative. And you use creative tools. With Vidispine you can deploy with multiple tools and solutions to the same repository. It is not just about transcoding to different formats, our capabilities also includes metadata, transwrapping, manage effects seamlessly and a lot more
An absolutely crucial part of any media asset mana gement and media workflow system is a tight integration with creative tools like industry accepted editors and more. Vidispine comes with built-in handling of native tools for managing bins, sequences, events, and projects. This means that it is possible to build workflows where media and timelines are passed lossless and seamlessly between different tools like Adobe PrPro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer). Every creative tool has its own expertise. Also, every tool has its own preferred formats. Fortunately, given the rich format support of Vidispine, dealing with several formats using the same asset is simple. Vidispine can even create references and index files on the fly, which means no waste of storage, and maximum performance. And since the Vidispine API is supported by all programming language, it is possible to integrate Vidispine exactly where it makes the most sense – close to or even inside the creative tool.
A rich data model for managing metadata is essential for exchanging data between different tools. Vidispine’s REST API makes it possible to map all metadata, annotations, locators, and technical information into metadata fields without losing any information. The capability of transforming metadata automatically per application in Vidispine makes information flow a straight-forward task.
Because of the format support of Vidispine, media can be tracked through-out the workflow. This means that metadata and informa- tion about the origin, down to a single frame or sample, is recorded and made searchable. Imagine the possibilities of knowing exactly where a particular shot has been used, in every file of your organization!
Robust & scaleable
Our architecture is built like a true spine: Strong to support a wide range of capabilities, but also very flexible and absolutely vital to your solution. Whether you're a toddler in the media world or a full grown international broadcast giant, Vidispine will adapt to your size and growth. But even more important, the architecture is utilizing existing, hardened software and standards but is designed to handle whatever the future holds
From ground up, Vidispine is designed as enterprise software utilizing already well established industry software for databases, application servers, etc. The architecture is built with components that easily scale to hosted environments and clouds environments. Furthermore, Vidispine is agnostic to everything from OS to search engines, and can even operate in mixed environments The idea behind Vidispine is to always use 'best of breed' technologies. That means that we embrace already well established, but never adhere just to current standards. This philosophy has resulted in a product that is easy to deploy on a number of operating systems and application servers. It also means that you can handle millions of terabytes in different formats scattered over multiple systems and locations. And with “handle” we’re not only mean storing, but also editing and distributing the media.
In Vidispine, storage devices, transcoders, network connections and network accelerators, are all treated as resources. Each Vidispine instance supports an unlimited amount of resources, and optimizes the use of each resource at every given moment. This means that the Vidispine instance can grow with the demands. Starting from a single server (or desktop) set-up with a single storage partition. On the other hand, it is easy to configure a very large system with storage policies, network optimization, cloud support, and even multi-site configuration.
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