Keyvia Inc., a leading provider of digital
media management technologies for the broadcast and post-production
industries, will demonstrate the integration of VideoLogger software from
Virage, Inc. into its Key-MediaWorks asset management system at NAB 2001.
By enabling the automatic capture of Virage video metadata into
Key-MediaWorks, the integration of these technologies provides
broadcasters, post-production houses, and corporate facilities with easy
and immediate access to video assets.
„Virage and its SmartEncode process have become the indexing standard in
the asset management industry, and the integration of its award-winning,
open-architecture VideoLogger software with Key-MediaWorks has allowed us
to better answer our customers“ unique and often complex asset management
needs,“ said Keyvia Product Manager Michel Beland.
Key-MediaWorks Version 1.3, shipping at NAB 2001, will include two add-ons
that enable users to complete a greater number of asset management
operations via PC workstations by automatically accessing VideoLogger
through the Key-MediaWorks interface.
Keyvia“s first add-on consists of an ingest function that enables Virage
indexing in parallel to high-resolution and low-resolution ingesting in
Key-MediaWorks. Since the indexing process can occur simultaneous to other
media asset ingests, the VideoLogger/Key-MediaWorks integration cuts down
on the amount of time needed to produce broadcast material, feature films,
or any other digital media production.
The second add-on allows users to access the metadata produced by
VideoLogger. Keyvia“s metadata add-on displays a URL link to a Virage
HTML-generated page, which presents the asset“s metadata in the Virage
interface. This file can then be saved in the HTML format on the facility“s
network, so that producers, editors, and journalists alike can display
pertinent production information by using a standard web browser on
low-cost PC workstations.