A lost tourist approached a villager in a rural area and enquired how to get to a famous landmark in another district. The villager responded: ‘Oh you can’t get there from here’. On the surface this statement makes no sense, but maybe in the villager’s context it does. Many existing broadcasters and media companies have an analogous problem with the potential journey to cloud; it isn’t easy, trivial or straight forward considering where they are today.
Marquis Broadcast has announced a collaboration with NewTek, a worldwide leader in integrated multi-camera video production systems, to enable automated ingest to Avid. Medway, Marquis’ workflow automation solution, which enables seamless media and metadata integration with leading broadcast content applications, now supports NewTek’s TriCaster multi-camera video production system to provide broadcasters and content creators with a cost effective and efficient ingest to edit workflow.
Edit Bridge, Marquis' award winning integration application for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC and Avid Interplay, has been developed to interface with multi-vendor systems such as Apple Final Cut Pro X or Grass Valley Edius. The new application will be shown at NAB for the first time, on booth SL8730.
Marquis Broadcast will launch Medway Monitoring at NAB this year. The new solution provides the ability to monitor multiple Medway systems from anywhere with a live health check of Avid and Medway workflows through a web server allowing monitoring to take place remotely. Marquis will demonstrate Medway Monitoring for the first time at NAB on booth SL8730.
Marquis Broadcast, experts in content workflows and media integration software, specialise in moving media and metadata. The Company has today announced it will be showing its new Avid Interplay® cross platform workflows at NAB 2016 on booth SL8730. Schedule a meeting prior to the show and add Marquis to your NAB show planner.
“Any connection issues between different broadcast systems will result in a compromised and inefficient workflow,” confirms Chris Steele, managing director, Marquis Broadcast. “Put simply, our interoperability solutions solve these incompatibility challenges by enabling competing manufacturers’ products to work together efficiently. As a result, we are very much looking forward to demonstrating the latest updates to our highly configurable interoperability engine Medway at NAB this year, in addition to new functionality which makes it possible to find and then use Interplay content on many Windows or Mac creative tools.”
Integration is one of the most fundamental challenges when it comes to an upgrade or purchase of new equipment. These days, communications between systems have greatly improved, at least on a file level. However, there are often subtle differences which means moving media and metadata around is not always as seamless as it could or should be.
Any connection issue results in a compromised and inefficient workflow. The subtle picture is as important as the big picture. One piece of metadata not being transferred, might be mission-critical if the whole workflow is based on that information.
If the systems employed are not flexible enough, users end up working to the level of the limiting factor in any workflow. Thankfully, it is now rare that a product or solution is a ‘self-contained island’. Most let information be shared in and out and create a standard file so the transfer of media can be achieved between systems. However, the problems come when the workflow requires more than just a simple file exchange. Metadata integration is often an area where non-standard integration is a common issue.