IPV has installed its new Curator tapeless workflow solution at Five as part of the broadcaster's move towards a file-based environment.

Curator is a proxy-based set-up running on both PC and Mac departments and groups of staff within Five to do desktop editing media annotation, review and approval and general media browsing.

It ingests, encodes or transcodes, at low bitrate, proxy SDI or file-based media, which can then be used at the same time by lots of users.

Five chief technology officer Chris Anning said: "A key driver to our approach was to ensure that our users all had the necessary tools available at their desktop.

"Curator provides a user-friendly and intuitive desktop experience, enabling our team to be up and running quickly and effortlessly.”

He continued: “Curator has enabled us to start building a library of proxies using the tools provided in the system today. Curator is scalable and can be easily integrated into an enterprise level asset management system at a later stage without compromising any part of the workflow."

IPV is a supplier of low bit-rate, frame-accurate video technology to the broadcast and professional video sectors.