IBC 2014: Imagine Communications has introduced a set of tools for managing content ingest and storage.

Nexio Ingest Suite, which will be demonstrated at IBC, allows for baseband and file-based ingest as well as uploading material from XDCam and P2 devices from a single user interface.

Ingest Suite can be integrated with Nexio Studio Suite, which Imagine Communications said would enable users to more easily manage video assets that have been ingested and utilise them for live and studio-based production environments.

“Nexio Ingest Suite lets customers be more dynamic in their operations, such as file-based browsing and stitching services, dragging and dropping jobs throughout the timeline, amending or altering ingest, or scheduling recurring events,” said Imagine product line manager Huw Dymond said.

“Unlike other options in the marketplace, we combine these key ingest and studio functions in a simplified user interface, enabling centralised video and metadata management as well as a seamless transition between legacy and next-generation software-based toolsets.”

Branding platform

The Dallas-headquartered company will also unveil Nexio Channelbrand, which it described as a “next-generation, multichannel branding platform”.

It is also described as the first Imagine product to feature cross-platform animation builder capabilities, which the firm said would enable an integrated approach to graphics template creation and allow for simplified and streamlined workflows from creation to air.

“Whether preparing content for playout, enhancing the on-air look or differentiating a brand, channel branding tools are an essential part of any broadcast operation,” said Tim Mendoza, vice president of product development for Imagine.

“Nexio Channelbrand offers our customers a branding solution that capitalises on the deep feature set and market-leading design of our award-winning Nexio product family, including a comprehensive set of software-based video codecs, advanced audio routing and a highly reliable architecture.

“With a flexible, software-based approach, Nexio Channelbrand enables our customers to automate their workflows, streamline daily operations and enhance creativity.”

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