Video File Ingest
With the combination of NOA's file ingest applications FolderScanner and FileCollector, it is possible to ingest existing video content to be normalized and stored in the archive.
The workflow for file ingest transfers the external media and metadata files, matches them up, scans and then integrates them into the jobDB or mediARC system. The main actor therein is NOA's tool VideoScanner.
The multiple-format situation in a broadcasting and archiving environment will raise the challenge in the near future (i.e. the coming 5-10 years) of incompatible software re-players, proprietary decoders, and finally generation loss from one format to the next platform, not to mention the vendor lock-in of certain proprietary formats. VideoScanner decodes this variety of codecs to a consolidated and open mezzanine format, which then – in return – allows deciding for the final archival format.
VideoScanner enables the decoding of a wide range of frame- and pixel formats, which will remain unchanged. VideoScanner copes with various interlacing modes and progressive material.
VideoScanner extracts format properties (field Order, aspect ratio, chroma sub-sampling, bit depth etc.), timecode offsets and creates a shot-detect index to help with describing the content, and creates so-called AudioRoles: these are technical metadata descriptors, which serve flagging the individual audio channels with their position and language.
Please contact us directly for a list of supported input files.