Cinedeck announces MAM integration with Empress Asset Management

Cinedeck, a developer of tapeless capture systems for digital cinema, broadcast, and postproduction, and Empress Asset Management, a developer of web-based, media asset management (MAM) systems, have announced the product qualification and successful integration of eMAM media asset management with Cinedeck’s dual-channel RX3G and quad-channel MX recorders.

The new solution marries the versatility of Cinedeck’s dual-channel RX and quad-channel MX recorders to integrate with MAM systems in broadcast and digital cinema workflows, with the ability of Empress Media’s eMAM to easily organize, share, archive and repurpose digitized content. Visitors to IBC 2013, Amsterdam, will be able to see the new solution in action with the Cinedeck RX3G at Facilis Technology Inc. stand, Hall 7.D05. The RX3G and MX can also be seen at the Cinedeck stand in Hall 10.F39

eMAM provides an easy-to-use interface and powerful asset management tools. It can now be used to directly index and manage files recorded on the Cinedeck RX3G and MX rack-mountable, multi-format, multi-channel HD-SDI recorder, monitor and playback systems. eMAM ingest tools can monitor for recorded, high-resolution, file-based content as well as H.264 MP4 proxy files from any of the Cinedeck destination folders – whether they are on the recorders’ removable SSD drives, or on an external NAS (network attached storage) or SAN (storage area network).

eMAM can be used to input and process metadata associated with the content, and move files as needed to a centralized SAN storage for collaborative editing. As an example of use, H.264 proxy files, created by the Cinedeck RX or MX, can be directly used inside the eMAM’s players to support review-and-approval, annotation, rough-cut and marker functionalities, from any standard web browser or mobile devices.

The wide range of recoding formats and compact design of both the RX and MX make this solution suitable for the wide variety of production workflows in live, OB, broadcast, and archive remastering operations. This solution reduces the ingest time and cost associated with separate transcoding to make the proxy files.

“We have worked closely with Empress to successfully integrate eMAM media asset management with the Cinedeck RX and MX technologies,” says Suzette Ferguson, Cinedeck worldwide VP of sales and marketing. “With this new MAM solution, content creators across the broad spectrum of production and post production have a new, powerful and comprehensive management solution at their fingertips.”

David Miller, Empress COO, comments, “We are focused on providing solutions for end-to-end tapeless workflows for customers. Cinedeck technology provides us with a powerful ingest functionality.”

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