DVnor builds facility around AmberFin ingest, transcoding, QC
Leading Scandinavian media facility, Oslo-based DVnor, has announced the successful completion of an infrastructure expansion project which sees it basing its digital file-based workflows on the AmberFin iCR software platform.
Established in 2005 as a mastering facility to support the production of physical media such as DVD and Blu-ray in the local Norwegian market, DVnor’s adoption of file-based workflows enables the media facility to efficiently create file-based masters. These masters are subsequently transcoded into a number of formats to service Scandinavian customers such as iTunes, Netflix and IPTV VOD service providers. The project found AmberFin working closely with its regional channel partner, Danmon Norge.
“AmberFin iCR has become the heart of our rapidly growing media facility,” explains Ola Rogndokken, managing director of DVnor. “The ingest and encoding elements of iCR enable us to create content in our mezzanine format quickly and efficiently, whilst the system’s advanced QC capabilities ensures that the media files are high quality at the earliest stages of our workflow.”
The workflow is designed to support both file- and tape-based media formats. A key driver influencing the adoption of AmberFin iCR is its ability to operate as an integrated all-in-one ingest, transcode and QC solution with the option of operating each element individually. DVNor is able to create a digital master file and then transcode, QC and store at least 30 different format variants of that file.