Organise and monetise assets with Smart Vault MAM from IMES

Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES) has launched Smart Vault, a media asset management solution for IMES’ storage services that provides broadcasters, production companies, brands, sports rights holders and any media organisations involved in the production of content with a one-stop solution for content management, storage and archive.

Smart Vault enables content owners to use the latest cloud-native technology to enable ease of access to their content whenever and wherever they want it, providing swift visibility and easy access to large volumes of media with an inbuilt video player.

As well as streamlining and bringing multiple efficiencies to the elongated processes used in managing media assets, AI/ML capabilities enable users to enrich the media stored in the platform, providing monetisation opportunities for existing and future archive content. Additional functionality allows users to share media, contribute to the platform and create custom workflows for media production and distribution, increasing agility through the chain.

With Smart Vault, digital media assets can be managed through collections and tags, with control over who can upload media, download media, or edit metadata with flexible user management. It is also possible to quickly share digital media with clients, ask for feedback and enable external download and upload via Simpleshare links. Feedback and approvals from customers come with time-stamped comments and threaded replies.

Other features include efficient media organisation and metadata entry with the ability to annotate media files with notes for editors or directors to consult during post; automated audio transcription using speech-to-text technology; assisted captioning with frame-accurate captions at broadcast quality in original and foreign languages using speech-to-text technology and intelligent spotting; the ability to build a rough-cut assembly and send to Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere Pro as a sequence for immediate editing; and clip and metadata export where any selection of clips can be exported to the preferred edit suite as an enriched sequence for immediate editing.

“We strongly believe that when it comes to your media assets secure and reliable preservation matters, swift and flexible access matters and the ability to enhance monetisation matters,” said Heidi Shakespeare, director and general manager of Iron Mountain Entertainment Services Europe. “IMES’ Smart Vault enables us to ensure that your content is not only stored in a highly secure manner but offers everything content owners need under one roof, allowing you to use cloud-native technology to centralise and organise your assets for distribution and monetisation.”

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