Spain’s RTVE selects Vimond Highlights for clip-publishing

RTVE, the Spanish national broadcaster, has installed Vimond Highlights to meet its clip-publishing requirements for up-to-the-minute online news coverage and trailers for scheduled broadcast content. Vimond Highlights is a new approach to live-to-VOD conversion, combining a dedicated focus on rapid short-form clip production and distribution to social media with broadcast quality recording and editing tools. Vimond Highlights simplifies production by reducing the number of tools needed to cut and publish online from typically four or five to just one.

Unlike other clip-cutting tools, Vimond Highlights resides can be delivered as a cloud solution or on the customer’s own hardware, which makes it is exceptionally easy to use from a workflow perspective. The process is very straightforward, it accepts a multi-bitrate stream and there is no need to re-encode the signal, which is a big time-saver. All these factors make Highlights a tool users feel confident with.

“What really appealed to RTVE is the sheer simplicity of installing and using Highlights,” said Glenn Pedersen, CTO, Vimond. “For many broadcasters, getting clips published online is an unnecessarily complicated and time-consuming business, and any delay reduces the ability to stay topical with online media. With Highlights, RTVE can really streamline their clip-publishing for a vibrant online presence.”

Available as a SaaS or installed on-site, Vimond Highlights offers native support for MPEG-Dash, HLS, Smooth Streaming and RTMP formats, accepts multi-bitrate source streams, and can ingest streams encrypted with any of the AES-128 based DRM technologies.

Vimond Highlights allows TV editors to access a live TV broadcast and create clips in a responsive web interface connected to the Vimond Highlights server, with frame-accurate scrubbing and editing, and editor-friendly keyboard shortcut controls. Users can create DVR windows for up to three hours’ stream recording per window, for subsequent clip editing. Multiple DVR windows can be set up, and can record and create assets automatically through the API, using structured metadata or information from an EPG.

Vimond Highlights is in use by broadcasters for high-profile clip publishing for major sports and news coverage. Broadcast users include TV 2 (Winter and Summer Olympics), TV 4 (Winter Olympics), NRK (World Cup), DR (X Factor), and Thomson Reuters TV (Reuters TV News).

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