IBC 2013 Preview
Blue Lucy Media to Launch New Browser-based Interfaces for Content Monetisation at IBC 2013
IBC 2013, Stand 7.J40: Blue Lucy Media (BLM), a UK-based software development leader in the field of production workflow modernisation for IT environments, announces that it will launch two new, browser-based interfaces to its product tool-set, Miura ProductionWeb and Miura StoreFront.
Miura ProductionWeb is a new production interface that provides global access to BLMs media management and video processing tools. Miura ProductionWeb enables all production workflow management operations - from ingest, through sub-clipping (partial restore) and fulfilment - to be managed through a highly customisable operational interface from anywhere with Internet access.
BLM CEO Julian Wright said, Miura ProductionWeb really comes into its own when scaling up an operation to manage bursts in workload or extending geographic reach. A good use case is the indexing of archive content with temporal, scene-descriptive metadata.
Some content archives are vast and it is simply impossible to fully catalogue the material with a team of in-house archivists. The Miura ProductionWeb server, which is built into the Blue Lucy Asset Manager (BLAM) allows private or public production clouds to be created, enabling secure decentralised operations. Miura ProductionWeb utilises low bit-rate reference browse media that allows frame-accurate, geographically distributed tasks to be carried out. This enables pioneering models such as crowd sourcing to be exploited to enrich the essence metadata.
Miura StoreFront enables content owners to realise the value of assets by providing a public-facing portal through which material can easily be searched, retrieved and purchased.
Fundamentally, Miura StoreFront is a white-label content publishing and point-of-sale platform that provides a simple and highly automated system for content owners to showcase and monetise their media catalogue.
Operationally, consumers can search for content, browse material and select clips, or sections of clips, for use in new production packages. Following a simple check-out process the material is automatically restored from a master content repository and delivered to the clients facility in the desired format using BLMs video processing services. Miura StoreFront also provides interfaces to billing and CRM systems to provide a completely automated store function.
Wright added, BLM is now seen as the go-to organisation for high quality, highly automated archive digitisation and preservation. Miura StoreFront completes the picture for archive content owners by providing an on-line gallery for direct B2B or consumer syndication. Moreover, we believe that Miura StoreFront is the simplest, lowest maintenance and most cost-effective way to monetise an archive.
BLM and its new products and services can be found at IBC on Stand 7.J40. For more information, go to www.bluelucy.com.