TVU Networks, the market and technology leader in cloud and IP-based live video solutions, today announced it has partnered with Vimond Media Solutions, the world’s leading provider of video management and distribution software for media companies. The partnership allows Vimond’s cloud-native video editing tool/NLE for the broadcast industry, Vimond IO, to access live video streams in the TVU ecosystem.
With real-time access to live video, Vimond IO editors do not have to wait for ENG crews to return from the field or offload footage to a server to begin editing. TVU integration provides editors with the same immediacy as the other TVU applications.
The TVU MediaMind platform, for example, enriches live sources with indexed and searchable transcripts in multiple languages. If a Vimond IO editor is producing a package on forest fires, they can create an alert that finds live footage of a forest fire from authorized sources. (Secure access to live streams and archived materials is granted through credentials.) Plus, the editor can use MediaMind’s AI-driven metadata to find other forest fire footage in the archives, or expand the search to include other parameters.
Vimond IO is a browser-based video editing and publishing tool that runs in the cloud. News and sports organizations can ingest video from live streams and file-based footage directly to Vimond IO, then publish to multiple social media and content management systems using the market`s fastest rendering engine, which reduces time to air. The content can also be sent to the TVU Producer to be included in a multi-camera live production. With Vimond IO’s streamlined, professional interface, remote workers can finish sequences with custom graphics, audio enhancements, and more.
Users can access TVU streams from the live component of the Vimond IO user interface. Video streams can be linear channels from regular sources, archived content, ad hoc event coverage, or even footage from ENG crews. Vimond IO offers frame-accurate navigation, so an editor can mark in and out points before creating a clip. Editors can also add metadata (title, description, tags, etc.).
“TVU’s ecosystem was designed to support the immediacy of live news and events, transporting live content and providing our clients with the tools to access that content,” explained Greg Doggett, director of sports and entertainment and strategic partnerships, TVU Networks. “Now, users of Vimond IO have immediate access to live content in the TVU ecosystem. We’re excited to see how this partnership will improve the productivity of editors around the world.”
“There is a true synergy between TVU Networks and Vimond IO that will greatly benefit our editors,” added Glenn S. Pedersen, executive vice president, Vimond IO. “We designed Vimond IO so individuals and teams could streamline their editing workflows. Access to live content via the TVU infrastructure only improves the efficiency, because they no longer have to wait for access to video content.”
About Vimond Media Solutions
Vimond is backed by powerful award winning products and comprehensive experience building cloud native media technology tools to meet the demands of the modern media companies. With a portfolio of customers in America, Europe and Asia Pacific, Vimond powers some of the most innovative and forward leaning production workflows and content experiences around the globe and is recognized as a trusted partner for leading brands looking to future proof their content flow.
About TVU Networks®
TVU Networks is a global organization with more than 3,000 customers using its IP and cloud-based workflow solutions across multiple industries including news, entertainment media, sports, corporate, streaming, houses of worship and government. Through the use of AI and automation driven technology, TVU helps broadcasters realize an efficient metadata and story-centric workflow through its TVU MediaMind platform for live video content acquisition, indexing, production, distribution and management. The company has been on the forefront of developing the tools needed to revolutionize and streamline the Media Supply Chain. TVU is a critical part of the operations of many major media companies worldwide and is a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner.