|AUTOMATED CAMERA CARD INGEST
|VIDEO AND AUDIO LEGALISATION
|CREATING VIEWING COPIES AND MASTERS
|POST PRODUCTION BROADCAST WORKFLOWS
What is ContentAgent?
ContentAgent is a software-based application which can automate common tasks such as camera card ingest into editorial and creating deliverables such as broadcast, international masters and viewing copies. It integrates with a number of third party tools to orchestrate WAN acceleration, file-based quality control management, motion compensated frame rate conversion, social media uploading and more.
At the heart of the ContentAgent™ software is ContentCentral™, which is a powerful workflow software service manager that orchestrates everything from handing jobs out to the transcoding engines and overseeing watch folders, to managing the job queue and third-party interoperability during a workflow.
Intuitive user interface gives you the ability to build and design flowchart-style graphical workflows with unrivalled flexibility, so non-technical staff can take control of their workflows.
Automate transcoding, metadata management and decision making. Remove human error and free up editors to be storytellers. Build intelligence into the workflow via Decision nodes.
As a media file moves through a workflow, decisions about processing can be made automatically, while the transcoding engine is capable of making intelligent, context-aware changes.
ContentAgent contains a powerful, integrated transcoding engine that is built from the ground up to meet the demands of broadcast, film, web and post-production. Resolution independent, it can process files from SD to HD to 4K and beyond. Tasks such as resizing, cropping, padding, frame rate conversion and audio channel mapping can be performed. Logo, text, timecode and subtitles can be burnt into the picture. Key broadcast and consumer media formats are supported (including camera cards).
Third party integration
ContentAgent integrates with leading third party tools including Avid for automated ingest and delivery tasks. Create clips ready for editing and send a Media Composer sequence directly (from within its user interface) to a ContentAgent workflow for deliverables, or output sequences from Media Central | Production management ready for broadcast. ContentAgent also integrates with Cinnafilm’s Tachyon and Dark Energy tools for high quality noise removal and motion compensated frame rate conversion, NexGuard and Teletrax for invisible watermarking, Minnetonka for Audio Tools Server processing and leading file-based quality control products including Vidchecker, Aurora, Baton, QScan and Pulsar.
ContentAgent automates creating deliverables such as XAVC, AVC-Intra, DNxHD, DNxHR, ProRes, AS-10, H.264, H.265, MPEG 2, AS-11 UK DPP files (including insert editing them) and viewing copies. Deliver direct to social media including YouTube, Vimeo and Twitter. WAN acceleration integration with Aspera and File Catalyst is also available.
Upload your media to an S3 based cloud storage provider.
ContentAgent can pass through wide colour gamut information for UHD HDR transcoding workflows.
The transcoding engine can automatically adjust colours to legal range during transcoding.
What is CardAgent?
CardAgent is a job submission tool to allow non-technical staff to prepare media files for processing by a ContentAgent workflow. CardAgent automatically identifies camera cards and allows the operator to play back clips, trim clips, rename clips and add custom metadata.
CardAgent connects to ContentAgent across a LAN network. ContentAgent can then run an automated workflow to enable the creation of proxies and high-resolution media, viewing copies, backups, and the subsequent delivery to editorial.
CardAgent can also be used in the field, to prepare and submit media files remotely for processing by a ContentAgent system (back at base) by enabling camera cards (and single clips) to be uploaded to an S3 cloud storage bucket. A ContentAgent system will then watch the bucket, and automatically download the files and run a workflow on the media files.
Identify cards, select clips and prepare them for ingest – using a simple interface for non-technical staff.
Pick individual clips, play them back, trim and rename clips, and add custom metadata.
Simple and intuitive user interface runs on a basic PC so non-technical staff can drive production.