MEDIA ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING M-ERP
M-ERP is the complete solution for media enterprise. M-ERP manages your assets and your resource from anywhere in the network with an enormous number of functions.
From very popular MAM, PAM, SALE, TRAFFIC for broadcasting to very specific for enterprise like Work, Share Equipment, inventory, Payroll, KPI. All of the module shares data and events on the same platform. For each media, create, edit, delete, workaround, require resource or involve in production, generate automated KPI for people involved – it is as simple as you can imagine. Capturing, ingesting media, searching or previewing can be done anywhere with browser and proper authorization. Media editor plug-in, publishing plug-in, censorship, quality control, multi-level control and censorship make the system the only choice on the market. The module cooperates with more than 30 automated background services like proxy creation, transcoding, file-based QC, subtitling, comment, approval, voice over embedding, water marking, file transfer, MXF wrapping… under the orchestration of unique Workflow design.
The module is a whiteboard for users. The right to broadcast info is controlled by the system admin. Software system uses the whiteboard to communicate with user. It can supply quick link for user to respond to system request. Standard module.
User and login management with AD integration for more convenience. Possible to have 02 step login with SMS or email confirmation. IP and time access restriction possible. Standard module.
User right management
The module grants different rights to different users. A user’s rights in the system reflect the real life duty in their media corporation. The system shows different interface for different users, reflecting the user’s rights on the system. Only the part/ menu / button/ content that is available to the present user are displayed. Standard module.
Background Service Control and Monitoring
Efficient tool for controlling and monitoring background service of system from anywhere. Allow set parameters, switch on, off service, debug and system maintenance from anywhere. Must have module.
Must have module for software management system and for background service. The module manages all modules and processes in the software system. It shows present status of all processes related to each media/event access. The number of workflows is not limited in the system. You’ll never have to run or stop the workflow since it belongs to a class of always running modules. The workflow does not apply to people; it applies to content, so it simplified all processes in a media corporation. Quick deployment in a very complex system is its most attractive feature. Standard module.
Idea, story, content, draft story board registration to the management system. The story management will depend on the workflow that the registration allows to use, to which genre the story belongs.
Internet feed connection
Allows user to use internet feed as a source of story with simple clicks. The system keeps story updated with all of the user’s interested internet source.
Social media interaction
Control and management of media feed to social network. Different workflow for media management may be applied to allow effective ways to broadcast the media. Social media view, share, like… management to let manager have some orientation on a program’s popularity with the public, the viewers’ influence, manage trailer of program before it goes live.
Highly adapted for news production channel or news program on general purpose channel. Allows a quick and modern way of bringing news to TV screen. It needs module PAM to have full access to picture and graphic. Full combination with a track changing online editor for best experience for journalists.
Allows quick creation of rundowns based on approved format. Widely available tool to support live production including automated highlight creation, sub rundown… Can use different format for different news program. Rundown can be subjected to approval, can be exported to EDL for future processing on Editor for other reporting programs. Rundown will be automatically loaded to Ultra-X studio playout for newsroom automation.
Quick arrangement/calculation of pages for printing publishing based on content managed by system. The arrangement will be later directly loaded to publishing editors like InDesign or Quack Express.
View and comment on publishing print for final approval of content and arrangement.
Add scripting to News module, allows programming fully production cue for camera, voice over, graphic, background for each News or rundown. It needs Studio Automation or Studio Play software and hardware driver to automate studio production.
Media Asset Management
Manage completed media products, allows quick and efficient storing, retrieving, searching, commenting, approval…Browsing low-res media is available from anywhere Low-res license is purchased. The right to change the metadata of each media belongs to the creator and can also be flexibly assigned by admin to anyone. Workflow is unique for each media, allowing unlimited ways of manipulation of accent media in the system.
Ingest file by file to described metadata. Ability to set house format to let system filter unwanted formats. Can use different workflow to change the way system reacts to the ingested file: one file may pass through the transcoding system before being stored in the system storage as house media.
The module allows user to create direct subtitle to video ingested in MAM with low-res option, or import subtitle file from popular subtitle format. Subtitle may be exported as other formats or (1) burned to video as open subtitle using subtitle burning service, (2) packaged to video as close caption to video file with subtitle package service. Previewing low-res video with subtitle for censorship is available.
Linear daily playlist
Create daily playlist for playout system with full information on metadata and media status in system. The playlist is highly connected with MAM so the lowers preview is available for media ready in system. Full tool set available include insert, add, delete, anchor… for quick insertion of commercials inside the program. Playlist editing is prohibited for a set time before going on-air.
Create and manage channel frame, manage dummy media with metadata manage serial/season, manage alternative program, program license, registering new media, assigning planed production media to teams, export daily program. All actions are connected to MAM or related to MAM, allowing a homogeneous management system, no task duplication from traffic to playout. No place for wrong playout files.
The unique workflow binds the equipment management with media production. Equipment booking, rental status become part of the production procedure. Allows checking, booking, renting, return and tracking of equipment in relation to interested story/program. No accepted story means inability to access any equipment.
Checking, booking, approval to use facilities.
Checking, booking, approval to use vehicle or hide outside transportation.
Production cost and production incentive
Allows manager to evaluate the story/report/program for incentive and track/ approve the production cost of each program. The module requires a production plan with a breakdown of rated production costs of each genre to function. MAM License, Story License, Traffic license, Daily playlist Module license required.
Production Asset Management
Material required for production (most of them are raw clips from cameras) are cataloged with content, genre, project, scene description… and group tag for quick selection on editing time. Low-res option is required for browsing, archiving, and low-res proxy production. Supports searching, low-res previewing, marking, commenting, description, scene marking, cue… Automatic scene detection is available with Scene detection service license. Ingest full camera memory stick or folder to working project with folder separation available.
Proxy Cut Editing
EDL proxy editing on web from anywhere. Allows only cut-to-cut editing. Instantly shares editing results with manager or partner to get approval before fine editing. EDAL can be opened by any editing system connected to PAM for finishing.
Editor Plug-in for PAM
Working with PAM to extend the capacities of Adobe Premier, Edius. Plug-in lets Editor search, browse for any scene described in PAM. The plug-in controls the editing environment to allow user to work fully complete project on lowers, allowing resolution-independent editing in low processing power NLE. Project will be rendered finally on high-res on request any time. The exported file will be automatically registered to MAM.
Manage NAS storage from web browser. Systematic flush, HMS, User quota management to enforce user use storage economically and prevent system from overload.
Manage archiving and restore highness from LTO. Module is integrated to both MAM and PAM for best performance and ease of use. Requests to archive and restore are executed by background services. The module works with both tape library and tape recorder only. Requires Read/write LTO service installed in data pump to work with LTO. Manual library with manual tape inserted and retrieved is possible thanks to the GUI of the service to communicate with tape operator. Browse/View content of any material stored in the Archive in any networked PC thanks to the Low-res system.
Manages OTT publication. Manages genre and subgenre as required by sale. API available.
Manage asset log, data change log, action log for security and control.
Statistic and analyze Module (on request).
Statistic and Analyze on request, export the result to Excel.
The module integrates with Broadcast Evidence recording system to view the time recorded file and playlist recorded files. Evidence extraction available as an option.
License to manage distributed storage with WAN connection. Central controlled low-res, distributed high-res. The module makes hybrid cloud available: metadata on the clouds, high-res file on local storage.
To automated video/text/even processing, some of the following background service can be ordered to make system complete:
Watch folder ingest service
Ingest all video file in watch folder with automated metadata creation. Metadata may come from description or from file name.
Automatic creation of thumbnail from uploaded video. Manual extraction of thumbnail from video in low-res browsing is possible. Can use external picture for representative thumbnail to use with EPG, OTT…
Creates low-res video from uploaded video – ingested video (MAM-PAM). Automatically loads balancing, multi thread, unlimited server installation in system.
Allows system to communicate with user over SMS. Modem and communication subscription not included. SMS stringer is configured under Workflow on the design time.
Allows system to communicate with user over email. Email stringer is configured under workflow as part of workflow builder. Mail server not included.
Voice Over packaging service
Demux, mux voice-over channel to video. It will add more audio channel to MXF Video.
Multi thread, load balancing. Allows configuration of setting of the number of maximum threads for a system. Does not limit the instances installed in the servers to increase the transcode power as a standard version. Main concept transcoder is an option.
Third party transcode
Seamless integration of third party codec and transcoding software like Harmonic Procoder, Telestream, Elecard.. into system workflow.
Video merging service
Create long video from sequences of short one. Does not change codec.
Video extracting service
Allows extraction of marked sub clips from video and downloads it to desktop to save time and local storage.
Automatic service that detects freeze frame, black frame, audio loss.
QC Integration Service
Integration of QC server of third party like Tektronix, Baton, Telestream, Elecard… All information is marked for frame and available for revision from lowers browser of MAM/PAM system. Requires MAM/PAM to function.
Automatically recognizes scene change and reports to MAM/PAM system for quick scene searching and description. Integrate key-frame for scene. Requires PAM module.
Burning open subtitle to video.
Import Subtitle to MAM
Allows system to review sub with low-res video on the system.
Burn logo or watermarking to video for license protection. Config from workflow.
Closed Caption Packaging
Package Closed Caption to digital video according to CEA and DVB standard for playout on video server.
Wrapping service for MXF file, change the container from MPEG to MXF.
Widely use service in system by workflow to transfer media. Auto resume.
UDP transfer Service
Fast file transfer over delayed network service to replace FTP on request Third party UP engine accepted (Aspera, Telecast…) as an option.
Service allows building workflow with unlimited check points required intervention of staff or manager.
LTO manager service. Writes/reads LTFS LTO. Automatic connection with MAM system for archiving service. Automatically transfers file from system storage to Data-pump and writes to LTO according to user’s policy. Periodically or full LTO capacity automated archive. Automatically restores file to system from Data-pump instead of from LTO if the file is still in Data-pump. Automatic response to restore request from MAM system and automatic restore files. Configuration of service over service managing system.
Prompter text Export
For prompters that do not have MOS option, the service allows quick gathering of all prompter information from the management system to the prompter according to the rundown.
Playlist export to playout server and studio server
Service do the playlist text/html export.
SQL Field Synchronizing
Metadata synchronizing service to synchronize 02 different SQL Database.