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I assume you’re reading this article because you have already decided storing hard drives and camera media in a desk drawer is not a good idea and you’re looking for a better way to manage your content. Time to skip past the many stages of grief related to lost media and awkward file sharing, and move forward with improving the accessibility and uses for your content resources.
Some really good news
With recent advancements in virtualization and cloud resources, the cost and ease organizing your media has taken a quantum leap forward. First let’s agree on some terms for the common types of asset management systems.
Post and broadcast production asset management systems:
In most post and broadcast environments, a Production Asset Management system (PAM) is perfect. For Larger applications or tighter integration with other business systems, a Media Asset Management system (MAM) is a more functional and customizable choice. Digital Asset Manager systems (DAM) can be used for post and broadcast, however MAMs are typically used with DAMs to provide better workflow functionality.
Secure Sharing & Remote Access
PAMs, MAMs or DAMs consider secure files sharing with coworkers and clients to be a core feature. Assets can be directly accessed via browsers or other applications, saving everyone time and effort. To minimize bandwidth for these purposes, proxy (low resolution) versions of the files are used with access to the full resolution version for download as needed. This is the single most important issues when determining system hardware and cloud resources.
Clients requiring remote access or working on mobile devices can also require real-time proxies. In general, the more proxies you need, the more processing you’ll need. If your demands moves beyond a few editors or require real-time proxies, special hardware or dedicated cloud/virtual services may be required (ie: it can get expensive quickly). However the flexibility and benefits may be well worth the extra costs.
MAMs, Future Proofing & APIs
For larger applications, MAMs can provide real-time access to data for other business systems. This opens up functionality for ecommerce, traffic, compliance and many other crucial business functions. Communication with other business systems is usually managed through a common application programming interface or “API”. The need for APIs is largely related to customization and real-time data sharing. For systems requiring customization or sharing program data, API is a big feature. If you think APIs will become important for your future needs, this may determine if the extra cost for a MAM compared to a PAM is a good value. If you invest in a MAM, you should confirm the API documentation is well maintained and supported by the manufacturer.
Ease of Use Is Everything
Editors don’t like to leave the editing application while they are working. For this reason, PAMs or MAMs that allow editors to access and manage assets from within a workflow application’s user interface are highly valued. To accomplish this, the MAM or PAM asset features appear as a panel or menu option. This is a big time saver as bouncing between applications becomes unnecessary. DAMs don’t usually provide this feature for post and broadcast applications.
Each asset management system has its strengths, weaknesses and specialized features. There are 100’s of manufacturers, and each have their own market focus. Let’s compare MAMs, PAMs and DAMs from the post production and broadcast perspectives. Below is a brief comparison for each system type.
PAM (Production Asset Management)
Editshare Flow, Avid Interplay, SNS ShareBrowser, Facilis FastTracker, ProMax Platform
MAM (Media Asset Management)
Arvato MediaPortal, Square Box Systems CatDV
DAM (Digital Asset Management)
MicroSoft Sharepoint, Workfront (formerly AtTask), Adobe
Which One is Right for My Application? MAM, PAM or DAM?
– Fear not! There is likely a product off the shelf that’s right for you… but it will take some tweaking. If this article helped answer a few questions, it likely created even more. Drilling down on the details of the many manufacturers and options can be the more challenging part of the process. We can help you get it right today while keeping an eye on future trends to protect your investment.
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In the category of simple but amazingly functional is a new product set by AudioFetch. Any application that can benefit by personal audio feeds, will love these Wi-Fi broadcasting products!
Entertainment venues, museums, house of worship – really anytime the listener would like to control their own volume level and source – AudioFetch can deliver. Simply purchase once of their audio processors and connect your audio source. The AudioFetch device will encode the audio and deliver via Wi-Fi to any cell phone that is app enabled (Free via iTunes or the android app stores). The audio is broadcasted via multicasting so there is no limit to the number of simultaneous listeners. Encoding boxes with up to 64 inputs are available for multi-lingual or multi source applications (example: sports bar).
EAR can help guide you through the various options and guarantee you’ll be thrilled with the results, happy listeners! Contact us today via chat, contact form, email or call 800-473-6914.
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Did you know that most TriCasters have up to $6,000 in trade value towards the newest generation TC1 TriCaster? Contact an EAR product specialist today about this very special time sensitive offer!
Introducing The Next Generation of NewTek TriCaster: TC1
If you’ve been waiting for the “next” big thing from Newtek, or really anyone – the wait is over. The TC1 series is a complete production system with 16 inputs, integrated multi-channel Skype calling, that will stream and publish anywhere, all in 4K UHD, 60p, with IP inter-connectivity.
** Generous Upgrades for Most Tricasters **
Snap shot features:
- Built Entirely around ALL NEW IP based hardware
- 2RU or 3RU rack mount 16 input switcher
- 2 control panel to choose from
- 4x 3G-SDI inputs w/ 1080p 60 support
- 8x additional 3G-SDI inputs with the NC-1 module
- 4x 3G-SDI outputs (or 1x UHD quad-link SDI output)
- 4K UHD support (via NDI or quad-link SDI through the NC-1 input module)
- 2x SkypeTX channels built-in
- 2x DDRs, 2x GFX, multiple audio and animation buffers
- 4x M/Es each w/ 4 keyers
- 6 Recording channels for Iso or line cut
- Encoding support for UHD 60p
- Two independent program outputs
- Delivery to multiple streaming targets, multi-resolution & multi-bitrate
- Publish clips to VOD platforms during production
- Upgrade Specials for existing TriCaster Users!
Models to Choose from:
|Model Comparison||TC1 Base Bundle||TC1 Plus Bundle||TC1 Max Bundle|
|3G-SDI Inputs (combined IP and 3G SDI)||4||4||12 (4+8)|
|NC1 Module Included||No||No||Yes|
|Control Surface Size||1.5 Stripe||1.5 Stripe||2 Stripe|
|Control Surface Source Keys||14||14||24|
|EAR Only ** Includes monitors, training & unlimited support||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Sales Tax Extra? (Let’s talk!)||?||?||?|
|Special System Bundle Price||$19,995||$24,995||$39,995|