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Metus MET-MAMPSL
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METUS MET-MAMPSL (METMAMPSL MET MAMPSL MET/MAMPSL) MAM Process Server License;Additional server license for installing on extra process/transcoding server;Fully scalable, running on standards Windows server software and with excellent NLE integration, Metus MAM is a killer app. Its transcoding tools are powerful and can be shared amongst multiple nodes while metadata and files can be viewed locally and remotely. MAM is a great solution for every organisation, from a single user to global enterprise workgroups.;Features;Metus MAM is a Media Asset Management system, designed to manage video, audio, photograph and documents throughout a facility. From ingest till delivery "Metus" will streamline your workflow. Ingest in the desired format, catalogue the material, archive and deliver when needed.;Built in Transcoder to support many video, audio and photograph formats;Dynamic folder mechanism to enable automatic archiving;Playlist function with content move, to support third (3rd) party video servers and edit suites;Plugins for Adobe Premiere Pro, Grass Valley EDIUS and SONY Vegas;Support for AAF files and integration with Avid Media Composer;Picture based search engine using clever image matching technology;Action history to enable administrators to control the actions;Multiuser support in multi project environment;Infinite number of Metadata fields, fully customizable;Versioning of assets as well as metadata content;File signature technology to prevent repeated archiving;Intelligent search engine which can search multiple projects at the same time;Automatic metadata generation from every type of file;Metadata extraction from MXF and Exiff;Full text search engine to search content of the documents;OCR support for document archiving;Multiple server structure enables huge deployments with thousands of users;Dedicated extensive viewer for video and photograph;Very fast trimming of certain video formats without any transcode need;Tape drive LTO and library support with HSM;Messaging services to enable user interaction;Task assignment and management;Request management for restricted users;Metus MAM is the flexible, affordable, integrated Media Archiving and Transcoding Software Suite for modern media environments;What is MAM?;Media Asset Mangement: as the number of stored multimedia files grow, organizing data via a logical folder structure becomes unmanageable. Each new file adds confusion, users can no longer find what they are looking for. Despite all precautions, irreplaceable footage somehow gets deleted. Content arrives in A,B and C formats, and you have to deliver in X,Y,Z formats, each with its own data form. Every organization needs to secure their assets and to make them accessible to employees and customers too.;Enter metus MAM, your media management assistant. Metus MAM, launched in 2004, is an Enterprise Multimedia Asset Management and Transcoding software suite. It allows you to stop worrying about how to archive your assets and keeps you focused on how to use it instead. No matter which market you coming from, no matter what application you have, if it involves managing and processing a lot of multimedia files, Metus MAM helps you do the following;Collect your media assets into an archive;Track the assets in your archive;Convert and keep your assets in as many formats as you want;Keep your archive useable, by making assets findable no matter the size of the archive;Secure your archive while still making it accessible to users, under your control.;Export and deliver your assets in as many formats as you want, with optional customized data;Interface between your archive and 3rd party tools where you want to use it;Keep track of actions performed on your archive;Support for AAF files and integration with Avid Media Composer;Who can benefit from metus MAM?;Metus MAM has over 4000 installed users distributed around 50 countries. These include TV stations, head ends, telecom, webTV, IPTV operators, corporate entities, educational institutions, production companies, all kind of content owners, government, military and security agencies. Metus MAM is used in;TV Broadcasting: The industry standard open multimedia format structure, the wide format support, integration with editing and other broadcast systems, the editing speed, the flexible deployment and robust management options, and the high availability and redundancy features of Metus MAM, make it the ideal asset management tool for TV stations and playout head ends.;Post Production Facilities: The video management functions of MAM, coupled with NLE integration and transcoding, make it a good choice for post-production facilities.;Content Owners & Media Distribution Companies: The extreme ease of use of MAM, combined with transcoding to a wide variety of formats, flexible delivery options and customizable metadata export, make it a perfect for content owners;Telecoms: The advanced video transcoding and packaging functions, combined with flexible metadata management, custom metadata export and high availability functions, make Metus MAM the perfect integration partner for middleware/webTV/IPTV management systems developers, and an ideal choice for telecoms operators as a Content Management System;What is metus MAM made up of?;Metus MAM is a client server based system made up of several types of clients and server side components. For small systems, several or all of the server side components can be installed on a single server. For medium systems, each of the server components get their own server, or multiple servers. The components that make up a Metus MAM solution are;Desktop Client;This is the “business end” of Metus MAM which the users see and interact with. It is used generally by power users who wish to use all of the functions of Metus MAM, like transcoding, cutting, joining, editing clips in addition to basic functions like importing, browsing, searching. Users with admin rights also configure and administer the system from the Desktop Client. The Desktop Client also includes the Media Asset Viewer, which is a customized player application used to play the assets in normal, fast, slow, reverse speeds, mark points and regions on the assets with metadata, choose and mix between audio channels, mark in and out points. Metus MAM Desktop client is a Windows desktop application and runs on the same local network with Metus MAM server components.;Metus Archive Server (MAS);MAS is the server side component that is the glue that holds the system together. It manages storage and sits between the clients, the database, and the other server side components and regulates the media and data traffic. It manages media traffic, in accordance with the security levels of the assets and access rights of the users. It handles the archiving process (of moving and distributing the imported files between defined storage/s) and delivers the file path to the client, with the necessary access level enabled. This file access mechanism prevents MAS from becoming a bottleneck in the system. MAS also handles the media life cycle of assets according to pre-set rules, and shuffles the archived files between the various online and nearline storages. And, it can function as a backup for other servers.;Metus Archive Server is a software that runs on 64bit versions of Microsoft Windows 2003 or 2008 Server. Multiple storages or any type (NAS, SAN, DAS) be defined on a single MAS. Multiple MAS servers can be installed in a project for load balancing during archiving, and/or for redundancy purposes.;Metus Process Server (MPS);If MAS is the brain, then MPS is the engine under the hood of a Metus MAM system. It handles all the multimedia processing that goes on inside a MAM system. Some of the things that MPS does are the following;- Transcode between the file formats supported- Create low resolution proxy copies of assets for network and web based playback- Trim files and retrieve cut sections- Cut and join between files and sections of files- Audio channel mapping, remapping and embedding- Packaging to TS and adaptive bitrate VOD formats- And many more video processing options;Metus Process Server is a software that runs on 64bit version of Microsoft Windows 2003 and 2008 Server, or Windows 7 Professional. The number of jobs that MPS can handle in parallel, is defined inside the MAM administration. A large number of jobs can be handled by MPS by putting them in a queue and executing them in order. Progress of MPS jobs are reported in real time to the users via the Desktop Client. Multiple MPS servers can be installed in a Metus MAM project for increasing the total video processing power available. In this case all incoming jobs are distributed by MAM among the MPS servers according to their individual workload, creating load balancing.;Metus Online Web Client and Web Server (MOL);In addition to the Desktop Client, Metus MAM can also be accessed and used by web client that can run inside all popular web browsers and from all operating systems. This lightweight client, while lacking all features of the desktop client, still allows users to import video files, enter metadata, browse the archive and play the proxy files.Metus Web Server is the web server that hosts the web client and communicates with the MAS to stream and deliver the requested assets. It runs on Windows2003 or 2008 Server.;Metus Image Matching Server (MIM);This optional server component, allows users to search a picture frame among all images and video files in the archive and display results in order of relevance. The image search is based on a custom algorithm that analyses the multimedia files in advance, calculates the visual information and writes it into the database. The image matching is then performed on the database level, and therefore thousands of hours of video can be searched in seconds.;Metus NLE Plugins;Metus MAM has plugins for Adobe Premiere Pro, Grass Valley EDIUS™ and SONY Vegas™. These are opened from within the NLE interface and allow the user to search and browse the MAM project as if he/she were using the Desktop clients. Found assets can be played inside the plugin, and dragged and dropped into the timeline. By default, what goes to the timeline are the proxy versions of the files, so that they can be played from a networked storage without glitch. After users finish their editing on the NLE, a control on the plugin switches the files on the timeline with their high-res versions. Then, after the render is performed, the rendered file is imported back into the MAM.;Metus MAC Client and Gateway;Metus MAC Client is a desktop client that runs on MacOSX to search and browse the archive from MAC computers, and interface with Final Cut Pro. Selected videos can be played on the user interface and dragged to FCP interface, upon which their proxy versions, together with marker metadata are added to the FCP timeline. The users, after finishing their edit on the interface, then can switch the proxy versions of the videos with the hi-res versions with a control on the FCP Client. The files rendered from the timeline can be ingested automatically back into the MAM.;What are the benefits of metus MAM?;So, just how can Metus MAM assist users from so many different industries with many different applications?;Scalability;Metus MAM can scale from the single server and workstation to multiple sites on a WAN, that span over dozens of servers and hundreds of clients. For small installations, some or all of the server side components can be installed and work together on a single server. For larger installations the components each have their own servers, and the largest ones can have multiple server components of each type running and communicating together, for load balancing and/or redundancy. Multiple storage systems can be connected in each MAM installation, on one server or on different servers. The users see it as one space. Multiple servers on different sites can communicate and synchronize with each other, over internet or WAN. There’s simply no architectural limit to the size of the system.;Format Support;We don’t tie users to us, by developing and and using “optimized” and “high quality” custom formats, thus forcing them to keep using us because their archive is unreadable outside of the archive, unless exported by us into a standard format. Instead, we believe in natively supporting as many open, industry standard formats as possible. And indeed, we support almost all of them. The media formats supported inside Metus MAM include;- File wrappers: MPG, M2P, AVI, F4V, MXF, GXF, MOV, XDCAM, MP4, TS, WMV, WAV, M4A, P2, Microsoft Smooth Streaming™- Essences: MPEG2, DV, DVCPRO, uncompressed, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO100HD, H.264, AVC, AVCIntra, Apple PRORES, IMX, VC-1, PCM, AAC, WMA - Plus, almost all picture formats in the world are supported. And, let’s not forget about the document formats. Metus MAM supports Word, Excel, pdf files. It can also support popular archive formats like zip, rar etc.;Processing;Metus MAM is NOT simply an archive system. It’s also a multimedia processing solution. The built in video processing engine Metus Process Server (MPS) that comes inside the MAM, is faster, and has more features than many a dedicated file transcoding product. For large systems it is deployable in a load balancing farm topology. Here are some of the tasks it can be used for, to give an idea about the wide range of applications;- Automatically creating proxy versions of assets a large number of users can view videos simultaneously without overloading the network- Transcode between the file formats supported. Transcoding can be done during import, export, or any time in between, or based on a given schedule. Users can even, if they want, attach multiple transcoded versions of the file to the original assets, for instant on demand delivery in any format- Cut, trim, paste and join video files for basic video editing- Embed extra audio channels, surround sound- Package to TS and adaptive bitrate formats for internet. Files created and transcoded from Metus MAM are frame accurate, so that users can do things like seamlessly switch from proxy to hi-res during playback, or use the proxy files in editing software and switching on the timeline with hi-res versions later, without damaging the edit.;Storage Agnostic;NAS, DAS, SAN.. all types of storage technologies can be used as multimedia storage by Metus MAM. Ethernet, fiber, iSCSI, SAS, we work with them all. MAM can also manage Tape drives and libraries as nearline/offline multimedia main storage or backup. Metus MAM is designed to make the most out of the storage systems available. The Information Lifecycle Manamagement (ILM) feature can automatically move files between fast, slow and nearline storage systems based on their access frequency, or other user defined rules.;Speed;Metus MAM is fast. Users can start working with assets as soon as import starts. Videos can be played, trimmed, cut, even before they finish copying into the storage. You can even edit videos that are still being captured by Metus Ingest. Metadata can be input during capture and edited later. Or metadata does not have to be input manually at all, MAM will assign metadata automatically using custom templates you created, or via any xml based metadata form that accompanies the files. Or a mix of all methods can be used at the same time. The client user interface is entirely virtual. All objects, including bins, assets and even thumbnails are read from database so browsing bins that contain hundreds of assets is very fast. All searches done on MAM are done on a custom optimized database, so that archives made of thousands of assets can be searched in seconds. Metus MAM even allows users to work on nearline/offine media, as if they were online, by always keeping the proxy versions on HDD based storage. Users can play, mark, trim assets using proxy, only when they need the high res file does MAM actually retrieves it from tape.;Ease of Use;Metus MAM is extremely easy to use. All controls for daily operation are right where the operator needs, in a single interface. All controls that are not necessary are hidden away where only administrators can access them. Importing assets is a matter of dragging and dropping files into the client interface, or copying them to a folder in a client, which is watched by Metus MAM with its Dynamic Bin feature. Basic information about clips, like format, popularity, whether it is online etc. are available right on the thumbnail, and all metadata is available on the user interface at a single click. Storyboards are automatically created to get an idea about the video at a single glance, and to quickly navigate to that point. Clips can be played directly from the interface, or from a media player, where users can play fast or slow, mark points and regions, using keyboard shortcuts. Monitoring files with multiple audio channels is a breeze, done at a single click. Users can even have one language on the left headphone and another on the right. Organizing clips is as easy as dragging to a folder, metadata entry is click and write. Search is as easy as writing in Google, or clicking on a folder. And export is as easy as dragging out of the software.. of course, if you have the right to do so.;Metadata and Search;The whole point of having a content management system is cataloging assets with enough information so that you can find them immediately whenever you need them. Metus MAM allows for unlimited metadata in many types to be created by system administrators, right out of the box. Users can add easy categories, marker and region definitions to sections of the assets to be used during searches. Assets can be organized in virtual bins. Virtual assets from the same file can be created with different metadata. Searches can be performed Google style as free text search, or users can build custom searches using any kind of metadata that exists in the system. Frequently performed searches can be saved as search bins, to be executed at a single click. Users can even optionally perform image search, to search for a picture frame inside all pictures and videos in the archive. It’s all about keeping your archive usable at your fingertips.;Export and Delivery;Deliver a large number of multimedia assets to multiple locations. Files can be made available to subscribers for web download via Metus Web client, or customized browser based clients. Files can be automatically transcoded on-the-fly during export to any number of formats defined by an export profile. If the exported files need to be imported to another system after MAM, custom xml based metadata form reports can be created and exported automatically together with the files.;Security;By default, it is not possible to access the files archived in Metus MAM, by any other way other than the Desktop Client, such as through Windows environment. Metus MAM has its own built-in security system, separate from Windows security. There are separate, and individually assignable permissions for adding, playing, editing, downloading and deleting assets. Contrary to Windows environments, users with read permission, may or may not have the right to copy/retrieve. Or, users with the permission to add/write, may not have right to delete. These permissions can be assigned on the whole archive project, or on individual bins, or on individual assets, or even on individual metadata fields. Users with no permissions may still have the right to Request, which upon granting, gives one-time use right. Parts of assets can be censured for video or audio only, non-destructively hiding sensitive information from regular users.;Management;The archive is organized around Archive Projects, which are the collected sum of the multimedia files, data, and security. Different projects within the same Metus MAM installation, may have different media storages, archive servers, different metatada fields, different users. The same users can exist in more than one project, with different access rights. Metus MAM has detailed access monitoring and logging system called User Actions. Every action done on the archive, is logged, together with where and when and who. This log can be easily browsed, sorted, filtered and printed. All delete operations are virtual and can be retrieved from built in Recycle Bin by administrators. The assets can be optionally versioned so that changes on them (metadata or video) can be tracked and rolled back.

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