Aspera, Vidispine tackle distributed video content workflow

Michelle Clancy | 24-10-2012

Aspera and Vidispine have announced a global partnership and technology integration combining products to streamline the creation, transfer, management, storage and processing of audio-visual content across distributed repositories and networks.

"Vidispine's platform allows users to build and implement structured workflows for remote content repositories that seamlessly manage file formats and resolutions," said Erik ┼hlin, CEO of Vidispine, in a statement. "[The solution allows] customers to easily deploy their content anywhere it's needed."

Aspera's universal high-speed fasp transport supports all data, infrastructure and storage types, regardless of location, and transfers the largest files with maximum speed, regardless of network conditions. Vidispine's media asset management (MAM) platform enables users to find and work with any type of media, from any repository, in any type of editor, with anyone, anywhere. The combined solution delivers a complete media asset management backbone with the features and capabilities necessary to support complex workflows with flexibility.

Aspera's high-speed transport platform, with a rich set of APIs, can be embedded into any application or platform to deliver fast and secure transfers of file-based content and metadata over a wide area network. The platform SDK includes server side components, Web applications and mobile options enabling transfer to and from virtually any device.

"More and more media companies rely on multiple distributed content repositories," said John Wastcoat, vice president for Aspera. "Combining the Vidispine and Aspera platforms enables fast and seamless movement of content across repositories, supporting global workflows with the appropriate process controls and necessary file format validation."