CORE Take control of your content CORE Wazee Digital Core Enabling Complete Control Feature Highlights 4 5 6 Access Levels and Feature Sets Content On-boarding Workflow Orchestration Baseline Automated Metadata Services Content Discovery Content Preview Content Management Content Delivery Platform Integration 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Latest Updates 15 Controlled Vocabulary Managed YouTube Publishing 15 16 Other Services Powered by Core 17 Commerce: Licensing Sales, Rights and Clearances Live Event Services 17 18 Contact Us 20 Wazee Digital Core Using our cloud-native platform, gain control, visibility and insight into all of your digital assets, ensuring your valuable content reaches its rightful audience. Addressing New Business Needs The way in which our customers monetize their content is rapidly changing. The move to a subscription economy and the adoption of cloud-based SaaS solutions is also well underway. Naturally, content owners and rights holders are turning to vendors like Wazee Digital, whose cloud-native solutions are specifically designed to help better manage and monetize their video. More and more, the industry looks to solutions that enables the delivery of new business models to generate new revenue. Wazee Digital sits at the heart of this equation. Introducing Wazee Digital Core Core is an Enterprise SaaS media management and delivery platform that was built cloudnative. It is a business agnostic solution that enables our customers to monetize their content. Today we have over 10 million video assets under secure management for diverse organizations such as major studios, governmental departments, broadcasters, sports federations, news archives and a wide range of other content owners and rights holders. Core sits at the heart of everything we do, using its powerful media management toolset to drive multiple monetization models for any organization that owns video. Core manages all the complex tasks of video content acquisition, effective workflow, universal access, metadata management and automated delivery to any affiliate or any screen. It integrates powerful multiscreen video logistics with workflow intelligence to give you maximum operational efficiencies and control. Core offers secure cloud services and storage that scales with the size of your content library. $$ Review Manage Distribute Monetize Archive Enabling Complete Control Easy On-boarding Secure and Scalable Storage Fast-track on-boarding for users and content; including fully integrated Amazon Web Services storage and transformation workflows, plus unlimited securely controlled user access for you and your end customers. Full integration with cloud storage solutions such as Amazon S3 Standard and Infrequent Access means that Core is able to offer a more reliable, scalable and secure storage and back-up solution than traditional on-premises alternatives. Streamlined Automated Workflows Centralized Media Management Core’s workflow orchestration layer and media transfer engine allows us to streamline and optimize every step in the content management process; from metadata management to content transcode and delivery. In a typical month, Core processes over 15,000 hours of video including 750,000 transcodes. Core simplifies media management. Driven by access controls, users can upload, preview, manage, share, clip, download and deliver content from one centralized B2B platform interface. Analytical tracking tools are also available for content status during usage right through to licensing sales cycles. Global User Collaboration Seamless Delivery Core’s managed project bins provide the ability to organize and share assets and virtual bin clips with other Core users. Project bins allow you to group and save assets or clips in a collection and use a range of functions to drive collaboration, including content sharing, screening, annotation and sorting. Once content is ready for distribution, Core automates download or scheduled delivery processes through an integrated Aspera high-speed file transfer solution. Core is also fully integrated with Akamai’s Content Delivery Network to provide global content streaming and distribution. Third Party Integration Core’s REST API allows for secure access to your content and metadata, enabling key functions such as Search and View. In addition, upcoming platform developments allow for enhanced API-enabled services consistent across all of our products. As well as enabling third party integration, our new REST API set is aligned with a common front-end code that allows us to quickly build branded customer UIs. Cloud-native Deployment Wazee Digital is a leading provider of cloud-based video management and licensing services. Core, our cloud-native media management solution, powers all Wazee Digital products and services. Core is provided as a cloud-native media management solution that is charged for on a monthly SaaS basis. Feature Highlights Access Levels and Feature Sets CONTROL YOUR CONTENT WORLD Simply control your own Core users by registering new accounts, setting feature permissions and managing secure access rights from a single UI. Administrative control over user accounts and permissions can be configured to suit your specified level of control. Core provides you with the ability to securely manage all content and toolsets. Administrational management interfaces are intuitive and broken out into permission categories where checkboxes easily provide or remove system access. Core Key Features Search and view all content Download all content Search and view all metadata Edit all metadata Access assigned workflow states Manage assigned workflow states View user and organization data Edit user and organization data Core Access Levels Basic Basic with Download Standard Workflow Advanced Admin Feature Highlights Content On-boarding FAST, SIMPLE AND SECURE Core has multiple options for ingesting and verifying digital content including, automated single / batch upload with file verification and Auto QC. Fully Integrated with the Cloud Core is fully integrated with Amazon Web Services to provide a range of automatic discovery, ingest and transformation services as source content is uploaded onto the platform. Once, ingested, content is securely stored and accessed via Amazon S3 Standard and Infrequent Access cloud storage solutions. Wazee Digital Production Comps Enhanced Ingest Services Core’s on-boarding process also offers other enhanced ingest service options, including: • Multi-rendition creation of master assets, e.g. browse proxies, thumbnails and speed views • Metadata ingest from a wide variety sources along with the following services: • Automated metadata schema and hierarchy management • Transcript synchronization, phonetic keyword scanning and facial recognition • REST API services for integrating the automated import and export of metadata Feature Highlights Workflow Orchestration END-TO-END, STREAMLINED AND AUTOMATED Core provides workflow logic to manage the distribution and prioritization of metadata tasks such as review and curation. For media transcode and delivery tasks, Core provides the toolset to specify the input, output, delivery destination and when the workflow should start. ToM and MoM Core orchestrates key workflow processes through its web applications Transcode-o-Matic (ToM) and Move-o-Matic (MoM). ToM orchestrates rendition creation and the fulfilment of deliverables. Once a request is presented, ToM marshals the necessary source files, sends instructions to the appropriate transcoding agents, delivers the target files and notifies the user of the job’s completion. MoM is Core’s custom file transfer agent, of which multiple instances are supported in ToM’s infrastructure. Core provides a best-of-breed suite of content transformation and packaging tools which, when woven together, allow you to prepare and deliver content to any channel. Our arsenal includes transcoding technologies from Amazon Web Services, Telestream, Brightcove and more. New capabilities based on customers requirements are regularly added. Workflow Dashboard Core’s workflow dashboard displays all processes managed in pre-configured workflow states. Administrators can create and manage new workflow states utilising Core’s infrastructure, e.g. ingest workflows, storage management, metadata management, transcode / transformation, delivery, etc. Feature Highlights BAMS CREATING VALUE FROM YOUR CONTENT One of the richest sources of metadata is inside the content itself. That is why Wazee Digital has some of the most advanced automated metadata capture capabilities on the market. With our Baseline Automated Metadata services (BAMS), we can extract every relevant metadata detail from your content. Current Solutions Core currently uses integrated instances of Nexidia and Google (pittpatt) solutions on ingest to perform all BAMS processing including Transcript Synchronization, Phonetic Keyword Scanning and Face Recognition, that are all performed during ingest. All captured and extracted metadata is added to an asset’s timeline for multiple downstream purposes. Formerly Pittsburgh Pattern Recognition Roadmap Considerations Wazee Digital is currently working to migrate all ingest processes into the cloud. Part of this process is to evaluate the software that we currently use to perform BAMS processes. Looking to the future, we are currently evaluating many of the leading solutions available on the market, including IBM (Watson Developer Cloud), Google Cloud Platform (Cloud Vision API) and Google Mobile Vision. Best of breed SaaS solutions will be fully integrated and will form part of the enhanced future offerings. Watson Developer Cloud Feature Highlights Content Discovery UNLOCK YOUR VALUABLE CONTENT Core has an advanced search engine that provides results at frame level from over 82 core metadata fields before offering multi-layer filtering options. Advanced, Intuitive Approach to Search Wazee Digital takes an advanced, intuitive approach to search and applies time-tested and highly adaptive algorithms to rank results by keyword and keyword affinity. In addition to initial keyword searches against more than 82 fields of frame-level metadata, powerful advanced search capabilities allow for more control, including Boolean logic. A robust set of configurable filters allow you to quickly hone in on content characteristics that matter. Delivered through an easy-to-use interface, finding assets and clips has never been more intuitive and accurate. Well Displayed Results Search results can be displayed as Grid, Text or List view options. The Grid view is the most graphical display showing a full asset thumbnail with limited asset details. The Text view allows for more space for asset details whilst The List also includes other assets associated to the primary asset’s hierarchy. Simple actions like placing content into a project bin, viewing hidden asset details, download, etc. are performed via function icons below the thumbnail. Feature Highlights Content Preview A FRAME ACCURATE VIEW FROM THE CLOUD Core has both Simple and Advanced video players with a range of functionality to both preview and manipulate your content in a frame accurate manner. The Simple Player Core’s standard Adobe Flash video player is ideal for basic previewing and non-frame accurate virtual clip creation, which can be added to a collaborative project bin and shared with other Core users. The Advanced Player Core’s HTML5 video player has enhanced features and controls for tasks such as frame accurate virtual clip creation. It allows Core users to accurately define timeline metadata along the asset’s timeline for multiple downstream purposes. Functions such as a timeline scrubbing bar, frame by frame advance / reverse controls, mark in / out definition, source timecode display, full screen viewing and player control are accessed via the UI or using your keyboard. Player Roadmap We are currently implementing an upgrade to the HTML5 JWPlayer which will allow for simple configuration, fast loading, adaptive streaming, extensive player features and a powerful API. Feature Highlights Content Management COLLABORATIVE CONTENT MANGEMENT Core allows users to easily upload and organize assets, search for and update metadata, create virtual clips and review and approve your content. Collaborative Project Bins Core’s collaborative project bins enable users to group and manage full assets or virtual bin clips and provide a range of management and workflow functions for selected groups of content. A sample of functions that can be applied to a project bin includes: • • • • • • • • Easily share an entire project bin’s content with other Core users Set a project bin’s permissions and control the access to its content Sort the content within a project bin and view it via an integrated screening room Actively monitor project bins for any changes made Make batch changes to the metadata associated with the project bin’s content Download browse proxies directly from a project bin Provide secure external access to a project bin’s content via a shared Direct Access Link Create partial assets from virtual clips held within a project bin Feature Highlights Content Delivery FAST, SIMPLE AND SECURE CONTENT DELIVERY Core provides self-serve download and delivery options via an Aspera FASP transfer protocol as standard, but also has the ability to integrate with other delivery methods via its robust REST API, which allows for integration access, front-end UIs and publishing. Managed Delivery Different asset renditions can be made available to different Core users and can be grouped for either download or delivery. Core allows for managed content fulfilment defined by delivery date and pre-set destinations. Content accessibility can be restricted within Core by users or by set publication windows in-line with pre-defined commercial agreements. Frame accurate clips (partial master assets) can be made via the browse proxy previewed in Core’s video player; with the resulting new clips being ingested back into Core or made available to the user for delivery. Associated metadata can also be easily exported from Core in delimited or XML formats. Akamai CDN Core utilizes Akamai’s Content Delivery Network to provide effective global access, web object and stream availability and delivery. Akamai’s CDN provides for various supported delivery services (HTML5, RTMPE and Mobile Device), including secure streaming offerings such as tokenization, encryption and asset delivery filtering based upon authorization rules. Feature Highlights Platform Integration CONNECTING CORE WITH YOUR WORLD Core’s REST API enables the ability to search and view large volumes of content managed in Core and take advantage of key functionality. It is used today to power some of our largest customer’s front-end portals. Multiple Integrations Currently Core supports multiple integrations within our own technology infrastructure plus many external data and system integrations with the likes of customer databases, B2B and B2C online portals, CMS / DRM / MAM / DAM systems, Major Studio content delivery portals and cloud based services and storage solutions like Amazon Web Services. Powerful UI Support Core’s REST API allows for secure access to your content and metadata, enabling key functions such as Search and View. In addition, upcoming platform developments allow for enhanced API-enabled services consistent across all of our products. As well as enabling third party integration, our new REST API set is aligned with a common frontend code that allows us to quickly build branded customer user interfaces. Examples of customer front-end portals powered by Core Latest Updates Controlled Vocabulary ENHANCED TAGGING, SEARCH AND DISCOVERY Definition: an organized arrangement of words and phrases used to index content and/or to optimize search, navigation & discovery Overview Core’s new Controlled Vocabulary capability benefits all users; especially those whose assets rely on specialized classification and description. Users can import and use a custom Thesauri within Core to better tag, search and discover content within an industry-specific metadata domain. Key Benefits Controlled Vocabulary helps to maintain term structure and consistency across a database for keywords; allowing for more efficient search and retrieval in industry-specific applications. It reduces duplicate terms and misspellings, guards against data-entry errors, and simplifies search and retrieval - resulting in a more efficient workflow. Core allows users to import a custom Thesaurus (or Thesauri) with specific synonyms relevant to their content. It helps to maintain a library’s defined terminology to ensure consistent key-wording and tagging and provide suggestions to allow users to discover the content they are seeking on front-end websites. Other features such as ‘term assist’ and ‘search type ahead’, which provides suggested terms can also be utilized. The US Department of Defence Use Case The DoD is using Controlled Vocabulary for their powerful ‘Images of Freedom’ website; a largescale, searchable public repository of military audio, video and stills that is powered by Core. The DoD will be using Synaptica taxonomy software to create their Controlled Vocabulary which will incorporate keywords used for their library’s content and the other terminology used in the majority of their metadata schema fields. Latest Updates Managed YouTube Publishing ESTABLISH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE Start or enhance your social media presence using a single platform to manage the end-to-end syndication process. How it Works Core’s YouTube digital-endpoint publishing capability is designed to help users who either already publish content to YouTube or want to establish their social media presence using a single platform to manage the end-to-end syndication and management process. Previously, users had to download content from Core and sign in to YouTube to publish it. Now you can publish and manage your YouTube content with a few clicks directly from the Core platform. Users can choose either automated workflows or discrete asset selection and publishing. Direct and efficient publishing results in more revenue opportunities, social presence and enhanced brand recognition. Other Services Powered by Core COMMERCE: LICENSING SALES, RIGHTS & CLEARANCES Wazee Digital is the only company who can offer the efficiencies and cost savings of cloud content management and revenue generation while licensing that very same content. Maximized Monetization Documentarians, film and television producers, sports broadcasters, top brand marketers, and agencies all look to us for incredible footage, killer research and unmatched clearance expertise that saves time and minimizes risk. For well over a decade Wazee Digital has represented the rights of more than 400 media partners (aka contributors) across Sports, News, Studio, Major Brands and Independent categories. We also sell copyrights and clearances to TV, and filmmakers, major brands and agencies. Wazee Digital offers maximized monetization of content through our Commerce website and also by leveraging established distribution partnerships for increased reach, customers, projects and territories. Key Services Key Innovations Research Rights and clearances Footage assurance Pre-approved content Project management Footage consulting Commerce website Branded websites Sub-distribution sales Core powers multiple complex media business models and underpins many of our customers branded front-end portals. These portals range from footage licensing, news subscription, long-form delivery, format sales, full catalog screening and sales and metadata driven consumer vaults. Our new CrUX architecture will radically enhance the way our customers on-board their content to a proven, scalable infrastructure and manage end-to-end upload to monetization workflows via Core and new purpose-built, whitelabel branded user experiences for the licensing & sale of content. Sports News Studios Brands Agencies Other Services Powered by Core LIVE EVENT SERVICES Wazee Digital sits at the heart of major live events providing a unique set of Momentization services. What is Momentization? The sports (and other live event) industry generates the world’s most compelling moments every day for global audiences. These moments are witnessed by millions of viewers on a grand scale across broadcast and digital mediums alike. These moments live forever and offer a unique value to sports and entertainment properties and their rights holders. From ingesting and tagging content to locating and distributing highlights with ease, our customers look to us to amplify and monetize every moment of their valuable content. Key Services Highlights Production and Publishing Near-live social media and digital app publishing of key moments to supplement broadcast coverage of a live event. Production workflow, VO and GFX packages. Interview and Highlights Newswire Interviews, tagged moments and post-event reactions syndicated in broadcast quality via our Digital Media Hub to all pre-approved digital end-points. Content Capture, Management and Access Multi-broadcast feed capture, clip creation and tagging, post event storage and archive, near-live publication & retrieval of archive content during future events. Live Event Sponsor Activation Rights holder representation for pre-approved access to compelling current year footage for use in near-live global broadcast and digital sponsorship campaigns. $$ Dynamic Ingest and Licensing Services Ensuring the history of a live event is preserved & made accessible via Core for rights holders, broadcast partners and sponsors plus our own licensing team. CORE Take control of your content For all Sales and Business Development queries, including: • • • • • Denver (Headquarters) US (East Coast) US (West Coast) Europe International Contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org For all other queries, including: • • • • Licensing Services Platform Services (Support) Press Inquiries Careers Visit our contact page here: www.wazeedigital.com/contact Wazee Digital enables rights holders to monetize and enrich their valuable content. Wazee Digital’s scalable solutions provide complete control over content so that assets reach their rightful audiences around the globe. It is the only asset management solution built from the ground up to run natively in the cloud, and the only one to make live moments available immediately for global publishing, syndication, advertising, and sponsorship. With more than 10 years of experience in digital content licensing, rights, and clearances, Wazee Digital has long-standing relationships with significant rights holders in the film, TV, sports, and advertising industries - all of whom rely on Wazee Digital for managing content that fuels their business. For more information, visit our website: www.wazeedigital.com and the Core Knowledge Base: core.help.wazeedigital.com.
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