Crystal introduces metadata analysis as a cloud-based solution at the NAB Show 2017

NAB, Las Vegas, 24th April 2017 – Crystal, a provider of advanced software control systems, is launching a cloud version of its Video Metadata Analyzer (VMA) at NAB. Crystal VMA is used to view, describe, and log metadata and corresponding video segments. It ensures metadata is precisely timed so that any implied actions can take place at the exact intended video frame. Frame-accurate metadata is essential to capturing the revenue potential of over-the-top video, and VMA is able to identify any anomalies with metadata insertion and ensure accuracy of distributed video, enabling targeted content, dynamic ad insertion, and ensuring distribution rights are adhered to. The cloud version of VMA allows broadcasters, cable channels and video program distributors to run the VMA software on virtual machines in their own data centers or to securely access VMA running on cloud services such as Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services. It brings a new level of flexibility to the preparation of video content for over-the-top distribution. The latest update has also introduced support for new encoding methods such as HLS, MPEG DASH and H.265. “Broadcasters are increasingly using cloud environments to enable much easier global collaboration,” commented Roger Franklin, CEO, Crystal. “At the same time metadata is becoming all the more crucial, ensuring the right content is distributed to the right channels at the right time, while enabling dynamic ad insertion. This update means that our customers can make use of the benefits of VMA from within their existing cloud environments.” Crystal will be showcasing VMA along with its other advanced software control systems at NAB 2017 from 24th – 27th. To see these demonstrations come by booth: SU11017 in the South Upper Floor


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