The CIAK project research and development team met with the team of the company Media Fenix S.r.l to visit their offices and become familiar with the technologies used by understanding the problems and needs that operators encounter in the path that goes from the moment where the material arrives until delivery to the customer.
Media Fenix S.r.l. was founded with the aim of providing cost-effective solutions for the production, post-production, and distribution of audio-visual content, offering its customers customized solutions for managing production workflows (theatrical, broadcast, VOD, and home entertainment), processes of quality control, transcoding, online and offline archiving and data delivery.
During the meeting, the subject of metadating an asset is dealt with which, when it arrives to be analyzed, is generally composed of several elements such as video components, audio components (languages, music, and effects), subtitles (localized) and descriptive texts of the material itself. All these elements create a package that has various identities and must be subject to quality control based on them. Metadata also serves to recognize the good following archiving.
The DMTECH research and development group illustrated the prototype it is building by focusing on the definition of a data hierarchy (master clip> essence> instance> media file), on the defined entities, on the naming convention of the custom metadata that are defined in order to have a complete traceability of the operations performed on the material, from the moment it is ingested to storage.
Several problems emerged from the meeting and the need to have a tool that facilitates the management of articulated flows through the definition and management of production workflows.