SSL Demonstrated Enhancements to Gravity News Production System at IBC

Logic at IBC demonstrated enhancements to their Gravity content control system. SSL’s Gravity platform is
a complete content acquisition, management and distribution solution providing
all the encoding and transcoding tools required for fast package production,
coupled with the capability of generating multiple, simultaneous output formats
in different resolutions to cover any broadcasting situation.
Now in
action in the
serving ABC, CBS and Fox, Gravity provides a format- and codec-independent
platform that allows users to work in any format, or simultaneously in multiple
formats. Gravity offers a customized workflow involving complex search
functionality, desktop editing and metadata enhancement including notes and
bookmarks for editors and journalists to pick up. Gravity automatically creates
multiple resolution copies of ingested media for distribution across multiple
networks and makes all edit operations in real time across all media formats.
speeds news production by removing all barriers to formats and output
requirements by offering the ultimate flexibility in encode and decode options,
therefore giving control back to the user.
has developed into a fully operational news and media production system with a
powerful new selection of features that made their debut at IBC including Studio
Recorder, Gravity LiveEdit, Gravity Mobile Browse, Gravity Mobile Record and Speech-to-Text.
Recorder is a replacement for current VTR recorders and is a new stand alone
application within the MediaWAN family of products. The Studio Recorder
provides the full functionality of tape – including full linear recording
capabilities – without the need for tape. The system allows record, pause,
rewind and re-record into a single file, ideal for studio recording where a
single, complete recording is required with no need to re-assemble multiple
files in post production.
LiveEdit enables a broadcaster to manipulate pass-through channels on the fly,
removing or adding informative and pre-prepared content within seconds or
minutes of the transmission point.
Mobile Browse is a browser application for handheld devices that enables
journalists and media managers anywhere in the world to access the Gravity
system to view media or find a clip, approve the material for use, and add a
time stamp and signature.
Mobile Record offers the ability to record and upload media via the 3G network
for immediate use either for transmission or editing for insert into the first
available breaking news story. When a camera is not available or cannot be
granted access, Gravity Mobile Record can stream media back to the Gravity
media store for inclusion in a current story or to be assigned to an editor or
production team.
Gravity Speech-to-Text
recognizes speech within audio streams and generates a full text transcription
in real time. The full timecode referenced transcription is placed within the
media metadata and made available for subsequent key word or text string search.

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