NAB 2017

NAB 2017: Vimond To Launch Modular OTT Tools

Vimond Media Solutions (Booth SU10105CM) will highlight cloud-based online video solutions and new features for its Vimond IO video editor. Among the introductions will be Vimond Orchestra, Vimond Rights Manager, Vimond Content Manager, Vimond Monetization,

“At NAB 2017,” says CEO Helge Høibraaten, “Vimond is demonstrating its commitment to modular, interoperable, cloud-based online video solutions and efficient workflows. [It will showcase] impressive new broadcast features for Vimond IO, our ultra-fast, frame-accurate cloud video editor: improvements to the automated Rights Manager, new milestones for the Content Curator, and other enhancements to our existing tools.

“Vimond,” he continues, “aims at being the best partner for current and new media companies, enabling them to focus on their core competences and supporting them in creating industry-leading online video services.”

The Vimond Orchestrator backend workflow engine manages the flow of online video from ingest to media-asset management to distribution and playout. It includes built-in support for a full range of ingest and playout formats, external systems, and storage types, as well as side-loading of audio and subtitles. Vimond Orchestrator is flexible, scalable, and efficient.

Vimond Rights Manager makes managing content rights efficient and uncomplicated. Contract managers, publishers, and content managers now have an easy-to-use way to track complete content lifecycles. Define contracts and regions. Trigger creation of associated assets in Content Manager and ingest the videos. Share contract data via export or the API. The integrated workflow saves time and minimizes duplication and errors.

Vimond Content Manager is a user-friendly tool for managing all aspects of video assets. A content manager or editor can use the tool to enhance content by adding chaptering and subtitles, quickly defining publishing windows, selecting promotional images from the image bank, and then publishing to the customer portal.

Vimond Content Curator allows featured content to be promoted in a customer portal and easily organized in carousels, menus, and featured lists. Designed for content managers, editors and curators, this tool features a user-friendly interface and advanced search options that make lists easy to create and straightforward to manage. Favorite playlists can be bookmarked to make regular adjustments even easier.

Vimond Monetization links content, pricing and payment. This powerful business tool is used to organize subscription plans, map them to associated content, and manage end-user payment. Product managers can set the pricing, duration and availability of plans; manage subscriptions, renewals and vouchers; and rely on flexible payment integrations for authentication and payment.

Seen for the first time at NAB 2016, Vimond IO is a frame-accurate multi-user storytelling tool for journalists and video professionals. It lets users quickly put stories and clips together using source material in a wide variety of file formats, while it takes care of the transcoding. Browser-based, IO provides rapid search tools for finding content stored on the Vimond Online Video Platform or in the customer’s  MAM system, with source and results players for intuitive editing. Editing with familiar keyboard controls, users can create stories and publish them immediately to the CMS or to social-media sites and YouTube.

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