BERGEN, Norway ― 16 August, 2016
Vimond Media Solutions is launching a greatly improved Vimond IO product that incorporates features and capabilities from Vimond Highlights, its live-to-VOD conversion tool. The enhanced Vimond IO provides greater online video storytelling power and delivers dramatic gains in workflow efficiency, reducing clip-creation time by up to 90 percent.
By integrating features from Vimond Highlights, the cloud-based Vimond IO enables broadcast and online media journalists, editors and marketers to create short stories extrapolated from live streams and VOD assets, either for later use or direct publishing to broadcast, OTT video and social media outlets. In beta trails, the enhanced Vimond IO enabled one leading broadcaster to reduce its edit-to-publish workflow process from 30 to 3 minutes, potentially increasing output by a factor of 10.
“The product resulting from the IO and Highlights integration is both a powerful editing tool and a highly efficient editorial workflow solution,” said Miguel Silva, EVP Sales & Marketing, Vimond. “For the increasingly demanding online audience, speed and broadcast quality are critical; our enhanced, frame-accurate Vimond IO can help editors and marketers meet those rising expectations.”
From ingestion to publish, the formerly stand-alone Vimond IO now offers greater creative control and flexibility for multiple use cases within the same organization, while significantly reducing operational expenses and increasing segment output. It achieves these efficiencies by eliminating the need to import assets and enabling quick drag-and-drop editing, online collaboration for immediate access to others, fast encoding and re-encoding (in 10 x 2 second chunks), quick creation of second versions, easy addition of graphics and lower-thirds, and other time-saving capabilities.
Vimond Highlights has already helped users such as TV2, TV4, NRK and DR accelerate the delivery of key moments to their online viewers for major sporting and entertainment events such as the Olympic games, X factor and the FIFA World Cup. After switching to it for major event coverage, broadcasters find that they can deliver more than three times the online content, while using only a fraction of the editorial staff resources required before. The integration of Highlights into the powerful IO story-telling engine quickens that pace for sports, news and other organizations under intense pressure to deliver almost instantaneous action.
Further information on Vimond Media Solutions and its products is available at www.vimond.com, or visit Vimond at IBC 2016, booth 14.F19.