At IBC VSN Will Introduce Advanced PAM and Video Editing Tools

At IBC 2017, VSN will launch its new advanced PAM software and demonstrate WEDIT, a recently released video-editing tool. “As seen in these releases and recent wins in Russia and Canada, our commitment to serving the worldwide media and entertainment industry through a diverse and customer-focused portfolio of innovative solutions remains strong and well-received,” said Jordi Capdevila Espitia, MD, VSN.

VSN’s new advanced production asset management (PAM) tool provides comprehensive project visibility and streamlines the management of workflows and material. Integrated within VSNExplorer, VSN’s flagship media and business process management platform, this latest version of VSNExplorer PAM software gives production teams continuous control of ongoing projects from a single screen, enabling production departments to become more efficient and collaborative. The easy-to-use, intuitive tool delivers a range of capabilities designed for today’s time-constrained production teams, including: browsing and discovery of metadata and assets through a hierarchical tree view; custom at-a-glance management of all tasks, whether completed or in progress; user permission management for more effective visibility, control, and collaboration; asset creation within the interface, including new VSNExplorer WEDIT assets; downloadable EDL files, to complete video editing in any third-party NLE system; and tracking of assets across multiple media storage accounts, regardless of location. Developed 100 percent in HTML5, this advanced PAM tool interfaces not only with internal VSN modules, but also with external NLEs, social media channels, archival services, programming partners, quality check systems and more.


The new WEDIT was launched last April at NAB 2017. It is a highly functional web-based editing tool integrated within VSNExplorer, its media and business process management platform. Developed in HTML5, this quick and easy tool allows journalists and editors to edit videos and prepare them for broadcast from a single and unique interface, without having to switch to another system. Within the VSNExplorer interface and integrated with a full-featured MAM, WEDIT users can work on footage and clips located in deep archived, near-line or online storage. In effect, WEDIT is a “cloud content editor,” because it allows users to access and edit files on the cloud, a capability that can boost collaboration between editors and departments. In terms of editing features, WEDIT users can edit sequences quickly by cut; generate cut lists; mark-in and mark-out segments with proxy frame accuracy; associate metadata to the editing cuts; edit quickly from the interfaces timeline; and consolidate sequences and publishing. At any time, users can export a project into an EDL file to finish editing, if necessary, in another third-party NLE, such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer.

NEW** VSNExplorer BI

The newly enhanced VSNExplorer BI is capable of transforming media information and metadata into powerful business intelligence. A module of VSNExplorer, this broadcast-centric BI tool can extract information on assets, quality, traffic, transcoding and other activities from extensive VSN data sources or even third-party systems; then it presents selected data in simple graphics and customer reports that can help decision-makers analyze business performance. Eliminating the need to create reports manually or rely on third-party systems, VSNExplorer BI can generate reports based on workflow status, pending user tasks or any custom MAM metadata criteria defined by the user. Users also have access to automatic analytical documents and reports created by default, as well as to customized dashboards that combine different reports and layouts (bar, pie, column, chart, bullet, speedometer, etc.)

VSNExplorer BI enables users to control and analyze any given broadcast company’s data – even segmenting data by department and including filters to select based upon circumstances. Thanks to those reports, an administrator can make business decisions at the start of a process and then monitor it from a single dashboard. A powerful analytic and decision-making tool, VSNExplorer BI helps companies detect inefficiencies and bottlenecks, solve problems, and make decisions that drive greater revenue and more efficient use of corporate resources.

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