Bannister Lake has announced that its browser-based media storage and playout solution, Zeus, can be fully integrated with media asset management (MAM) systems. With minimal customisation, the Zeus solution can access content within a MAM and still take advantage of Zeus' search features and its drag and drop playlist and sequence building capabilities.
Zeus is a solution for productions that require a high number of images and video clips that need to be turned around quickly in a fast-paced and unpredictable environment. Home shopping channels, and news, entertainment, and sports productions are typical use cases.
It features a centralised asset management structure allowing multiple users to access the system simultaneously, while ensuring the overall system is consistently synchronised. This dramatically speeds up the production workflow providing the entire production team with access to the solution.
Producers are able to use their web browsers to access Zeus and build shows or content sequences offline saving valuable studio production time. An intuitive UI lets users import folders and conveniently move assets into the appropriate output framebuffer.
"Productions that depend on a very large number of clips and images and need to access them extremely quickly require a solution that complements their workflows," said Georg Hentsch, president, Bannister Lake. "Zeus has the functionality to achieve this and with MAM integration the product is even stronger."Zeus supports up to 4 SDI (HD/SD) channels as well as NDI and also supports the ability to record incoming video.