Latest Version Of Digital Nirvana Media Management Platform Makes IBC 2018 Debut

Metadata Generation and Subtitling Services Among Booth Highlights

Fremont, CA, June 21, 2018Digital Nirvana, a global provider of media solutions and services, will showcase its latest media management, metadata generation, subtitling, and closed captioning offerings at IBC2018 in Amsterdam, running from September 14-18 at the RAI Amsterdam. Look for Digital Nirvana in Hall 14, Stand D05.

IBC2018 marks the international debut of Version 5.2 of its flagship MonitorIQ Media Management Platform, introduced at NAB in April. The company’s innovative broadcast monitoring product enables broadcasters to effectively monitor their video and meet compliance requirements, and Version 5.2 offers more user-friendly features than ever before.

“Our research and development team has been continuously looking to enhance the end-user experience by adding new features since the launch of MonitorIQ in 2009,” said Digital Nirvana’s CEO Hiren Hindocha. “We are eager to bring this latest version to the international stage at IBC. We’re looking forward to showcasing a platform that is extremely stable, effective and user friendly. The focus of Version 5.2 is to improve the end-user experience and make the platform as efficient and easy to use as possible.”

Alongside its Monitor IQ media management platform, Digital Nirvana will showcase its services, including: metadata creation and caption generation and synchronization.

Digital Nirvana Media Management Platform Monitor IQ 5.2

Metadata Generation

Also making an international debut is Digital Nirvana’s new Metadator – a software application that makes the editing process more efficient for broadcasters and content creators. With its ability to generate locators for media assets outside of AVID’s Interplay MAM system, the application makes it easy for AVID users to export media to external sources for generating transcripts or metadata that can be automatically ingested back into the AVID Interplay MAM platform.

The software automatically extracts video footage, extract audio, generate content metadata or transcripts using speech-to-text technology, then ingests the information back into AVID Interplay. It simplifies the process of metadata and transcript generation by automating it with proven technology – improving the turnaround time while reducing costs and improving overall operational efficiency.

The application automates what’s been a manual process of combing through footage and creating scene summaries. The Metadator communicates with Avid Interplay using web service APIs to access content. Users can generate locators for the media assets outside of Avid Interplay, then export media to external sources for generating transcripts and metadata. The processed data is then returned in an Avid-compatible format and attached to specific assets, so content creators can easily locate metadata when editing footage down to a singular show.

Caption Generation

The company offers high-quality cloud-based Caption Generation for all pre-recorded and online video content through an automated process over the cloud with options to create multiple formats and integrate directly to the user’s video platform. Automated speech-to-text conversion coupled with state-of-the-art workflow and experienced captioners reduces the time and cost to publish and provides better search engine discoverability. The service provides subtitling generation in all standard formats for broadcast and IP delivery of video content.

Caption Synchronization

Digital Nirvana’s cloud-based Caption Synchronization service automatically re-aligns live broadcast captions for online usage. Captions can be synchronized for an entire show, short clips, and montages. Digital Nirvana’s cloud-based caption synchronization technologies use audio fingerprinting to automate near-live synchronization of live broadcast captions. Automated speech-to-text conversion, coupled with state-of-the-art workflow and experienced captioners, reduces the time and cost to publish, provides better search engine discoverability.

“With our caption synchronization, live broadcast captions are repurposed automatically for online delivery,” explained Hindocha. “Our service provides near-live synchronization and the ability to generate the proper formatting for all potential channels.”

Media Management

The MonitorIQ platform delivers a full range of multi-channel signal monitoring, logging, loudness monitoring, compliance, competitive analysis, advertisement verification, content repurposing and archiving functions – enabling broadcasters to capture live content from multiple sources live and monitor the video for quality and compliance. MonitorIQ features a powerful content retrieval system called SmartSearch and operates in a centralized management server environment– which unites all units deployed throughout the system to one central point.

New features of MonitorIQ Version 5.2 include:

  • Search filter options with updated easy-to-use calendar controls
  • Provision to select multiple alert trigger type (e.g. Email, SNMP, Trigger URL) configurations
  • Settings to configure player options like closed captions, subtitles, teletext, NAC, LKFS and ratings
  • Enhanced geographic timezone display to identify from where the content has been broadcasted
  • New options in NAS configuration to change retention period of original and proxy encoded files in storage before moving to NAS (Storage space can be used more effectively)
  • Enabled Player controls in full screen mode
  • Simplified “Date” and “Time” search filters controls
  • Support for network tuner devices using network device discovery (via SSDP)
  • Improvement to supported IPTV protocols (MPEG-TS over HTTP)
  • Performance optimization for recording multiple channels from a single input
  • Support for recording H.265 in MPEG-TS

Digital Nirvana has been providing knowledge solutions and services for customers worldwide. Broadcasters and media companies rely on Digital Nirvana’s innovative solutions to improve operations, ensure compliance, reduce costs and protect revenue streams. DN’s solutions help broadcasters capture content from multiple sources, create content and publish to various digital platforms while monitoring for quality and compliance. With this rollout, Digital Nirvana is hopeful to scale new heights serving the media & broadcasting industry across the world.

About Digital Nirvana

Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, and learning management services. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India.

www.digital-nirvana.com

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For more information, contact:

Hiren Hindocha

Digital Nirvana

3984 Washington Blvd., Suite 355

Fremont, CA 94538–4954

510-226-9000

hiren@digital-nirvana.com

www.digital-nirvana.com

 

5 quick Facts on Commercial Advertisement Loudness mitigation Act

What is Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM ) Act? If you are a broadcaster, you have to keep your commercial audio level at about the same level as your actual programming audio level. For example, you can’t have the programming audio at some level and then have your commercial screaming at the audience. Earlier days, this was something that used to happen all the time, the programming audio used to be at certain level and then the commercials come up right on your face. The regulation act to monitor this is called CALM (Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation) Act in the United States. Lot of other countries, like Canada and EU, also have very similar laws. However, there are differences as far as permitted decibel (Db) levels are concerned, but the rule is very similar.

5 Quick Facts:
1.When was CALM Act adopted and came into effect?
This rule was adopted by FCC on 13th December, 2011 and it came into effect one year after its adoption i.e. 13th December 2012. The one-year interval between adoption and effectiveness was given basically for the television stations and pay TV providers to do the adjustments to be in complete compliance with this Act.

2.Does CALM Act require FCC to regulate loud commercials?
Yes. CALM Act requires Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to impose financial penalties for the broadcasters who fail to meet this responsibility.

3.Does this rule pertain to only commercials?
Yes. The CALM Act only addresses loudness issues on commercials and doesn’t address loudness variations between programs or channels.

4.Does CALM Act apply to radio and internet commercials as well?
No. This Act doesn’t apply for radio and interment commercials; only television commercials fall under this Act.

5.What will the FCC do when they receive customer complaints?
FCC evaluates the commercial facing the question and they would track the commercial to see if there are patterns or trends that recommend a necessity for enforcement action.

How are broadcasters tackling this? With the technological advancements, broadcasters adopt different ways to monitor their content to check if they comply with the regulations. Digital Nirvana’s Monitor IQ is one such broadcast monitoring product that can seamlessly monitor live broadcast content 24*7, do compliance recording and send out alerts. Monitor IQ also helps large broadcasters capture content from multiple sources and publish to multiple digital platforms while monitoring for quality and compliance.

Closed captioning and sports clipping services among booth highlights

Fremont, CA, October 10, 2017 – Digital Nirvana will showcase its full suite of media management products and services at the upcoming NAB Show New York. Booth highlights will include closed captioning solutions, automated sports clipping service, and the newest version of the MonitorIQ media management platform. NAB Show New York takes place October 18-19 at the Javits Convention Center, and Digital Nirvana will exhibit in booth N662.

“We enjoy NAB New York because it gives us a chance to connect with many regional current and potential customers that may not have attended recent international shows, such as IBC,” said Hiren Hindocha, President and CEO, Digital Nirvana. “We create smart media management solutions that streamline workflows, and our newest solutions and services were developed in response to consumer demand in the ever-changing broadcast and content creation landscape. We look forward to showing attendees how our technologies can improve their operations.”

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One booth highlight will be the company’s all-in-one automated sports clipping service. Introduced earlier this year, the service enables broadcasters to easily capture and share every fast-paced moment in a game. Offering a state-of-the-art workflow and customization options, the service automatically analyzes sports broadcasts in real-time and generates ready-to-publish clips of those highlights. Digital Nirvana’s sports clipping service is coupled with automated caption synchronization, enabling sports broadcasters to publish sports media content online and via social media without any considerable time delay while complying with all FCC regulations. Watch this video to learn more about the sports clipping service.

Another NAB Show New York highlight will be the company’s cloud-based closed captioning, subtitling, and video logging services. Offering post-production, pop-on, and roll-up captioning services, the company offers high-quality caption generation for all pre-recorded and online video content through an automated process over the cloud. Digital Nirvana’s cloud-based caption synchronization technologies use audio fingerprinting to automate near-live synchronization of live broadcast captions. Automated speech-to-text conversion, coupled with state-of-the-art workflow and experienced captioners, reduces the time and cost to publish, provides better search engine discoverability – while complying with FCC guidelines.

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On the product side, Digital Nirvana will showcase its MonitorIQ media management platform, which delivers a full range of multi-channel signal monitoring, repurposing, logging, compliance and archiving functions. The latest version of MonitorIQ, V5.0, features cloud-based recording, OTT stream monitoring functions, and HTML5 and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) support, and incorporates the ability to record from Matrox’s Monarch HDX streaming appliance. Digital Nirvana will also showcase its standalone media management products, including the CAR/TS (Capture, Analyze, Replay – Transport Stream) transport stream recorder, which records and monitors the transport stream, provides alerts of non-compliance, offers time-shifted playout, and allows users to cut segments and export section of the transport stream for more detailed analysis. Other standalone product highlights include AnyStreamIQ for cloud-based OTT monitoring and MediaPro for content repurposing.

Fremont, CA, October 19, 2016 – Digital Nirvana, developers of innovative media management products, announces its participation at the upcoming NAB Show New York. Taking place November 9-10 at the Javits Convention Center, Digital Nirvana will showcase its newest solutions in Booth #732 .

One booth highlight will be the latest version of the company’s flagship MonitorIQ media management platform. Delivering a full range of multi-channel signal monitoring, logging, compliance and archiving functions, Version 5.0 features cloud-based recording and OTT stream monitoring functions, as well as HTML5 and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) support. It also incorporates the ability to record from Matrox’s Monarch HDX streaming appliance and includes a new, user-friendly interface.

Monitor IQ 5.0

Digital Nirvana will also showcase its new closed captioning offerings, including automated closed captioning and automated caption synchronization services. Automated closed captioning is generated using Advanced Voice Recognition Software, and can be used for Web publishing of clips that don’t have closed captioning as well as generating closed captioning for long form content for broadcast. This technology reduces the time and cost to publish, and is beneficial for user experience, search engine discoverability and FCC compliance.

At the show, the company will also display its CAR/TS (Capture, Analyze, Replay Transport Stream) transport stream recorder, which records and monitors the transport stream and provides alerts on non-compliance as well as the capability to cut segments and export sections of the transport stream for more detailed analysis. CAR/TS also offers time-shifted playout for multiple time zone broadcasts and a disaster recovery solution for keeping a broadcaster’s signal on-air with recorded content.

“We’re very proud of our latest media management solutions,” said Hiren Hindocha, President and CEO, Digital Nirvana. “We strive to make products and offer services that make our customers’ jobs easier in a cost-effective way. Our media management platform is more efficient and user-friendly than ever before, and we look forward to showcasing it, along with our other new products, to attendees at NAB Show New York.”

About Digital Nirvana
Since 1996, Digital Nirvana has been empowering customers with innovative knowledge management technologies. By combining media and digital technology expertise, Digital Nirvana makes it possible for organizations to streamline operations and gain competitive advantage with advanced product and service offerings. A comprehensive service portfolio includes media monitoring and analysis, market intelligence and analytics, and learning management services. Digital Nirvana is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices in Hyderabad and Coimbatore, India.

www.digital-nirvana.com

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