Telestream announced the implementation of a Vantage transcode server, file-based content ingest platform and intelligent workflow automation system at Warner Bros International Television Production Belgium.
Working with Belgian Systems Integrator VP Media Solutions, Warner Bros has created a file-based workflow at its Zaventem-based production facility where all ingest, transcoding, archiving, media asset management (MAM) and storage are supported.
Designed by Warner Bros engineers, who worked with VP Media Solutions’ broadcast technology specialists, the file-based workflows integrates Telestream Vantage alongside production and MAM systems from Avid and CatDV and an archive solution from Oracle/Archiware.
The workflow was commissioned around the turn of the year. Within weeks, it was tested, supporting Warner Bros’ Thailand-based TV production – Temptation Island. Over a four day period, the Vantage system was used to ingest the rushes of the series of Temptation Island – 30 TB of data on 750 XDCAM HD discs - to the Avid Isis storage and the CatDV MAM. All assets were re-wrapped from OP1a to OP-Atom during transfer to the Avid workspace. At the same time the files were transcoded to H.264 files and ingested in the CatDV MAM system for browsing and logging. Loggers and directors could access footage on-premise and also in the cloud.
The ability to integrate the Telestream, Avid, CatDV and archive systems is critical to the operation of the production facility at Zaventem.