IPV, the largest independent supplier of low bit-rate, frame-accurate video technology, will launch its Teragator relational metadata aggregation and management engine at IBC 2009.
Teragator provides a platform to aggregate metadata sources and data mining services to identify and manage complex relational links between assets and provide a simple visually compelling graphical user interface to represent and interact with these links.
In combination with IPV’s low bit-rate video technology, users can browse through the contents of any or multiple libraries to identify related, more appropriate content, quickly and simply, driving improved workflow and cost-efficiencies in finding, retrieving and managing assets and associated metadata and maximising earnings from a media asset portfolio.
Historically metadata used to describe resources was once merely structural; file type, timecode, reel number for example. With the advent of digital libraries and file-based workflows, metadata has become as important as the asset itself. Metadata that describes any single source may exist in multiple formats – plain text, an XML file or a relational database record – and be distributed across numerous physical locations and business systems. Teragator allows the user to aggregate these disparate elements extracting the semantic content from the aggregation.
To this end, Teragator has huge implications for those businesses that rely on media assets to generate revenue, whether using a single library or those having operations with multiple databases and distributed assets, according to IPV.