Square Box to preview new AI-Based content analysis MAM capabilities at NAB

Square Box Systems is previewing a range of new content analysis capabilities for its flagship CatDV media asset management (MAM) solution, leveraging the latest AI technology for speech recognition and image analysis.
Square Box CatDV Media Asset Management
Square Box CatDV Media Asset Management


At the 2018 NAB 2018 Show, Square Box Systems is previewing a range of new content analysis capabilities for its flagship CatDV media asset management (MAM) solution, leveraging the latest AI technology for speech recognition and image analysis.

"In today's fast-paced media environments, more new content is being created than production teams can possibly keep up with. Also, time is running out for historical content in legacy, analog formats like tape to be digitized before the content degrades. But teams have no time to log and tag the assets so they can be found and reused easily," said Dave Clack, CEO, Square Box Systems. "AI is changing how media organizations meet these challenges, and — as usual — CatDV is at the forefront. Through our new partnerships with industry-leading providers, we're leveraging AI capabilities that will transform media workflows and make it easier than ever for operations to access, manage, and archive tremendous volumes of content."

CatDV will showcase AI logging, tagging, and search capabilities based on the world's leading image and video analysis platforms.

Through these integrations, CatDV will offer a range of advanced capabilities including:

  • Speech-to-text, to automatically create transcripts and time-based metadata
  • Place analysis, including identification of buildings and locations without using GPS tagged shots
  • Object and scene detection (e.g., daytime shots or shots of specific animals)
  • Sentiment analysis, for finding and retrieving all content that expresses a certain emotion or sentiment (e.g., "find me the happy shots")
  • Logo detection, to identify when certain brands appear in shots
  • Text recognition, to enable text to be extracted from characters in video
  • People recognition, for identifying people, including executives and celebrities

Square Box Systems will offer its clients a range of video and image analysis options from leading AI vendors and aggregators. Options will include the Veritone aiWARE platform of best-of-breed cognitive engines and applications, which offers the flexibility to be deployed in both cloud and hybrid on-premises and cloud environments.

Additionally at the NAB Show this year, Square Box Systems will unveil several enhancements for its CatDV media asset management solution. CatDV now offers enhanced support for creative workflows through all-new integrations with Adobe Creative Cloud and Avid Media Composer, as well as powerful new workflow automation and security enhancements.

To strengthen the security of media assets for users of both the web and installed versions of CatDV, Square Box Systems has added two-factor authentication and single sign-on capabilities based on Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0) — initially integrated with Okta identity management. In addition, CatDV now supports AWS Key Management Service (KMS) encryption for Amazon S3 cloud deployments and allows expedited restores from Amazon Glacier to be configured.

"At Square Box Systems, we're all about continual development of CatDV to keep it on the leading edge of MAM technology to meet our customers' evolving requirements. In today's world, that means streamlined workflows that cover the end-to-end content creation process, as well as enhanced security of assets and smoothing of the path to cloud-based content management," said Dave Clack, CEO, Square Box Systems. "With the latest enhancements to CatDV, we're not just ticking those boxes — we're empowering enterprises of all sizes by making it easier and safer than ever to repurpose and monetize critical media assets."

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