Videomenthe is adding new features to Eolementhe©, its tool for creating media file workflows in the cloud
Videomenthe announced the launch of Eolementhe© v2, its platform for processing media files in the cloud. Software publisher Videomenthe is providing new features making its portal even more powerful and better adapted to workflows commonly used in the broadcasting sector. Its user-friendly interface promotes intuitive workflow design for automated processing of media files, facilitating their delivery via all types of platforms.
Videomenthe, which is also a distributor of transcoding, quality control, audio loudness correction, subtitling solutions and more, has great experience in streamlining these processes and makes them available via a single portal.
In this automated multi-vendor environment, an even more comprehensive workflow is now available, featuring, amongst others, Baton™ solutions from Interra Systems for File-based Automated Quality Control, the WFS™ file-based workflow engine controlling ProMedia™ Carbon or ProMedia Xpress transcoding nodes from Harmonic, TITAN File© from Ateme for transcoding and AudioTools Server© from Minnetonka Audio for audio loudness correction and analysis, etc.
The Eolementhe© portal can be accessed from anywhere, allowing the fast, secure transfer of media processed using Signiant’s Media Shuttle© accelerated file transfer solution. So using a simple work station connected to the portal makes it possible to execute a workflow in the cloud and the extremely intuitive interface is instantly easy to grasp.
Videomenthe has refined Eolementhe© with the aim of offering greater flexibility in the services it provides. Firstly, the processing of files is carried out asynchronously and guarantees immediate access to the media. The files are available as each one is processed, you don’t need to wait for the completion of the batch process to access each media file. The progress of the tasks executed can be followed using the status window. Also with the aim of improving monitoring of the process, the technical and editorial metadata are grouped together in a single file linked to the media for the duration of its duty cycle. The incorporation of an HTML5 player compatible with the VLC plug-in makes it possible to view your video within the Eolementhe© interface, for greater ease of use. Finally, Eolementhe© now incorporates the delivery of files to several Object Storage systems: Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure and OpenStack.
All of these new features allow you to level out peaks in workload, for example during special events, specific projects, archive management, content validation etc., while at the same time speeding up the availability of the media files. So, whether they’re working out of office, in a lab, at HQ or wherever it may be, users can retrieve their media, processed in accordance with their own workflow model.
Many clients have been keen to have Eolementhe© integrated into their ecosystems to trigger business workflows. Originally developed for use as Software-as-a-Service in the cloud, Eolementhe© is now available also as a standalone. In addition, its open API guarantees a high degree of interoperability in automatic mode, allowing it to be integrated into a wide variety of architectures.
So, the option to choose the mode of implementation makes Eolementhe© a scalable tool suited to users of media files, whether freelancers, broadcasting companies, post-production labs, journalists or others.
Videomenthe therefore offers an “all-in-one” solution, simplifying media file processing operations - but Eolementhe© does not mean an abrupt change to the way organisations operate, Videomenthe CEO Muriel Le Bellac explains: “Eolementhe© is not a disruptive solution, but in fact an extension of the current workflow via a friendly, intuitive interface. Our goal is to simplify and facilitate the work of media content users, but also to meet new needs linked to virtualisation, which has become a fact of life in our industry. To sum it up, Eolementhe© is the user-friendly workflow creation portal aimed at all broadcasting professionals.”