A game changing product from Ortana, Editorial Ingest provides
a “lights out” solution for ingesting content into Avid Media
Composer (with or without Interplay). Supporting a wide range
of camera formats (including RED/ARRI) and proxy formats
(including JFIF, DNxHR, H264 and XDCAM) - Cubix automatically
wrangles content according to configurable business rules,
transcodes on existing hardware to utilise hardware out of
hours and is scalable over 100s of workstations. Editorial
Ingest concatenates media and will automatically manage missing
source timecode, it generates Avid PMR and AAF per roll and
provides real time project status and ETA via the Dashboard
& Tracker features.
Project Creation & Import
Cubix can either work with your existing project / resource management
system to define projects and their requirements - or these can be easily
defined directly within the Cubix UI itself. These include such details
as offline format(s), storage allocations and key contacts.
Once the project is activated, Cubix is able to import content either
directly from the transport drive, or from a nearline location of your
choice. Performing a “non-destructive” import, Cubix learns about every
file of every roll – importing all technical properties such as codec,
filesize, duration, raster and more – providing an unparalleled level of
visibility of what content was provided – and what content is to be processed.
Wrangle & Validate
Based on configurable rules, the orchestration engine will then automatically
“wrangle” the content into a new structure on the nearline (or copy directly
to this structure when working direct from transport drive) - that is
client / editor friendly. This wrangling can be by format, codec, raster,
etc. - as well as using such metadata as camera type, folder names and more.
Cubix will also validate the content to ensure its suitable for ingest and
relink - re-creating source masters which have no timecode track. This should
remove all manual intervention to “prepare” a content drop for ingest - something
that usually takes up a lot of operational time and resource.