To automate the process of migrating video tapes into file formats we have developed a unique product – Ingestic. It allows simultaneous recording of up to 4 video and audio streams, depending on the hardware capabilities.
Ingestic allows controlling VTR via SONY 9-pin remote protocol, which allows to check important control points on the tape before recording, and to verify these points in the resulting file. No special hardware is needed to render video from VTR, everything is displayed on the user’s DVI monitor.
Before recording user has to enter unique clip ID which is used to automatically import metadata from ODBC data source or from the web service. This eliminates the need of manually adding metadata fields and therefore reduces errors caused by human factor. Information of the recorded file can be exported to the data source or web service in the same way.