At NAB VSN Enhances Flagship Platform with Powerful Editing and BI Tools

”For NAB 2017, VSN will launch WEDIT, the new web-based video editing tool integrated with our flagship media and business process management product, VSNEXPLORER. This web-based tool, fully developed in HTML5, enables any user to work within our MAM system on deep archived, near-line or online content. We will also showcase VSNEXPLORER BI, our path-breaking business intelligence tool, as well as enhancements across our media management product family in end-to-end quality control, metadata usage and Microsoft Azure integration,” Jordi Capdevila Espitia, Marketing Director of VSN

New Products for the 2017 NAB Show


The new WEDIT is a highly functional web-based editing tool integrated within VSNEXPLORER, its media and business process management platform. Developed in HTML5, this quick and easy tool allows journalists and editors to edit videos and prepare them for broadcast from a single and unique interface, without having to switch to another system. Within the VSNEXPLORER interface and integrated with a full-featured MAM, WEDIT users can work on footage and clips located in deep archived, near-line or online storage. In effect, WEDIT is a “cloud content editor,” because it allows users to access and edit files on the cloud, a capability that can boost collaboration between editors and departments. In terms of editing features, WEDIT users can edit sequences quickly by cut; generate cut lists; mark-in and mark-out segments with proxy frame accuracy; associate metadata to the editing cuts; edit quickly from the interfaces timeline; and consolidate sequences and publishing. At any time, users can export a project into an EDL file to finish editing, if necessary, in another third-party NLE, such as Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer.



The newly enhanced VSNEXPLORER BI is capable of transforming media information and metadata into powerful business intelligence. A module of VSNEXPLORER, this broadcast-centric BI tool can extract information on assets, quality, traffic, transcoding and other activities from extensive VSN data sources or even third-party systems; then it presents selected data in simple graphics and customer reports that can help decision-makers analyze business performance. Eliminating the need to create reports manually or rely on third-party systems, VSNEXPLORER BI can generate reports based on workflow status, pending user tasks or any custom MAM metadata criteria defined by the user. Users also have access to automatic analytical documents and reports created by default, as well as to customized dashboards that combine different reports and layouts (bar, pie, column, chart, bullet, speedometer, etc.)

VSNEXPLORER BI enables users to control and analyze any given broadcast company’s data – even segmenting data by department and including filters to select based upon circumstances. Thanks to those reports, an administrator can make business decisions at the start of a process and then monitor it from a single dashboard. A powerful analytic and decision-making tool, VSNEXPLORER BI helps companies detect inefficiencies and bottlenecks, solve problems, and make decisions that drive greater revenue and more efficient use of corporate resources.

On display at NAB 2017

VSN’s professional team will bring to NAB 2017 all the latest software developments included in its portfolio of solutions for Broadcast and Media Management.

Among other showcased products is the recently launched VSNQC for quality control, which complements the entire range of VSN solutions for whole media lifecycle. This new software allows users to establish exhaustive control of its content, as well as detect error in each phase of the media cycle. The new tool further enhances VSN’s end-to-end solution, from ingest to broadcast and content storing, and delivers tremendous value at a compelling price point.

VSN will also show how the integration of VSNEXPLORER with an online thesaurus from curated link sources fosters an improved cataloguing and use of metadata. The latest HTML5-based enhancements for VSNEXPLORER’s interface are also expected to draw attention. Among these, especially noteworthy is the forthcoming HTML5-based MPEG-DASH player, which will enable the broadcasting of high-quality content wherever and however users want to view it, regardless of device, bandwidth, files and browser.

Finally, VSN will also exhibit the advanced workflow for news production jointly developed with VSN’s partner Ross Video, as well as the improved integration between VSNEXPLORER and Microsoft Azure Media Services Cloud platform. Its new and improved functionalities for cataloguing and media organization, such as speech-to-text, auto-cataloguing and the latest advances on keyframes, are already fully operational and allow users to manage their content in a much more efficient and flexible way, with increased productivity and better collaboration among professionals.

“This improved integration with Microsoft Azure is the perfect example of where the broadcast and media industry is headed,” said VSN’s Sales Director for Americas, Robert Duif. “Nowadays the most avant-garde technology permeates each and every broadcast workflow, and we currently need software solutions that are much more agile, flexible and quick than ever before to address our clients’ needs. The industry is moving towards new broadcast business models consisting of less investment, more recurrent and flexible expenses, and less onsite equipment. At VSN, we are bringing those models to life,” said Duif.






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