updated 10:15 am EST, Fri December 2, 2005
Cumulus Video Suite
Canto today began shipping , an option for the Cumulus Enterprise product line that is designed to help manage videos assets. The Cumulus Video Suite enables Cumulus Enterprise to manage video files as well as individual shots of a video. Using shot boundary detection technology, the Video Suite can automatically create records, previews and thumbnails for each shot in the video, which then can be annotated with additional metadata. Cumulus Video Suite also supports streaming for viewing video files and individual shots over the Internet. Users can preview videos and shots directly in Cumulus and also edit and view the metadata of each shot. This substantially simplifies the searching and accessing of specific parts of a video.
n combination with a streaming server Cumulus Video Suite enables instant
play of videos and shots and the delivery of live broadcasts and multicasts.
"Cumulus Video Suite caters the needs of our corporate customers who are
increasingly using video for training, sales and marketing information and
promotional material. The storage, production and distribution of their
video assets are pressing concerns," said Ulrich Knocke, Canto's VP Product
Development. "The introduction of Cumulus Video Suite will ensure an
effective means of managing their video material and decrease both
turnaround time as well as operational and courier costs."