NAB 2017: TVU NETWORKS AND AP TO DEMONSTRATE ADVANCED NEWSROOM WORKFLOW
TVU Networks , the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions, announced today that TVU and the Associated Press (AP) at NAB 2017 will showcase a new, integrated newsroom video content acquisition workflow developed through the two companies’ technology partnership. The new metadata-based workflow streamlines the direct linking of media content to specific news story assignments at the point of acquisition. The TVU Alert and AP ENPS integration automates and accelerates the transfer and ingest of the linked content to the studio and within newsroom production solutions.
The new workflow delivers greater efficiency for newsrooms. An
assignment with associated metadata is created within the AP News
Production System (ENPS) and sent using TVU Alert to field crews
equipped with TVU Networks transmitters. The automated message from
TVU Alert triggers the Progressive Download feature in TVU
transmitters to create a high-resolution mirror image of the
camcorder’s content on the TVU transmitter (via SDI connection) as the
story’s audio and video content is recorded at the camera.
The recorded video content, with matching timecode and the unique
metadata for the assigned story, automatically and immediately
transfers to the studio. Once in the studio, the location of the
content and its associated metadata is reported to ENPS and placed in
the rundown so that the relevant content is immediately available for
editing and playout.
“We’re excited to continue our technology development partnership with
AP to deliver advanced workflow enhancements to our mutual customers.
Our newest integration effort between TVU Alert and AP’s ENPS will
save newsrooms significant time and effort when it comes to
newsgathering operations,” said Matt McEwen, VP of Product Management,
TVU Networks. “The new workflow is designed to improve the efficiency
and speed of news content acquisition through automation and a
reduction in the need for human intervention, while also providing
A key feature from TVU utilized in the integration is the new
Progressive Download function. With Progressive Download, when a user
records content to an SDI-based camcorder, a mirror image of that
content is recorded in high-resolution to the TVU transmitter’s
internal SSD. The camcorder’s start/stop triggers are transmitted over
SDI ensuring the timecode on the acquired content matches that of the
camcorder’s own media. TVU’s mirrored content is immediately
transferred at high speed via the transmitter’s aggregated link as a
file to a TVU Transceiver video decoder at the studio in an editable
QuickTime file format, making it immediately available for transfer to
_TVU One mobile transmitter in action:_
“AP ENPS is always looking for new ways to help news people get the
information and resources they need in the most efficient way
possible. ENPS working with TVU’s Progressive Download eliminates
tedious busywork and file manipulation for the producer in the
newsroom and the crew in the field and gets the video on the air or
on the web as quickly as possible,” said Phil Avner, Director of
Development, Broadcast, Associated Press.
With the TVU and AP integration, there is no need to manually transfer
recorded clips or “tape feeds” from the field to the studio or wait
for the original camera media to arrive at the studio. It also
eliminates the need to manually ingest and log content at the studio,
increasing operational efficiency through a reduction in workflow
TVU and AP will be demonstrating the TVU Alert and AP ENPS integration
at NAB 2017 in booth #C3739.