For several years now, video has played an important role in communication strategies. Accelerated by the use of streaming platforms and social media, the production of new video formats of varying lengths is massively supplying DAM software with moving images.
At the heart of the media lifecycle, DAM software has adapted to these formats and their specific features, making it the perfect ally for video lifecycle management.
In designing the video features, Ephoto Dam took into account the specifics of this format while capitalizing on the experience acquired with still images.
Thanks to these new, dedicated features, certain document collections that had previously been left to one side can now take their place in DAM software, to be enhanced in turn. These include all the video production surrounding scenography or museography, all the recordings of events, concerts, conferences, town council meetings or even live/replay/webinar/elearning content generated by videoconferencing and remote working that can be easily managed by DAM software.
Ephoto Dam offers video chaptering, multilingual subtitle generation, sequence trimming, thumbnail selection, and even the addition of a synchronized document that can be viewed alongside the video (like a PPT lesson, for example).
One of the problems with the video format is its accessibility. As a result, Ephoto Dam has developed the possibility of adding an audio description format to a video. Many public organizations are required to make their web platforms accessible. If the content distributed via these platforms is not accessible itself, the value of these video collections is reduced.
One of the most important aspects of managing video formats is their broadcasting. As a solution to this problem, Ephoto Dam integrates the streaming protocol used by the biggest names in the field, guaranteeing users comfortable viewing on all media, even on the move, where connection quality is not always guaranteed.
What’s more, for integrators, obtaining direct viewing links or embedded codes makes it much easier to set up gateways between DAM software and platforms or sites supplied by these formats. Ephoto Dam natively offers gateways to the social networks most widely used in business: Yammer, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
Another advantage of Ephoto Dam is that video can be played using the Ephoto Dam player. So, in addition to the choice of video quality, all the chaptering, trimming, subtitling and audio description work done in DAM software is automatically integrated into the player.
Another major problem with videos is their storage. Indeed, these formats, whose quality standards are rapidly increasing, are among the largest documents DAM software can have to manage. Aside from the question of rush storage, which is more a matter of documentary policy and distribution between cold storage and DAM, pre-calculated broadcast formats quickly increase the size of media. Ephoto Dam gives its customers the choice to set the definitions necessary for their uses and does not generate more formats than necessary within this determined framework.
Like your other media, videos benefit from advanced rights management in Ephoto Dam, as well as an equally precise description thanks to the indexing process. Ephoto Dam also enables you to define description elements dedicated to the video format. Your description form templates automatically adapt to the format of the content you’re indexing. Your fields dedicated to this format, such as Director or Production Company, therefore appear. Versioning enables you to manage several formats of the same video for an identical description form, facilitating distribution to the appropriate channels.
Integrating your video assets into DAM software guarantees optimized management of this content and provides an easier springboard to broadcast them. Without taking the place of editing software, DAM software classifies media, regulates access, downloading and distribution by generating suitable formats, and supplements accessibility via subtitles and audio description. Ephoto Dam will be your daily ally in safeguarding and distributing your video assets.