Regions are really full-fledged brands and promoting those brands increasingly relies on showcasing video content produced by teams from local and regional governments. The Ephoto Dam solution offers tools dedicated to managing and distributing video content.

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Videography teams, whether internal or contracted, are increasingly involved in the DAM projects of local and regional governments. Video is no longer a rare medium for promoting a territory. Instead, it’s now an essential segment of a media library, alongside images and publications.

For local and regional governments, there are many technical and file-management issues posed by video. Thankfully, a DAM project takes care of those issues.

A regional government with a large video library to be added to its DAM system must first consider the extra technical requirements that come with processing large files. The architecture of Ephoto Dam provides you with processing servers for encoding videos, both while importing and exporting them. In Ephoto Dam’s hosted infrastructure, dedicated GPU servers within the system architecture process videos in record time, accelerating machine processing of your video files, a task that often takes a long time and offers little value-added.

For many years now, and with each new version of the software, Ephoto Dam has been adding features dedicated to videos and their processing. These features support the successful integration of video libraries into your DAM system. You no longer have to exclude video files from your DAM project: they are one of the essential media categories managed by Ephoto Dam. Video features include audio description, which is essential for widespread distribution of videos; automatic subtitling in multiple languages; and associating video and document files so that you can add a presentation or PowerPoint when a video plays, all distributed with the same HTML element. Additional features include video editing, creating chapters, changing the cover image of a video to illustrate its content on the results page, exporting videos in the format and resolution of your choice, and more.

Additionally, the Ephoto Dam team assists local and regional governments with creating indexing language that works great for videos, photos, and other types of files. You can’t index a video in exactly the same way as an image and Ephoto Dam takes this into account thanks to fields contextualized for the type of media and thanks to custom indexing language to meet your needs for describing all kinds of media.