The Dixon Metadata Logging & Search (MLS) for Unscripted is a powerful tool that will enhance the value of your Library by enabling the full breadth of the library to be quickly and intuitively searched. The MLS is easy to use allowing rich metadata to be entered quickly and consistently and then enabling the simple search for any of the logged content.
The MLS is a web-based application providing flexibility on where, when and by whom it is used. The MLS contains a purpose-built logging tool and a search interface containing 27-years of MetaData Workflow experience but is tailored specifically for your organization.
The Dixon loggers and search tools build Content Intelligence into the screen to assist the user in capturing the essence and the details of each clip. Content Intelligence includes Rosters of Congress, the White House, and even Story Rosters. Story Rosters, for Natural Disaster, Shootings or other events, grow as the story grows and are instantly available whenever that story reappears. Content Intelligence also includes buttons for quick and consistent entry of content specific metadata. Your Dixon UnScripted Logger combines the content experience of your team with the logging experience of Dixon building Content Intelligence into your Logger.
Dixon’s Graphical Loggers are simple to use yet enable the entry of Rich MetaData quickly through Content Intelligence, The logger knows the content being logged, how many camera angles are available & how they relate to each, your terminology, and which personalities are important. The logger imports external data feeds including lists of personalities, transcripts, rundowns, and AI metadata. The logger writes to our database and to your MAM’s & PAM’s live so the rich metadata is put to work immediately. The logger imports the various transcripts, creating entries based on timecode for each camera angle. Customers can have multiple templates tailored for each show but with a look and tag buttons that are consistent across all the templates.
Dixon’s Graphical Search gives instant access to all your of content via an interface that also knows your content. The searches are intuitive, think of what you need and there it is ready for editing. The Search gives instant access to your entire library with date ranges, the same buttons that are on the loggers and easy personality entry fields. The search can easily be pointed to specific episodes are weeks. The Search drags & drops any angle or all available angles to your Editor bin be it on Avid or Adobe. The search’s date ranges allow your to search for just a specific day’s content or across multiple season.
Dixon’s benefits are further multiplied by our seamless integration with other broadcast products to create powerful workflows. Dixon integrates with; ingest controllers & servers, MAM’s & PAM’s, transcoders, production editors, content distribution systems, AI engines, and logged data. The Logger can be logger can search your media storage to generate logging sessions. Camera Angles are automatically tied together based on their relationships. The logger can generate its own low-res for logging or use any available low-res. The Logger writes metadata to PAM’s and MAM’s Live. Searches instantly allow dragging and dropping to Production Editors to create packages.
Dixon UnScipted Benefits
Do More, Faster
By knowing the content, the MLS allows you to create richer MetaData logs and find the best clips in less time. Log all the angles in one room simultaneously! Import the transcript of that room in one step and its applied to all angles. Any of your Keywords can be entered with one keystroke. Your personalities are on the logger with their picture for easy recognition. Searching is also faster, click a few buttons and the needed clips are ready for editing. The Search also displays the pictures of your personalities.
Eleminates Clerical Work
Dixon’s Loggers and Search do the clerical work saving your team time and frustration. Transcripts are automatically broken in to the Timecode chunks on import, no more copying and pasting to multiple records. Want to share your log, put it directly into the clipboard and paste it anywhere you want. Access all available assets simply and instantly from one interface that allows you to drag and drop to your Editor! No one needs to create a stream out when all your clips are so easy to review and put to use.
Use the Best of all your Assets
The Dixon MLS helps your team create Rich MetaData logs, for all the content your acquire, faster than the limited logs you have now with less effort. Your logging template becomes a guide to which events are important to log and ensures that the logger uses your terminology consistently. The template also allows the metadata to be organized in the database enhancing the efficiency fo the searches. The intuitive Search uses the same buttons as the logger for quick targeted searches. Need another shot that better captures the moment? All you shots from every angel are available to you and organized so you can quickly get to the one you want.
Makes Existing Systems Better
By adding the Dixon MLS, that knows your content and your existing systems, your existing systems work better. The Dixon MLS seamlessly integrates with your existing systems adding your content intelligence. Most broadcast tools are generic instruments that don’t have content intelligence. Loggers and search interfaces are compromises that must work with everyone’s content. You only have your content so we eliminate their compromises and tune your workflow and existing systems to your needs..