- Supported ENPS Workflow
- Running Order Control
- Item Status
- ActiveX Plug-in Functionality: Search & Find/Click & View/Drag & Drop
- Buddy Fail-Over
- Media Thumbnails and Preview Video
- Wide Media Awareness
- Ingest Placeholder Creation
- NLE Placeholder Creation
- Automatic Placeholder Creation
- Media Awareness
- MOS Redirection
- Sony ActiveX Plug-in
- MOS Version Supported
- Profiles Supported
- Profile 1 Yes
- Profile 2 Yes
- Profile 3 Yes
- Profile 4 No
- Profile 5 No
- Profile 6 No
- Profile 7 No
SONAPS is a fully integrated workflow-specific system that optimises the processes in capturing, producing and publishing content. The system handles mixed SD/HD multi-format production of content and is scalable, robust and completely IT-based.
It has superior capabilities when compared to many systems available today and builds on the vast experience of operating in the most demanding workplace, that of news and sport. The Sonaps system allows innovative new processes and operational procedures to be developed to further enhance the business performance of its users.
- Planning association for new content
- Automated ingest of new content.
- File-based content exchange.
- 30x proxy ingest from XDCam with preserved metadata
- Seamless linkages between XDCam, Newsroom computer and archive.
- Full integration with newsroom computer, via MOS.
- Classification of material by categories.
- Audio/video editing with voice over, slow motion and advanced NLE capability.
- Browsing of audio/video content from any connected terminal or workstation.
- View and review of a playlist from any journalist terminal.
- On air of playlists either manually and/or automatically.
- Delivery of content to the Internet.
- Integration with third-party archiving and asset management.
Supported ENPS Workflow
This device allows ENPS to dynamically build and control a playlist within the media server. Changes to the Running Order in ENPS result in immediate changes to the sequence of media objects queued for playout by the media server.
This vendor sends real-time status information during playback and other functions which is displayed through ENPS writers and producers in real-time. This includes the use of a minimum set of standard status messages which enable color coding and the automated movement of the ENPS timing bar.
ENPS users can discover media stored on this device through the use of simple searches within ENPS. When a media description or link is found in ENPS, a user may simply click on the media to view it. The media can be linked to ENPS Running Orders, Stories and Assignments by simply dragging it into and ENPS document.
This product supports automatic redundant operation with both Primary and Buddy ENPS servers.
This vendor provides thumbnail images and proxy video which are closely integrated within the ENPS Story display and editing windows.
This builds on Media Awareness to include exposing rushes/newly ingested material in addition to produced/approved material to ENPS users and workflow.
ENPS users can create and name placeholders within this vendor's server into which media can later be ingested or recorded. The vendor then updates ENPS with duration and other information as the placeholder is replaced with the actual media. Placeholders can be used to create "reservations" for material rushes, rough cuts or edits - arriving via ingest applications.
ENPS users can create and name placeholders within this vendor's media server into which edited content from an NLE can be saved.
ENPS can automatically create and name placeholders within this vendor's server into which finished clips ready for play out can later be edited, saved, or recorded. The name and other metadata used to automatically create this placeholder is drawn from the related ENPS Story and Running Order. The vendor then updates ENPS with duration and other information as the placeholder is replaced with the actual media.
This device sends ENPS a description of the media it stores. The description contains structured metadata and a pointer to the media object. This information is used by ENPS to return media in search results. Pointers are used to link media to ENPS documents, including Stories, Running Orders and Assignments using simple drag and drop workflow.
This product works with ENPS to transfer media between machines and locations using instruction and metadata from ENPS. When stories containing media are moved from one ENPS location in ENPS to another this vendor offers the option to automatically transfer the media contained in the stories without further user interaction. This can be used to automatically transfer media between servers and NLE's within a single newsroom, or between multiple newsrooms and production servers in different cities.
This vendor provides an ActiveX plug-in for ENPS which allows users to preview, search, and edit media from the ENPS user interface.
© 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. All trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. AP's reviews were limited to a test environment, and products may perform differently within your own production environment and workflow. Performance may also vary with other factors, including periodic ENPS and partner software releases. Only you can determine if a specific product or combination of products will meet your needs. AP MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING THE PRODUCTS DESCRIBED HEREIN, INCLUDING WHETHER OR NOT SUCH PRODUCTS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH ENPS OR THE MOS PROTOCOL.
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