Category Archives: Media asset management

DownloadBuyer.com adds new PC and Mac games to content catalogue

Now available the Latest and Greatest Games from Electronic Arts, Bethesda, Square-Enix, Eidos, Ubisoft, Capcom, Rockstar, Atari and many many more. All At Competitive Prices and Backed by Downloadbuyer’s Outstanding Customer Service

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ DownloadBuyer.com, the online software superstores, have just added over 1,000 new gaming titles to their gaming download store!

“An extensive games catalogue has always been planned at DownloadBuyer.com, and now it is a reality – it’s fair to say we now have one of the most extensive retail software catalogues in the world, covering Windows and Apple Mac, at very competitive prices and available within minutes of purchasing.” Said Jon Silvera, Managing Director of Downloadbuyer.com. Continue reading

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EpiServer connects up with SharePoint

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På EPiSERVER-kurs (Photo credit: jonkpirateboy)

EPiServer optimises collaboration and customer experience with EPiServer Connect for SharePoint

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Content management bellwether EPiServer has just launched its new EPiServer Connect for SharePoint product, in what the company claims as being the first add-on of its kind integrating SharePoint 2013, 2010 and/or 2007 with EPiServer 7 CMS.

EpiServer said the new version enables business users to bring their SharePoint assets to the web with EPiServer Connect for SharePoint also helping marketers to use SharePoint enterprise content management and to convert internal collaboration into online marketing results, EpiServer said.

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Renewal of smartphone jailbreaking and video remixing rights

Apple iPhone 3GS, Motorola Milestone and LG GW60

Jailbreaking now ok for ‘smart’ phones

Copyright Office Announces Exemptions to Mitigate DMCA Harms

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation has won renewal of critical exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in a new ruling, including the upholding of jailbreaking rights for smartphones – and new and expanded legal protections for video remixing. Continue reading

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Flickr Killer? FSF backs MediaGoblin for free media sharing platform

Part of the official logo from the Free Softwa...

FSF backing MediaGoblin and StatusNet

FSF rallies support for GNU MediaGoblin to make media publishing free “as in freedom”

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ The Free Software Foundation is backing the GNU MediaGoblin project’s fundraiser at http://mediagoblin.org/pages/campaign.html – a community-developed free – as in freedom – software that enables users to share their experiences through photos, videos, and audio in a decentralised way.

MediaGoblin ‘sidesteps’ current media-publishing gatekeepers, FSF said. Continue reading

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REVIEW: Honestech Audio Recorder 3.0 Plus with USB Cassette Player

By ECM PLUS REVIEWS LAB

ECM Plus +++ With just a few clicks convert your analogue audio content into digital with the Honestech Audio Recorder 3.0 Plus.

Convert all of your music, including cassettes, LPs and 8-track tapes, into MP3s, WAV files, audio CDs and MP3 CDs, and listen to them on your portable music players, preserving and backing up your audio. Continue reading

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Belgian DAM doyen bolsters SDL links in CXM move

Image representing ADAM Software as depicted i...

Belgians bolster DAM efforts

Retail client content project spurs firms in joint operations for customer satisfaction

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /London/ +++ Ghent-based ADAM Software and SDL have just reaffirmed their partnership to offer customer experience to companies with large-scale e-commerce operations.

According to the two firms, the move builds on a national retail chain where SDL and ADAM Software carried out a seamless deployment of an online store containing hundreds of thousands of pieces of content. Continue reading

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New muzak model is music to the ears of British retailers

English: Stratford Shopping Centre.

EngIish shopping centre in Stratford

Licence-free background music service MusicStream claims millions in saving for retailers

By ECM Plus Staff

ECM Plus +++ MusicStream, a royalty-free music operator has just launches a new service which boasts to be an exclusively rights-free digital background music service.

According to the company, the music and management control features have been designed specifically for retail, leisure and hospitality business use. Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: CES – Gadget glut betrays storage setbacks

Consumer Electronics Show

CES show portends cost conundrums

No more gimmickry please, just give us the skinny

BY PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Bullshitometers are very much in evidence at this year’s annual CES bash for boffins of all things tech gadget enslavement. Continue reading

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Axe gods grab hi-fi firm in high-end audio expansion

English: Downtown Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee, home of Gibson Guitars

Gibson acquires stake in Onkyo Japan and majority interest in Onkyo USA

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ American musical instrument manufacturer Gibson Guitar has just inked a strategic partnership with Onkyo Corporation, the Japanese audio specialist.

According to the Nashville firm, Onkyo will give Gibson’s newly-formed pro audio division substantial technology resources. Continue reading

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Christmas cracker for content apps at Downloadbuyer.com

SFX Magix Samplitude Music Studio.
Image by NilmaBoston

Magix, Content Watch and other software discounts at online software emporium

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Online software superstore DownloadBuyer is offering 50 percent discounts on its wide range of software products throughout December 2011.

According to the company, the range with the discounts includes apps from mediAvatar, Xilisoft, Wondershare, Magix, O&O, eJay, Innoheim, MacPhun, ABBYY, UpdateStar, Emsisoft, Serif, Abylonsoft, BitDefender and Content Watch. Continue reading

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REVIEW: Magix Rescue Your Videotapes! 4.0

SCART connector, photo taken in Sweden

Wave goodbye to dusty old tapes and bulky cases

by ECM Plus Labs

ECM Plus +++ When it comes to valuable digital assets, few would argue that old family videos and precious moments from our cultural heritage, birthdays, Christmas morning, family weddings, first steps, proud father, Mother’s Day, and so on and so forth, are those moments that many families have made Olde Worlde tape-based videos of, but are in large part, currently languishing in a dusty box in the garage or in the attic. Continue reading

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Money and votes behind House Bill easing sharing of video rental information

English: Vector art of a VHS tape on a diagona...

Bill passed that allows for VSPs to obtain consent on an "...ongoing basis..."

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill (HR 2471) that would amend the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 to ease restrictions on sharing of video rental information.

The bill is supported by Facebook, Netflix, the Center for Democracy and Technology and the Digital Media Association. The measure is opposed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Continue reading

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Software giveaway brings Yuletide cheer

A stachue of santa clausYo-ho-ho! ‘Tis the season of goodwill to all men.

DownloadBuyer.com has over ten grand’s worth of software to give away throughout December

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ DownloadBuyer, the online software store, is to give away £10,000 worth of software for Windows and Mac OS in their ‘Christmas Lucky Dip’ promotion.

Jon Silvera, managing director commented: “DownloadBuyer.com continues to see strong growth. To celebrate, we pulled together a massive prize pot donated from participating vendors and are both proud and excited to pass these on to our customers as a thank you over the Christmas period. So along with many half price offers over Xmas there’ 50/50 chance to pick up a totally free product on top”. Continue reading

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Media mashup toolkit proffers content ubiquity

Various Blu-rays at Barnes & Noble, The Shops ...

Disc ripperama - for 'backups' of precious content

BinaryDistribution launches mediAvatar media toolkit

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ BinaryDistribution has just launched its latest version of mediAvatar Media Toolkit Ultimate and Media Toolkit.

According to the company, mediAvatar Media toolkit Ultimate for Windows and Mac OS X based computers is the quintessential toolkit for backing up* DVDs and Blu-rays protecting the original discs from scratches and general wear and tear. Continue reading

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StarForce updates audio and video content protection app

The original logo.

Plus ca change: Media copyright issues have been around for years

Updated version for audio/visual content protection and licensing

By ECM Plus staf

ECM Plus +++ StarForce has just released an updated version of FrontLine Audio/Video, the professional software app for protecting audio and video content from unauthorised copying and distribution. Continue reading

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Image bank proffers freebie pix content for creatives

Photo album

Image: For Inspiration Only via Flickr

Kiosked image bank to monetize online content

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ In-content online ad platform provider Kiosked has launched a ‘free’ Image Bank that the company said can enable online publishers and creatives to earn on the acquisitive ‘impulses’ their content may engender.

According to the company, the free app can can be freely downloaded and creators get paid for their images. Apparently, the Kiosked Image Bank is free to use without infringing any copyrights, the company said. Continue reading

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Believe in Godin: Up close and personal with a guru

Marketing ‘guru’ Seth Godin gets personal over success

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow, the marketing book of the decade, has revealed in a Grant Thornton publication just what makes him tick – both in business and in private life, the moments that he said changed his life forever. Continue reading

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Digital rights guide to protect computers and mobile devices published

Hugh D'Andrade's design to commemorate Electro...

Digital rights take centre stage in new publication

New ‘Know Your Digital Rights’ guide to constitutional liberties

By ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION

EFF +++ The Electronic Frontier Foundation has answers to these questions in our new “Know Your Digital Rights” guide, including easy-to-understand tips on interacting with police officers and other law enforcement officials.

“With smart phones, tablet computers, and laptops, we carry around with us an unprecedented amount of sensitive personal information,” said EFF Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury. “That smart phone in your pocket right now could contain email from your doctor or your kid’s teacher, not to mention detailed contact information for all of your friends and family members. Your laptop probably holds even more data — your Internet browsing history, family photo albums, and maybe even things like an electronic copy of your taxes or your employment agreement. This is sensitive data that’s worth protecting from prying eyes.” Continue reading

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Video content delivery bursts forth for cloud and mobile

Person with PDA handheld device.

Going mobile - options for video content delivery

Video distribution to cloud and mobile delivery sees debut for Virtual Delivery Node platform

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ BurstPoint Networks has just unveiled its latest extramural cloud-centric service which it said can extend the content management and distribution paradigm via its novel ‘Video Communication Platform’ or VCP, to what it calls ‘beyond on-premise networks to cloud-based environments’.

According to the Massachusetts firm, the VCP Virtual Delivery Node also proffers a gateway appliance to the cloud service and uses a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to deliver on-demand video content to end-users. Continue reading

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Content cognoscenti to stream into the Big Apple

Broadway show billboards at the corner of 7th ...
Content cognoscenti to converge on the Big Apple

Streaming Media East conference proffers access to more than two dozen broadband-enabled devices and content platforms

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Those who take the long and winding road over to city that never sleeps and is so good they named it twice will get a lot more than they bargained for with such things as real hands-on with many new hardware devices and content platforms providing the ultimate over-the-top video experiences.

Such a promise is to be had by all at this year’s Streaming Media East 2011 conference and expo set to feature a new special ‘Broadband Device Pavilion’ on the show floor. Continue reading

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Media Express’ metadata move does wonders for workflow

BlackMagic Designs

Added 3D support, metadata, 4K support, cross-platform

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Blackmagic Design has released Media Express 3, an new update for advanced capture and playback using Blackmagic Design DeckLink,

According to the company, the updated version mow boasts Multibridge, Intensity and UltraStudio Pro products that supports Windows 7, Mac OSX and Linux platforms.

Media Express 3 is used by thousands of Blackmagic Design customers for managing a wide range of media types and for capture and playback of files to and from broadcast decks. Media Express is the perfect combination for software applications that do not support direct capture and playback to tape decks from within the software itself, the company said. Continue reading

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Polycom’s cloud-based video media content strikes Accordent

A Denecke TS-3 clapperboard in use during the ...

Lights, sound, camera, action...

Polycom’s new cloud-based media services for video content hosted on Azure platform

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Polycom has launched its new Accordent Media Services platform powered by Azure, a new cloud service for searchable content for all video assets.

According to Polycom, Accordent Media Services organisations by managing their growing libraries of multi-source, multi-format video assets without having to add any more extensive IT resources or having to make any more major capital expenditures on special networking or storage systems. Continue reading

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DigitalFilm Tree casts Xytech in lead role for Tinseltown media makeover

Hollywood Studios 1922
Tinsel Town in the Roaring Twenties

DigitalFilm Tree puts Xytech’s MediaPulse in place for post-production, takes a bow for an Encore

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Hollywood-based post-production company DigitalFilm Tree has just invested in a new MediaPulse platform and extension, Encore, for its production, post and consulting operation.

DigitalFilm Tree specialises in workflow for file-based post-production while creating new ways of working that helps film-makers, broadcasters and studios to adapt to a changing technological landscape. Continue reading

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NAB SHOW: Jeepers Keepers! It’s media storage and archive a-go-go for Frisco’s Current TV

Update picture of the Vision Production Switch...

Current TV trying out Keeper

Keeper Technology touts new Motion Media Suite for broadcasters’ storage, archive and media Management

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ /LAS VEGAS/ – Keeper Technology has just launched a new storage and archive media management offering, dubbed ‘Motion Media Suite’.

According to Keeper, Motion Media Suite is an ‘intelligent’ storage, archive, and media management system. It has been designed to work with Final Cut Pro workgroups.

The company is currently working with broadcasting firm Current TV in testing Motion Media Suite as an addition to its current storage. Continue reading

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