Imagen Product Updates
Imagen Product Updates
In a forever evolving media landscape, content owners need the very latest tools to optimise the value of their media, deliver more choice and a provide a great experience for their audience.
Imagen is a constantly evolving content management platform that responds to the changing ways we consume, share and engage with video.
From January 2019 we’ll be issuing regular platform updates. The latest and greatest features, security and stability updates will be deployed to eligible system owners as soon as they become available – no more waiting for annual releases. Look out for our regular product updates to find out how you can do even more with your media.
For images or other media objects with related lat/long information, Imagen can now present geo-information as a link in the metadata record. Simply click on the coordinates stored in the metadata record and Imagen will pop up a dynamic zoomable map.
Add maps to web pages
Maps can now be added to editable zones in your web pages for extra contextual information – to point out where an image or video was taken or even to show your office location. Simply add lat/long coordinates in the Map Viewer Widget and Imagen will render the map in your page.
Imagen is a powerful content management platform, but a key strength lies in the ability to create and shape the user experience for your specific audience through page layout tools and customisable areas.
We’ve now made that even easier with Imagen Zones. Zones are editable areas within your web page that you can customise at will.
Previously we gave you the option to add widgets, text or html. With Zone widgets it’s even easier to create new rich media elements within an editable zone to provide supporting content or information around your media.
Embed Social Media
Draw attention to any social media post by featuring it in a custom zone. Simply add the embed code from any post and add more rich media to your custom pages.
Updated User Analytics
User Analytics now include customisable date ranges for added insight into performance metrics, more statistics for clip order downloads, plus info on media counts and duration.
Star Ratings for Annotations
Easily apply a star rating to any set of annotations. Imagen star ratings can be exported and are interoperable with other technologies including EVS IP Director’s Interest Level rating.
Responsive embedded video
Previous versions of Imagen required users to state the height and width of the video player when embedding in a third party web page. That’s still a useful option, but for destination pages which can be viewed in a variety of devices, – PCs, tablet and mobile, it makes more sense for the video to scale according to the size of the screen. Imagen’s new responsive embedded video player option will automatically scale the video to fill the space available on any screen.
EXIF/IPTC/XMP Data Extraction
Many images contain embedded metadata which describes technical aspects of the picture, such as date, time and GPS information as well as copyright and descriptive information. When ingesting files, Imagen can now extract embedded EXIF, IPTC and XMP data and save as searchable metadata within a standard Imagen record.
Imagen’s powerful new Update Record Metadata ingest workflows defines how the image data maps to the record fields in Imagen. The rules allow for overwriting, concatenating and adding to the field if empty.
Picture in Picture (PiP) allows users with supporting browsers (such as Safari and Chrome) to pop out a video from an Imagen web page, move it across screens and carry on watching while they scroll around, use a different app or visit another website.
Reorder Media Objects
One of the unique features that makes Imagen so powerful is the ability to store multiple media objects within a single metadata record. That means you could store a pdf or image alongside an audio file to keep related assets together, or combine a series of videos. Sometimes, those related media objects need to be sequenced in a logical order. Imagen now allows administrators (or users with sufficient privileges) to change the order of media objects to suit.
Imagen in action
BBC Studios use Imagen to promote their programme library worldwide. As a sales tool it’s important that their clients can see and preview the logical sequence of episodes in a television series. With our new update, individual episodes can now be uploaded and sequenced in the correct order.
Video in Carousels
Embed a series of videos in a scrolling carousel to promote a collection or to feature latest additions to your media library on your homepage or in any editable zone.
New Live Server Region
East US Imagen Live Server region now available in addition to South East Asia and West Europe regions to manage delivery of live content to Imagen powered sites.
Improved Live Service
Live streams now display thumbnails along the timeline for improved video navigation. Full bitrate streams are now automatically ingested for even higher quality archiving than before.
Session sign-in limit
A powerful new control that limits one Imagen session per user log-in. This prevents multiple users accessing the same account simultaneously with a shared set of log in details.
Imagen now maintains original orientation of footage shot on mobile devices (e.g. 0°, 90°, 180° and 270°) by analysing metadata embedded at the time of recording.
Export annotations to EVS
You can already export Imagen annotations (time based metadata) as XML. Now you can also export in a format which can be parsed by EVS’ IP Director logging application.
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