Faster deployment, integrated AI and more accurate metadata – IPV launches Curator 2.0

The software specialist will showcase the new MAM package at 2018 NAB Show on booth SL4905

Media technology specialist IPV, today announces Curator 2.0 – the new package of their asset management software that’s used by the likes of NASA, AMPAS, KSE and Turner Broadcast. Easier to deploy and equipped with a range of enhanced features, the upgraded system will make its debut on IPV’s booth (SL4905) throughout the 2018 NAB Show.

Curator is designed to improve overall production workflows inside any organization, from traditional broadcasters to sports teams and leagues, as well as creative agencies, educational institutions and houses of worship. The new version of the system benefits from a faster installation process due to fewer manual configurations.

It also features added integrations with third-party technology providers like Microsoft Azure as well as Amazon Web Services. New integrations are being added all the time to provide users with much more cost-effective workflows.

“More than ever before, content creators need the most effective means to manage not just assets, but entire workflows,” said Nigel Booth at IPV. “With the roll-out of Curator 2.0, we let content creators in any industry search, discover and create video programming to make the best use of the growing mountain of media assets that’s now present in multiple industries.”

One of Curator 2.0’s most innovative technical features is its intelligent automation of subtitles. Integrating with Azure Media Services, the system saves time and expensive resources, giving users the ability to automatically generate subtitles for all their assets. This is especially useful for educational institutions that don’t have limitless resources but need to comply with legislation by providing accessible video content to all viewers.

Easily rolled-out in a cloud-based, local or hybrid installation, Curator 2.0 also features Clip Link Collections which give users the ability to easily keep track of assets. Using the feature, selected media can be added to a collection, sent to a specified destination or shared with other users. Project Versioning has also been added to Curator’s Adobe integration, improving the management and collaboration within the editing software to ensure every version of a project is automatically stored and giving producers an overview of who created a version, and when.

To gives users more control over their metadata, Curator 2.0 also features a new thesaurus search feature in Curator Logger. This means that they can ensure that metadata remains accurate and that they are using the same terminology as their colleagues. Users can now quickly switch between workspaces to view metadata that matches the type of content they’re working on.

“Because it’s built on a suite of microservices, Curator is a continually evolving platform that we can always add new features to,” said James Varndell, Product Manager at IPV. “Many of these have now become services and products in their own right, so we’ve rolled them together into a new package of the system. We’re looking forward to bringing Curator 2.0 to the NAB show floor to demonstrate its new functionality to new and existing partners and customers.”

IPV will be presenting Curator 2.0 at the 2018 NAB Show – on booth SL4905 – from April 9-12. To learn more about what the Curator platform can do for your organization or to book a meeting at the show, head to

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