Technological innovation continues to raise the content creation bar, but behind the scenes, it also introduces new production challenges. Helping professionals adapt and take advantage of the emerging tools and techniques, Woody Technologies serves more than 80 customers worldwide out of its Paris and Los Angeles offices with video ingest and publishing solutions that fuse proprietary software with the latest off-the-shelf hardware. Its client roster includes CBS, France Télévisions, NBC, Nine Network, Sky, Univision, and many others. In recent years, its IN2IT Live capture solution has become increasingly popular, especially with increased adoption of distributed workflows. The video recording appliance can be configured and controlled remotely and includes a server with an AJA Corvid 44 or Corvid 88 multi-format I/O card for four-channel and eight-channel HD video capture, respectively. Woody Technologies has also begun development on an IP version of IN2IT Live, which will include an AJA KONA IP audio and video I/O card.
IN2IT Live is designed to handle an extensive range of live sources, from NDI and SDI streams to web streams and remote interview tools including Skype and Microsoft Teams, among others. It integrates with a diverse range of industry-standard media asset management and storage solutions and supports the most popular recording codecs and formats used by post production professionals. Video ingest operators can access and control multiple appliances via a dedicated, intuitive web-based interface that allows them to schedule recordings and define recording parameters from virtually anywhere they have internet access. During production, IN2IT Live then receives, records, and encodes incoming video signals, with the AJA Corvid or KONA IP card powering video capture. Footage is then transferred to central storage and made instantly accessible to editors and other post production professionals. A proprietary metadata workflow ensures that when an IN2IT Live job is triggered, the content is organized and easily accessible.