Digital Media Initiative (DMI)

2.4 Enabler Definition
The table below describes the high-level functionality available...
Digital Media Initiative (DMI)

2.5 Outline of Process Scope
The enablers will drive change across the production proces...
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BBC DMI Project Info for Backstage (Part 3)


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BBC DMI Project Info for Backstage (Part 3)

  1. 1. Digital Media Initiative (DMI) 2.4 Enabler Definition The table below describes the high-level functionality available from each enabler. Enabler Key Functionality Delivered Enabler 1 – Work in • Ingest – Covers the copying an asset and its metadata from an external device into the Work in Progress library – transforming the asset format as appropriate. Progress • Log Assets – Covers the recording of the metadata related to an asset at its capture and/or at its ingest into the Work in Progress library. Assets logged Search the local library to facilitate for Assets using local search Logging information • Local Search – Covers searching for an asset within the Work in Progress library, Log Assets Local Search viewing the search results and browsing or viewing the asset and/or its metadata. Ingest Library • Reviewing – Covers the process of reviewing an asset for editorial approval Immediately Media share assets Management after ingest including over the network. Organise Assets within the Library • Sync Pulls/Storyboarding – Covers the organisation of assets into storyboards Share and review Synch Pulls and the creation of rough-cut edits up to the point of submission to a craft editor. rough -edits, over on Proxies, over network Reith Synch Pulls Reviewing • Media Management – Covers the library-type functionality of the system, which includes: organising the physical assets; storing the assets in an appropriate repository structure; moving the assets within and between repositories; managing the asset life-cycle from ingest to deletion. Enabler 2 – Archive • Digitisation of Existing Archive Materials – Creating digital files, capable of being transferred and accessed online, from legacy archive content such as tape. Can be Worldwide can driven by editorial requirements, on-demand requests or by preservation priorities. review clips for motion gallery sales • Cataloguing – Metadata enhancements for library purposes. Woldwide Digitisation of • Archive Submission – Handling the receipt and/or registration of material to the existing archive Archive materials archive from many sources including WIP libraries, in conformance with agreed Media Management retention and selection policies. Organise Assets within the Archive Submission of • Repository Management – Assigning roles and privileges to users to support valuable footage to the archive Search, view and archive access, use and management. Archive submission retrieve archive footage Search over the network • Search, View and Retrieve – Ability to search and view archive contents from BBC desktop in proxy quality. Enabler 3 – Bundle & • Asset Conversion – Covers functionality and process of the conversion of an asset or group of assets into an appropriate format. This will also include the conversion Package of the metadata into an appropriate format for its destination. • Content Management – Covers the grouping or selection of assets according to a predefined manifest or schedule for delivery to a target system or user. Bundling & Packaging • Playout – Covers the delivery of the package according to a timetable defined in Content Management the schedule to a target system which would be responsible for the playout or publication. Completed assets Asset Conversion available to Red Playout Transcoding into Bee in tapeless (RedBee ) formats to service format multiple platforms Enabler 4 –Shoot • Tapeless Ingest – Covers the functionality to ‘load’ an asset from a tapeless device to a system into a digital, file-based format. Recycling of tapeless camera cards on site (long shoots) and potential to send a proxy • Point of Capture Metadata Entry – Covers the functionality to capture metadata at version back to base capture either automatically (e.g. GPS location data) or through manual operation. On site ingest?? Tapeless Capture Content Captured using memory cards Cards returned to base (short shoots) Enabler 5 – Craft • Integration with Work in Progress – Allows content to be transferred between Work in Progress and Craft Edit environments in file format removing the need for ingesting/outgesting to tape. • Editing – Covers the functionality to perform the creative and more detailed editing Editing Fine editing taking place on broadcast to connect individual rushes together adding transitions and other effects. quality footage • Finishing – Covers the functionality to finalise an asset ready for publishing. This Some Grading and can include final edits for titles, adjustments to audio and video levels, addition of graphics capability on broadcast quality footage subtitling or signing. Finishing rd Enabler 6 – Share • Sharing with Indies / 3 Parties – Facilitates file based transfer of assets and asset information between BBC and external repositories and organisations. • User generated content – Provides a mechanism for viewers, listeners and users to submit their own content to the BBC. Independents Post Production Houses BBC Area for 3rd Paries the BBC BBC Sharing content with 3 rd Parties share content with DMI Project Info - Backstage 8
  2. 2. Digital Media Initiative (DMI) 2.5 Outline of Process Scope The enablers will drive change across the production process, or in other words the asset lifecycle, having an impact on the way productions are commissioned, produced and published and how assets are managed and exploited. Commission Produce Publish Commission Produce Publish Manage & Exploit Therefore the DMI scope can also be understood within the BBC’s standard architecture modelling approach as impacting the activity groups below. Commission Produce Develop Manage Creative Production Ideas Select Manipulate Assets for Assets Re-use Commission Create Procure Finish New Assets Assets Assets Assets Schedule / Ensure Package Compliance Assets Publish Manage & Exploit Manage Communicate Asset Asset Information Information Receive Maintain Publish Assets Repository Assets Manage Assemble Pay for Assets Assets Asset Manage Manage Report Rights Technology Output These activity groups are defined as technology and organisation agnostic and as such provide a useful framework for designing the DMI business change without being constrained by existing departmental and system boundaries. DMI Project Info - Backstage 9