IPV Curator - Release Notes
IPV Curator is regularly updated with new features and improvements. Here's a run-through of recent changes
Curator Arrival 3.2 release
29th April 2021
This update adds even more remote editing capability, new AI integrations, improvements to metadata logging in bulk, more cloud storage options for uploads, and improvements to Curator's de-duplication processes.
- First up, we have a much-requested feature – breadcrumbs in Clip Link! Now, your search results will display the folder breadcrumbs for the assets, making it easier to navigate through the results
- You can now create your own custom web apps and integrate them with Curator - perfect for businesses that want to create their own custom functionality!
- AWS Translate integration adds automated translation capabilities for existing subtitles, saving masses of time by automating subtitle creation in various languages. This helps your content to be consumed by a much wider audience and helps adhere to regional regulations for closed captioning of content
- Asset filtering in Curator Logger now makes it quicker and easier to drill down to the exact content you need to Log
- Bulk logging just got easier with the ability to set a parent clip as the Source of Truth for all subsequent clips
- The Connect menu in Curator for Adobe (introduced in Curator 3.1) has been improved, making remote/hybrid editing EVEN easier!
- Ingest directly to AWS S3 via Curator Connect is now possible, and we now integrate with IBM's Aspera file acceleration service for super-fast transfers of large files
- Curator now uses an MD5 Checksum to determine if assets already exist when they're being ingested, helping to avoid duplicate files being added to the system
Curator 3.1 release
15th November 2020
- Curator Logger now makes it easy for users to log metadata to entire assets (Media Logging) without creating sub-clips, and to multiple assets at once (Batch Logging). This is a game-changer for organizations that record the same footage from multiple cameras at once, such as sports teams
- Tool-tip walkthroughs now guide new users through the main functions of Curator Logger and experienced users through the main changes
- A brand-new REST API now enables easier and deeper integrations with best-of-breed technologies and even more complex workflow automation
- We’ve introduced a series of user onboarding emails for new users which will help them understand what Curator is and what the Curator applications they have access to will enable them to do. This should shorten the learning curve and improve user adoption, ultimately improving ROI on Curator
- New connectors including Google Cloud Storage, Google AI speech-to-text, IMT SoDA (for cloud cost management), and OTMM API v6 (20.2)
- Drastic speed improvements for camera card ingest
Curator Arrival 3.0 release
17th July 2020
Given the current global COVID-19 pandemic crisis, our focus for this update has been around enabling you to be as productive as possible while working remotely.
- We've introduced search highlighting in Curator Clip Link and the Curator for Adobe Panel to help you better understand your search results
- Tool-tip walkthroughs can now guide new and experienced users through Clip Link and the Curator for Adobe Panel
- The Curator for Adobe Panel now offers a cool sub-clip import function for when you only want to import a section of an asset and not the whole thing, shaving even more time off your edit time
- An even better Curator Clip Link experience with search highlighting and the much-requested List View
- Easier user account management, including self-service account creation and management
- Speed, performance, and user experience enhancements in Curator Connect, making asset ingest even easier, especially for home workers
- Improved security for cloud and hybrid cloud deployments
- Proxy streaming directly from Amazon S3 cloud storage is now possible and can save up to 80% on your cloud storage costs. One customer saw their monthly costs go from $22,000 to just $4,500!
- Oh, and the fact it's got the word "Arrival" in the name (read the blog post to find out why!)
Curator 2.3 release
19th February 2020
- We've re-designed the Curator Adobe Panel, making it faster to find content and giving creative editors new ways to collaborate. The Curator Adobe Panel now more closely mimics the Curator Clip Link user interface, making it easier for users to use both applications. See it in action in our Curator for Adobe demo video.
- Curator Connect now makes it easier for Media Managers to register assets in bulk and offers support for Sony FS7 camera cards, adding to the Canon C300, Panasonic P2, and RED camera cards already supported. See it in action in our Curator Connect demo video.
- Curator 2.3 brings the first iteration of Curator Gateway, providing System Administrators with increased security during the Curator deployment process and simplifying the setup of system administration access
- Curator Server now boasts security protocols that meet NASA's stringent requirements and multiple performance enhancements
Curator 2.2.1 release
7th November 2019
- We’ve expanded our AI functionality with AI object recognition – and it’s a big deal! Thanks to integration with Amazon’s AWS Rekognition, you can now ingest and tag your content with automated object, face, and compliance detection. Combined with AI Speech to Text, tagging and finding the content you need has never been easier. Learn more…
- The Curator Sports Logger now supports the graph-based version of Metadata Central and includes the latest Curator HLS player, providing sports loggers and editors with loads more functionality
- A new connector for StorageDNA enables the use of their archive devices, and a new StorNext 6 integration means Curator now supports Quantum Lattus storage devices
- We've introduced easy exports for Curator proxies in MP4 format for playback in desktop apps and embedding in presentations
- Curator now supports OTMM systems using SAML single-sign-on (SSO) authentication
- The MOS Gateway has been enhanced to improve the processing speed of news rundowns and stories. This improves startup time and provides a more responsive experience for editors
Curator 2.2 release
14th July 2019
- We launched the brand-new Curator Connect app which provides an intuitive and simple interface for media file ingest from local and cloud storage, as well as RED, P2, and C300 camera cards. Curator Connect offers additional improvements to the ingest process, such as validating file uploads through a checksum and offering secure uploads to cloud storage
- 2.2 introduced the AI Functionality Module, providing speech-to-text processing through AWS Transcribe or Azure Media Services for automated metadata logging
- New Clip Link user experience targeted at editors, producers, journalists, and executives
- Easier deployment and configuration, building on improvements and feedback from Curator 2.1
- Toolkit for migrating from other MAM products to Curator and a MOS Gateway stability update