Blackbird Cloud Video Platform
Blackbird Ascent – Simple and intuitive easy-clip cloud editor with precision, frame accurate control enabling anybody to create sports, news and event highlights from live sources for time-critical delivery…
Why choose Blackbird?
Accessibility, anytime, anywhere
Fastest proxy transcoding
Improve operational efficiencies
Complete Cloud control
Blackbird, masterfully engineered for the most time-critical workflows
Enhancing 8,000,000 hours of professional video and counting…
Providing a rich suite of tools across the media supply chain
Live & File Ingest
Blackbird Edge Server enables the ingest of live and non-live content from baseband SDI, IP streams, and files. Encoded streams are captured to mezzanine, high resolution and the unique Blackbird proxy for use within the Blackbird Cloud platform. Both stream and file based content can be used for a variety of enrichment, production, captioning and publishing workflows.
Mobile Upload & Review
Blackbird mobile applications enable streamlined, fast turnaround of content directly from handsets. High and proxy resolution video streams can be captured and uploaded to the Blackbird Cloud for immediate access within logging, production or onward publishing workflows.
Content Enrichment & Editing
Blackbird Cloud has a rich, platform agnostic, web based edit experience with a comprehensive suite of capabilties from content logging, clipping and publishing to more comprehensive multi-track video and audio editing. Blackbird editing can including transitions and multi-camera management and a powerful set of underlying workflows to permit all of this remotely. The Blackbird video codec provides frame accuracy, and is easily accessible without the burden of caching and buffering slowing the production process. The ability to perform these tasks from anywhere in the world provides flexibility and speed to users especially where time and performance is important in getting content to consumers.
Blackbird Cloud capabilities can be used to speed up and improve the efficiency of post production workflows by allowing users to pre-select content and create logging entries, clipping decisions and rough cut edits within the Blackbird Cloud applications. These can then be conformed and delivered for post production or be sent as an timeline to systems such as Avid for final editing and craft work. This workflow ensures that the expense of high end production systems is not a constraint to creativity.
Blackbird Edge is able to import captions from feeds and files, these can form the important basis of a number of workflows including the ability to quickly search and recall specific areas of the original source content. Blackbird applications also to enable the delivery of caption data within onward media supply chain workflows to broadcast, OTT and online platforms in multiple formats
Blackbird’s publishing workflows are enabled and available to the users in order to simplify the complex task of delivering content to multiple platforms. Publishing workflows can manage conform of media using the multi platform Blackbird player to instantly playback available content from the Blackbird proxy. Blackbird Cloud publishing processes video, audio and metadata such as captions and sidecar information. Publishing tasks can be distributed throughout the architecture to utilise the Blackbird Edge technology where high resolution material may still be remote – ensuring that the material is efficiently delivered to the consumer.