Bitcentral Introduces CORE:news™ for Broadcast News Creation, Asset Management, and Multi-Platform Workflows

See Bitcentral’s new CORE platform at The 2013 NAB Show, Booth SL4620

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – March 23, 2013 – Bitcentral, a leading provider of tools for media content creation, management, and distribution, announced that its revolutionary CORE:news solution will debut at the 2013 NAB Show, taking place from April 6-11 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

To develop CORE:news, Bitcentral integrated its individual modules, in use across U.S. TV stations, into a single unified, secure, user-friendly Web-based production environment designed to boost collaboration, sharing, and productivity.

At the 2013 NAB Show, top Bitcentral executives including John King, Vice President of Engineering Services, and Rick Young, Vice President of Product Strategy will be on-hand to demonstrate CORE:news’ features and benefits in the theater at the center of its booth, SL4620, with presentations running at regular intervals during each of the exhibit days. For a personalized demonstration tailored to your business workflow you can schedule time now here.

Fred Fourcher, Founder and CEO of Bitcentral said, “With the pressure to handle a deluge of incoming media from camera crews, satellite feeds, news services, and User Generated Content (UGC), today’s broadcasters have been asking for a faster, more streamlined, more cost-effective way to produce compelling news stories for live newscasts, as well as for the desktop, mobile, and social media outlets they now serve.”

With CORE:news, journalists, producers, and other news team members now have all the tools they need to deliver compelling media-rich news stories right at their fingertips,” said Fourcher. “While CORE:news leverages our proven technology and expertise, it offers a fresh, open approach to news production that promotes greater creative collaboration, sharing, and productivity.

With CORE:news, content producers do not have to change environments to tackle all of the vital tasks related to content creation, management, and delivery. Whether they’re working in the newsroom or from remote locations, news teams can access the following tools within this comprehensive, end-to-end workflow:

  • CAPTURE: Ingests raw video in native formats, live feeds, file-based sources or recordings from cameras, even UGC from consumer video cameras and smart phones (powered by Bitcentral Media Encoders).
  • CREATE: Enables time code-based proxy rough cutting of file-based and live content (powered by the Create engine).
  • PUBLISH: Manages all aspects of rundowns and playlists, publishing to multiple platforms, and bi-directional MOS (Media Object Server) protocol integration with newsroom systems (powered by Precis).
  • ASSET MANAGEMENT: Provides management and advanced search tools for video, audio, stills, documents, and other media assets from capture to archive whether it’s on-site, near-line, in cloud storage, or in media vaults (powered by Oasis and Wellspring).
  • At any point in the CORE:news workflow, users have access to utilities, such as HD/SD-SDI media encoders, media players for preview, content creation and confidence monitoring, as well as tools for asset search, management, and deep archive. NLE plugins interface CORE:news with popular nonlinear editing (NLE) systems like Adobe Premiere, Grass Valley Edius and Final Cut Pro.

Bitcentral at its NAB booth, SL4620, will also have CORE:news demonstration kiosks where prospective customers can see personalized demos custom tailored to their particular workflow needs and concerns. To schedule your personalized CORE:news demo, please complete our online form, call Lourdes Bennington at (949) 417-4112 before April 1st. After April 1st, please email Lourdes at lbennington@bitcentral.com to schedule. Demo sessions are limited so please schedule your appointment early.

Fourcher goes on to say, “We’re very excited about the prospects for CORE:news and based on the experience of our initial customers, we know the contribution it’s already making to faster, better news production workflows. The new CORE platform is now the foundation that Bitcentral will build on going forward. Our plan is to develop other CORE products tailored to sports, education, law enforcement, military/defense, and any other market that needs to capture, edit, manage, and deliver large pools and archives of video content.”

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