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  • IBC 2019 - Videomenthe introduces Eolementhe V6: microservices architecture, subtitling optimization and Artificial Intelligence

    Videomenthe, the distributor and publisher of software solutions for processing media files, will be presenting the latest new features offered by Eolementhe©, its collaborative media tool box, at the IBC 2019.

    Eolementhe© facilitates the processing and delivery of media files via an extremely intuitive and user-friendly interface, which features several leading file-processing tools (transcoding, quality control, analysis and correction of audio levels, creation of technical and editorial metadata, speech-to-text, subtitle insertion, AI, etc.). The combination of automated tools and manual intervention makes Eolementhe© a simple, rapid, high-performance solution for the delivery of ready-to-broadcast files.

    "2019 marks a turning point in the life of Eolementhe©. Major European clients are placing their confidence in us, and working in partnership with our teams to enhance and develop the platform. This version 6 of Eolementhe© reflects a desire to industrialize the solution, incorporating features designed with the constant goal of simplifying work for users and making workflows more seamless", Videomenthe CEO Muriel Le Bellac explains.

    INDUSTRIALZATION BY MEANS OF MICROSERVICES
    Videomenthe is enhancing Eolementhe’s©, flexibility, reliability and scalability by deploying it using a microservices architecture. This architecture also forms a starting point for achieving a level of eco-design that makes it possible, notably, to optimize resources in response to platform load and client's needs.

    OPTIMIZING THE USER EXPERIENCE
    So, what is Eolementhe’s © guiding principle? Ease of handling for every kind of user, whatever their role. Significant improvements have been made to Filelib from this perspective, for more seamless and easier processing of media, particularly in the area of subtitling.
    Users can now personalize their working environment to suit their profile, whether it be technical or editorial, by simply selecting the desired settings. One example of this is a 3-pane view, allowing those with an editorial profile to see the subtitles in both the source language and their translated version, and to see a video preview.
    Other new features include the option to customize the way in which subtitles are displayed, in line with particular graphic specifications, and the incorporation of a chat tool, improving collaborative working via the platform.

    A COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE FOR MULTILINGUAL CONTENT
    The delivery of multilingual content is progressing and with it the need to produce high-quality subtitled videos in several languages. Yes – but how can this be done when you don't have recourse to resources providing the desired languages?
    Videomenthe is now offering a comprehensive service combining the Eolementhe© platform with experienced human resources. This comprehensive package delivers rapid execution, by means of automated tools, and a high-quality result, using transcribers and translators who work to validate and correct the content directly on the platform – all at an attractive rate.

    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
    The AI tools offered via Eolementhe© are now combined with a conditional workflow feature, for automated sorting and other actions in accordance with criteria set by the user.
    For example, if the AI detects images involving nudity in the content, the workflow is interrupted and follows a specific path (notifying the user, providing the option to re-teach the AI about this content, delivering it in separate folder). If not, the workflow continues.

    "Quality and speed of processing are key to effective monetization of content. This is our point of focus in this version 6 of Eolementhe©. Other major new features will be unveiled at the IBC. Come to Stand 2.B39 (French Pavilion) to find out all about them!", Videomenthe CEO Muriel Le Bellac concludes.


  • Muriel Le Bellac has been elected to the Executive Board of Digital 113, association for digital

    Yesterday was the General Meeting of Digital 113, the association for digital in Occitanie/ South of France, to elect the new President and governance.

    👏 We are proud to announce that Muriel Le Bellac, Videomenthe CEO, has been elected as member of both East Territorial Board and Executive Board, with:

    👉 Aurore Moser (Specialist Wanted), Isabelle Reix Di Biase (Sopra Steria), Stéphanie Gottlib-Zeh (Agileo Ventures), Alain Foret (Seclab), Olivier Alluis (Rakuten Aquafadas), Christophe Carniel (VOGO), Frédéric Leriche (ASP Serveur), Fabrice Vincent (ESII), Thibaut Dabonneville (Septeo), Thibault Wasiolek (Plussh) & Emmanuel Mouton (Synox), new Digital 113 President!

    This new Executive Board will keep following the Digital 113 line: national and international promotion of members activities, collaboration and business !

    Ready to move on! 🙃

  • We are hiring: Junior & Senior software engineers, join the team!

    You are a junior or senior full stack software engineer? Join the team and participate to the development of Eolementhe, our collaborative media workflow platform!

    Full time jobs - based in Montpellier (south of France)
    Informations : contact@videomenthe.fr

  • Capella Systems announces a new Cambria v4.2 official version

    Capella Systems, editor of transcoding and live encoding solutions, released Cambria v4.2 official release version.

    Main new features are:

    - Adaptive Streaming Re-packager (purchase option)
    - IMF ProRes Import
    - Support for lossless codec: FFv1, FFvHuff
    - Option added to output fragmented MP4 with byte range external file
    - AVID AAF Exporter creates AVID MXF (MPEG-2 IMX, XDCAM HD, or DNxHD) and handles check-in to Interplay
    - Added support for ProRes to MXF exporter
    - Added support for DV (DVCPRO25, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD) to MXF exporter
    - Added Long GOP support to MXF (XAVC)
    - Analysis Exporter enhancement to allow video matching detection
    - Kantar SNAP Audio Watermarking
    - Logo filter enhancement for motion logos
    - Web-based Dashboard/Monitoring/Alerting
    - Automated AWS clients for Cluster
    - “Pay As You Go” Licensing Option (beta)

    Enhancements:

    - S3 performance optimization with MOV and MXF XDCAM sources
    - Improved credential handling for S3 to allow different credentials to be used per job
    - MXF output is usable in Premiere as it grows

  • Brand new website for coporate clients (marketing, communication, HR)!

    We are working with medias ... but also with corporate clients who trust our solution Eolementhe to manage their videos.

    That's why we have launched a second website, dedicated to marketing, communication & HR professionals.
    We present Eolementhe, and how the solution can help processing and delivering videos, for internal and external communication purposes.


  • [Event] Videomenthe presents Eolementhe at Viva Tech 2019

    Videomenthe has been selected by Rakuten Aquafadas and Adocc, to present Eolementhe collaborative platform, dedicated to marketing, communication and HR professionals, during Vivatech.
    Viva Tech is the world's rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation in Paris (Porte de Versailles).

    You want to discover how to easily enrich and deliver your videos for internal or external communication? Through a collaborative platform, and without technical skills?

    Let's meet up booth J50-003 | Occitanie Pavilion 

  • [Press release] The European Parliament adopts Eolementhe© as its option to begin multilingual subtitling

    Videomenthe announces that the European Parliament has chosen Eolementhe©, the collaborative media workflow platform, at the conclusion of a tendering process.

    In late 2018, the European Parliament's Directorate General for Translation issued a call for tender with the goal of adopting a web-based solution for automated transcription and translation – one that would allow for manual intervention at all stages of the workflow, to be able to check, edit and amend its components, all accessed via an intuitive, secure, adaptable interface.

    Videomenthe is proud to announce the success of its tender, thanks to the functions and technical features of the Eolementhe© platform (speech-to-text, multilingual subtitling, collaborative working and secure hosting in Europe, in particular), but also in view of its compliance with the budget set by the European Parliament.

    "Eolementhe has proved to be the ideal solution to meet our requirements. The combination of very effective automated tools with the option of manual intervention makes it possible to deliver high-quality subtitled content in a very brief period of time. Another point worth emphasizing is Videomenthe's availability and its capacity for listening to its customer, making it a trusted partner", explains Delphine Piraprez, an advisor at the European Parliament's Directorate General for Translation.

    In January 2019, Videomenthe began working with teams of European Parliament translators to create a workflow allowing their needs to be met.

    Once the video has been rapidly and securely uploaded to the Eolementhe© portal, a preliminary automatic stage of audio conversion to text (also known as speech-to-text) is carried out.
    A Pause option then allows a checker to adjust the text and the timecodes in the source language before moving on to check the transcription file that serves as the basis for the translations.
    The automated translations are then processed in parallel using Eolementhe©, with a Pause once again to allow translators to check and modify them, working collaboratively.

    These parallel workflows provide considerable time savings, by combining speed of automation with human added value.

    AN INTUITIVE INTERFACE
    Videomenthe has also trained and supported teams of European Parliament translators and managers (around 150 people) in using the tool. Since the Eolementhe© interface has been designed to be intuitive and easy to use for any kind of user, the learning experience went smoothly, enabling the translators to become operational rapidly.

    "This project is great recognition for us. It confirms our position as a European-level publisher of Saas video solutions and strengthens our belief that combining automated tools and manual intervention is a real asset in streamlining workflows and for better monetizing content", adds Videomenthe CEO Muriel Le Bellac.


  • [PARTNERSHIP] Eolementhe now available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace

    Eolementhe is now available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace, which gathers professional solutions that are certified and optimized for Azure.

    Videomenthe is really proud to have been selected to enter the Microsoft marketplace partners community :-)

    #CollaborativeSolution #videomarketing #communication #HR #subtitling #VideoTranslation

  • [EVENT] March 8th, International Women's Day

    Muriel Le Bellac, Videomenthe's CEO, will be part of an event organized by Google in Montpellier, to share her experience in the digital industry as a woman.




  • Eolementhe app' is now available!

    Download it on Google Play Store and App Store, and manage your media files from your mobile!

  • [Press Release] Quality Control for files in the cloud: Deluxe Media Paris uses the Eolementhe© solution

    Montpellier, France – 29 November 2018 – Deluxe Media Paris uses Eolementhe©, the collaborative media tool box, Videomenthe announces.

    Deluxe is an international group specializing in the creation, transformation, localization (dubbing, subtitling, audio description, etc) and distribution of content for broadcasting operators, suppliers of content and advertising agencies. Deluxe operates in 38 markets worldwide and has 7, 500 collaborators.

    Deluxe Media Paris has chosen Eolementhe©‘s service for quality control of its media files and to guarantee compliance of the content sent to its clients.

    Eolementhe©, the collaborative media tool box for creating workflows and transferring media files in the cloud, offers transcoding, quality control, audio loudness correction, the insertion of metadata, multilingual subtitling, artificial intelligence, delivery of files, etc, all via the same very user-friendly interface, in a multi-provider environment.

    “Our priority is technical and artistic quality, and respect for original content. In addition to operating requirements, we had two further requirements: security of content and control of our budget. Eolementhe© enables us to meet our clients’ criteria in terms of quality of files, while guaranteeing us a secure environment. Another important point is that as the workflow is created entirely in the Cloud, we enjoy the benefit of a flexible, scalable financial model,” Deluxe Media Paris’ Director of Audio Services, Frédéric Taieb, explains.

    Videomenthe has worked with the Deluxe Media Paris teams to put in place the system settings and in particular the processing permissions required for each user. Quality control test plans have also been created and uploaded to the Eolementhe© platform, and can be used by any type of operator, technical or otherwise.

    Quality control is carried out using Interra Systems’ Baton® tool and the “Pause Workflow” feature makes it possible to include stages of editorial and technical checking of files, which facilitates collaborative working.

    Once the workflow has been executed, Deluxe Media Paris has compliant files, ready to be delivered to its clients completely securely.

    “We are in fact working to implement good security practices in terms of both software development and deployment in the Cloud, to be able to offer our clients a secure and reliable platform. This is a crucial point, just like financial flexibility. Eolementhe©, with its more seamless collaborative workflows, is a real asset in monetizing content more rapidly and more effectively,” adds Videomenthe CEO Muriel Le Bellac.


  • Videomenthe in the 2018 Streaming Media's Top101 Companies that matter most in online video

    Videomenthe is proud to be part of the Streaming Media Europe Top 101, which represents an annual look at the most interesting, important, and influential companies in the online video space.
    This is a great recognition of our work on Eolementhe, the collaborative media tool box to connect, process and deliver TX-ready content.

  • [EVENT] Videomenthe support INEDITS' event for archive and content preservation, on 22-25 November

    INEDITS is a European non-profit association with the aim to encourage the collection, the conservation, the study and the valorization of amateur films. INEDITS counts 40 members from different countries (France, Great Britain, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, The Netherlands, Czech Republic).

    Videomenthe is the sponsor of the 28th annual meeting of INEDITS which will take place in Annecy, 22-25 November 2018, and gather association members, audiovisual professionals and partners.

    PROGRAMME
    This meeting will focus on amateur films and travel, and examine the place of animated films in our collections. Three technical workshops will be proposed to participants: the use of 3D printers for audiovisual archives, the reprinting of substandard copies, cleaning and processing video tapes.

    On Friday 23th November, Videomenthe will present Eolementhe, its collaborative media tool box, which allows to easily create and deliver media content, and to better monetize it.


  • [Press Release] coralbay.tv announces integration with Eolementhe© from media workflow specialist Videomenthe

    Cloud playout and workflow specialist, coralbay.tv Ltd., announces its integration partnership with Videomenthe’s media workflow solution, Eolementhe©.

    Eolementhe© is Videomenthe’s collaborative media toolbox which offers everything you need to easily connect, process & deliver TX Ready content. Eolementhe© provides a suite of tools for content management, including quality control, transcoding, loudness control, subtitles, speech to text and metadata handling, operating in a collaborative environment. Eolementhe© will be seamlessly integrated with coralPlay to provide stations with a fully unified workflow platform and playout solution and will ensure clients can utilise the full functionality of both systems to provide a coherent workflow.

    Both systems can be deployed either in the cloud or on premises giving clients a choice to suit their own infrastructure requirements.

    Peter Hajittofi, CEO of coralbay.tv comments “This partnership with Videomenthe reaffirms coralbay.tv’s forward-thinking approach to integration & interoperability. With the advent of cloud solutions, partnerships such as this will help to ensure clients do not have to compromise on functionality when moving to the cloud and they can more easily accommodate changes in approach as they move forward.”

    We are delighted to be partnering with coralbay.tv” said Muriel Le Bellac, Videomenthe CEO. “This partnership will allow all our clients to get a comprehensive and reliable end-to-end solution, thanks to the combination of Eolementhe© and CoralPlay. Preparing and playing out material quickly and easily, on demand and on multi-devices, is the key to monetizing content!”

    # # #

    About coralbay.tv
    coralbay.tv develops and supplies real-time playout and content preparation solutions. With considerable prior experience in automation, coralbay.tv is creating a new generation of products specifically designed to work in cloud environments with an emphasis on security, elasticity, redundancy and deployment.



  • [EVENT] Innovation Day Digital Media - October 16th in Paris

    Videomenthe will take part of a round-table during the "Innovation Day Digital Media", organized by Interxion on October 16th in Paris (Maison de la Radio - 22nd floor, one of the best view of Paris). We'll talk about our solution Eolementhe and how innovation can help in monetizing content.

    Three panels:
    With AWS, Colt, Globecast, Ivory, Omnilive, Videomenthe and Wildmoka.

    1/ How do OTT allow content broadcasters to reinvent their business models and answer customer's needs?

    2/ How to improve the customer experience by providing live and on-demand quality content using AWS services?

    3/ What digital innovation strategy can you deploy to engage and manage your audience?

  • [Press Release] Artificial Intelligence, Conditional Workflows, Multilingual Subtitling and High Availability: Videomenthe unveils Eolementhe© v5.0 at IBC

    Montpellier, France – 2018/08/09 – Today, Videomenthe, the distributor and publisher of software solutions for processing media files, announces the unveiling of Eolementhe© v5.0, the very latest version of its collaborative media tool box.

    Eolementhe© facilitates the processing and delivery of media files via an extremely intuitive and user-friendly interface, which features several leading file-processing tools (transcoding, quality control, analysis and correction of audio levels, creation of technical and editorial metadata, speech-to-text, subtitle insertion, etc.).
    Eolementhe© version 5.0 offers new features and improvements which demonstrate the commitment to optimizing the user experience and industrializing the platform.

    “Eolementhe© is about the aggregation of file-processing solutions via a single interface, optimally linked together by means of features that we are developing”, explains Videomenthe CEO Muriel Le Bellac. “Choices concerning these new features are always guided by client feedback, to enable them to guarantee seamlessness and continuity of workflows. We hope that this 5.0 version will meet their expectations.”

    Artificial Intelligence
    The Eolementhe© v5.0 alpha version includes AI tools permitting facial, object and thematic recognition. This feature offers users finer indexing of content and faster subsequent searches. The information collated can be viewed in FileLib, the tool for previewing the video before rendering: the user can view the areas of the video containing this information.

    Easy-to-create conditional and parallel workflows
    Eolementhe© now incorporates two new functions - represented graphically - allowing time and efficiency gains to be made:
    • Conditional workflows, with the automatic creation of workflow branches in accordance with criteria predetermined by the user: the status of the previous task (e.g., whether it passes or fails Quality Control), the file name or the audio or video technical metadata (format, duration, codec used), etc. Setting the parameters is as easy to do as with the other Eolementhe© blocks: with a simple click or by manual entry.
    • Parallel workflows, which make it possible to execute several tasks simultaneously during the same workflow

    High Availability
    Videomenthe is enhancing its platform’s security and reliability by offering high availability across the content-processing chain, whichever tools are selected, whether proprietary or otherwise.
    Speech to text and multilingual subtitling
    Videomenthe is making significant improvements to FileLib, with the purpose of making the user experience ever better and more intuitive. Editorial changes can now be made more easily, notably thanks to a display taking up the full width of the window on scrolling through the subtitles, on the left side of the rendering thumbnail and on the video. Eolementhe© also incorporates two speech-to-text different tools.

    New dashboard: Tracking and controlling operations
    Finally, Videomenthe is developing its dashboard to give users and administrators a complete overview of the processes under way, in real time.
    Eolementhe© therefore facilitates collaborative working, with intuitive management of internal and external teams as a result of the oversight provided across all operations.

    Videomenthe CEO Muriel Le Bellac notes that “This 5.0 version is true to the guidelines we have always followed: seamlessness of workflows, ease of use and collaborative working. Our solution facilitates improved monetization of content thanks to the speed of its processing and exchange between partners.”
    “Eolementhe is a solution looking to the future. It responds to changing needs, notably in relation to the growing number of video files to be processed, but also the economic circumstances of different industries. Eolementhe is a solution that in fact helps to create a bridge between these different clients and industries (Broadcast, Web, Radio TV, Corporate etc.) and the IBC is the perfect opportunity to identify new partners and move forward together in this direction,” she concludes.
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    Hall 2- Booth B39 - French Pavilion



  • A new comprehensive training offer

    Videomenthe has been offering solutions to its clients for 10 years.
    Today, this knowledge is transmitted throughout a comprehensive training offer, dedicated to audiovisual professionals, on the following topics: transcoding, quality control, loudness, workflows, file transfer, infrastructure / IT / Cloud...

    CERTIFIED TRAINING COURSES
    Videomenthe is registered as a certified training company, recognized by the French Datadock platform for the quality of its courses.

  • [Press Release] Videomenthe announces appointments of Mike Shaw as Business Development Manager and Sandrine Hamon as Back Office and Communications Manager

    Videomenthe today announced the appointments of two new team members, as they continue their international expansion.

    Mike Shaw comes with 30-years broadcast experience having held senior positions on both the operational and supply side of the industry. Mike spent 10 years with the BBC before joining the MAM company IBIS as Managing Director. He now joins Videomenthe as Business Development Manager to bring growth within the UK and beyond.

    Sandrine Hamon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in foreign languages and international trade, and has 10 years marketing and communications experience in the IT and Broadcast industries. Sandrine was notably in charge of the digital marketing and business strategy for a consultant company specialized in the broadcast industry.

    « Mike is an innovative strategist with a clear vision and a keep-it-simple philosophy. His 30 years’ broadcast industry experience are invaluable.
    Sandrine knows the broadcast environment but also has a broad vision which is essential in enhancing the visibility of our media content solutions » explains Muriel Le Bellac. « Our team has many challenges to raise around our solutions, VideomentheCloud, the file transfer service, and Eolementhe©, the collaborative media tool box for content processing and delivery! »


  • What's new on Media Shuttle?

    New features announced in June 2018:
    • Distribution Groups in Share Portals: You can now organize members of Share Portals into groups, allowing portal members to send content to multiple users at once. Portal members can choose distribution groups when sending files.
    • Distribution Groups: Distribution Groups in Send and Share Portals can now contain up to 100 members.
    • Media Shuttle Transfers: You can now transfer content to 100 individual members at a time when using the Send, Forward, and Request Files operations.


  • Eolementhe©, an eco-designed solution, compliant with the « Greenconcept » program

    The digital transition of the economy gives rise to a deep change. It raises several questions since our information systems generate negative impacts on nature (resources depletion, consumption of energy, greenhouse gas…).

    As Videomenthe has been fully aware of these environmental issues since several years, the company chose to integrate the “Greenconcept” program, driven by the CCI Occitanie and financed by Ademe agency and Occitanie Region.
    The goal was to evaluate the results of the eco-design strategy that has been set up to create Eolementhe©, platform for processing and delivering media files, and identify new ways of reducing its environmental impacts.

    The final report shows that all the actions that Videomenthe has been set up since several years give today significant results on environmental impacts. The mutualization of cloud-based servers allowed a reduction from 36 to 67% according to the KPIs (-47% on greenhouse gas emissions for example).
    An analysis of the lifecycle has been done for the Eolementhe© solution (conformity of the file and delivery of a 26 minutes program), and new ways of actions have been found as a result.

    Effectively, to move forward in this « Green » attitude, Videomenthe is working on the possibility to change the encoding proxy file format from H264 to H265.

    The end-users of our solutions can also act on a daily basis, by simple actions, for example:
    - Turn off their screen while a file is being uploaded,
    - Regularly empty the trash to avoid useless use of IT resources,
    - Check the conformity of each file before uploading it to reduce space wasting and useless data transfer
    - Use the « stop and go » feature of Eolementhe©, which allows to add technical and editorial verification steps, hence avoiding useless files go back-and-forth
    Videomenthe will provide the clients a good practices guidance, to go further in this “green” action.
    To combine ergonomic, operational performance and reduction of our environmental footprint is a daily challenge that has to be taken up together, for a responsible digital economy!


    The goal was to evaluate the results of the eco-design strategy that has been set up to create Eolementhe©, platform for processing and delivering media files, and identify new ways of reducing its environmental impacts.

    The final report shows that all the actions that Videomenthe has been set up since several years give today significant results on environmental impacts. The migration of physical servers on a cloud-based infrastructure allowed a reduction from 36 to 67% according to the KPIs (-47% on greenhouse gas emissions for example).
    An analysis of the lifecycle has been done for the Eolementhe© solution (conformity of the file and delivery of a 26 minutes program), and new ways of actions have been found as a result.

    Effectively, to move forward in this « Green » attitude, Videomenthe is working on the possibility to change the encoding file format from H264 to H265.

    The end-users of our solutions can also act on a daily basis, by simple actions, for example:
    - Turn off their screen while a file is being uploaded,
    - Regularly empty the trash to avoid useless use of IT resources,
    - Use the « Stop and Go » features of Eolementhe©, which allows adding technical and editorial check steps, in order to avoid useless file transfers

    Videomenthe will provide the clients a good practices guidance, to go further in this “green” action.

    To combine ergonomic, operational performance and reduction of our environmental footprint is a daily challenge that has to be taken up together, for a responsible digital economy!



  • [Use Case] Eolementhe©, ready to assist marketing and communications departments in preparing and sharing their videos

    Video is a powerful communications tool. It has become the most effective way for companies to publicise their activities and so to convey their vision and values. Video, whether it is for corporate, tutorial, motion design purposes and so on, or whether it is used for marketing or in-house communication, makes it possible to put across a clear visual message in just a few minutes, in situations in which many different media and meetings would normally be needed to convey an intelligible message.

    So, people who already know about Videomenthe are probably asking, “Why is this company that specialises in the broadcasting industry talking about uses of company videos?”

    When Videomenthe launched Eolementhe it was above all with the aim of simplifying the processing and delivery of video files. A new method of working could then be offered by Videomenthe, using its “all-in-one” platform. Instead of possessing large numbers of frequently under-utilised tools, why not incorporate them within a single responsive platform and conceal their complexity behind an extremely user-friendly interface?
    Despite appearances, Videomenthe’s purpose is not challenging ways of working, but really to make the process more fluid and improve it by promoting collaborative methods.
    Here, collaboration is tackled in different areas: the pooling of resources, working together on the same file and sharing of videos with external partners.
    So, this is a generally “win-win” model: the software publisher continues to grant its licences (via Videomenthe or to the end client); the client benefits from quite favourable rates and additional features; and Videomenthe, which is also a distributor, continues to act as an orchestrator between the publisher and the client.

    Whether they are broadcasters, production or post-production companies or advertising content platforms, this option also appeals to a varied broadcasting clientele attracted by the speed of access provided by Eolementhe and also by how easy it is to use. They now have at their fingertips a comprehensive, user-friendly tool for professional video processing and delivery.

    To begin with, Eolementhe was above all a platform for working on technical files. Then its range of applications was expanded to include preparation and editorial validation, using FileLib.
    While continuing to target its core market with this new feature, Videomenthe is also setting its sights on a completely new target: businesses and their marketing and communications departments.
    The idea is to make Eolementhe available to marketing and communications departments for the purpose of communicating and collaborating on multiple versions of the same video and, finally, sharing them.

    Examples of the use of FileLib: subtitling
    Here, the client’s requirement is for multilingual versions of the same video so that it can then be shared with the different Business Units.

    The stages of the workflow

    The workflow is constructed by choosing each block that corresponds to a stage in the process (subtitles, delivery etc.). Alternatively, a preset workflow option can be selected.

    - Ingest block: video upload
    Several methods are available (server, object storage, internet video, video from social networks, etc.)

    - Speech-to-text block: transcription and translation into the desired language
    A transcripts file is then generated, indicating the time stamps and display of the subtitles translated.

    - Pause block: for checking and making corrections manually
    This stage is crucial because it allows the user to check the subtitles and correct them as required. Other checkers may be added; they will receive a notification email inviting them to access Eolementhe via a link to FileLib.

    - FileLib tab: previewing the video before rendering
    This will allow the checker to check the subtitles and make modifications directly in the text editor.

    Once the final version has been approved, the person responsible for the project validates it and resumes the workflow.

    - Burn block: subtitling
    The final version of the subtitles is inserted into the video. These subtitles can therefore be translated or transcribed and can also be used as part of the audio description.

    - Delivery block: multi-recipient sharing
    Once the video has been approved it is shared with all of the recipients concerned (here, around 30 of them) by means of a download link.

    So, the Eolementhe platform permits collaboration on a video and guarantees a smooth process of communication and correction. You can see here that the method is extremely simple. To recap, users first create a workflow or use a preset, then they just have to upload the video for processing. The execution of the workflow automatically launches the stages, one by one, and the pause feature allows the user to intervene manually during the checking process and the technical or editorial correction process. The workflow finally concludes with delivery of the video.

    With Eolementhe, all of the processes are carried out via a single interface, accessed from an internet browser. There is no need for technical skills - Eolementhe is extremely simple to use and guarantees a smooth flow of operations and communication between collaborators.

    Access is rapid and allows videos to be exchanged in a secure environment.
    Eolementhe therefore avoids the need for a lot of to-ing and fro-ing and messages back and forth by text, email, DropBox, Wetransfer, etc, and so helps to save a considerable amount of time!











  • New features announced at NAB 2018 for Baton

    1 - support for autoscaling (peak management, On-demande expansion for On-premises / Cloud andHybrid architectures). Compatbility on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and IBM

    2- new checks :

    - video compression score
    - HDR quality check
    - check for basic alignment of spech and captions
    - audio language detection for additional languages (Hungarian, Italian, Arabic and Sweedish)

    3 - support for new formats:

    - VAST
    - encrypted DCP content
    - enhancements on IMF formats (HDR IMF, IMF App 2 extended standard)
    - enhancements on ProRes in MXF and HDR support
    - support for Itunes sub-titles

    4 - new DRM support::

    - Apple Faireplay DRM in HLS
    - Playready and Widevine DRM in ISM and Mpeg DASH file formats


  • Eolementhe now available on Orange's cloud

    Videomenthe is offering its clients the option to host their data in the cloud using Orange Business Services’ “Flexible Engine” solution. This partnership, based on using Eolementhe©, the platform for processing and delivering media files, therefore enables Videomenthe to guarantee complete data security, and in particular to resolve any intellectual property issues, thanks to data hosting in compliance with the European regulatory framework.

    Eolementhe© is a web-based platform incorporating many market-leading solutions for broadcast and media professionals, provided via a single extremely user-friendly interface. This platform makes it possible to carry out a great majority of media-file processing and enriching operations very rapidly: transcoding, analysis and correction of loudness, subtitling and speech-to-text, quality control of files and multi-platform delivery.

    In addition to the creation of media workflows, Eolementhe© permits a considerable time saving to be made thanks to the technical and editorial standardisation of files, in just a few clicks, in line with the different profiles and standards of broadcasters. These features allow a user, even a beginner, to create a “ready-to-broadcast” file.

    Backed by Orange Business Services’ extensive experience in Cloud infrastructures, Videomenthe guarantees its clients high availability and great capacity for storing their files. Hosting their data on French territory also makes it possible to guarantee complete security in compliance with the framework of European regulations, while providing the best guarantees with regard to intellectual property of content.

    Videomenthe CEO Muriel Le Bellac explains: “For media companies, the criteria of file performance, security and tracking are key factors influencing the decision to adopt a solution available in the cloud. Our partnership with Orange Business Services, an expert in the sector, operating within the European legal framework, was an obvious choice to enhance our Eolementhe© solution and so to offer a reliable, suitable option to all of our clients.”


  • Eolementhe, part of the Microsoft 'Azure Preview France' program

    The partnership between Videomenthe and Microsoft allows Eolementhe to be deployed into the 'Azure Preview France' platform.

    Now, let's find all Eolementhe features into the Azure France's cloud.

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  • [Press Release] France Télévisions chooses Videomenthe as one of the providers for its regional channels’ transition to HD DTT

    Videomenthe Wins Bid Due to the Flexibility, Reliability and Quality of Service of Harmonic’s File-Based WFS™ Workflow Engine and ProMedia® Transcoders

    Following a call for tender, Videomenthe was chosen by the France Télévisions Group to update its file-processing tools for the transition to HD DTT.

    The whole of France switched over from DTT to HD DTT overnight between 4 and 5 April 2016, with the aim of updating its TV provision. This involved the generalised introduction of the MPEG4 standard.
    In preparation for this major change, France Télévisions issued a call to tender, in late 2015, for the file-processing tools across all of its 23 regional sites to be updated with equipment capable of generating MPEG4-standard media. Videomenthe won this bid by offering the Workflow File System (WFS™), WFS™ file-based workflow engine and controlling ProMedia Carbon file-based transcoders, from the software publisher Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure®.

    As a French distributor of Harmonic file-based transcoding solutions, Videomenthe is thus offering a tried and tested, high-performance system. Harmonic’s WFS™ workflow engine is in fact a transcoding solution extensively used extensively by big leading broadcasters worldwide. Using this solution therefore made it possible to guarantee a gradual, reliable, uninterrupted transition for France 3 TV’s regional stations.

    So, Videomenthe’s bid was chosen based on the calibre of its technical provision, notably the flexibility of use and scalability of Harmonic’s WFS workflow engine, but and also for the quality of the services provided during its deployment. The Montpellier-based company in fact provides extensive expertise (installation, configuration and training) right across the range of its solutions.

    The project was launched in early 2016, with the installation and configuration of pilot workstations by the Videomenthe team. Training was then given to a number of designated people to guarantee a successful transition across all of the regional sites. France Télévisions Project Manager Emmanuel Girouard explains: “It was vital that this change should not affect the autonomy of the regional sites. Videomenthe therefore offered us an appropriate technical solution but also training adapted to the individual methods of operation of these 23 sites.”

    Videomenthe founder and CEO Muriel Le Bellac adds: “We are proud of having won this bid, which is a mark of the confidence France Télévisions showed in us to handle this major transition. Furthermore, working hand in hand with France Télévisions and all of those involved in this project has proved to be a very rewarding experience.”

    For Videomenthe, this three-year contract reinforces its position as a key operator in the European broadcast market. The French company is thus forging ahead with its development and offering its own media-file processing solutions: the collaborative file exchange platform, VideomentheCloud, and Eolementhe©, the portal for creating media workflows in the cloud.


  • [Press Release] Eolementhe© enables France 24 to streamline its capture and broadcasting options

    The international news channel France 24 has become a user of the services provided by Eolementhe©, its cloud-based portal for creating workflows.
    Seeking to improve the quality of its broadcast content, France 24 is testing different tools for capturing and broadcasting, with the help of Eolementhe©, allowing it to streamline the choice of solutions and encoding options used. France 24 in fact processes a very large number of video images, so it is crucial to use high-performance and highly responsive tools in carrying out studio-reporter two-ways, live programmes, news roundups, magazine segments and other types of broadcast programmes.

    France 24 is a TV channel that is a subsidiary of France Médias Monde, broadcasting an international rolling news programme in French, English and Arabic via digital terrestrial TV, satellite, cable, IP-TV and the web in more than 177 countries. Some 50 million TV viewers also watch the news prepared by more than 400 journalists in Paris and around 100 correspondents’ bureaux across virtually the entire world.
    “The technical quality of our content is a new challenge. We broadcast a rolling news programme and so we have an enormous volume of images to be processed as they arrive. From the point of reception to the point of broadcast, it’s important for us to be able to have complete confidence in the tools we’re using. That’s why we have chosen to use Eolementhe©, which will enable us to make the most objective technical choices,” Thomas Wiard, head of France 24’s engineering department, explains.

    Eolementhe© is the portal for creating media file workflows designed by Videomenthe. The multi-provider platform offers, amongst other options, transcoding, analysis and audio loudness correction tools, the incorporation of technical and editorial metadata, the delivery of files (object storage with secure, accelerated upload in either manual or automatic mode), quality control and the generation of reports where required, etc.
    Eolementhe’s design also provides a highly modular solution, which has allowed France 24 to customise its workflow. Taking its needs into account, two workflow stages were chosen: Quality Control and Delivery. The media file is simply uploaded to Eolementhe© and the workflow is implemented. Interra Systems’ Baton® tool performs quality control on the content generated by the different solutions tested, then precise, detailed reports are sent by mail and via the portal, enabling the quality of the different videos to be compared. In this way, Eolementhe© makes it possible to carry out comparative Quality Control on the encoding performance (video and audio) of several tools.
    Videomenthe is also carrying out advance preparation work on test plans for France 24, so that the platform is ready to be operated by all types of users. In fact, the extremely user-friendly interface means that all that has to be done is to drag and drop the blocks required or to select your model that has been saved earlier (or shared by another user) to construct your workflow and process your file.

    So Eolementhe©, running in SaaS mode, makes it possible to outsource tasks that, while crucial, are subtasks, without having to draw on resources used in production, and this can be achieved at reduced cost. France 24 was therefore able to avoid purchasing an on-premises solution that would be disproportionately oversized for this type of project.

    “Eolementhe© is not just a tool for processing media files. We designed Eolementhe© with the purpose of meeting the needs of several different media workflow scenarios, to be able to offer a genuinely professional solution to all broadcasting professionals,” Videomenthe CEO and founder Muriel Le Bellac explains.
    She adds: “So by delivering Eolementhe© to France 24, at our French POS level, we also hope to assist the delivery of the high-calibre news service broadcast by the international TV channel”.

  • [Press Release] TSF uses the VideomentheCloud platform to transfer its files during filming in Montpellier

    Videomenthe today announced that TSF, the supplier of film footage to cinema, broadcast and advertising professionals, has used the VideomentheCloud collaborative media content sharing platform during the shooting of a film pilot in Montpellier (South of France). Used mainly to transfer the footage to post-production in Paris, VideomentheCloud permitted the secure, encrypted, expedited transfer of the files during the fortnight of filming, facilitating the work of the teams in Montpellier and Paris.

    “The VideomentheCloud platform is an intuitive tool that is simple to use”, says Danys Bruyère, TSF’s Deputy Director for Operations and Technology. “As well as solving the issues of mobility and reducing our infrastructures, this sharing platform gave us thorough control over all of our content during filming, providing complete visibility and traceability and avoiding any loss of files or wasted time. Most of the file transfers were of film footage, so it was crucial not just to preserve quality, but also to save time in the post-production phase, by ensuring the rapid availability of the files. So Videomenthe was able to offer us a reliable solution in step with these needs, in the form of its VideomentheCloud platform”.

    VideomentheCloud, based on the proven MediaShuttle tm system from Signiant, allows users to share content rapidly and securely in a restricted-access storage area provided by Videomenthe. Upstream, the system administrator carries out a simple configuration to customise the interface and establish the access rights: selection of group members, their rights and the method of identification (using a login or SAML2.0 gateway). The user then connects to the portal and ingests files to the platform to make them available. This content can then be downloaded or can equally well either be stored or purged, according to need.
    This ease of deployment allowed the TSF film crew to transfer a large number of files (an average daily volume of 850GB) to post-production, helping to improve the productivity of the operation. In fact, TSF’s use of the VideomentheCloud platform is a typical example of the current needs of film crews, who have to transfer footage to distant post-production facilities rapidly and cost effectively. More generally, this also applies to broadcast professions as a whole: digitisation is becoming essential and generates a large increase in the number of files needing to be processed.

    “With VideomentheCloud we are also offering great flexibility: our clients are free to choose how long they want to commit to, allowing them to benefit from a very attractive price for optimal use of the platform. TSF is a perfect example of this, making ad hoc use of VideomentheCloud to transfer its files during filming in Montpellier. By providing this solution to the Paris-based company, Videomenthe has demonstrated its ability to update this type of operation and to simplify its clients’ work for them, Videomenthe Sales Manager Eric Schaffner explains. “We are keen to be able to collaborate with TSF again in the future and so to be involved in this way in the development of French broadcast productions,” he added.
    The software publisher and distributor also enables the processing of media files (transcoding, QC, loudness...) as well as making them available in its Cloud via its Eolementhe© portal.

  • [Press Release] Les Films du Soleil chose Eolementh for its QoS solution

    Montpellier, France — September 9, 2015 — French company Les Films du Soleil has won a call for tenders in the Hérault region, and will be in charge of digitizing the audiovisual archives of the Pierresvives media library. From printed documents from the Middle Ages to audio and video recordings, the media library is both a public library and a resource used by the region's main library. Built around real-world uses, the Pierresvives media library is in tune with cultural and societal evolutions.

    For this project, Les Films du Soleil wanted a quality of service (QoS) that could deal with archive digitization, in order to manage and optimize resources while ensuring the highest level of file quality. The allows service providers such as Les Films du Soleil to make a commitment to their clients and follow precise specifications. "In order to offer good QoS on the hardware we set up in Pierresvives, we used Vidéomenthe's solution Eolementhe. We could have shuttled hard drives between Les Films du Soleil and Pierresvives, but Eolementhe is fast, flexible and can be customized at any time," explains Jacques Hubinet, CEO of Les Films du Soleil.

    Once the contents are digitized, they are sent to the cloud using Eolementhe's portal, then they are analyzed, and finally the files and QoS reports are made available to Pierresvives. "Through its various components, the Eolementhe portal simplifies the service providers' or the broadcasters' work and optimizes their workflow," explains Muriel le Bellac, CEO of Videomenthe.

    Delighted about this first experience, and Les Films du Soleil are looking into deploying this solution with their other clients. "We are developing our expertise in digitization and restoration for holders of archive collections. Eolementhe completes our toolset, and ensures that we can deliver impeccable quality for the files we produce," adds Jacques Hubinet.


  • [Press Release] VIDEOMENTHE SIGNS A SERVICE CONTRACT FOR VIDEOMENTHE CLOUD WITH FRANCE'S INA

    Montpellier (France), 27 March 2015 - Videomenthe has signed a strategic partnership with the INA, France's national institute for audiovisual archives, for the development of Videomenthe Cloud, a collaborative file sharing platform. This will allow the INA's audiovisual productions department to optimize the collaborative workflow it uses with clients, while providing flawless security.

    More and more clients of the INA's audiovisual productions department were asking for file-based deliveries, requiring the institute to come up with innovating solutions.

    The Videomenthe solution allows the INA to not deal anymore with technical deployments, financial investments and software license purchases. With the Videomenthe Cloud platform, the INA's audiovisual productions department can quickly set up three portals: one to send data, one to share data and one to receive contents from partner production companies in France or abroad (China, Canada, United States). The INA can also send dematerialized files to its clients, but also share contents such as graphics or subtitles with all the players involved in producing a program.

    "We have worked in close collaboration with the INA's audiovisual productions department, so that they could extensively test our solution. We are very pleased with our choice. Videomenthe Cloud offers flexibility in terms of use and deployment, and is a modular solution. Data is stored in France, in a data center that we have partnered up with. The interface can be customized, and ideally suited to the client's needs. Companies that wish to use this service are given an identifier and password, and they can start using the platform immediately," adds Muriel Le Bellac, CEO of Videomenthe.

    Clients need not worry about technical or security aspects, which are all covered. Videomenthe Cloud lets the portal administrator view content transfers, offers notifications of completed delivery, secure data encryption and accelerated transfers. Data can be downloaded by administrators and authorized users, but also stored or flushed depending on the institute's needs.

    About twenty users use the Videomenthe Cloud platform each month. They are not always the same, as this depends on ongoing projects. The strengths of this solution are the accelerated transfer of large files, transfer security, temporary storage, and controlled costs.