Thanks to a Nexidia (News - Alert)-powered analytics solution, multimedia editors like Jeffrey Hellman of Moving Box Studios are “Getting” more organized.
Hellman at one point found himself drowned in footage and needed an efficient solution to pinpoint an exact clip he was looking for. Turning to Get from Nexidia-powered AV3 Software, Hellman found just what he was looking for – the “Google (News - Alert) of the media super highway.”
After spending endless hours of searching and sifting through mountains of footage, Hellman stumbled upon Get during his search for transcription tools that had the ability to quickly locate footage and streamline the whole search process.
Since then, Hellman has used Get on an array of multimedia projects, including the feature-length documentary entitled “Honoring Home,” and his own editorial work for the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, saving what has been an “immeasurable” amount of time and energy.
“Get is great because it can be utilized on a multitude of tasks, ranging from organizing topics and searching for connections in a vast sea of media to mobilizing ideas into immediate action,” Hellman told Nexidia about the solution, which recently garnered a top award at the recent National Association of Broadcasters conference.
For example, during the editorial process for “Honoring Home,” a film about the struggle of a freedom fighter and the story of his homeland, Gellman was able to instantaneously search through hours of interviews and categorize topics based on the keywords that the film is built around. Therefore, Hellman typed “hunger strike” in the instances he wanted to focus on the main character’s 18-day hunger strike for the freedom of Burma and Aung San Suu Kyi.
In addition to searching media files, Get also searches through audio files, which Hellman has also found to be extremely helpful in the editing process.
“I love how I am able to find sound bites based on the topics that are relevant at the time I’m thinking about them,” said Hellman. “Get liberates the tedious process of endless hours of searching and opens up time for the art of interweaving a tapestry of ideas, stories, and words that transform into a cohesive motion picture. My workflow has become more enjoyable and logical.”
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Tammy Wolf is a TMCnet web editor. She covers a wide range of topics, including IP communications and information technology. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jennifer Russell