Empress Media Asset Management (eMAM)

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Facilis Shared Storage Systems integrated with eMAM provides a complete solution for asset management and workflow tools.

eMAM is a powerful media asset management platform that provides an online proxy library of digital content with rich collaboration tools while managing native resolution content in Facilis shared storage systems. Together, Facilis with eMAM can meet current and future demands. Automated, integrated workflows simplify management and reduce operating costs. Additional features, such as virtualization improve productivity and collaboration. eMAM utilizes Facilis virtual volumes for auto-ingesting formats like P2, XAVC, XDCam, Sony Raw, IMF, DCP, AS-02 directly into Avid/Adobe with full metadata and stitching support.


Simple browser interface
The simple eMAM browser interface can now manage media and non media files inside Facilis shared storage with processing and archiving. With scores of best-in-breed integrations, Facilis and eMAM can provide complete integrated media workflows locally or in the cloud. Nearline and archived content can be accessed from any web browser. Users can quickly search and preview media using online proxies, while the original high resolution content can be securely archived to LTO. High speed transcoding allows users to make numerous formats as required and deliver to editing systems, playout servers, websites, mobile devices, and more.


eMAM Director
This is the key user interface, included with all eMAM systems. It has all of the features needed by most users on a daily basis. It is a flexible, widget interface based on HTML 5, to fit to any screen. The Director interface has language localization, so the language of the interface will match the language for the browser for many languages. Individual users or user groups can have predefined workspaces to optimize their activities or use widgets to build their ideal workspace(s).

  • Monitor the watch folders for incoming files.
  • Automatically transcode the incoming source files and prepare web based proxy copies and other platform files.
  • Index and move the source files and proxy files to connected storage.
  • Deliver the content from managed storage to external locations.
  • Restore (including partial) the files to connected disk storage.


Live Capture, Log, Edit and Deliver
Cloud and on-premise systems can capture live feeds, log, edit and deliver media during the capture process. Manage and edit live content from corporate to sporting events for immediate distribution of highlights to social media and VOD channels. eMAM Ingest supports live capture from IP/SDI or VTR with tagging, clipping and converting files directly to NLE while doing editing. For Adobe workflows, this is often files in the OpenMXF standard with MPEG-2, AVCi, DNxHD and other editable codecs. Multi Codec Ingest Profiles with Metadata, Sound Track, Sub Clips, Markers & Category assignment for each input channel. Multi channel, multi standard 4K, HD and SD playback and capture, supporting QHD, HD-SDI, 3G, SDI and HDMI as well as network protocols including NDI, SMPTE 2022, and SMPTE 2110. Capture and playback multi formats like MXF, MOV, AVI, TS, MPG and codecs including uncompressed, XDCam, AVCi, ProRes, DNxHD, h.264, DVHD, and many more.


Manage Project
Assign Project Status with color codes. Associate Projects with Categories and Storage Profiles. Like any other asset, project assets can also be selected, dragged to a category, added to eBin, added to delivery, archived and downloaded. Automatically do tasks like copying, moving, transcoding or deleting inactive files after a certain number of days, or once a certain condition is met. Content managed by eMAM can be moved to different storage and archive tiers automatically or manually for backup so organizations can optimize their storage use based on price and accessibility. Users can export a project to an editor using XML export to Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere and other Creative Cloud apps. Premiere users can also use the built-in extension panel to directly access all eMAM projects, bins (subprojects), (sub)categories and sequences with markers.


Create proxies
eMAM allows you to create proxy subclips of files, high resolution subclips or subclips in a different format, container and codec. eMAM provides an online proxy library for all content accessible from any web browser or connected device. The library is one “pane of glass” for all content in all locations and systems.


Codec and Transcode
Support wide range codecs, which include all Sony and Panasonic codec: * MXF Sony XDCamHD, XDCamEX 4:2:0/4:2:2 X * MXF Sony HDCam SR 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 * MXF Panasonic-P2 DV25, DV50, DVHD, AVCi100 Almost all broadcast and post production formats are supported, including the latest camera raw formats. Files are automatically stitched together to provide single clips that include multiple video, audio and metadata files. eMAM Transcoder can automatically create low resolution (or proxy) streaming files via local share, HTTP. Net-X-Proxy supports output to MP4, fragmented MP4, TS, M3U8/HLS and DASH formats, including multi bitrate outputs. High speed transcoding allows users to make numerous formats as required and deliver to editing systems, playout servers, websites, mobile devices, and more.


eMAM can have an unlimited number of custom metadata fields. User groups can be assigned relevant groups of metadata for their use. Public and private search filters can quickly find needed material. eMAM can maintain a disciplined metadata schema to all media can be found by mandating a minimum number of labels for all media, avoiding misspellings, and controlling taxonomy. Third party metadata information can enter as XML. Users can also use the web interface to tag media after ingest. AI metadata is stored in the eMAM database and displayed in the transcript and insights widgets. Content and its metadata can be tagged at ingest from the eMAM feeder or from a purpose-built logging interface. Metadata can also be entered after ingest from the web interface or can brought in by XML sidecars from other MAM solultions. Some metadata can be automatically tagged or batch imported.


Advanced Search
Simple and advanced search capabilities can be performed on a variety of search criteria using wild cards and Boolean logic. eMAM keeps information (metadata) for all content in the database, so users can find assets in near line storage, offline storage, storage in other locations, archive, or on physical media. Advanced searches allow users to search based on a series of parameters, which can be saved for future searches as search filters. Marker searches allow users to search for markers made somewhere on an asset. Conditional searches and filters allow users to further narrow searches, which can be saved for personal or general reuse later. Users can search and preview media, organizing clips into projects from the web or tablet interfaces.


Multicam Support
Preview and capture live feeds in player. Single and Multi-Cam stream. Log video live-sub clips and markers.


Collaboration Tools
Supported NLE integration

  • Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Media Encoder
  • Apple-Final Cut Pro
  • Avid-Media Composer
  • Marquis Medway
  • Many other NLE

The eMAM panel integration allows Adobe Premiere Pro and other NLEs to ingest content using the Media Browser. Users can drag and drop or import local media, adding them to a project, folder bin, and sequence timeline.


This feature puts start (mark in) and stop (mark out) points along the length of a video. This can be used to send information to an editor as an Edit Decision List (EDL) or can be used to generate a new version of a video asset (subclip), made of only the marked parts for delivery to the required destination in the needed format. Users can drag any number of assets, subclips together to make an editing timeline/storyboard, preview timeline and share with Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro editors for craft editing.


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