DEAR DR. DAM: I’m Ron the video content management and structure guy for a group of mountain vacation ski resorts. I’m in charge of all the video production for the different resort websites and promotional videos. More importantly, I must supply all of the local news and national weather stations with live video footage of the different ski runs. We also use this video to provide a live look at the conditions of our runs. However, my team and I spend a lot of time and resources on burning and shipping DVDs. There’s got to be an easier way…right?
DEAR RESORT REPORT RON: It sounds like you need a web-based DAM system for video management – one that will allow you to centralize all of the video content and easily repurpose it for low-bandwidth websites or broadcast-quality video with on the fly transcoding. Don’t waste your time burning DVDs anymore. Widen will help you.