Imagen Features Update August 2020

Imagen is a constantly evolving video management platform that puts you in complete control of your content. Here’s a roundup of the new features in our latest release.

Distribution Workflows

Distribution Workflows

Automatically convert files and deliver them to predefined target destinations.

Review and Approval

Review and Approval

Introduce business process workflows to manage the availability of media assets.

AI Services for Images

AI Services for Images

Analyse images and generate searchable metadata tags with our smart AI Services.

XML Importer

XML Importer

Bulk import metadata records and associated media content with our handy XML import wizard.

Open access clips

Open access clips

Send clients or colleagues a link to clips using a convenient open access URL - no need to log in.

Doc to PDF Conversion

Doc to PDF Conversion

Automatically converts MS Word and Excel files into PDFs so they can be viewed easily in any web browser.

automated delivery to your clients


Distribution Workflows

Imagen Distribution

Imagen has always championed self-service; content owners can safely open up their media libraries to internal and external users so they can help themselves to as much content as they need – paid for or free.

In our latest update we’ve included ‘push’ delivery to support professional distribution – to broadcasters, OTT platforms, subscribing clients or other departments in your organisation. Set up any number of distribution targets using FTP details and send individual files or a batch using predefined workflows for each recipient.

You can also set up notifications based on saved search criteria to automatically send content that matches the requirement – e.g. clips featuring a specific player or team, files from a named location, or the latest video uploaded by a specific department or individual.

Quarantine incoming files


Review and Approval

Keeping track of incoming content from a range of sources can keep media managers on their toes – particularly if it’s coming from outside the organisation. That’s why we’ve added a streamlined review and approval process for busy administrators.

It starts with an Imagen Ingest workflow, which can be used to place content in quarantine before it’s made more widely available. Individuals who have been allocated the ‘approver’ role are notified when new content hits the Imagen platform. They are then able to quickly approve or deny the addition of the new video, image, audio, or document file.

The system is highly configurable so any approved content can then take on a default set of access permissions – which could make it publicly available, or only to be seen by specific groups or individuals.

For more information check out our Review and Approval Feature Focus resource.

Automate descriptive metadata tags for Images


AI Services for Images

Complementing our full range of AI services for video, we’ve just added support for Image analysis to help content owners automate the generation of descriptive metadata tags so end-users can find the pictures they need with simple keyword searches. The following AI services are now available:

  • Face Detection
  • Label Detection
  • Landmark Detection
  • Localised Object Detection
  • Logo Detection
  • Safe Search Detection
  • Text Detection

Fast metadata import and bulk ingest tool


XML Record Importer

Managing large media libraries often starts with metadata. Our new XML import wizard gives you an easy way to convert data from legacy archives into new Imagen records or import a large batch of new content. 

Tens – or even tens of thousands of metadata records – can now be uploaded to Imagen via a handy drag and drop interface. New Imagen metadata records are created from the XML import file. 

Use the mapping feature to choose which legacy field in your XML file maps to an Imagen metadata field – e.g: The Overview field in the XML file maps to the Description field in your Imagen database.

If your XML file also contains a UNC path to the related content for each line of metadata, Imagen will also automatically bulk ingest your media for you – and you can even select the workflow to send it to.   

Convert office files to PDF for easy access in any browser


Microsoft Word and Excel to PDF Conversions

Imagen already stores a wide range of document types beyond standard rich media files. It’s not the natural home for Microsoft Office files, but sometimes it’s really handy to have those all-important scripts, spreadsheets and contact numbers to hand – alongside your media.

Not all PCs, Macs and Mobiles are set up to open and review Microsoft Word and Excel files so we convert those documents into PDFs during ingest. That means they can be viewed easily in any web browser using our PDF viewer. They can of course be downloaded if preferred. The Microsoft Word and Excel documents can be stored as individual Imagen database records – or as related resources alongside your media files.


Missed our May 2020 Update?

Imagen is a constantly evolving video management platform with exciting new features released regularly. Catch up on our May 2020 highlights below or find out more here.

Read more about our release history here.

Mailchimp Integration

Mailchimp Integration

Add Imagen users to Mailchimp for bulk email marketing, newsletter blasts, client updates and more.

Bulk Downloads

Bulk Downloads

Convenient one-click downloading of complete media sets from a single Imagen record.

Video Concatenation

Video Concatenation

Join multiple files together to create a single long-form video sequence without complex editing software.

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