Case Study – Timeline North
ContentAgent/Aframe Integration at Timeline North
“We use ContentAgent to generate H.264 files together with timecode and metadata for review and approval… It has completely removed a lengthy manual process and made the workflow very easy and straightforward.”
MediaCity based film and postproduction facility Timeline North is the first in the UK to utilise the combined benefits of ContentAgent workflow automation and Aframe cloud-based media services. The integration of these complementary technologies provides a seamless workflow, delivering substantial efficiencies to Timeline and its high profile broadcast clients.
Following a technology partnership between ROOT6 Technology and Aframe, ContentAgent users can now add Aframe into the automated workflow via a desktop application to upload material directly from the edit without unnecessary interruption.
Eben Clancy, Post Production Director at Timeline North, explains:
“We use ContentAgent to generate H.264 files together with timecode and metadata for review and approval and move them into the Aframe drop folder. Once there, Aframe uploads it immediately. It has completely removed a lengthy manual process and made the workflow very easy and straightforward.”
In addition to Aframe integration, Timeline North utilises many other workflow productivity benefits afforded by ContentAgent including automated camera card ingest with transcoding to ProRes for FCP editing, frame rate conversion and the creation of DVD viewing copies with burnt-in timecode. AMWA accredited for AS-11 UK DPP workflows, ContentAgent is used with Vidchecker QC integration to automate the broadcast deliverables process.
“ContentAgent allows us to automate many different workflows, simplifying operations such as Aframe uploading,” said Clancy. “After a day of filming, we usually get a batch of rushes at around 6pm and the team on the late shift would then look after things from there. Now, the whole process is automated which means it is less of a burden on our resource and everything can be done faster. The team can start the upload in the office and then check it from home to make sure all the rushes are uploaded successfully which is a huge benefit for all of us. It really has improved our workflow and that of our clients.”