Cisco announced the next generation Videoscape AnyRes multi-function software-based encoder and transcoder solution which now support 4K video and the new HEVC compression standard for both VOD and live broadcast. The enhancement also improves current compression standards such as MPEG2 and AVC.
They were also demonstrating a technology that could query a datastore – either online or internal – to complete metadata schema for media assets that match certain criteria. For example, if Duke Library already had a good deal of biographical information on a researcher, if additional media assets were uploaded, it could query that database and bring over that metadata rather than requiring it be re-entered. Only unique metadata for that asset would need to be entered.