Square Box Systems’ CatDV Streamlines Media-Asset Management

The Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome Square Box Systems as a corporate sponsor. A global specialist in media-asset management (MAM) and production workflows, Square Box Systems is the company behind the CatDV MAM system.

CatDV brings order to the chaos of media-file management by making it easy for content owners to repurpose and monetize assets. Offering a powerful, user-friendly toolset and streamlined integration with a multitude of media-workflow vendors, the CatDV software can be scaled from small workgroups to multiuser enterprise solutions managing millions of assets.

“Modern sports networks and teams face a near-insatiable demand for high-quality content from their fans and internal stakeholders,” says CEO Dave Clack. “CatDV is the MAM solution of choice for sports organizations and broadcasters who need the ability to access this content quickly, simply, and cost-effectively. The objectives of the SVG are closely aligned with our own in terms of empowering our customers to advance the use of video and leverage the latest innovations in sports production and distribution. We couldn’t be happier to join the SVG.”

The CatDV Enterprise Server 7.2 now offers more-powerful configuration options, as well as enhanced support for web and intranet deployments. New features include a live logger, frame-accurate video playback, dynamic subclip trimming and download, and sharing of groups of clips.

In addition, CatDV’s Web 2.2 client brings views to life with derived values and colored metadata highlighting — great for review, online, or archived status. A range of additional organization tools are also provided, such as creation and renaming of catalogs, moving assets, and new drag-and-drop capabilities.

Further, a new Professional Web Client offers a source and record rough-cut editor and full-screen user interface reflecting installed options with Server 7.2. Other features include web-based system administration, a REST administration API, and such core improvements as more-robust notifications, support for larger customer deployments, centralized path mapping, more-efficient search tools, and a fully customized user interface for different users.

Based in the UK, Square Box Systems sells CatDV globally through a network of distributors and resellers providing workflow design, local installation, consultancy, and support. Square Box Systems holds the prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation, conferred by Queen Elizabeth II. CatDV has also received a number of awards, including Creative Cow’s Blue Ribbon for Best Asset Management Tool and Videography magazine’s Best of NAB Vidy Award.

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