Worker Node 5.0
Use the CatDV automation engine to create a customised workflow and automate the processing of your files.
The Worker Node is highly configurable. You can use it in many different ways depending on your requirements, for example:
|Watch folder actions|
- Automatically trigger actions based on a file appearing in a watch folder or a clip status change occurring on the server
- Supported actions include automatically compressing files, performing scene detection, publishing to the server, moving or renaming the file, or sending an email
- Conditional actions can be trigged by properties such as file type, media format, audio sample rate etc.
- Based on the acclaimed CatDV engine to analyse and process media files
- Multiple worker nodes can work cooperatively, increasing throughput
- Worker node normally runs as a background process with a simple user interface to display the status of jobs in the task queue
- Actions may be triggered either by performing a query against the server or by files appearing in a watch folder, for example a user might review a clip and set the status to 'Approved', instructing the worker to copy the file to the playout server while simultaneously rendering a web version of the finished segment
- Comes with command line interface to generate reports or perform updates on the database for use within external scripts
- Available for Mac OS X and Windows.
- enforce project best practice, perhaps placing still images in one folder, video in another, and rendering audio if it's the wrong sample rate
- use it to create proxies in the background without tying up the CatDV user interface
- as a gateway to manage your shared storage without exposing full write to all the users of the system (by providing a public drop box for users to submit files to the system and then have the Worker Node move the files to their correct place in the library)
- transcoding files and FTPing them to a playout server once clips are marked as "Approved"
- move files to a long term storage location when they are due to be archived
|New in Worker 5.0|
- New framework to support additional media libraries such as Xuggle and DirectShow for both importing and transcoding media files
- Updated transcoding engine to match the capabilities and user interface of CatDV 10
- Ability to run the task processor in a separate process, protecting against the possibility of crashes (eg. if a 3rd party codecs encounters a corrupt media files)
- Ability to have multiple worker processes run concurrently for increased throughput on multicore/multiprocessor machines (note that each worker will require its own license)
- Allow scheduling of tasks so they only run at certain times of day or on particular days of the week
- Signficantly improved user interface, including incorporating the task list in the main window and a more intuitive arrangement of panels for defining watch actions
- A new development mode to speed up and simplify testing scripts
Please contact us if you would like to try out the Worker Node or have any other questions.