Two Ways to Use Caching to Improve Performance With Vidispine

To make sure your media system does not run into performance issues as your user base grows, you should set up caching. In a Vidispine based system it is straightforward to add caching for serving media files. This post shows how you can use nginx or Varnish to cache posters and thumbnails, and Amazon CloudFront to for video files.

Posters Are Full Resolution Thumbnails in Vidispine

Sometimes the size of the thumbnails that are created are not enough, instead you want full resolution images to use. Full resolution thumbnails are called posters in Vidispine. Once you’ve created thumbnails or posters, you can use the noauth-url query parameter to get a noauth thumbnail/poster URL.

Scaling the Number of Storages

So, you’re building a large system based on Vidispine, with auto-import from many different storages. What can you expect from Vidispine in terms of scalability and what kind of issues could you run into?

Attaching Subtitles to an Item

Timed metadata fields is a powerful tool which makes it simple to attach subtitle metadata to an item. This post describes Vidispine’s built-in support for subtitles.

Using S3 as Storage in Vidispine

No matter if you are running Vidispine on-premise or in AWS, you can use Amazon S3 as storage, for all or some of your assets. Vidispine support using S3 as storage and for import.

Setting up a Folder Structure

Vidispine don’t care where files are located as all information about the files are stored in the database. However, the performance of a file system can be degraded if too many files are stored in the same directory.

Remapping Audio

Using the transcode preset associated with the shape tag, it is really easy to map audio to different channels/streams.

Using Azure Blob Storage in Vidispine

Up and running with Vidispine on Azure? You can of course also use Azure Blob Storage as a regular Vidispine storage, including importing and storing high-res and proxy copies in Azure, as well as transcoding to/from Azure storage.

Connecting your Glacier Storage

Connecting you Glacier Storage is easy, but there are still some things to pay attention to like where do I enter my ID and secret key and other things? Read about it here