The Guardian

Aiming for the moon going to pluto

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper. It has been published since 1821. The Guardian is part of the Guardian Media Group.

The Guardian

The Challenge

The Guardian approached a number of players in the video domain space to supply a tool for structuring and handling the video content generated or acquired by the company. The Guardian wanted replace legacy software, specifically the stale Final Cut Server. The end goal was to create a sustainable and future-proof system for handling video.

What we did

Design

  • UI & UX design
  • User testing

Engineering

  • Back & Front-end

The Guardian chose to work with a Vidispine + Cantemo Portal stack. We customized and built new features on top to make it suit the workflows for video production. To do this, we built several Portal applications and integrated them with existing internal systems. Codemill offered UX-design, front-end and back-end development throughout the whole project.

The results

The result was PLUTO a system used daily by journalists, editors and management. It handles media all the way from ingest, through editing and transcoding, to playout on web and delivery to external sources such as Youtube.

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Techniques used
Python
Java
CentOS
Portal
Vidispine
Partners
Vidispine
Cantemo
NMR

It has been an absolute joy to work with a team who is solely focussed on the quality of the end-product, rather than costs or schedules; a team who is immediately responsive and keen to discuss new ideas and directions without letting it distract them from the delivery deadlines and who is simply fun to work with!

Andy Gallagher
Studio Video Producer, The Guardian

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