PICCOLO  - a cost-effective entry to the world of high quality media asset management


Implementing feature rich Media Asset Management just became easier, lower risk and affordable

Media Asset Management projects are notoriously expensive, time consuming and high risk. Usually you’d expect to see workflow consultants, metadata schema experts, integration and IT engineers, specialist trainers and a whole host of others to help implement your solution.

Now comes PICCOLO, from the experienced media asset management and media workflow experts Media-Alliance, to make implementing and operating your first MAM simple and easy.

PICCOLO is a feature rich media asset management solution that contains all the functionality that you need to get started. Install the software, integrate with your storage, set user rights and then get started all by yourself on up to 5 concurrent cross platform web clients (MAC or PC), and with on-line help.

All this functionality starts with the first year maintenance included. Add optional software modules to enhance your functionality, or upgrade to full MediaXplorer.

EASY INSTALLATION: PICCOLO is supplied as virtual appliance file that already includes the installation. Just install into any Windows PC as Virtual Machine and the Virtual Application is ready, based on Windows 7 64 bit embedded and SQL Express with advanced Services.

EASY INTEGRATION: For small MAM installations connect a stand-alone hard disk or LTO. For larger installations, integrate with the Disk Archive Corporation ALTOTM disk storage. Allocate a folder for incoming media assets, and PICCOLO automatically registers and moves content to the storage.

EASY ADMINISTRATION:  Set-up the rights of up to 5 users using the PICCOLO User Manager and then start to experience the ease with which you can start managing your media assets in a rich and intuitive media environment through the PICCOLO cross-platform web client user interface.

EASY OPERATION: PICCOLO supports automatic media import and transcoding to create H.264 and proxies for use on your web clients. You can then browse, add meta data enabling advanced searches, create EDLs to export to leading NLEs, and export media to locations on your network.

EASY HELP: PICCOLO web client user interfaces are intuitive and easy to use, but if you need extra assistance you can refer to our web board and dedicated web site for support http://www.mediaxplorer.com. Direct support is also available for clients with maintenance contracts.


Enter the world of your first Media Asset Management solution in the knowledge that your complete initial media workflow is available, and be safe in the knowledge that as you grow you will be able to upgrade your solution for all the extra tools you need

MEDIA IMPORT: Automatic import and registration from watch folders, with transcoding of almost any media to proxy H.264 and thumbnails creation using scene change detection enabling preview on your web clients.

METADATA ENTRY: Enter metadata into the fixed video metadata schema, enabling fast and efficient searches in the future. An optional metadata schema editing tool is available, or email for free custom schema.

SEARCH & QUERY: Search through all your media assets with advanced search tools, including query by image. Includes thumbnail views, click to zoom in on asset detail, sort, and preview on your web client.

MEDIA EDIT: Browse proxy files at your web client, easily build up rough edit lists from multiple clips, and export these as EDLs to leading non linear edit suites connected to the same storage for frame accurate editing.

MEDIA EXPORT: Mark clips for export, then at a click copy these to storage locations on your network or storage devices attached to the central server. An optional content processing platform is available to convert your media.

UPGRADE: Enhance your PICCOLO with optional upgrades, including partial restore from ALTOTM, transcoding for AVID DNxHD® and Apple ProRes® to proxy, and a database metadata schema editor. Or upgrade to full MediaXplorer or even Borneo.


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