Widen Media Collective

MAM System Details

This is just one of over seventy Media Asset Management (MAM) systems covered in the Media Asset Management Guide. Also see descriptions of the workflows.

MAM Organization: 
Workflows Served: 
Business and Marketing
Production and Editing
Content Managed: 
Service Method: 
Distribution Model: 
Proprietary with Subscription Contract

"What formats / asset types are allowed? All digital file types are supported in the Media Collective. The following asset types will automatically generate thumbnails: EPS, TIFF, JPEG, PSD, PNG, AI, DNG, PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and video files. These are referred to as convertible assets which, along with audio files, can be converted on the fly to other file formats. Non-convertible assets (i.e., any other file type uploaded to the Media Collective), while not automatically having a preview generated, may have an alternate preview associated. For more information about formats, refer to the Media Collective file conversion options."

Audio and video "Previews and transcoding are enabled through the optional Video/Audio Management feature (a one-time cost). Full-length previews for video and audio files are automatically generated upon upload, regardless of the file size. Video files may be viewed in HD. For download or delivery, video and audio files may be transcoded on the fly. Virtually all popular codecs and formats are supported, including avi, swf, flv, mp3, mpeg, m2v, m4v, mov, wav, wma, and wmv, among others."

Supported file types:

There seems to be a compatibility or other relationship with Zencoder cloud-based video and audio encoding, because of a link to it in the above list of Widen file types. Here are the Zencoder supported formats: