Ingest is the first step in the post-production, broadcast, publishing or archiving workflow. Ingestion involves moving video, images, voice and sound to a server-based system or storage solution, such as a production asset management system (PAM), media asset management system (MAM), newsroom control system (NRCS) or content management system (CMS). x-dream-group offers software products for all types of ingestion:

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file ingest

File ingest is the process of transporting a wide variety of file formats into a system. Ingestion includes browsing, selecting, previewing and trimming files, as well as requesting metadata from an operator. Ingestion is either manual, or triggered automatically by a monitoring file or API call. Transcoding of audiovisual material into the in-house format and reformatting of metadata files to the in-house standard are often carried out as part of the acquisition process.

Every processing, post-production, distribution and editing process begins with acquisition. It is therefore one of the most important steps for all modern production houses, TV broadcasters, video-on-demand operators and all other companies dealing with multimedia files. Most often, ingest is performed by a central team, but it can also be decentralized.

Our products

IN2IT Access by Woody Technologies

IN2IT Exchange by Woody Technologies

FileCatalyst by Fortra

RemoteIngest (Remote English)

Remote ingest

Remote ingest is a slightly more recent variant of file ingest. It involves the transport of audiovisual material and metadata from a remote system to a central system or to a system hosted in the cloud. Remote ingestion adds authentication, remote configuration and accelerated file transport to the usual local ingestion, while retaining all professional features. Download is a subset that simplifies the user interface and usability.

For news, magazine and sports broadcasters, remote ingest is the key to a rapid supply of footage. However, the production of long-form or commercial TV content also benefits from remote ingest, as it enables distributed teams to act as a single unit.

Products :

IN2IT Access from Woody Technologies

IN2IT Exchange by Woody Technologies


Mobile ingest

Mobile acquisition is the logical consequence of smartphones being equipped with high-quality cameras and used as devices for transferring files from any location. Today, reporters can record the latest news or interviews, equipped only with a smartphone. Then, all documents from the smartphone or a connected professional camera can be ingested directly into a central system or cloud storage space. Public Wi-Fis connections or mobile broadband internet are an alternative to the old satellite contribution.

Here again, mobile ingestion is the latest improvement for remote news, magazine and sports broadcasters. This way, you get the story first while saving the costs of traditional contribution.

Products :

IN2IT Access App can be installed on your team members' smartphones.


Social media ingest

Everything that happens happens first on social media. That's why there's a growing demand to search for content on social media networks in a professional way. First and foremost, it's about finding relevant content quickly and easily, transferring it to a central system and formalizing rights. On the other hand, social media are becoming a major source of information for a large number of people. TV channels are increasingly adapting to this new reality and are looking to provide their social media channels with information quickly.

Our products

IN2IT Social by Woody Technologies


Live ingest

Live acquisition covers the recording of a wide range of sources, from traditional video signals to modern streaming. It applies to multi-camera and program recording in studio productions, live stream recording at broadcasters, stream recording, remote interviews and social media, as well as recording in news productions or videoconference recording in general business.

While most modern video production, broadcasting and editing is file-based, the sources of this content are often live events. Consequently, real-time processing is the key to being the first to publish hot content.

Products :

IN2IT Live from Woody Technologies for ingesting live streams

Ingest recorder from Libero Systems



When your media files are ready for distribution or editing by other departments, there must be a way to extract them from the post-production PAM or MAM and send them to other production systems, transmit them to broadcast, store them in an archive, upload them to social media or transfer them to an exchange storage system.

Products :

IN2IT Exchange by Woody Technologies

FileCatalyst by Fortra

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