LoadingDockA comprehensive, self-contained, web-based ingest tool for processing all methods of content delivery.

Introducing LoadingDock

Automate everything. Mandate nothing. Streamline your content delivery with LoadingDock.

Powerful Content Management

LoadingDock is a content acquisition, prep and distribution center, scalable to multi-station use. It is a powerful content management tool with manual and automatic transfer and ingest options. It is Crispin's replacement for DTA – an all-in-one product which currently includes the ability to pull data, upload it to the cloud, prep spots and programs, watch lorez clips of material and review status of all material being processed.

View Programming in One Place

LoadingDock allows you to view all of your programming from your providers, as well as programming from FTP sites, on a webpage. This is accessible throughout the entire system network. Having LoadingDock as a webpage for the user interface allows more users to access it at one time and the ability to view it from multiple places in the building/wherever you have access to your network.

Daily Prep Schedule

Daily Prep Schedule is a list of items to be processed each day. This will look similar to how you configure record schedule, with more data available. The Daily Prep Schedule displays a week's worth of scheduled programming.

Program Prep

Program Prep is where material is viewed and checked or edited for air. It takes some of the tools of Dubber and Record Schedule and merges them, plus adding more features needed for stations using content delivery. While previewing the programs and spots using a lorez copy of the video, you will be able to edit the spot, segment it and adjust segments, if needed. You will also be able to decide which portions of the clip should be aired and which should not. If the program comes over with XML data, that data will be previewed with the clip. That data is editable and that data will populate into AssetBase.

Upload Tool

The upload tool in LoadingDock allows you to upload any file at any time. If there is XML data included with that file, you can include it and that data will be attached to the asset. The user can also manually enter all necessary data during the upload process.

Content Providers

PitchBlue, Pathfire, ExtremeReach, Javelin, SpotGenie and EasySpot. We also continue to allow users to pull spots from any other FTP service provider.

 

LoadingDock Features and Benefits

internally or externally to your facility, based on “upload privileges” you set.
from content providers such as Pathfire, PitchBlue and others.
to be viewed via the web.
for file movement and processing.
with specific privileges to match the roles and responsibilities of your staff.
so they cannot be overwritten or deleted.
the file type requirements specific to your facility.
in a modern file-based facility so you can time, segment and QC material without using a video server port.
The PSR is a user’s central hub to monitor, check deliveries and see data regarding all current programming being retrieved. Each program has status icons which stand for each step of the process from Capture to Delivery. A lorez copy and detailed information is available in further detail on each program.
LoadingDock solution for multiple stations. A primary LoadingDock is configured to capture and prep all material. The Backup LoadingDock systems subscribe to the Primary. The Primary grants permission to each Backup LoadingDock to allow material retrieval. Material will be available via a bit torrent for Dock to Dock.
In a group situation, there can be one dublist for all national spots that each station in the group needs. LoadingDock will transcode spots from that single dublist for all stations. All content is shared and this allows larger, more flexible workflow options.
When a station group decides to use LoadingDock as a content distribution center for multiple stations, LoadingDock is called MCDC. Stations act as either Prep Centers or Nodes. Prep Centers receive and record data and upload and retrieve from the cloud. Nodes can be prep centers, capture centers, delivery centers or a combination of all.