This week I had a chance to talk with Rick Wiley, Visual Team Leader/Photography, of the Arizona Daily Star. The Arizona Daily Star is a Tucson, AZ area paper with local and national news, sports, opinion, food, home, and travel. Rick agreed to talk with me about his experience using the MerlinOne digital asset management system.
Last week was NAB 2011. For those of you unfamiliar with NAB, it stands for the National Association of Broadcasters. Held every year in Las Vegas, NAB is the biggest show of the year for companies that build tools for video. All of the biggest players such as Apple, Avid Technology and Sony make their major announcements at NAB.
In the early days of Merlin, we primarily worked with photo files. Over the years, as our digital asset management market evolved, we added the capacity to process text, PDF files, graphics of many types and some video formats. The ability to injest all of these different digital assets was achieved with one software component, called MIO.