Fall 2017, the News Service of France Televisions choses Newsbridge to join its very first media accelerator. Supported by France Télévisions Innovation Department and the Medialab, Newsbridge had to deploy a video pre-indexing system that would help journalists and documentalists better handle, explore, browse, the huge amount of content received everyday.

Discover the Newsbridge’s automatic cognitive indexing service:  idX.

idX associates facial recognition, object, scene detection and audio transcription and match these with their semantic contexts to deliver an immediate access to the content.
This is making derushing and archiving tasks way faster than ever and creates new ways to browse, search and investigate through video content.

With this partnership with France Televisions, Newsbridge had the opportunity to get the very first version of idX into the hands of more than fifty journalists, reporters, editors and documentalists.

Newsbridge Training Session
Newsbridge Training Session

Among several training sessions and workshops, the Newsbridge product team could improve each feature to fit even better each user’s need. The video pre-indexing was activated to every live feed coming in, strongly boosting content awareness and speeding up editing. “The amount of material we shoot everyday is now so huge that it’s no longer possible for a human being to watch everything” said Christophe de Vallambras, journalist and international reporter at France Télévisions. This is truly the challenge Newsbridge addressed with idX. By centralizing and analyzing all the contents in the cloud, in real time, the platform can be used by journalist to extract, in no time, a relevant sequence among thousands of hours of video.

Thanks to user-centric interfaces and a semantic search engine, the solution provides a new experience, both in terms of story making and journalism investigation.

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