Creating Cantemo Portal Hierarchy Metadata Field content from external sources

Not too long ago I wrote an article about how to create hierarchical metadata fields using Cantemo’s REST API. Given that this was really more of a “how to” and not a real world use case, I decided that I’d try and tackle a commonly asked for hierarchical field – worldwide location.   The goal … Continue reading “Creating Cantemo Portal Hierarchy Metadata Field content from external sources”

Creating and modifying hierarchical metadata programmatically with Cantemo Portal

As of Cantemo Portal 2.2, we can now create hierarchical metadata fields in the system. Obviously when we have large data sets, this may be uncomfortable to do by hand. Luckily, there is a REST API that allows us to create, delete, and update metadata hierarchies. To get IDs on fields we know are hierarchy … Continue reading “Creating and modifying hierarchical metadata programmatically with Cantemo Portal”

Scripting re-encode of Archiware P5 previews

Often times I see customers of Archiware P5 that are using the internal Quicktime preview generator in the hope that it will work well for their proxies. Unfortunately, when working in short form production video, the preview created by this system often times is actually the same size as the source file. The way Archiware’s … Continue reading “Scripting re-encode of Archiware P5 previews”

REST API for ToolsOnAir Just:In Engine Calendar

Recently I had a project that required remote systems to create calendar events for ToolsOnAir’s Just:In ingest product. While Just:In supports scheduled record, it is based on the Apple Calendar for scheduling events. The bad news here is that Apple Calendar local calendars don’t have any method for remote access/sharing. The good news is that … Continue reading “REST API for ToolsOnAir Just:In Engine Calendar”

Simple script to automate AJA KUMO Routers

I was working on a project this week that is using a multitude of AJA Kumo routers. While the routers themselves are brilliant, the API documentation is less than desirable. After digging through the API example code, I uncovered a great little text dump call that gives me all of the IDs. I’ve put the … Continue reading “Simple script to automate AJA KUMO Routers”