DAM Lowdown: The DAMMYs, Woodwing's Elvis Acquisition

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It’s been another DAM week. In digital asset management news, Telestream connects with Leaping Brain, self-service DAM is compared to filling up, Razuna targets the Enterprise, the DAMMYs roll out the red carpet, Elvis is bought and WebDAM had a happy three months. 

ScreenFlow Meets Total Publishing

ScreenFlow is a screen recording and editing software for creating video-based tutorials, training and software demonstrations. Its maker, Telestream, a provider of digital media tools covering the entire media lifecycle, is now working with Leaping Brain Labs to offer a complete, turnkey publishing solution, called the ScreenFlow Total Publishing Solution.

In addition to ScreenFlow's ability to capture and edit screen, video and audio, Publishing Solution includes course authoring software MOD Publisher, online shopping cart MOD Shop, desktop content player MOD Player and MOD Dashboard, a secure interface for content management and real-time sales reporting. There’s also a mini-guide on creating effective learning experiences, and membership in content syndicator MOD Marketplace.

An example for the use of the ScreenFlow Total Publishing Solution is online workshops for master photographers.

Pumping That DAM Gas

“Running a digital asset management system without a self-service DAM intranet portal is like buying gas in Oregon,” begins an essay by Edward Smith in last week’s CMSWire.com. Entitled “My Other DAM is a Self-Service Intranet Portal,” the piece may not find favor among those New Jerseyans and Oregonians who like to have someone else pumping their gas when it’s really cold or really hot outside.

Razuna: Sleep Much?

Razuna doesn’t appear to take many days off. A few weeks after launching version 1.5 of its flagship DAM software, the open source DAM provider has unveiled the Razuna Enterprise Edition, featuring a Workflow Engine, a Rendering Farm and integration with content delivery network Akamai.

Learning Opportunities

‘And the Award Goes to …’

The envelope, please. Late last month, Createasphere’s Digital Asset Management Conference chose and presented this year’s DAMMY Awards, for which there were more entries than ever. Steve Cronan of 5th Kind received the DAMMY of the Year for being an “outstanding individual” who has positively “impacted the success and growth” of the DAM industry.

Yale University’s Digital Infrastructure won Best Storage, Archive and/or Preservation Solution, Sesame Workshop took home Best Strategy Ease of Use for End-User Interface, Tag Worldwide won Best Example of Asset & Media Reporting, and MediaMine LLC scored Best Strategy or Solution for Digital and Media Asset Management During the Acquisition of Content.

Elvis’ New Owner

Publishing system maker WoodWing Solutions has purchased Dutchsoftware, maker of Elvis DAM. WoodWing said that Elvis will be offered to customers of its multichannel publishing system, Enterprise, and the two products, which had been offered as part of an integrated solution, will be integrated even more.

DAM Good Quarter

Cloud-based DAM provider WebDAM Solutions had a boffo third quarter. The company said its most recently completed quarter featured a record-breaking number of new customers, a surpassing of sales and revenue goals, and a 100 percent customer retention rate.