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3 March, 2020


Videoma helps with technology in new situation derived from COVID-19

The current health situation derived from the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent confinement in much of the world has led to a major change in all kinds of daily activities. One of the most prominent is working from home, which affects thousands of companies and millions of people around the globe.

Working remotely has caused the transfer of both internal and external business meetings to a virtual realm, which has led to an unprecedented increase in the number of video calls. So much so, that some applications dedicated to providing this service saw their use increase by more than 4,000% in the first month of confinement in Spain.

We are generating more audio-visual content than ever and there is a need to manage efficiently and safely all these recordings. Videoma Content Manager helps organizations by integrating into a single platform all the necessary capabilities to ingest, automatically classify, archive and distribute multimedia content, including videos, photos, audios or documents. Videos can be edited, and the use of artificial intelligence makes it possible to automate their analysis and classification, using facial and voice biometrics, as well as object recognition in the images or transcription and translation. This way, it is possible to add value and information to the meetings held.

This technology is especially useful in corporations, where more virtual meetings are taking place, for meeting management and minute generation. Companies can include the video file of the meeting in the platform, edit it to extract the highlights, identify speakers, automatically transcribe the meeting, and translate into another language, among other functions. This, in addition to providing a complete analysis of any business event, allows the preparation of an accurate classification to quickly find the most significant content.

Moreover, companies can use it in recruitment processes, now that they have to be done electronically, quickly and automatically filing the candidate's information, or in the field of e-learning.

But, in addition to these uses, most of them in the private sphere, the necessary virtualization of face-to-face meetings and processes represents an important challenge for public institutions, which will have to speed up their digitization process. In this regard, tools such as Videoma Civitas allow the recording and generation of digital video minutes in environments such as parliaments, town halls or assemblies, while Videoma Agora can be used for judicial environments. This way, virtual meetings can be safely used to resume public activity that is currently on hiatus while carrying out an exhaustive analysis and cataloguing.