Polaris Play: Ingest Web-Based Simulations



Course Description:

This eLearning knowledge base provides three different interactive simulation modes on how to setup, configure and operate your Polaris Play: Ingest environment.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of the lessons, students will learn how to operate and configure the Polaris Play: Ingest software to perform VTR and scheduled ingest, prepare clips, playout clips, add metadata, and perform clip management.

Course Prerequisites:

Knowledge of the Spectrum environment and SystemManager, including creating and configuring players, along with a basic understanding of automation, ingest of video for playout, playlists, timelines, clip management, and file formats.

Course Duration:

4-8 Hours (includes three simulation modes)


Lesson 1 – Installation and Licensing

  • Install Polaris Play: Ingest
  • Uninstall Polaris Play: Ingest
  • Launch and Close Polaris Play: Ingest

Lesson 2 – Software Configuration

  • Configure the Media Server
  • Enable a Player for Scheduled Ingest
  • Enable a Player for VTR Ingest
  • Enable a Player for Clip Preparation
  • Enable a Player for Playout
  • Customized Event Appearance

Lesson 3 – Recording

  • Crash Record – Record a Clip
  • Scheduled Ingest – Add, Edit, Delete an Event
  • Scheduled Ingest – Open, clear, Save a Scheduled Ingest List
  • VTR Ingest – Add, Edit, Cue, Delete a Clip
  • VTR Ingest – Create, Open, Clear, Save, Run a VTR Ingest List
  • VTR Ingest – Skip to the Next Clip in a VTR Ingest List
  • VTR Ingest – Stop, Re-run a VTR Ingest List

Lesson 4 – Clip Preparation

  • Add a Clip to the Timeline
  • Update, Load a Clip
  • Create New Clip from an Existing Clip
  • Flatten Clips
  • Eject a Clip
  • Clear the Clip Prep List
  • Create a Single Clip Segment
  • Create Multiple Clip Segments

Lesson 5 – Playout

  • Managing Events – Create, Edit, Copy/Cut, Delete a Playout Event
  • Managing Events – Select All Playout Events
  • Managing Playlists – Open, Append, Save, Clear, Reload a Playlist

Lesson 6 – Clip Storage Management

  • Viewing Clips – Filter Clips
  • Viewing Clips – View Clip Properties
  • Viewing Clips – Open a Clip
  • Managing the Storage of Clips – Select, Sort, Rename, Copy, Move, Delete a Clip
  • Managing Clip Folders – Explore, Create, Rename, Refresh, Delete a Folder

Lesson 7 – Appendix

  • Configure BXF Integration
  • Enable Password Protection
  • Enable/Disable Clip Deletion
  • Customizing Metadata – Create an XML File
  • Customizing Metadata – View/Edit Custom Metadata from Crash Record
  • Customizing Metadata – View/Edit Custom Metadata from Save As/Flatten
  • Customizing Metadata – View/Edit Custom Metadata from Edit Metadata


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Individual Harmonic University Free for any customer with a Service Level Agreement (SLA) on file.

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