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    Vendor Details

    Contact Name
    David Clemenceau
    Company Profile
    More than 15 years of expertise to serve your image banks projects

    Opsomai is a leading provider of Media Asset Management platforms, and the French leader of video banks, thanks to its Web 2.0 software Opsis Media, that helps video archive holders, production companies and large organizations to leverage the value of their audio, image and video assets, through online sale of archives, news sites, VOD services, corporate communication, Web TV… Integrated into the client’s technical infrastructure or run on Opsomai’s cloud platform, Opsis Media offers a standard package for digitalization, indexation, archiving, streaming and publishing, that meets the needs of both audiovisual professionals and medium-sized or large companies.

    Thanks to its team of experts and to a strong network of partners, Opsomai can handle any project of multimedia catalog development, from tapes and pictures digitalization, to online programs sale, through derushing and indexing. When you choose Opsomai, you first choose a partner that will support you in a fast evolving technical domain, whether it has to do with video formats or diffusion modes on the Internet. You also choose a software, Opsis Media, which integrates these evolutions, thanks to the support of all the video, image and sound formats, and to software interfaces with all the broadcasting channels: video sharing websites, social networks, mobile applications, connected televisions…

    Major actors have chosen Opsomai’s solutions to safeguard and distribute their assets: Gaumont Pathé Archives, INA, Bouygues Construction, COLAS, ENGIE, RATP, SNCF, CNRS, French Economy and Finance Ministries, French Federation of Football, Paris Museum of Natural History… Based in Paris, Opsomai started its international development 5 years ago, with already several installations abroad, including Asian and African countries.

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    Years Trading
    Company Turnover Category
    The turnover of the vendor can give an indication of their size. US Dollars is used as common currency to allow comparisons. Note that turnover is not necessarily any indicator of financial stability but as part of any procurement due diligence you are obliged to carry out by your organisation, any vendors who have not agreed to show their turnover here might be required to do so if subsequently appointed.
    • $1m - $2m
    Company Turnover
    This is the actual turnover of the vendor in US Dollars.
    Percentage of Revenue From DAM Software
    A vendor might have a large turnover and many employees, but their DAM software division is a very small element of what they offer. If a large proportion of their revenue comes from DAM solutions (licenses, support, hosting, consulting etc) then this may mean they are more specialised, but also there are risks to their overall financial stability if there is a downturn in the DAM software market.
    Number of Full-Time Employees
    Along with turnover, the number of full-time employees gives an indication of the size of the vendor. Note that although a firm might have many employees, not all of them might be dedicated to developing DAM solutions, so this cannot be relied on in isolation.
    Office Locations
    • Paris, France
    Product Name
    Opsis Media
    Latest Version Number
    Date Of Last Release
    Online trial link
    Company LinkedIn URL
    Company Facebook URL
    Clients & Customers
    • Bouygues Construction
    • CAMSTL (Timor Leste video archives)
    • CNES (French Space Agency)
    • CNRS (French Center for Scientific Research)
    • COLAS (construction)
    • Eiffage (construction)
    • ENGIE (gaz distributor)
    • French Economy and Finance Ministries
    • French Federation of Football
    • Gaumont Pathe Archives
    • INA (French TV and Radio archives)
    • National Rugby League
    • Paris Museum of Natural History
    • RATP (Paris metro)
    • Regional Council of Ile-de-France
    • RTC (Cap Verde's Radio and Television)
    • SNCF (National railways)
    Partner Network
    If the vendor operates through a sales channel they may use intermediaries who have regional focus or additional specialisms in a given vertical market.
    • No


    Licensing Model
    This refers to the type of licence the DAM system software is supplied under. Proprietary means that the developer restricts access to the source code (the instructions used to generate the software). Open source means that the developer provides full access to the code so you can modify it yourself. Split model is hybrid and means they may offer both options with some restrictions removed (or added) depending on the model chosen. If split is selected, it is advisable to verify the differences with the vendor.
    • Proprietary
    Licence Notes
    Unlimited license in terms of users, assets number and time.
    Source code is provided to clients for internal use.

    Use of Open Source Components
    Many DAM systems use freely available open source components to deliver key functionality. The products themselves may not be open source, however. This question will help to identify to what extent they are open source.
    • Some open source components used, but core product is not open source
    Open Source Component Usage Notes
    Open Source database (PostgreSQL), search engine (Solr), and media processing tools (ffmpeg, ffmbc, ImageMagick…).


    Software Delivery Methods
    • Installed (On-Premise)
    • Cloud/SaaS
    • Hybrid


    Client refers to the type of hardware or software device that can be used to access or control the DAM system.
    • Web client
    Client Notes
    All recent browsers are supported, without plug-in installation if HTML-5 video is supported.
    Responsive design user interface designed for iOS and Android devices.

    Server Operating Systems supported
    This only applies for installed or hybrid DAM systems and refers to what types of OS they can be run on. This question is less relevant for DAM systems where a third party will be hosting it for you.
    • Windows
    • Linux
    Server Operating System Notes
    Linux CentOS or Red Hat recommended

    Web Server
    The type of web server software that the DAM system can operate with. Not all DAM systems use a web server and for pure SaaS products the question is irrelevant. If you either want SaaS or non-web DAM systems, do not choose an option.
    • Apache
    Software Development Technologies Used
    This means the programming language or development technology used to implement the DAM system. This question is more important for open source software or if you have IT policy restrictions that require you to use (or not use) some technologies. It may not be relevant if you require a hosted DAM and never intend to host the system in-house.
    • PHP
    Server Technology Notes
    PHP 5.6

    Database Technology
    The Database that the DAM system uses. All DAM systems require some kind of storage for asset metadata and they are usually based on an existing technology - but that may not always be a conventional database. If the DAM will be hosted by someone else (e.g. SaaS/Cloud) this question may not be relevant.
    • Postgres
    Database Notes
    Legacy MySQL support

    Search Technologies
    This refers to third party search components that the vendor uses to provide the text search features (and sometimes other related search functions).
    • Solr
    Search Technologies Notes
    Biggest managed database: 35m assets (INA)

    Service Oriented Architecture
    Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) means the vendor's product uses a modular architecture where each core DAM function is delivered as a service which can be separated out independently from other functions. It is important for large-scale Digital Asset Management implementations or more complex integration requirements.
    • Yes
    Service Oriented Architecture Definition
    Some vendors have widely differing opinions of what Service Oriented Architecture means. Their response to this question allows you to understand if their definition concurs with your own. If you are not contemplating a large scale DAM implementation or one with many complex integration requirements, SOA may not be relevant to your needs.
    Basically, we provide SOAP Web Services in order to search and retrieve documents and their associated media assets, and to ask for media processing tasks, as transcoding and splitting.

    Unique SOA Services
    If the vendor uses a Service Oriented Architecture, they should be able to identify a number of unique services that are isolated from each other. Note there is overlap between with question and the one about scalable asset processing. Some vendors do not have an SOA but do offer large scale asset processing capabilities.
    • Metadata
    • Storage
    • Asset Media Processing


    Search Features
    This describes the search strategies that can be used to find assets. If you do not understand any of them, leave the options de-selected. Most DAM systems should support at least keyword search at a minimum.
    • Keyword
    • Auto-suggest
    • Folders
    • Filters
    • Faceted Search
    • Linked Asset Search
    Search Notes
    Query extensions based on thesauri

    Index/Search Text Content Of Documents
    Some DAM systems can search the text content of document assets and that might be important for your DAM solution.
    • Yes
    Document Text Indexing Notes
    Text documents (Office, PDF…) are processed with an OCR tool for indexation.
    Audio and Video assets can be automatically processed by our partner Authôt ( for sound track transcription.


    Embedded metadata support (reading)
    Embedded metadata refers to information stored within asset files which can be searched from the DAM system. There are different standards for this type of metadata. Some image cataloguing software like Adobe Lightroom will write this data to asset files and a device like a camera may capture details also such as GPRS coordinates where an photo was shot. XMP metadata is often used with other types of files such as InDesign or PDF. If you are unsure whether this applied to you, do not check any options.
    • IPTC
    • IPTC Core
    • XMP
    • EXIF
    Embedded metadata support (writing)
    See the reading question above for more details on what embedded metadata is. This question refers to whether embedded metadata can be written back to files if edited within the DAM system.
    • IPTC
    Embedded metadata support notes
    ID3 tags, Quicktime and MXF embedded metadata support.

    Controlled Vocabularies
    Controlled Vocabularies are predefined lists of search terms. They can be realised in many different ways but the common factor is the user picks from a restricted selection rather than enters a keyword. Most DAM systems will usually support both controlled vocabularies and keywords.
    • Yes
    Controlled Vocabulary Notes
    Controlled Vocabulary can be either hierarchical or flat. In standard, we propose: concepts (hierarchical), places (hierarchical) and persons (synonyms only), but CV can be added for specific needs: subsidiaries, building materials, locomotives…

    User Defined Metadata Fields
    The ability to configure metadata your own metadata fields is important for DAM systems so you can assign a dedicated field for certain items of information rather than using a generic classification method or one of the vendor's own standard fields.
    • No
    Cataloguing Interface Options
    When cataloguing assets with custom fields, some metadata will be controlled selections, others will be free text. There are further choices like date fields, file attachments etc.
    • Text field
    • Text area (narrative)
    • Radio
    • Drop down menu
    • Combo-box (multi-item selection)
    • Checkbox
    • Date
    • File attachment
    • Numbers
    • Other
    Cataloguing Interface Notes
    Verify how the vendor has implemented a given cataloguing interface control. It is preferable if they can demonstrate with examples of how they have implemented interface options for cataloguing and metadata entry.
    Cataloguing interfaces are usually associated to fields types, like calendar pop-in for dates, but specific cataloguing interfaced can be designed.
    Thesauri based cataloguing can use hierarchical browsing tool.

    Business Intelligence & Reporting

    Asset Usage Records
    To enable reports to be generated, DAM solutions must retain records of asset usage, including searching, download and editing of records. The reporting should include the user who carried out the activity and the date/time it occurred.
    • Yes
    Asset Usage Notes
    Every user action is logged along with the user ID and his geographical localization.
    Statistics can be displayed for connections, queries, views, downloads… Statistics are displayed online through graphics, but the corresponding raw data table can also be exported for external processing.

    Audit Trail
    A detailed audit trail that logs every user action in a central record is useful to gain insight into user behaviour. Comprehensive audit trails allow DAM system users to produce reports that address their unique needs.
    • Yes
    Audit Trail Notes
    Actions can be filtered by users. So, it is possible to get all the actions of a given user.

    Built-In Reports
    A range of built-in reports that you can quickly generate is useful to answer common questions such as the "what is our most popular asset?".
    • Most popular assets by download
    • Download activity over a given period
    • Login activity over a given period
    • Popular search terms
    Reporting Notes
    Media viewing statistics also available.

    Asset Processing

    Dedicated/Scalable Proxy or Derivative Asset Generation
    Nearly all DAM systems will generate thumbnails and previews of media, including more dynamic types like video or audio. Some products use a separate server to do this which usually makes them more suitable for large scale asset ingestion and processing.
    • Yes
    Dedicated/Scalable Proxy or Derivative Asset Generation Notes
    The included proxy and derivative asset rendering server is controlled by Opsis Media, through its Workflow Manager. It can be physically installed on the same server as the main system, or on a dedicated server or servers cluster, remotely controlled by our Workflow Manager.

    Multi-Page Document Asset Previews
    If you deal with document oriented assets, having a solution which can generate multi-page previews (and also zoom in on them) can save the hassle of downloading a file only to discover it is not the one you need. For assets with very similar content, this can be a useful feature.
    • Yes
    Multi-Page Document Asset Preview Notes
    Multi-page documents can be previewed and searched, even scanned PDFs.

    Asset Manipulation

    Image Manipulation
    Many DAM systems allow users to manipulate images by resizing, cropping etc. Choose any features which are important to your users.
    • Image re-sizing
    • Image cropping
    • Format conversion
    • Flip images
    • Rotate image
    • Batch manipulate groups of assets
    Image Manipulation Notes

    Video Manipulation
    Some DAM systems may allow video assets to be converted or modified. If that is a potential requirement for you, specify those features which are likely to be needed. EDL = Edit Decision List and refers to providing in/out points when editing video footage.
    • Format conversion
    • EDLs and editing features
    • Timeline metadata
    • Batch operations on multiple video assets
    Video Manipulation Notes
    Audio transcription (with our partner Authôt), Subtitling, sequences extraction without transcoding, storyboard generation with scene changes detection, DVD-Video ISO image generation, video generation from still images…

    Data Import/Export

    Importing Metadata
    Importing metadata is an important feature if you have either legacy assets or metadata is generated using some other tools (for example a spreadsheet). Not all systems offer this, but usually if the feature is not available, the vendor will be able to carry out batch importing for you via professional services (note: this will usually incur a cost, unlike a built-in capability).
    • Yes
    Metadata Import Formats
    This question only applies if the vendor has features to import metadata. There are common formats like CSV, XML and Excel which DAM solutions may support. If this is a requirement you are likely to make frequent use of, it is essential to verify whether the product supports the formats you typically work with.
    • CSV (or any delimited file)
    • XML
    Metadata Import Notes
    A standard metadata import model is proposed. It can be customized to meet specific clients' needs.

    Exporting Metadata
    As well as importing metadata, sometimes it is important to be able to export sections of it to conduct further analysis in third party applications. Not all products support this, but usually it will be possible to request the vendor provides an export via professional services (although a fee may be charged).
    • Yes
    Metadata Export Formats
    This question only applies if the vendor has features to export metadata. There are common formats like CSV, XML and Excel which DAM solutions may support. If this is a requirement you are likely to make frequent use of, it is essential to verify whether the product supports the formats you typically work with.
    • CSV (or other delimited file)
    • XML
    Metadata Export Notes
    User customizable exports, with fields selection and ordering.


    API means Application Programming Interface and allows third party software to control a DAM system. If you intend to integrate your DAM with another existing solution then you need to choose the API protocol that is compatible with that.
    • REST
    • SOAP
    API Notes
    REST AND SOAP APIs are available for searching and retrieving documents and their associated media assets, and for asking for media processing tasks, as transcoding and splitting.

    Hooks are related to APIs but are initiated by the application rather than by an external application making the request. Hooks allow other actions to be initiated based on events, for example if a user downloads an asset, an action can be commenced to notify another application that this has taken place (along with the ID number of the asset, date/time etc).
    • Yes
    Hooks Targets Supported
    In most DAM applications that support them, hooks are initiated as web requests, so the system will call a given external URL and provide some parameters. Some solutions also support initiating scripts or applications which can run on the server where the system is hosted.
    • Web hooks
    • Scripts (using an existing scripting feature, if it exists)
    • Other
    Hooks Definition
    If the vendor claims support for hooks, check how they define them and see if their interpretation concurs with your own. A reasonably detailed explanation along with citations/links should be given here.
    FTP watch folders, external feeds recordings and post-processing, Unix Shell scripts…

    Storage Integration
    Many DAM solutions will now allow assets to be stored on the server of Cloud storage providers. This allows asset files to be distributed and/or integrated with other solutions. Some third party services use generic protocols like FTP, others are proprietary.
    • FTP
    • SFTP/SSH
    Storage Integration Notes
    Media can be stored on any external storage that can be accessed through standard protocols as FTP, SFTP, SCP…

    Scripting & Plug-Ins

    Scripting Capabilities
    Some advanced DAM solutions have a scripting capability that allows users or third parties to add functionality which the vendor did not originally envisage. Usually programming skills will be required to use this, but some tools have visual interfaces also.
    • No
    Plug-In Support
    In addition to scripting (or sometimes instead of), some DAM solutions will have a plug-in architecture that allows third party developers to extend the core platform.
    • No


    Authentication Support
    If you need to integrate with an existing corporate authentication service then this option will be important for you.
    • Active Directory
    • LDAP
    • SAML
    Authentication Notes
    Use of SSO authentication for several clients and of Shibboleth (SAML V2) for some universities and research centers.

    Multi-Lingual Options

    Multilingual Application Interface Support
    The interface means the controls to use the DAM system. This is different from the metadata support which is usually entered by end users when cataloguing assets.
    • English
    • Arabic
    • Other
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • German
    • Dutch
    Multilingual Metadata Support
    See previous question. Most DAM systems with multi-lingual support will provide it for metadata.
    • Yes
    Multilingual Support Notes
    Khmer (Cambodia), Vietnamese and Portuguese also supported.
    Controlled Vocabularies can be translated in order to generate automatically a partial translation of any imported asset metadata.

    Version Control

    File versioning
    File versioning refers to the digital media associated with an asset record. This is usually the minimum requirement for a DAM system to claim support for versioning assets. See also responses to the related question about metadata versioning below.
    • Yes
    Metadata versioning
    Metadata versioning is separate from the files associated with assets. Many DAM solutions will track updated digital assets but only retain a single current version of the metadata. Since metadata is likely to be edited many more times than assets get replaced, this can be an important point to check.
    • No
    Independent Metadata And File Versioning
    This questions assesses whether the solution allows versions of either the file or metadata to be reverted independently or if both are linked to a single shared version instance.
    • Yes
    Version Control Notes
    Files versions are automatically categorized: original, intermediate version N, master version, browsing version…

    Product Screenshots

    • Audio transcription can be added to any video, thanks to our connector with our Authôt partner SaaS platform, and then edited and used for search and subtitling.
    • Users can select their export format and the metadata fields they want to include.
    • Opsis Media videos can be selected directly from WP administration module and then inserted in any WP page thanks to our embedded video player.
    • Users can produce new videos made of existing files or self defined extracts and custom text stills, and then download them in any video delivery format.
    • Text files content can be searched, even for scanned PDF.
    • More than 20 processing modules are available. Standard version includes only one user interface, but specific front-offices can be designed for Web TVs, commercial sites…
    • One can browse thesauri while cataloguing, and even create new terms.
    • By selecting a given user in the statistics module, administrators can browse all user's activities.
    • If the wished format is not already online, user will get an e-mail when it has been generated, whith direct links for HTTP and FTP download.
    • 25 most viewed videos in 2017 on the CNRS video site (
    • Opsomai office in Paris, France, near Bastille.

    Product Datasheets

    • Opsis Media main functionalities
      Download (PDF, ~169.45 Kb)

    Product Videos

    Opsis Media general presentation

    Opsis Media main functionalities presentation (in French).

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