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Protect your premium content at every step of the pre-release process

Original content owners and their ecosystem use NexGuard audio and video forensic watermarking to deter and combat leaks across pre-release workflows.

Trace content leaks back to their source

The NexGuard forensic watermarking technologies are approved by the Hollywood Studios. Our solutions are used by original content owners, broadcasters, post production houses, content aggregators, and the Academy Awards worldwide to deter and combat leaks throughout their content pre-release lifecycle. To prevent any leak from insiders, studios and content owners can apply NexGuard audio and video forensic watermarking, allowing them to trace any leak back to the specific department or third party that was responsible for leaking the content. This traceability provides a strong deterrent against leaking.

Post-Production and Distribution Workflows

Video watermarking for editing and collaboration workflows

The award-winning NexGuard plugin enables content owners and post-production houses to seamlessly apply forensic watermarks directly from their non-linear editing software, allowing the secure exchange of pre-release assets with creative agencies or editing departments. Integrated with  Avid Media Composer DaVinci Resolve and soon Adobe Premiere.

Video & audio watermarking for post-production and distribution workflows

The NexGuard plugin embeds forensic audio and/or video watermarks to a wide range of transcoders used within post-production and distribution workflows. It supports any input/output format as well as multi-layer watermarking. This solution, running on-prem or in the cloud, is used to seamlessly watermark short form content (like dailies, trailers, clips) as well as long form content (like full features and TV series). 

Standalone solution for watermarking video files in post-production

The NexGuard File Embedder inserts forensic watermarks into video at any point in a post-production workflow. Speed optimized for key mezzanine file formats (like ProRes and XDCAM) and interfaced easily with third-party workflow management or media asset management applications.

Video watermarking for B2B streaming

Embed very quickly a unique transactional watermark for ABR streaming to any device or file download (for offline review). The NexGuard solutions for B2B streaming (e.g. for streaming of dailies for review/approval by the production crew; for localization or subtitling work; or for eScreener streamed for the Academy Awards, buyers, journalists) either leverages pre-integration with leading encoders and content delivery networks (CDN) or come with a tight integration into third-party streaming servers.

360-degree view of all your NexGuard watermarking activities

The NexGuard Manager provides a centralised database for all of a content owner's NexGuard watermarking metadata and identifiers.The product simplifies the administration and tracking of forensic watermarking across pre-release workflows.

Forensic investigations

The NexGuard Detection Service is a cloud-based forensic watermark detection service hosted on AWS. Fast, highly scalable and fully automated, it meets the needs of users who require occasional file detections or continuous live detection in conjunction with anti-piracy services.

NexGuard ClipMark

Detect any source of pre-release leaks down to only 30-second video samples

Protect pre-release assets - including dailies, proxy deliveries of full features and TV series, and trailers - with NexGuard ClipMark, an industry-first and award-winning solution that detects any source of pre-release leaks on very short video clips, down to thirty seconds in duration. NexGuard ClipMark can be seamlessly deployed in existing workflows with content owners and post-production houses thanks to partnerships with industry-leading transcoder vendors.

From Oscar Winner to Oscar Protector

The valuable new forensic watermarking feature enables the Academy to control piracy across its screening platform by auditing content, as well as tracking down stolen content and distribution channels.
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