Tracking Media Fragment Provenance & Derivatives With Neo4j
If you work with audiovisual content, you know the highly dynamic change that has underlay the industry over the last generation: Migration of content from film and magnetic tape to file-based workflows; a churning of cameras, format specifications, NLE systems, CGI applications, database arrays; shifts in content delivery from analog broadcast to digital, along with special format requirements for a plethora of web & mobile channels.
The metaCirque data model in Neo4j provides both a working solution to the problem of tracking the provenance and derivatives of any given media fragment with an audio visual workflow, as well as a guide to better models and systems to be developed. Below is a “Horizontal Slider” (click and drag) of screen shots from a test database.
Here is link to a slide deck presentation (PDF, 58 pages) that I made at the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Conference in Savannah, GA in Fall 2014: metaCirque Presentation PDF (16.8mb)