Signature, designed and developed by Ina, is a software that generates a digital fingerprint proper to each video sequence. This enables you to detect content and its copies, even after the original sequence has been transformed.

Signature: a solution that detects video copies

The fingerprinting technology Signature was created within Ina’s R&D department to meet the need to control the use of audiovisual archives, at the same time as the development of the Ina MEDIAPRO distribution platform.

The Signature component

The Signature software is a “fingerprinting” technology, not a “watermarking” technology, which only identifies tattooed copies.
Fingerprinting provides a detailed analysis of content and gives it a “genetic code” without modifying the content. The fingerprint permits the identification of past and future copies of the video. 
A watermark is an invisible tattoo, which only identifies tattooed copies.

Signature’s main feature is the detection of copies of videos (it does not take audio tracks into account). It finds the segment it considers to be a copy of the original, including when the video has been modified.


 - Identify copyrighted content

Ensure copyright compliance

 -  Protect and monetize content value


Video Copy Detection with Signature: a practical and efficient rights management solution

Rights Holders
o Protect and Manage your content
With Signature you can generate a digital fingerprint of your video contents and decide how and when they will be broadcasted (duration, geographical coverage, and revenue-sharing). These metadata are linked to each fingerprint.

• Web Media Platforms
o Manage efficiently claims linked to content rights and sharing agreements
Signature automatically identifies the content linked to sharing agreements. Once the tool is in place, broadcasting rights issues can be handled properly, and a professional relationship can be built up with the rights holders.
• Content Monitoring Service Providers
o Take advantage of Signature to automate your searches
Signature simultaneously compares a substantial set of contents with streams of incoming videos. This system is configured to avoid any false detection allowing thus a correct automation. Robust and efficient, Signature is able to monitor live broadcasts.


• Emmy Award NAB 2018 + Press Release (in French)
• Participating events: IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) Amsterdam Sept 13-18th 2018 - 

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