The ingest functionality provided by the Cloud Playout Solution is focused on the file-based upload of video content. To upload files, the included makalu Asset Uploader application can be used. Alternatively, other applications can upload files as a background bulk process. To be used properly by the Cloud Playout Solution, uploaded video files are automatically processed, which includes the creation of a thumbnail image, a low-res (proxy) video file, and media information (technical metadata).