ADS offers NexGuard Forensic Watermarking by Civolution

Pre-release Content Protection Makes Distribution of Files and Tapes Traceable and Secure


HOLLYWOOD, CA -- As technology allows creative materials to be distributed globally with the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger, it is more important than ever to protect high-profile pre-release materials during every step of production.  

NexGuard Forensic Watermarking by Civolution is specifically designed for the (post)-production environment, making distribution of audio and video content copies traceable and secure. Whether copies of content go to post-production houses for dubbing, circulate for review, are accessible for preview, or distributed for end-user delivery, the NexGuard forensic watermarking solution provides enhanced content security.  The versatile and scalable system ensures traceability of individual copies, during tape or disc duplication and throughout file transfer or transcoding.


How It Works

The Watermarking Process

  • Individual copies of content are watermarked with a unique identifier. 
  • Each identifier is recorded in a database including content description and recipients. 
  • If pirated material is retrieved, suspected copies are read by a NexGuard Forensic Detecting station.
  • Material is identified by unique identifier and traced back to the source.

For More Information

For more information, contact your ADS representative.  If you're not a current ADS client, contact the sales department at:

Advanced Digital Services