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Thinking clearly about the cloud
Chris Steel 2 As someone who is constantly trying to build better products, I'm always asking questions and listening to the ones I get asked. For several years now I've asked every broadcaster and media production company I've met what they plan to do about 'the cloud'
Tags: iss124 | cloud | marquis | archive | network | Chris Steel 2
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In media monitoring, as in medicine, a quick fix is not a cure
Simen Frostad A man is rushed to hospital with a suspected heart attack. The priorities of the medical team that treats him are clear: keep the patient alive, contain the damage to the heart as far as possible, stabilise the situation until the patient is out of danger. They work under the pressure of these immediate priorities, and with little or no information about the patients medical history to date.
Tags: iss107 | playback and analysis | digital media monitoring | data recording | archive server | engineers | medicine | technology | Simen Frostad
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Tapeless Workflows, MAM and Archive: Back to Basics
Michael Shore The broadcast industrys appetite for file-based workflows existed long before the technology required to implement them was available. With the emergence of cheap capture hardware, the continually decreasing cost of storage and the ever-increasing capabilities of inexpensive computing power, the transition from tape-based to tapeless workflows has finally become a reality. The primary impetus for this shift comes from a long proven economic motivator: its cheaper.
Tags: iss103 | tapeless | workflow | mam | archive | broadcast | technology | Michael Shore
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Keep memories safe at RWF
Martin Bennett RWF World founders Gwynne Roberts and Sadie Wykeham have embarked on a 30-plus year mission with a single purpose: to tell the world about human rights violations through the eyes of its survivors. Through the course of their journey, these truth-seekers have informed the world of late 20th-century injustices and genocides through a number of groundbreaking stories.
Tags: iss103 | rwf | films | documentary | journalism | iraq | kurds | archives | Martin Bennett
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Combining on-site and cloud storage
Alan Hoggarth Technology and profitability have an intimate and often complicated relationship. A new invention may open up the possibility of new forms of business, or greater efficiency in existing businesses. Sometimes the invention may be a response to a clear need necessity being the mother of invention. But on other occasions a technological advance may have good theoretical applications but be economically impractical to implement.
Tags: iss102 | on site | cloud | storage | archive | alto | Alan Hoggarth
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An end-to-end solution
Kevin Shaw BBC Studios and Post Production (BBC S&PP), a commercial subsidiary of the BBC, provides an end-to-end solution for what we refer to as post-post-production. Our services include preservation of media in our Front Porch DIVArchive and an end to end service that includes digitization of film and tape, quality control, technical review, compliance editing, restoration and remastering, transcoding (including viewing copies and proxies), file delivery, and hosting.
Tags: iss102 | bbc | s&pp | post production | Front porch DIVarchive | Kevin Shaw
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High-speed archiving in a high-res world
Lee Sheppard SGL has partnered with Avid for the past 11 years and the companies continue to deliver solutions that are required by today's modern broadcast facilities. SGL FlashNet, the engine that drives Avid Interplay Archive, provides customers around the world with an integrated MAM/PAM archive solution. Built around a clustered architecture, which allows virtually infinite scalability, FlashNet provides Avid users with an archive regardless of size, from the smallest TV station to the largest network operation.
Tags: iss102 | sgl | flashnet | archive | high speed | high res | Lee Sheppard
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Archiving as a service at BBC Studios and Post Production
Kevin Shaw BBC Studios and Post Production (BBC S&PP) is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC that competes for work from both the BBC and the market at large. In the Digital Media Services (DMS) department, we provide an end-to-end solution for what we refer to as "post-post production." Our services include digitization of film and tape, quality control, technical review, compliance editing, restoration and remastering, transcoding (including viewing copies and proxies), file delivery, and hosting.
Tags: iss097 | kevin shaw | post production | bbc studios | digital media services | archive | Kevin Shaw
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Manage and Monitor
Will Strauss# News analysis from Will Strauss
Tags: iss093 | news production | Broadstream | Quantel | MOG Technologies | media management | Digital Nirvana | transcoding | Telestream | storage | Disk Archive | test and management | Phabrix | conversion | Cobalt Digital | workflow | Sony | facility management | Xytech | audio | monitoring | quantum Leap Technology | MAM Cambridge Imaging | Suitcase TV | quality control | Venera | Archimedia | Will Strauss#
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Powerful New Levels of Discovery
Drew Lanham For media creators, owners, and distributors, the amount of digital media in their libraries never stops growing as they continue to add new content every day. Those who dont organize and manage their data well are not getting the maximum value out of their archive. Thats why they need easy, accurate, and cost-effective tools to discover, repurpose, and monetize their media.
Tags: iss090 | Nexidia | organization | archives | Drew Lanham
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Ask the Experts
Matthew Rehrer Storage and Archive
Tags: iss090 | harmonic | ask the experts | storage | archive | Matthew Rehrer
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Archive eXchange format (AXF) explained
S. Merrill Weiss The proprietary nature of archive storage long has made it challenging for content producers and owners to exchange archive files and media between systems.
Tags: iss085 | merrill weiss | axf | archive eXchange format | guide | explained | article | S. Merrill Weiss
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Redefining the archive with Raj Patel
Raj Patel The entire broadcast workflow has changed dramatically in recent years. Predictably, its been a slow-process. The enormity of transitioning from an analogue to a digital workflow is huge for a variety of reasons - planning, testing, implementation and budget, can mean some installations taking up to two years to complete.
Tags: iss080 | sgl | product manager | redefining the archive | archive system | files | protection | data | workflow | Raj Patel
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Ask the experts with TMD looking at LTFS
Tony Taylor LTFS stands for Linear Tape File System. It is a file system for data archives, developed by IBM but published as an open standard and now widely adopted by all the leading vendors of large-scale data archiving.
Tags: iss080 | ltfs | guide | tape | backup | archive system | tmd | data archives | ibm | Tony Taylor
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Protecting the archive
N/A Over the last 20 years or so we have all become accustomed to the expression asset management and, as ever, familiarity has bred contempt. In this case, the expression has become a loose descriptor for almost anything with a bit of a database in it. We need to stop and think about what we are trying to achieve.
Tags: iss070 | tmd | archive | storage | asset management | security | N/A
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Addressing SAN Allocation and Permission Challenges
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Facilities today face a number of management complexities when allocating storage resources, especially as frame-based and 3D workflows increase in popularity and the amount of multi-format media that professionals are managing continues to grow. Camera acquisition formats are various, many workflows employ proxy generation to save space and bandwidth, and modern non-linear editing systems allow all these formats to co-exist in a single project. This mass of data required for project workflow and delivery insists that the overworked facility engineers become data managers as well.
Tags: iss069 | Facilis | terrablock | san | storage | archive | N/A
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Metadata rules
Will Strauss# When it comes to re-purposing and monetizing archive footage, digitization is essential. But for all its obvious benefits, long-term preservation in this new file-based world is not without its quandaries, as Will Strauss reports¦..
Tags: iss069 | metadata | object matrix | archive | storage | avc-intra | mam | Will Strauss#
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Parting the Cloud
N/A Every so often a trend looms over the broadcast horizon that gathers pace so quickly it soon becomes the buzzword at every launch and trade show. A few years ago it was MAM and more recently stereoscopic; now the big buzz in town is the cloud. But despite its recent rise to fame in the broadcast sector theres still a lot of confusion regarding how manufacturers can develop and manage cloud computing technologies.
Tags: iss069 | sgl | cloud | archive | mam | N/A
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Ask the Experts: Content Storage, Security, Archive and Management
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The media and entertainment industry is currently experiencing an unprecedented level of financial pressure. This comes from not only the turbulent economic era in which we are living, but also from increased competition and the need to repurpose content for consumption on different platforms and devices.
 
In order to succeed, businesses need to do more with less, making use of archived material, monetisation and also ensure the most valuable asset – produced content and footage – is kept safe and not misused. However, many companies will struggle to do this by themselves due to restrictive cost or lack of expertise. A good option is to outsource these functions to a specialist firm.
Tags: iss069 | technicolor | storage | archive | content storage | digitizing | digitising | outsourcing | N/A
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Building a digital archive
N/A The search for specific content within masses of stored videotape once required a visit to the archive librarian, a great deal of patience, and some luck. Even if one was able to explain successfully the footage you needed, and if the librarian proved able to locate that content, there remained the possibility that tape degradation or generational loss had undermined the quality and usability of once-valuable images.
Tags: iss069 | harmonic | asset | metadata | mezzanine | video archive | N/A
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No more softly softly on the cloud
Bob Pank# I can remember seeing graphic cloud symbols on computer system diagrams many years ago. So the idea of the cloud is nothing new. Indeed, just to prove it, the 10th (yes, weve already missed nine) annual Cloud Computing Expo (cloudcomputingexpo.com) is coming up in New York in June and the organisers claim that cloud computing is now a $120Bn market. So why are the television and media industries only recently becoming interested?
Tags: cloud | internet | archive | storage | upload | download | aspera | cisco | iss064 | Bob Pank#
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Protecting your assets, safe storage and long life archives
N/A A vast amount of information exists out on the Internet that can be very helpful but also misleading and confusing on how best to protect digital content over time both from degradation of content and from piracy.
Tags: global distribution | archive | storage | assets | axus | lto | digital data tape | iss058 | N/A
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Ask the Experts on Storage and Archive
N/A What is the most important thing to consider when choosing storage for content creation applications?
Tags: storage | archive | redcode | global distribution | esata | raid | iss057 | N/A
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How the mysteries of Library and Archive have changed in Broadcasting
N/A Tape libaries are the history keepers of history, Larry tells us his story since 1974!
Tags: library | tape | storage | archive | lwt | u-matic | cassette | iss057 | N/A
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Storage and Archive - Ask the expert
N/A Why should the post-production and broadcast industry move away from in-house archiving?
Tags: archive | arkivum | storage | a-stor | iss057 | N/A
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Storage and archiving
N/A Anyone looking closely at a helical scan video tape mechanism, particularly the miniature variety, might be forgiven for wondering how such an elaborate technology ever came to be invented.
Tags: storage | archive | sony | jvc | panasonic | for-a | ltr-100 | thunderbolt | iss057 | N/A
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tv-bay IBC2010 double takes
N/A Acquisition, audio, grip, graphics and post, storage and archive, teat and measurement, 3d, monitoring...and much more from IBC2010
Tags: ibc | ibc2010 | iss046 | Acquisition | audio | grip | graphics and post | storage and archive | teat and measurement | 3d | monitoring | panasonic | sony | cinedeck | bluebell | p+s technik | canon | studer | rts telex | nhk | wohler | vario | autoscript | blackmagic | orad | brainstom | autodesk | maxell | glyph | mode-al | frontniche | convergent design | cel-soft | N/A
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Ensuring the longevity of an archive
N/A The role of the archive has changed dramatically over the last few years. Every broadcaster in the world, regardless of their size, has the tools at their disposal to unlock their assets, digitise and repurpose their content for renewed monetisation and, in some cases, for the benefit of historic value.
Tags: iss045 | sgl | archive | storage | revenue | roi | mam | media asset management | workflow | flashnet | N/A
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Those Who Forget the Past are Doomed to Delete It
N/A Hundreds of thousands of hours of film and video archives are slowly deteriorating in vaults and storage containers around the world. Although numerous projects are underway worldwide to restore, preserve and protect these vast repositories of cultural heritage, it does little good if the rescued material isnt catalogued, archived and managed. If it cant be found or identified, its as good as gone, forever.
Tags: tmd mediaflex | iss045 | archive | storage | nfsa | TransMedia Dynamics | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Storage and archiving
N/A In 1986 or thereabouts, I visited the London headquarters of a stripling company named Lightworks which had developed an innovative and relatively low-cost video editor based around a 1 gigabyte hard-disk drive. The drive was the size of a standard British housebrick and, bought in at £1,000, was considered mightily good value..............
Tags: storage | archive | lightworks | iss045 | fujifilm | hitachi | iomega | sandisk | seagate | sony | toshiba | nec | N/A
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Safekeeping for the Future
N/A A CIRENCESTER audio archival engineering company has just finished working on a set of African recordings that are more than a century old.
Tags: archive | iss045 | audio archive | Sirensound Digital | BWAV | Pyramix platform | N/A
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Longevity of media archives
N/A The role of the archive has evolved rapidly, delivering not only new revenue opportunities but crucial conservation possibilities for historical and cultural libraries that have lain dormant for many years
Tags: SGL | iss031 | archive | media archive | mam | media asset management | versus | xml interface | flashnet | N/A
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