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World NEWS Protecting your production assets O bject Matrix have announced that M6 (RTL Group - Bertelsmann), the commercial French national broadcaster, has chosen MatrixStore from Object Matrix to be an integral part of their file based workflows. M6 Group has recently renewed its internal infrastructure for its post- production entities C-Productions and Studio 89. M6 was particularly attracted to an Object Matrix solution based on the need to implement a secure and performant storage platform: “As part of the overall reorganisation of our post-production units, we wanted to update our storage platform and processes. M6 previously faced problems managing the growing volume of files, laboriously backing up content to tape or performing manual backups to unsecure hard drives. Taking the advice of our systems integrator, we modestly increased our Avid Unity ISIS production storage and focused on implementing a storage tier that could alleviate the burden on the production storage by providing a secure parking repository” stated Mathias Béjanin, Director Engineering and Maintenance M6. To design and implement this new workflow, the broadcaster turned to the expertise of Eliote, a Paris based systems integrator. Eliote proposed the implementation of a nearline storage platform to complement the existing Avid Unity ISIS and recommended MatrixStore from Object Matrix. Object Matrix has the advantage of providing native integrations with incumbent MAM or PAM technology such as the very popular InterConnect plugin for Avid Interplay. “The InterConnect application provides seamless integration with the existing Interplay: a simple drag / drop operation can archive or restore media without stopping the production system. The initial storage capacity of the MatrixStore cluster is 40 terabytes providing protection for around 1500 hours of XDCAM HD footage” says Fernando Carvalho, CTO of Eliote. www.object- New editing suite packages S ony Creative Software has released two suite packages, Movie Studio Platinum: Visual Effects Suite 2 and Vegas Pro 12 Suite. Both come equipped with versions of the visual effects software HitFilm 2 from London- based development company, FXhome. These new collections enable users to dramatically enhance their productions with professional special effects via a seamless and integrated workflow. Vegas Pro 12 Suite also offers a diverse bundling of professional audio and video editing applications, soundtracks, and more. Vegas Pro 12 Suite is now available at retailers Worldwide and online at TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 23 TV-BAY072DEC12.indd 23 07/12/2012 15:14