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InMEDIA

LTO Archive For Avid Interplay Users

New open standard archive solution expands options for the leading production asset management system…
By Phil Storey
CEO XenData

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vid Interplay Production is a
valuable tool for many media
and entertainment professionals
in te r ms of a s sisting and
streamlining production asset
management, allowing them to
expand workgroup capabilities
and enabling producers, editors
and reviewers to find, shot-list, edit,
review and annotate media from
anywhere.
However, traditionally these same
users have not had an option to
archive to a truly open system. In
fact many users continue to rely
on video tape as the ultimate
backup media. As the industry
migrates to optical and flash based
nonlinear camera media, the need
to have a powerful LTO archive is
required to fully support today’s
nonlinear workflows. XenData
has recently collaborated with

XenData Interplay Archive

NL Technology and axle Video to
enable Avid Interplay Production
users to benefit from a new open
standard LTO archive.
The new open standard archive
includes a XenData SX-520
Series Archive Server with nearline RAID that manages an LTO
robotic tape library. The archive
then connects via Interplay Web
Services to seamlessly move
video content to the near-line
RAID and LTO cartridges, while
keeping metadata online in the
Avid Interplay Production database.
Content can also then be searched
by using standard Avid tools such
as Interplay Access. Furthermore,
users are able to save their assets

in their native Avid formats, allowing
them to easily move them back
to Avid ISIS on-line storage for
editing or play out.
In addition, the new open standard
archive solution indexes content
and supports search independently
of the Avid Interplay Production
database. All files written to the
archive are able to be catalogued
by an extended configuration
of axle Video’s browser-based
asset manager. This configuration
makes the entire contents of
the archive searchable from any
PC, Mac or iPad connected via
WiFi, allowing archived files that
originated in Interplay Production
to be searched and retrieved
by users not connected to the
production workgroup.
The solution includes NLT’s
powerful migration technology that
provides the interface to Interplay
Production. This, combined with the
massive storage offered by a robotic
LTO library, means that content can
be moved quickly from online to a
near-line position and later restored
to Avid ISIS on-line storage for
reuse. Since clip and sequence

metadata are always online within
Interplay Production, users can
also quickly find and decide which
assets to retrieve from the archive.
The open standard archive
supports a wide range of LTO tape
libraries, including models from Dell,
HP, IBM, Oracle, Quantum, Qualstar
and Spectra Logic and can scale
from 125 TB to multiple petabytes
of near-line LTO capacity.
The archive stores files in a filefolder structure which lets the LTO
archive work simultaneously with
a wide range of other applications
in addition to Interplay Production.
Files may be sent to and restored
from the archive by simply using
Windows Explorer on a Windows
client computer or Finder on a Mac.
The new archive provides the
industry with a robust and reliable
turnkey solution for Avid Interplay
Production, allowing Interplay
Production users to benefit from
an open standard and cost-effective
digital video archive.
The new solution will be
demonstrated for the first time on
the XenData booth at NAB.

Capturing Market Opportunities Through Connected TVs
By Jean-Michel Planche
President & Co-Founder
Witbe

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t’s no secret that connected TVs
are set to change the way content
is consumed, from video, audio and
interactive services through to social
media, gaming and retail.
Already, according to the latest
research from NPD Display Search,
shipments of connected TVs
worldwide grew by 15% in 2012. As
they become the ‘TV of choice’ in the
home, a wealth of new revenue driving
opportunities open up for content
owners, broadcasters, advertisers
and application developers. In order
to harvest these opportunities, there
is no room for error in managing the
quality of experience and time to
market new services.
The search and web-browsing
capabilities of connected TVs bring
broadcasters and content owners
access to a much greater market of
consumers, who will request more
services – an obvious example being
catch up TV. Advertisers are creating
branded applications that are more
complex and interactive, to seem

more like entertainment in order
to keep the viewer’s attention. All
of these players need the correct
software applications to ensure
their content can be quickly and
easily found amongst the mass of
information online, as the TV takes
on the additional role of web browser.
While connected TVs are gaining
interest from consumers, quality
of experience, rapidity and ease
of use of services is critical for
retaining client loyalty in this highly
competitive arena. At the same time,
as the amount of content continues
to grow, the speed of launching new
apps will become more critical in
order to grab market opportunities
and keep development costs down.
The main problem in ensuring
Quality of Experience prior to launch
of new services, is that each brand and
model of connected TV has its own
technical specificities. The number
of new more sophisticated models
is increasing, while early adopters
will still be using older versions for

several years
to come. As
standardisation
across
the
market still
seems far in the
future, it is very
difficult and time
consuming for
developers to
test them all.
To a n s w e r
these market
needs, Witbe Withbe’s real-time monitoring, service delivery
r e c e n t l y
range of user devices including
launched a new Test and Validation
set top boxes, smartphones, iOS/
solution for connected TVs. With
Android apps and computers. As our
this new solution, release cycles
solution for connected TV leverages
for applications and services are
the same technologies used for
automated and accelerated. This
testing other platforms, developers
enables content providers and
and quality assurance engineers can
application developers to benefit
reuse their test scenarios across
from fast and comprehensive quality
several terminal types and even test
testing of new services, prior to
converged services.
their launch on connected TV sets.
By ensuring a perfect and
Connected TV services and apps can
homogenous quality of user
be launched more quickly to cope
experience across all connected
with the accelerated release cycle of
TVs, content owners can confidently
new TV sets, while ensuring complex
promote their services to mass
features have been thoroughly tested.
markets–rather than to niche users
Our Test & Validation solutions
as is currently the case.
are already used by some of the
They can protect their brand
world’s largest service providers,
integrity and secure premium
application developers and device
quality positioning in the minds of
manufacturers, on a comprehensive
their customers.


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InNEWS: Chyron to Merge With Hego Group
InNEWS: Studiovision Lebanon HD OB Truck
InPREVIEW: Nab Show 2013 Keynote Address: Disruptive Media
InREPLY: Harmonic Answers on MPEG DASH
InGEAR: Camp Digital Hits the Road
InVIEW: Hyper-Local TV Channels
InMEDIA: Digital Nirvana’s Cloud Based Anystream IQ
InMEDIA: Keeping One Step Ahead With on Demand Video Streaming Technology
InMEDIA: Understanding Media Asset Management
InTEST: Oversight via Monitoring & Logging
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In Broadcast - April 2013 - InNEWS: Chyron to Merge With Hego Group
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In Broadcast - April 2013 - InREPLY: Harmonic Answers on MPEG DASH
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In Broadcast - April 2013 - InGEAR: Camp Digital Hits the Road
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In Broadcast - April 2013 - InVIEW: Hyper-Local TV Channels
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In Broadcast - April 2013 - InMEDIA: Digital Nirvana’s Cloud Based Anystream IQ
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In Broadcast - April 2013 - InMEDIA: Keeping One Step Ahead With on Demand Video Streaming Technology
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