In Broadcast - NAB SHOW 2017 - 53
www.inbroadcast.com | NAB Show 22-27 April 2017 | Product Preview
Four Reasons to Build
your Archive NOW!
Archiware's Dr Marc M Batschkus
examines the overarching need
for a central archive...
n Archive is many things to many
people: Repository, reference,
monetization tool, organizing storage
and more. All perspectives are valid.
And, yes, it is an ancient word that
the Romans used for buildings where
scripture rolls were stored that were
no longer needed for daily business.
And here we are with our files, the
modern day scripture rolls, looking
for a storage space where we can find
them, when we need them.
Have you ever looked for files you
knew where there but could not find?
You're in good company. That happens
in most productions without an Archive
to hold all files and productions that
are completed, making it the central
repository or memory of a company.
Reason 1: A disk is a disk, not
Archive storage: Todays production
results in files so big, no one thought
it possible only a decade ago. Disks
Archiware's P5 Archive
have become cheaper. Buying them
by the dozen creates problems of its
own. Where to find stuff? How safe
is it really on a disk? As of now there
is no real alternative to LTO tape to
protect your files for the long-term and
at reasonable cost. Banks and insurers
use it and you should, too.
Reason 2: Production storage is
too expensive to be used as Archive:
Wherever people are producing media
there is a tendency to keep the files
around, even if they are no longer in
use ("Just in case..."). This tendency
fills up storage of any size in no time.
Archiving migrates files from the
production storage offline to tape,
saving so much investment in high-end
storage that the Archive actually pays
Reason 3: Film and videotape
needs to be converted and saved:
There are many hidden gems still
stored on analog film and videotapes
in obsolete formats. Many have
historical value already. Many will
gain historical value at some point,
depending on present day events.
Clients might come back and want to
re-use material. The longer you wait,
the bigger the risk of losing them
completely due to the fragility of the
material and lack of playing devices.
To preserve film and video tapes,
they need to be converted to files and
stored in a professional Archive.
Reason 4: Archive at ingest:
Capturing in 4K, 6K or 8K generates
great quality, but also comes at
a price. Sometimes there is not
even enough disk storage to hold
the current production. When that
happens, an Ingest Archive is the right
solution. Archive everything on ingest,
edit with proxies and conform from
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Disk vs. Tape