NAB 2012: SGL To Show Next-Gen Archiving Technology
SGL will continue its successful rollout of next-generation archiving technology by announcing its support for writing AS02-wrapped files (part of the MXF standard) to LTFS tape. SGL’s support for LTFS provides instant content portability between systems and streamlines file-based workflows. Users can now benefit even further as AS02 files written to LTFS tape allow the simple transportation of primary video/audio content and the related metadata.
As well as demonstrating this important development in current archive practices, SGL will also highlight an end-to-end Avid InGame workflow using its FlashNet archive management software solution.
SGL will provide a full demonstration of Avid InGame, a complete video production and archive solution for sports broadcasters. The combination of Avid Interplay, SGL FlashNet archive management software and the high-density Spectra T50e data tape library provides users time-saving browsing of archived assets.
SGL’s thought-leadership is continuing to drive interoperability forwards with LTFS and AS02. The nature in which LTFS describes the content held on tape dovetails with AS02, which like LTFS is self-describing. Although LTFS describes the files that are written to tape it doesn’t describe the content itself. Now, when SGL FlashNet writes AS02-wrapped files to an LTFS tape, the user has all of the requirements to transport video, audio and metadata anywhere, and to ensure that the receiving system has all the information about those files, ready for both playout and archiving. The same is true in reverse, in that FlashNet can receive AS02 content directly that has previously not been held in the archive.
To further enhance FlashNet’s cross platform support, SGL will be showing a new web-based interface for managing the content held within a FlashNet archive. This new thin client allows users to archive, search, browse nearline and offline content, and restore from any networked PC or mac, using any web browser. The new FlashNet front-end also includes browse proxy creation and viewing functionality, to enable users to locate archived content then quickly and simply instigate restores, including partial file restore.