Archived webinar; originally recorded September 22, 2010
Going tapeless? You’re not alone. Join StudioDaily and Quantum for a look at real-world examples of high-speed storage infrastructure that meet your requirements for speed, price, and reliability. You’ll hear expert users from Retirement Living TV (RLTV) and Brigham Young University — Hawaii (BYU-H) discuss ways they’ve saved time, money, and space by implementing completely tape-free content-storage systems that treat videotape as nothing more than an acquisition medium. The live presentations will be followed by a Q&A session where you can get advice and answers related to your own specific needs and concerns.
You’ll learn about:
- A fully file-based workflow from acquisition through play-to-air
- How RLTV achieved a 30% cost savings and a 9:1 space savings ratio over videotape
- Automated, workflow-driven archiving with Final Cut Server integration
- Using Xsan client software to connect Final Cut Pro workstations
- Supporting a 24/7 operation with no special back-up window to maintain redundancy
- Reducing system limitations based on data capacity and speed
- Connecting multiple edit bays to access and share SAN files
- Ensuring security and proper maintenance with automatic failure warnings
- Scaling a SAN environment to multiple petabytes in size
James Peebles, VP of Engineering
Andrew Richards, Director of Engineering Technology
Retirement Living TV
Retirement Living TV has cut the cord completely — there is no videotape library of RLTV content. From its launch in fall 2006, RLTV’s engineering goals included a file-based workflow. Today, RLTV stores more than 3,000 hours of original programming using Quantum StorNext data-management software and a Scalar i2000 library with LTO-3 data tapes. This system is both more cost-effective and more space-efficient than videotape, and the flexibility of a file-based storage system allows content to be distributed in a much more dynamic manner, with less human input. RLTV developed deep integration that allows the creative workflow in Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Server to drive the archiving of completed content to nearline storage, making room for new work on the RAID storage.
Russell T. Merrill, Director, Instructional Media and Production
John Call, Information Technology Systems and Network Analyst
Brigham Young University — Hawaii
Travis Cameron, Digital Media Engineer
NewAgeMediaTechnology, Laie, Hawaii
Brigham Young University — Hawaii has achieved up to a 20x increase in video post-production systems efficiency by implementing Quantum StorNext data-management software. Media data storage operations have migrated from clumsy and unpredictable FireWire-based systems at 100 MB/sec to fiber-based Enterprise Storage Area Network systems at 2,010 MB/sec. Apple Final Cut Pro HD edit bays are designed to talk to IBM Windows SANs through Linux metadata controllers and ATTO fiber IOs. SD-to-HD system conversions are completed without editors losing any time or work.