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LTO7 arrives with the SXL

Data tape backup used to be the preserve of IT and database admins, seeking to manage a so called ‘tier3’ backup and offsite repository for their material. In those days data tape systems were expensive, complicated, and generally uncommon outside of large corporates and government organisations. Fast forward to the modern world of file based [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:37+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Products, root6|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

NLTek’s Nearchive is well on the Avid Platform now

NL Technology's Nearline/Archive Solution has just recently been Avid Certified along with adding some powerful new features which include total MediaCentral | UX integration, support for iNews workflows, and local database enhancement for easy search and restore of assets and media. Simple right-click within MediaCentral | UX allows archives & restores. Nearchive for Interplay Cost Effective and [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:39+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Categories: NAB, News, Products|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Nearchive – straightforward, effective archiving for Avid Interplay

Avid Interplay forms the core of many Post Production & Broadcast Facilities production workflows.  One challenge is the media cycle within the Interplay environment, using the ISIS storage to keep content online isn’t always the best option. Projects could have multiple resolutions. Would keeping the high resolution (DNxHD 185 for example) on the ISIS be [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:51+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Categories: Products|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Backup versus archive

Knowing the difference and understanding what to do about it Although the transition from analogue to digital has been going on for nearly twenty five years, many users are still unclear as to what the difference is between the concept of a backup and an archive. In a nutshell, a backup relates to current information in use that is [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:51+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Categories: Opinion, Support, tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Storage Explained

Local Storage/Direct Attached Storage Typically this is defined as storage with no ability to provide any real-time sharing capability. Most common is the FireWire,  USB 3.0 or ThunderBolt drive, used for moving media from a shoot for example, but local storage is also used when bandwidth demands become too costly an option for shared online storage. Shared storage can be [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:54:51+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Categories: Support, tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

"Ask Us Anything" – 003

In the third of our new “Ask Us Anything” discussions/podcasts , we discuss Sony OLEDs, Cat8 cabling, PSE and the DPP plus Sony Disk Archive storage. Please contact us with any questions or topics you’d like us to discuss or take part in the discussions yourself. Get in touch for an invite to the next [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:02+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Categories: Broadcast Engineering, Opinion, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

LTFS – what’s not to like?

LTFS (Linear Tape File System) was introduced just over two years ago and, during that time, has provoked considerable discussion within our industry. I guess the first question to ask is what was the idea behind it? I don’t think it’s fair to say its introduction was to replace .TAR and .PAX file formats which [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:30+00:00 January 7th, 2013|Categories: Opinion, Products|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

XenData – X1500

The XenData X1500 was released in the summer of 2010 and since then we’ve seen a large number of users choosing the effective standalone archiving device. It boasts a simple user interface which is intuitive to users who are used to copying files to and from folders on a Windows machines. The simplicity of how [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:51+00:00 January 2nd, 2012|Categories: Products|Tags: , , , , , , |3 Comments

Backup versus archive. Knowing the difference and understanding what to do about it

Although the transition from analogue to digital has been going on for nearly twenty years, many users are still unclear as to what the difference is between the concept of a backup and an archive. In a nutshell, a backup relates to current information in use that is critical, and can be restored from an [...]

By | 2016-10-29T08:55:51+00:00 December 5th, 2011|Categories: tips|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

NAB Roundup 2011

The NAB show is always a daunting and slightly bewildering experience. There is always an overwhelming amount on display, and one always has the sneaking feeling of potentially missing the next big thing tucked away in some some little stand somewhere. I wouldn’t say that the last point was unlikely this year, but NAB 2011 [...]

Automatic tapeless content archiving with XenData

With the XenData archive solution we can setup up an automatic workflow which enables you to archive your tapeless camera rushes as soon as they are connected to a workstation. This will provide you with the peace of mind that your valuable rushes are written to LTO tape within a few moments of being copied [...]

By | 2011-02-14T10:59:21+00:00 February 14th, 2011|Categories: Products|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments