XenData, the leading provider of LTO archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, has announced that axle Video’s Gear appliance now supports its SX-10 and SX-520 Series of video archive solutions. This combined offering will provide customers with a complementary archive system that enables users to easily search, annotate, review and approve their media files across several tiers of storage.
axle Video’s software treats XenData archives as a standard network volume, allowing the user to move media to and from LTO cartridges. In addition, users can collaborate on files located in the XenData archives via proxy workflows and axle Gear’s browser interface. This configuration makes the entire contents of the LTO archive searchable from any PC, Mac or iPad, and allows users to contribute shot selects, annotations and metadata for those media, creating a radically simple process. Users do not need direct or real-time access to the high-resolution video files, which can be migrated off to any tier of storage connected to the axle system.
The XenData archive writes all files to LTO cartridges using the open standard LTFS or TAR format, allowing files to be restored for decades to come. Furthermore, there is no special integration needed as both the axle and XenData technologies are built to work with standard file systems. Both the high speed work-in-progress storage and volumes controlled by the XenData archive appear as folders in the file system, and assets are moved freely between these folders.
XenData and axle Video combined solutions are available immediately. They will be demonstrated at IBC, September 12-17, 2013 in Amsterdam on the XenData booth 7-H47, and the axle booth, 7-D07.
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