Front Porch Digital NATEXPO 2010 Product Preview

Date: 26/10/2010
Company Overview
The global leader in content storage management (CSM), Front Porch Digital now offers DIVASolutions, three product categories that can be integrated to migrate, manage, and market media content securely and efficiently. DIVASolutions SAMMA(R) products are the first of their kind to automate digitization of videotape, moving content into secure, accessible, and searchable digital storage. DIVArchive(R) and DIVAdirector(R) are trusted solutions for scalable and reliable CSM that enable digital file-based workflows to operate seamlessly across multiple sites. Award-winning DIVApublish is a unique, cloud-based service that combines automated creation of frame-level metadata with online distribution. More information is available at fpdigital.com.

Product Innovations at NATEXPO 2010

DIVArchive(R) V6.3
At NATEXPO, Front Porch Digital will highlight the DIVArchive(R) V6.3 content storage management (CSM) system. The enhanced system is now capable of full integration with popular media industry editing and production tools including Avid(R) Interplay(R), Apple(R) Final Cut Pro(R), and Apple Final Cut(R) Server. The latest release of DIVArchive offers integration with Avid Interplay, making it easier for users of Avid's industry-leading media asset management system to access content stored under DIVArchive management. New DIVArchive features include multiresolution object support, sub-clip partial restore, best-effort restore, advanced Avid asset search within the DIVArchive user interface, and full Unicode asset support.

DIVArchive V6.3 represents a significant advance for an industry-leading archive system, which is proven in more than 350 broadcast applications worldwide. Another new feature for DIVArchive V6.3 is full Unicode support for storage plan manager, the component that automatically manages the content lifecycle based on advanced and fully configurable business rules and policies. DIVArchive V6.3 also incorporates Front Porch Digital's DIVAprotect(R) as a standard feature. By continually monitoring the digital storage infrastructure including connected broadcast devices, network connectivity, transcoder engine performance, and other key system parameters, DIVAprotect guards precious content against the ravages of data tape and drive degradation. 

DIVAdirector(R) V4.1
Front Porch Digital DIVAdirector(R) V4.1 is an easy-to-use and cost-effective media asset management (MAM) system that enables operators, using their Web browsers, to search, locate, and retrieve stored media assets directly from their desktops. The newly introduced V4.1 adds a revamped and simplified browser interface; support for identification and retrieval of clips with noncontiguous timecode (very important for the archivist and preservation community); partial-restore format auto detection to further simplify user interaction with the complex format/wrapper challenges handled by DIVArchive(R); and management of remote proxies without the need for their replication specifically for DIVAdirector. In addition, DIVAdirector V4.1 offers enhanced integration with Front Porch Digital's SAMMAsolo system, the compact, turnkey, single-stream solution for migrating media content from fragile videotape to secure, long-term digital storage.

SAMMA(R) V4
Front Porch Digital has enhanced the global versatility, interoperability, and functionality of the fourth generation of its SAMMA(R) family of products for migrating media content from videotape to safe, secure, and readily accessible file-based formats. SAMMA V4 core products -- SAMMAsolo, SAMMArobot, SAMMAprep, and SAMMAclean -- will each debut new versions at NATEXPO 2010.

Media organizations around the world are waking up to the urgent necessity of saving their vulnerable videotape-based archives. The advanced SAMMA technology makes it easier than ever to perform high-volume migration of media assets from videotape to digital files, and to store, protect, access, retrieve, and manipulate them for repurposing later. Each year tens of thousands of hours of valuable videotape content is lost to decay, and it's time for content owners to take action.

DIVAsolo(R) V4
DIVAsolo(R) V4 incorporates full integration with the world's most popular NLE systems. Front Porch Digital's DIVAsolo is a first-of-its-kind turnkey migration, content storage management (CSM), and media asset management (MAM) solution. The DIVAsolo system combines a SAMMAsolo encoding appliance with the company's flagship DIVArchive(R) CSM solution and its DIVAdirector(R) MAM. Besides adding Apple(R) Final Cut(R) and Avid(R) Interplay(R) integration, the new DIVAsolo V.4 features direct VTR control, automatic shot-list generation, key-frame extraction, dynamic metadata collection, full desktop Web browser access to all migrated assets, and an LTO-based data tape robotic system to store and protect all migrated assets.

DIVAsolo V.4 also incorporates the new features in DIVAdirector V4.1, the latest version of the company's easy-to-use MAM product: a simplified browser interface, support for identification and retrieval of clips with noncontiguous timecode, partial-restore format auto-detection, and enhanced and simplified management of remote proxies.



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