NLT Archive™

An open, scalable, affordable archive for Avid Interplay

NLT's  Archive, a  Certified Spectra Logic Client  for the  BlackPearl Converged Storage System provides Avid Interplay Production users a seamless workflow from ingest to archive. Content is easily ingested into Interplay for workgroup access. Sequences and master clips are moved to the BlackPearl Converged Storage System at anytime - prior, during or after production; a view able proxy and associated metadata remain in the Interplay database for later reference. 

Using the BlackPearl Storage System is completely intuitive to Avid users, there are NO new tools to learn. Assets are easily retrieved from the archive by using Avid's search and browse tools which are fully integrated within the MediaCentral | UX Platform, simply select assets and right-click...

Archive content to LTO, Sony ODA or  Microsoft's Azure Cloud  using  Xendata Library Management Software,  The Xendata software can support multiple libraries both on premises or in the cloud using cost effective Azure Cold Blob Storage. NLT's Archive is fully integrated with Xendata providing a best in class archive solution for the Interplay Production Asset Managemnt system.

NLT’s powerful asset migration technology provides the interface between Interplay Production and the library management system, content can be moved quickly from online to a near-line or archive position and later restored to Avid Nexis on-line storage for reuse. Since clip and sequence metadata is always online within Interplay Production, users can quickly find and decide which assets to retrieve from the archive.

  • NLT Archive provides desktop-based archiving and retrieval of media assets such as clips and sequences. The Interplay database tracks media files stored in the LTO library, so team members can look for both archived and online media using a single interface such as Interplay Access or MediaCentral | UX. User's simply select and right click to restore assets, NLT's Nearchive server moves the media assets to the Avid SAN where they appear online automatically.
  • Additionally, the solution indexes content and supports searching both within Avid Interplay and independently of the Interplay Production database. All clips written to the archive are cataloged by Nearchive Server’s browser-based asset manager. This configuration makes the entire contents of the archive searchable from any PC, Mac or iPad connected via WiFi, allowing archived files that originated in Interplay Production to be searched and retrieved by users not connected to the production workgroup.
  • In addition to search functions, Nearchive software allows browsing of all assets in the archive via its built-in H.264 streaming player capabilities. When each master clip is archived a streamable H.264 proxy file is also placed into an AS-03 folder structure associated with the master clip and its metadata.  Users who are browsing assets can play back any clip, as well as scrub within the clip, advance frame by frame and share comments on the clip with their colleagues.

Archive now supports archiving content directly from iNews story queues. With this standard feature, our application is able to poll designated iNews queues for new stories with linked sequences, extract the related sequence information, and automatically generate a STORE job request to archive the sequence (which pulls in all master clips and relatives). In addition, the story metadata is extracted from the "News story markup language document" and added to select items to the sequence being archived.  This metadata can then be searched using Interplay tools or using the browser based asset search feature.

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