NLT Nearchive™

Avid customers often find that the size of their online storage is insufficient to keep all of their media assets online at one time...

Nearchive allows clips to be moved to secondary storage while the metadata is kept online in the Avid Interplay database. This allows assets to be searched for using standard Avid tools such as Interplay Access. After the clip has been previously saved to Nearchive in its native Avid format, it can be easily moved back to the Avid storage and relinked to the clip making it "online" and usable by the editing or playout software. [Read more]  

NLT's NearchiveTM is a perfect solution for News organizations who now shoot on media which is cost prohibitive to keep on the shelf (such as flash based storage). AutoIngest working together with the Nearchive server allows every clip shot to be sent to offline storage automatically. Since Nearchive has saved a copy of all the video and audio files, the Avid Storage can be erased to make room for the next days news. A week or a month later this footage can be located using Interplay Access, simply search for the story's metadata to find the clips of interest. The Nearchive server then moves a copy of the media from the offline storage to the Avid Storage, clips are immediately relinked and ready for reuse.

Production houses often find that jobs must be put on hold for various reasons. Using NLT's Nearchive solution, the asset remains in the Interplay database, however the media is moved to offline storage freeing up valuable space for use on the Avid Shared Storage. When work is ready to continue, the media is quickly copied back to Avid storage, the clips all relink to the state they were previously.

AutoIngest  can be configured to automatically send all ingested clips to Nearchive. This operation is quick and totally transparent to the AutoIngest user. Now all clips ingested are saved in the Nearchive storage as well as being stored on Avid Shared Storage for immediate use. Later when Avid Shared Storage space is needed, clips can be deleted... when the clips are needed again they are ready to be restored quickly.

Support for iNews story queries from our Archive/Nearchive system.   With this now standard feature, our application is able to manage and poll designated iNews queues for new stories with linked sequences, extract that related sequence information, and generate a STORE job request to our system for the sequence (which pulls in all master clips and relatives).   Association is video the Video-ID.

In addition, we also provide the option to extract the metadata from the iNews NSML and add selected items to the sequence being archived as checked in Interplay asset user attributes.  This metadata can be searched then with Interplay search or our local asset database search.

The only change needed on the Avid iNews set up side is the config file for iNews server needs to have the WEB API line added to make sure we can connect via iNews web services.  We only connect to iNews when needed so licenses are not held as in use.

Using Nearchive is an efficient method of extending your Avid resources without giving up quick access to near-line clips. Avid's Interplay together with NLT's Nearchive server provide this best in class solution.