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 or MCUX. 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.
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.
NLT's Archive/Nearchive system now supports iNews story and rundown queues. With this new 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 the archive for the related story's sequence (which automatically archives all master clips and relatives).
In addition, we also provide the option to extract the Rundown/Story metadata from the iNews Server and add selected items as user attributes to the sequence being archived. This metadata can then be searched with Avid's Interplay search tools or our browser based archive asset tool.
The only change needed on the Avid iNews 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 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.