Techie Talk – The Digital Archive’s New Leading Role in Media Workflows

Six Strategies That Can Help You with Your DAM Solution

No longer a dusty storehouse of videotape or film, the digital archive has taken a new role as critical, active element in the workflow. By following some simple strategies, you can protect digital assets from ingest to long-term archive, optimize storage through automatic archive, and streamline workflows for monetizing content.

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To get the most out of your archive solution investment, we recommend you follow these six archive strategies:

Strategy 1: Archive Early: Preserve raw footage in the archive

If your cameras have reusable capture media, you’re losing the natural backup tape that videotape or film provided.

Strategy 2: Archive Often: Use automatic archiving to reduce clutter

Like an office refrigerator that everyone uses, but no one owns, shared storage can get out of control. Automatically migrate stale data to a low-cost archival media.

Strategy 3: Archive Direct: Empower everyone to archive and retrieve directly

An easy-to-use interface lets editors and producers search and retrieve content for re-use, so they can get started working on new projects immediately.

Strategy 4: Archive Open: Avoid proprietary workflow components

Your archive shouldn’t be tied to your hardware vendor, a shared file system or to a specific DAM provider. Open solutions last longer.

Strategy 5: Archive Near, Archive Deep: Set up intelligent multi-tier archives

Not all archive content is created equal. Your archive should know whether the content is on the near-line or deep archive and let you access it transparently.

Strategy 6: Archive Forever: Plan for large-scale preservation projects

A dusty storehouse of tape can be a content gold mine. Archive solutions built for large-scale preservation projects let you monetize that content-before it’s too late.

For a detailed white paper on the Digital Archive in Media Workflows, visit: http://atempo.com/products/digitalArchive/resources/wp_primetime_dl.asp

To hear Janet Lafleur speak in a recent webcast alongside Cynthia Parrish (Harrris) and Jim Sipple (Willow Creek Community Church) – watch here.


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