StorageDNA, Inc., a leader in intelligent storage and archiving workflow solutions for media professionals, today announced version 3.1 of its revolutionary LTO LTFS archive-retrieval workflow solution, DNA Evolution™. The company will highlight DNA Evolution 3.1 at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC2013) taking place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on September 12 – 17, 2013. Version 3.1 improves the built-in mini-media asset manager (miniMAM) with enhanced search and browse features to help users quickly find and restore digital assets, and supports LTFS-based network delivery formats, such as Discovery Channel and the BBC, providing easier data exchange.
“Our post production facility serves clients such as the BBC, Discovery Channel, and Disney Nature. Because we work on high-profile projects with enormous amounts of media that must be kept online for an extended period of time, we need a cost-effective solution with a fast and reliable archive-retrieval process. With DNA Evolution, we can quickly archive the high-resolution media and conform directly from the LTO tape–easily restoring content selectively against an edited timeline,” said Stuart Dyer, Operations Manager, Films at 59. “The latest enhancements, including support for network delivery formats and improvements to the miniMAM, will allow us to be even more productive for our clients.”
DNA Evolution is a platform that combines nearline and archive storage on LTO tape and was designed from the ground up to help media professionals manage digital content and lower storage costs as they transition to file-based workflows. Built on Linear Tape-Open (LTO) with Linear Tape File System (LTFS) technologies, it enables new levels of archive-restore performance, allows new media workflows like conform from LTO, and delivers powerful search and browse features to help streamline and speed up media pipelines in production and post production environments.
Key features of version 3.1 include :
- Network delivery support: Including the Discovery delivery format, open format delivery for BBC and others, will streamline delivery to broadcasters
- miniMAM enhancements: Included in every system, will help save time by providing quick and accurate search results
-Ability to configure which fields are part of global search provides more relevant search results
-Customize clip views based on workflow, making it easier to locate content
-Easily jumping from search to browse allows for quicker search and restore workflows
- Fully automated transcoding workflow: Offers automatic creation of previews and makes it easier to locate content; create low-res previews with any third-party transcoding engine
Version 3.1 builds on the innovations of DNA Evolution 3.0 including Smart Conform, Smart Browse and upgraded miniMAM, global search, advanced tape tools, improved archiving-restore workflows, expanded support for CatDV and Avid® Interplay®, and more. DNA Evolution is the only solution capable of conforming high-resolution media directly from LTO tape, with format support for numerous conform workflows.
Optional features will be added throughout 2013 including XSIO Archive Engine Accelerator, the fastest LTO LTFS media archive technology on the market, and Smart Access LTO, which enables LTO tape archives to act like a nearline, direct access storage medium, so that popular media applications can directly access files on LTO tape, allowing users to perform partial restores, transcodes, and remote transfers.
“DNA Evolution continues to lead the market as the only archive and retrieval software designed to tap into the benefits of LTFS,” said tC Chakravarty, CEO and president of StorageDNA. “By building in a powerful miniMAM, we truly enable customers to manage their media and create significant efficiencies in their workflows. We are committed to developing the solution with key features that not only solve pressing challenges for our customers, but also make file-based workflows easier and more cost-effective than ever.”
StorageDNA will be showcasing DNA Evolution 3.1 at IBC2013 September 13-17, 2013 in Hall 7, at Stand 7.J47.
About StorageDNA, Inc.
StorageDNA helps film, video, and broadcast professionals store and manage their media so they can work more efficiently and save costs. DNA Evolution, the innovative LTO with LTFS workflow solution, allows users to easily archive, find, retrieve, and directly access digital assets at incredible speeds. StorageDNA’s solutions power some of the most complex and critical workflows for a wide range of customers from broadcasters, major film studios and television production companies to sports organizations, government agencies, and Fortune 500 corporations. Learn more at www.storagedna.com.