Archive Assistant & Archiware P5 Archive

Restore from your media Archive using EDL. Extract and assign metadata.

Advantages of the Archive Assistant & P5 Archive Solution

  • Easy restore of edit projects
  • Restore media using EDL, ALE, AAF & XML
  • Partial restore of image sequences
  • Extract metadata from file header and file
  • Create templates to map metadata
  • Map directly to P5 Archive catalogue

QuickRestore – Restore project related media from P5

Going through the Archive catalogue and searching for files used in a specific production can be tedious. With Archive Assistant, the essential new add-on to Archiware P5 Archive, it is now possible to retrieve media quickly and simply, using only an EDL. Archiving finished productions on LTO Tape or Disk is the best way to keep them safe and restore them when needed, and it also frees up space on valuable production storage. With the combination of Archiware P5 Archive and the Archive Assistant add-on, this process can now be sped up.

Archive Assistant can read AAF, ALE, EDL and FCP XML files of edited projects and display all used media in its user interface. Various filters allow the user to narrow down his selection, and a color coded marker indicates file availability. Select the files for restore from the list and Archive Assistant will pass the commands for retrieval to P5 Archive. All required media will be restored to a default or selected location. With Archive Assistant, it is even possible to perform partial restores of image sequences such as DPX.

Setupgraphik Archive Assistant

Restore workflow using Archive Assistant and Archiware P5

MetaExtract – Extract metadata from media files

When video, image or audio material is archived, it often carries a lot of different metadata. Simply ignoring this information would be a loss – so with Archive Assistant, you can now easily extract and map metadata found in the file to fit your metadata fields.


In a state-of-the-art, node-based interface, Archive Assistant displays all available metadata from a specific file type. The information can then be assigned to a field in the Archive, even allowing to combine data from different sources into one field.

Screenshot ArchiveAssistant MetaExtract Mapping

The MetaExtract metadata mapping interface

The Archive Assistant add-on was developed specifically to work with Archiware P5 Archive by Thomas Waldinger Software Development.

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Security Servo Tracks, Verify, Error Correction, Auto Speed
Lifespan Certified for 30 Years
Off-site storage Simple, reliable, cost-effective
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