Radically simple, affordable Media Management and Archiving

Media assets are the most valuable possession of a production or broadcast company. Equipment can be replaced, but a lost video file would have to be re-shot - which quite often is not possible. And it does not even take user error or a natural disaster to destroy a file. Simply re-naming or misplacing it effectively loses the video.

Advantages of the solution

  • Archive/Restore processes triggered in axle video interface
  • Fully featured, browser-based MAM
  • Indicator shows archive status of assets
  • Seamless interfacing
  • Saves online storage space thanks to easy archiving
  • Professional long-term storage on LTO tape
  • Use multiple tape drives in parallel for higher performance
  • Tape cloning for offsite storage
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To organize and protect your priceless media from being lost or deleted, the best tool is a Media Asset Management system. This is what axle video does for you: it locates your assets, organizes them in a beautiful and simple user interface, organizes metadata and automatically creates low-res previews. Your team can find and work with your assets anytime, anywhere, without worrying about their actual location in your storage environment.

Speaking of storage: due to the ever-growing production and delivery formats, fast access online storage space is increasingly becoming a commodity, too. Keeping all your assets online at all times is too costly - so they need to be moved to cheaper, reliable long-term storage as soon as they are no longer needed for daily production. That is where Archiware P5 Archive comes in.

Screenshot axle archive indicator

The triangular marker indicates the asset’s status in the axle video user interface: online (not archived), online (archived), offline (archived)

axle video and Archiware P5 Archive communicate via the axle archive module, developed to enable seamless workflows. When P5 Archive moves a file to LTO tape, the tape number is fed back to axle video as metadata, so the user can easily find the location.
Archiware P5 Archive is compatible with any LTO tape hardware on the market.

In terms of disk storage, Archiware P5 Archive handles direct attached storage, SAN and a growing number of NAS systems. Recently, cloud service support was added as an archive target, giving small and mid-sized companies in particular the possibility to securely archive their media without a large initial hardware investment.

LTO Facts

LTO-7

Speed up to 300 MB/s uncompressed
Capacity 6,0 TB uncompressed
Security Servo Tracks, Verify, Error Correction, Auto Speed
Lifespan Certified for 30 Years
Off-site storage Simple, reliable, cost-effective

LTO-6

Speed up to 160 MB/s uncompressed
Capacity 2,5 TB uncompressed
Security Servo Tracks, Verify, Error Correction, Auto Speed
Lifespan Certified for 30 Years
Off-site storage Simple, reliable, cost-effective